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June 24/25, 2023 - Sunday Bulletin

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time


This Week in the Church

  • Project Advance Kick-Off Weekend: Every gift, regardless of its size, makes a difference. Every gift, regardless of its size, makes a difference. Here are a few options to get your pledge form

    • You can pick up your pledge form from parish office

    • Call office to mail form to you or to scan & email to you

    • You may also make a donation online here: Be sure to select St. Edmund's in the parish drop down menu to ensure the excess funds come back to our community.

CWL Coffee Sunday & Bake Sale

Sunday June 25th

CWL Coffee Sunday & Bake Sale is after all Masses on Sunday, June 25th. Baking donations will be gratefully received prior to the Masses. Please allow the CWL to price your baked goods.

St Edmunds CWL & KOC

Sunday June 25th

Invites everyone to a kickoff to summer Bar-B-Que after each mass.


Important Updates

ST. EDMUND’S GRADUATION – the ceremony will take place on Tuesday, June 27th at 7pm in the school gym

LAST MASS OF THE SCHOOL YEAR is on Wednesday, June 28th at 9am


Starting July 3rd, the office summer hours

Mondays & Thursdays – the office will be closed

The rest of the week will be regular hours.

OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL NOVENA – to prepare for this great Feast on July 15th, the Novena begins on Thursday, July 6th – see the invitation on the next page.

THE MONTHLY FILIPINO MASS – is on 2nd Sunday of each month at 6pm.



God Cares for Us

We read today’s Gospel in the context of last week’s Gospel in which Jesus sent the twelve disciples to proclaim the kingdom of heaven. In between last week’s reading and today’s reading, Jesus has predicted that the disciples will face difficulties in their mission. Many people will not receive them well, even within the land of Israel. Even family members will turn away from the disciples because of the disciples’ commitment to Jesus and the kingdom. Today’s Gospel offers the disciples consolation against this difficult truth.

This section of Matthew’s Gospel should be read in the context of Matthew’s intended audience, a Jewish-Christian community. The Gospel alludes to the dangers and persecutions that this community has most likely already faced and will continue to face. To reassure this community, Matthew recalls for them the encouraging words of Jesus that we read today.

In this Gospel passage, Jesus might be understood as putting suffering in perspective. The disciples of Jesus are called upon to keep their focus on God. Those who can harm the body do not have ultimate power; God does. Still persecution and suffering can not be avoided or prevented. But Jesus reassures his disciples that God knows and cares about what happens to his children.

We might not face the same type of persecution, but we do experience difficulties as we endeavor to live a Christian life. Sometimes we let the opinions of others prevent us from doing what we know to be right. We need the reminder that what God thinks about us is more important. We are reassured by the promise that God cares for us and protects us.

- Loyola Press


Mass Intentions

Sunday, June 25

· Repose Norna Martin by Resty Martin

· Spec. Intention Helen Mercado by Zofia Bronowska

· Repose Serafino & Maria Cusano, Fiore & Enza Romano by Adelina & Angelo Cusano

· Spec. Intention Denis & Gloria Small by Beyrouti family

Monday, June 26

· Spec. Intention St. Edmund’s Parishioners

· Spec. Intention (birthday) for my mother by Nestor & Rose Dumaliang

Tuesday, June 27

· Repose Socorro by Ramon & Daisy Arcilla

· Repose Weber D’Aguiar by Guilda Quieto

Wednesday, June 28

· Repose Violet Christie Mills by Erna Mills

· Spec. Intention Thanksgiving by Maria Herrera

Thursday, June 29

· Repose Cedy Pagara & Isidro Arat by Gemma Quibuyen

· Spec. Intention Adela Fernando by Grace Koo

Friday, June 30

· Repose Eugenia Labadan by Laura Labadan

· Repose Ernesto A. Mendoza by Cari Mendoza

Saturday, July 1

· Spec. Intention Christine Gallagher by Janet Ficocelli


Parish Events


2nd Thursday of each month @ 7 PM

June Meeting will be June 15th


Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus general meetings are in person on the 1st Tuesday each month @7pm/executive meetings are also in person on the last Tuesday of the month @7pm


St. Eds Christian Meditation Group

Mondays @ 7 PM

Participation in person: please contact Luis Zunino ( or at 604-987-8304.

Option to participate via ZOOM: For an introductory conversation, please contact Luis Zunino


Lessons are available to book at

Registration for Summer camps & lessons is now available.


School Events/News



Religious Education


  • Schedule will be published late Summer

Children's Choir Training

  • Every Saturday at 10 AM

Altar Server Training

  • Every Saturday at 11 - 11:30am


Archdiocese Notices & Events


Dear Parishioners,

We are writing to seek your support for the 2023 Project Advance campaign. Project Advance allows the Archdiocese of Vancouver and, more particularly, our St. Edmund's community to come together to support communal projects.

Please see Archbishop Millar's video message attached (click on link below and scroll down to watch video)

Our Parish fundraising goal for the Archdiocese this year is $33,000. This means that anything raised over $33,000 comes back to St. Edmunds for local projects. Last year we were able to repair and replace the underground plumbing and pavement in the school parking lot.

Currently, the stairs leading from the rectory need to be replaced. Our current goal is to raise funds to replace and extend the deck from the rectory to the Church/sacristy. This will provide an opportunity to extend the outdoor space to accommodate more people, provide a space to socialize, and provide a separate outdoor space for quiet reflection and prayer.

Every gift, regardless of its size, makes a difference. Volunteers will be available after each mass this weekend to take your donation and answer any questions. You may also make a donation online here: Be sure to select St. Edmund's in the parish drop down menu to ensure the excess funds come back to our community.

Thank you for your generosity


There will be a Vocation Live-In on the weekend of July 8 - 9, 2023 at the Seminary of Christ the King in Mission, BC. Anyone wishing to enter the Seminary in the next couple of years is welcome. For more information phone 604-826-8975 or email


Special Gifts


Remember a loved one with a special gift


Financial Updates

Remember St. Edmund's in your Will


Prayer Requests and Advertisements



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