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June 3/4, 2023 - Sunday Bulletin

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity


This Week in the Church

  • Project Advance Kick-Off Weekend: 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. Thank you!

  • THE MONTHLY FILIPINO MASS – is on Sunday June 11th at 6pm.

Knights of Columbus

General Meeting is Tuesday, June 6th at 7pm

CWL Meeting

June meeting will be Thursday, June 15th at 7pm


Important Updates

Happy Birthday Fr. Steny

To celebrate Father Steny’s Birthday and in gratitude for all the work he does in the Parish, please come for refreshments and cake after 11am Mass - Sunday, June 4th under the Rectory porch.



The Central Mysteries of our Faith

This week we return to the liturgical season of Ordinary Time. This Sunday and next, however, are designated as solemnities—special days that call our attention to central mysteries of our faith. Today on Trinity Sunday we celebrate the mystery of the Holy Trinity, one God in three persons.

Today’s Gospel is from the beginning of John’s Gospel. The passage we read follows Jesus’ conversation with a Pharisee, Nicodemus, about what it means to be born of both water and the spirit. Nicodemus approaches Jesus at night and acknowledges Jesus as a teacher from God. Jesus tells him that only those who are born from above will see the Kingdom of God. Nicodemus misunderstands and questions how a person can be born more than once. Jesus tells Nicodemus that no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. Jesus is essentially explaining Baptism, which we celebrate as a sacrament today. Yet Nicodemus, we are told, still does not understand what Jesus is saying. Jesus continues by testifying to the need to be born from above so that one might have eternal life.

After the dialogue with Nicodemus, the author of the Gospel offers his own explanation of Jesus’ words. This is what we read in today’s Gospel, John 3:16-18.

In the context of today’s focus on the mystery of the Holy Trinity, the reading calls our attention to the action of God, who reveals himself in three persons: God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit. God the Father, out of love for the world, sent his Son into the world in order to save it. Through the death and resurrection of the Son, we have been given the gift of the Holy Spirit. As three persons, God acts always as a God of love; he does not condemn the world but acts to save it.

The Gospel also calls attention to the response that is required of us. God’s love for us calls us to respond in faith by professing our belief in God’s son, Jesus, and the salvation that he has won for us. This profession of faith is a sign of the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

- Loyola Press


Mass Intentions

Sunday, June 4

· Repose Raffaele Cusano by wife Rosa

· Repose Edadia Angud by Emilia Ilar

Monday, June 5

· Repose St. Edmund’s Parishioners

· Spec. Intention Jessica Noujeim by Elizabeth Noujeim

Tuesday, June 6

· Spec. Intention Katrine Harriott by Barbara Stuart

· Spec. Intention Thanksgiving Sãozinha by Ludovina Santos

Wednesday, June 7

· Spec. Intention Kyle Jahn by Barbara Stuart

· Repose Estrella Siena Zuleta by Erna Mills

· Repose Rebecca Cabada by Ave & Lisa

Thursday, June 8

· Repose Jozef Husar by Peter & Fernande Husar

· Spec. Intention Thanksgiving Joel de Guzman by Cari Mendoza

Friday, June 9

· Spec. Intention Shannon Geue by Barbara Stuart

· Repose Luigi Dreszach by wife Alma

Saturday, June 10

· Spec. Intention Liz Wong by Zofia Bronowska


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


  • Every Wednesday at 6-7pm in the school

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



Please join North Shore Prolife Society for BBQ and Movie on June 17 from 6pm to 9pm at Holy Trinity Parish Hall. We will have burgers and hotdogs, drinks and dessert. The movie "Lifemark" will be shown as well. This event is free, with donations gratefully accepted.

Please register here by June 15th:


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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