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Mar 30/31, 2024 - Sunday Bulletin

The Resurrection of the Lord


This Week


Important Updates

  • FILIPINO MASS – is the second Sunday of the month at 6 pm

  • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION GROUP will meet in person on the third Thursday of the month at 7 pm

  • PLEASE PICK UP YOUR 2024 ENVELOPES – from the Parish Office. If you still have envelopes from other years, kindly do not use them. Instead, use a plain envelope noting your name and the amount until you pick up your 2024 set.

  • 2ND COLLECTION ENVELOPES FOR ONLINE & PRE-AUTHORIZED GIVING USERS ARE AVAILABLE. If you would like a set, please pick it up from the parish office.

  • CWL MEMBERSHIP FEES FOR 2024 are due before the end of APRIL. Kindly bring your cheque or EXACT cash of $40.50 to the office during office hours, or drop an envelope into the communion basket, tagged CWL Membership. If you need to do e-transfer, contact Donna at

  • BISHOP LOBSINGER MEMORIAL BURSARY – go to the Knights of Columbus notices for important information.




Today we begin the Easter Season, our 50-day meditation on the mystery of Christ's Resurrection. Our Gospel today tells us about the disciples' discovery of the empty tomb. It concludes by telling us that they did not yet understand that Jesus had risen from the dead. Thus, the details provided are not necessarily meant to offer proof of the Resurrection. The details invite us to reflect upon a most amazing gift, that is faith in Jesus and his Resurrection.

Each of the four Gospels tells us that Jesus' empty tomb was first discovered by women. This is notable because in first-century Jewish society women could not serve as legal witnesses. In the case of John's Gospel, the only woman attending the tomb is Mary of Magdala. Unlike the Synoptic accounts, John's Gospel does not describe an appearance of angels at the tomb. Instead, Mary is simply said to have observed that the stone that had sealed the tomb had been moved, and she runs to alert Simon Peter and the beloved disciple. Her statement to them is telling. She assumes that Jesus' body has been removed, perhaps stolen. She does not consider that Jesus has been raised from the dead.

Simon Peter and the beloved disciple race to the tomb, presumably to verify Mary's report. The beloved disciple arrives first but does not enter the tomb until after Simon Peter. This detail paints a vivid picture, as does the detail provided about the burial cloths. Some scholars believe that the presence of the burial cloths in the tomb offers evidence to the listener that Jesus' body had not been stolen (it is understood that grave robbers would have taken the burial cloths together with the body).

The Gospel passage concludes, however, that even having seen the empty tomb and the burial cloths, the disciples do not yet understand about the Resurrection. In the passage that follows, Mary of Magdala meets Jesus but mistakes him for the gardener. In the weeks ahead, the Gospel readings from our liturgy will show us how the disciples came to believe in Jesus' Resurrection through his appearances to them. Our Easter faith is based on their witness to both the empty tomb and their continuing relationship with Jesus—in his appearances and in his gift of the Holy Spirit.


~ Loyola Press


Mass Intentions

Sunday, March 31

·       Healing Mass for Yanic Pean by Chantel Pean

·       Repose Kristy Spring by Vignone family

·       Spec. Intention Cari Mendoza by the Daytons

·       Repose Socorrio Macapagal by daughter Daisy & family


Monday, April 1

·       Repose Nicolau Sebastiao Cardozo by Vignone family

·       Repose Christine Comey by Roger & Pat LaBreche

·       Repose Molly Aberdien by Roz Kerr


Tuesday, April 2

·       Repose St. Edmund Parishioners

·       Spec. Intention Father Steny by the Daytons

·       Repose Josefa & All My Loved Ones by Flory Nielsen

·       Repose J. Victor Santos by Ludovina Santos


Wednesday, April 3

·       Thanksgiving Mass by the Doctor family

·       Spec. Intention Gertrude Dopfer by Hildegard Fercho

·       Repose Michael Hayes by Frank McGuiness


Thursday, April 4

·       Repose Nicolau Sebastiao Cardozo by Bev Watson

·       Repose Anna Hrvatin by Liz Snadel


Friday, April 5

·       Repose Nicolau Sebastiao Cardozo by Bev Watson

·       Spec. Intention Christine Gallagher/House of Prayer by Janet Ficocelli


Saturday, April 6

·       Spec. Intention Father Cannio by Legion of Mary


Parish Events


2nd Thursday of each month @ 7 PM

CWL MEMBERSHIP FEES FOR 2024 are due before the end of APRIL. Kindly bring your cheque or EXACT cash of $40.50 to the office during office hours, or drop an envelope into the communion basket, tagged CWL Membership. If you need to do e-transfer, contact Donna @


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

SPECIAL OFFER - Knights of Columbus - Free 1 Year On-Line Membership. You can enjoy the benefits of being a Knights of Columbus member including Accidental Death Benefit and the famous Columbia Magazine.


After joining, please check your Inbox for confirmation.


St. Eds Christian Meditation Group

Thu 15th Feb @ 7 PM

The St Edmund's Parish unit of the 'World Community for Christian Meditation' (WCCM) will resume its in-person meditation meeting, on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7.00 pm in St Edmund's Church.

The first (resumed) in-person meeting will be held Thursday, 15 February at 7.00 pm.

WCCM had suspended in-person meetings owing to COVID-19 restrictions but continues to hold a weekly virtual meeting on Mondays (via ZOOM), also at 7.00 pm.

You are sincerely invited to attend the WCCM meeting(s). All are welcome.

To learn more about WCCM, kindly contact: Luis Zunino - email


School Events

St. Edmunds Elementary School

St. Edmund’s School Walkathon

St. Edmund’s School Walkathon is our largest student-led fundraising event. Your donation to our campaign has an impact on our educational programs and activities. Thank you so much for your generosity in making pledges and supporting our students.

As our students walk through our community neighbourhood between April 8-11, they will be raising money for additional learning support materials for our Phys. Ed and Fine Arts Departments as well as 2 class sets of Chromebooks.


How to Help

1. Clicking on the "GIVE TO THE CAMPAIGN"

2. Enter the amount of your donation

3. Leave a comment in the COMMENT BOX

· Put the First Name and Last initial and grade of the student you are pledging toward.

· This way each student will know when someone has contributed for them. ie. "John D, grade 4, best of luck".

· You can also leave a comment after their name too!

4.  You can also find our link at the bottom of the main page of our school website and a QR code on the attached poster.

5. In addition to the online option for collecting donations, your children will be coming home with paper pledge forms.  If you collect cash or cheque donations and require a tax receipt, please be sure to complete the form with the donor's full name and address 


Please tell your friends about our wonderful school!

St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School

Pilgrimage to the Medjugorje Youth Festival & Italy - The STA Alumni Association, in conjunction with STA Campus Ministry, is hosting a Pilgrimage to the Medjugorje Youth Festival and Italy from July 22nd - August 8th, 2024. All STA alumni & their families (18+) are invited to join.

Find more information at:


Religious Education


  • PREP classes will be held every Wednesday from 6:00 - 7:00 pm at St Edmund’s School

Children's Choir Training

  • Every Saturday at 10 am

Altar Server Training

  • Every Saturday 11-11:30 am


Archdiocese Notices & Events


Pro-life Mass

The Archdiocesan monthly Pro-life Mass will take place on April 6 at Holy Trinity Parish, 2725 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, BC at 8:30 am. Father Larry Lynn, Pro-life Chaplain will be celebrating the Mass.

This is a wonderful opportunity for those living on the North Shore, and all others, to witness to the value of human life from conception to its natural end.  There will also be an opportunity to meet and discuss North Shore Pro-life activities with Board members who will be hosting refreshments in the Church Hall after Mass.  Please join your voice with ours as we pray for a new culture of life.

Saint Pedro Calungsod Feast

Join the Celebration of the Feast in St. Peter's Parish, New Westminster on Apr. 14, Sunday, 7 pm. It's a Tagalog Mass Fr. Vince Miguel, a visiting priest from the Phil. will celebrate the Mass.


Special Gifts

Remember a loved one with a special gift

Altar Candles & Sanctuary Lamp


Financial Updates

Remember St. Edmund's in your Will


Prayer Requests

Our Parish Community is asked to pray for the Special Intentions of Ashley
Our Parish Community is asked to pray for the Special Intention of Father Steny & Father Cannio
Our Parish Community is asked to pray for the Special Intention of St. Edmund Parishioners
Our Parish Community is asked to pray for the Special Intentions of All Carmelite Priests


If you would like to let St. Edmund Parishioners know of the services your company provides, please contact the Parish Office about advertising on this page.


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