March 4/5 2023 - Sunday Bulletin
The 2nd Sunday of Lent
Follow this beautiful Lenten Retreat with Catholics around the world.
This Week in the Church
FUNERAL MASS for Lolita Acosta on Wednesday, March 8th @ 11am. Our heartfelt condolences to her family and friends. May she rest in peace, in the comfort of the Lord.
FRIDAY, MARCH 10TH - 9am & 7pm Masses – 6:30pm Stations of the Cross
FILIPINO MASS – the next Filipino Mass is @6pm on March 12th
2nd Sunday of each Month – there will be a Filipino Mass at 6pm
2022 TAX RECEIPTS are available at the parish office.
From the Desert to Transfiguration
For the second Sunday of Lent, we move from Jesus’ retreat to the desert to his Transfiguration. Each year on the first Sunday of Lent, our Gospel tells the story of Jesus’ temptation in the desert. On the second Sunday of Lent each year, we hear the story of Jesus’ Transfiguration.
The story of Jesus’ Transfiguration is told in the three Synoptic Gospels: Matthew, Mark, and Luke. In each of those Gospels, the Transfiguration follows Jesus’ first prediction of his death and his teaching about the costs of discipleship. Jesus’ Transfiguration is a promise of Jesus’ glory, his Resurrection.
On a mountain in today’s reading, a voice affirms that Jesus is God’s Son in words reminiscent of the voice at Jesus’ baptism. In addition, the appearance of Moses and Elijah on the mountain connects this story with God’s relationship to the people of Israel. Moses and Elijah represent the Law and the Prophets, respectively. Together with Jesus, they represent God’s complete Word.
The Transfiguration occurs in the presence of just three of Jesus’ disciples: Peter, James, and John. In Matthew’s Gospel, those disciples are among the first whom Jesus calls. The three men are identified as an “inner circle” among Jesus’ disciples when Jesus asks them to accompany him to the Garden of Gethsemane just before his arrest.
~ Loyola Press
Sunday, March 5
· Repose Lorenzo Matienzo by Vilma Pilar
· Repose Raffaele Cusano by wife Rosa
· Repose Jose Castillo by Elsa Carmona & Delgado-Castillo family
· Repose Mum & Dad Fiorvento by family
· Repose Carmelo & Luz Lammoglia by Elisa & John Bueno
Monday, March 6
· Repose for St. Edmund’s Parishioners
· Spec. Intention Germaine by Zofia Bronowska
Tuesday, March 7
· Repose family members by Maria Schaller
Wednesday, March 8
· Repose Peggy Bridge by St. Edmund’s School staff
Thursday, March 9
· Spec Intention Jovita Ramirez by Zofia Bronowska
Friday, March 10
· Spec. Intention Louise & Lydia Teh by Liz Wong
· Spec. Intention Leo Fercho by Hildegard Fercho
Saturday, March 11
· Repose Eugene Martinez by Wilmar Gaskell
· Thanksgiving Mass by Louzado & Mendonca families
If you need a Mass Intention, please contact the Parish Office
ST. Edmund's Christian Meditation Group
Date: All Mondays at 7:00 PM
Participation in person:
please contact Luis Zunino - firstname.lastname@example.org or at 604-987-8304
Option to participate via ZOOM:
For an introductory conversation, please contact Luis Zunino - email@example.com or at 604-987-8304 – Afterwards, A ZOOM link will be provided
Catholic Women’s League meetings are now in person on the 2nd Thursday of each month @ 7pm
SPECIAL NOTE: monthly CWL meetings will be via Zoom for December/January/February
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
Please note - the Knights’ Pancake Breakfast will not take place in March or April.
KINDERGARTEN APPLICATIONS for the 2023/2024 school year are now being accepted at St. Edmund’s School. Please submit a copy of your child’s birth and baptism certificates with your application form. If you are non-Catholic, please submit a birth certificate. Application forms may be printed from our website www.stedmunds.ca and e-mailed to the school office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kindergarten to Grade 7 Principal: Ms. Diana Silva
Office Telephone: 604.988-7364
Our school is a vibrant faith and learning community dedicated to developing the full potential of each child using Christ as our centre. We are blessed with caring and dedicated educators committed to inspiring life-long learners in all areas. We welcome the opportunity to share the many enriching learning experiences with you and your family. Please contact the school office for more information.
Every Wednesday at 6-7pm
Children's Choir Training
Every Saturday at 10 AM
Altar Servers’ Training
Every Saturday at 11 - 11:30am
Archdiocese Notices & Events
World Wide Marriage Encounter hosts a weekend retreat - April 14-16, 2023 in Kamloops! Come join us to live your best life in love, renew your marriage & rekindle romance. For more information and to register visit: Behold Vancouver website
Registration closes Mar 28/23 - see WWME on Youtube: https://youtu.be/VvQUEZ35Ufg
CWL RETREAT - Please join Fr. James Comey and the Holy Trinity CWL on our annual retreat at Westminster Abbey on March 24-26. Our theme: Lent and Celtic Spirituality. All women are warmly welcomed. Cost: $175. For more details and to secure your place, please contact Nicole @ 778-886-3340 or email@example.com
Catholic Health Association of BC
Apply for our $500 Bursary!
This year, the board of directors of CHABC is pleased to announce that it will grant a $500 Bursary to a graduating student who is enrolled in a Catholic secondary school, or a member of a BC or Yukon parish and enrolled in a public secondary school, or home-schooled.
Interested students are invited to submit a 500-word essay by April 7, 2023, that demonstrates an awareness and understanding of the significance of Spirituality in Health Care. In your essay, please explain why you believe that care for the spirit is just as significant as care for the body, and why spiritual care is particularly important in tending to the sick and dying, to their families, and to those who care for them. Applicants must demonstrate a clear understanding of spirituality in care as opposed to focusing on religious beliefs and services
Deadline: April 7, 2023
Emailed submissions must be sent prior to midnight on
April 7, 2023 to firstname.lastname@example.org
For essay and submission guidelines, please visit www.chabc.bc.ca/bursary
Catholic Health Association of British Columbia
Project Advance 2022
The Project Advance Webpage is live, please visit projectadvance.ca
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Bread & Wine
For the week of March 4th to March 10th
Special Intention of Maria Schaller
Donated by Maria Schaller
Remember a loved one with a special gift
The remembrance can be for an anniversary, a birthday, in thanksgiving or to remember our deceased loved ones. Stop by the Parish Office to arrange to have the Bread and Wine, Flowers, Altar Candles and/or Sanctuary Lamp donated for someone you love. All donations are for one week.
Altar Flowers - $30
Bread & Wine - $25
Altar Candles - $20
Sanctuary Lamp - $20
Masses - $10 (per Mass)
Please contact the Parish Office
Remember St Edmund's in your Will
A planned gift to be realized in the future, such as the options below, may be the best approach for you and may allow you to make a larger gift than you might have thought possible.
A Gift in Your Will - This is the most common type of planned gift - a gift in your will. Arranged today, a bequest is paid to St. Edmund’s Parish through your estate, after your death. You can give a specific sum, property, or a percentage of your estate. It is important that the full name of the parish and charitable number be included in your will so that there is no confusion about your intentions. (St. Edmund’s Parish, North Vancouver # 11884 9470 RR0064)
Life Insurance - A gift of life insurance is a simple and thoughtful way to make a gift to St. Edmund’s Parish. Insurance allows you to make a modest gift now for a significant gift in the future.
RRSP and RRIF Funds - Naming St. Edmund’s Parish a beneficiary of your RRSPs and RRIFs means all or a portion of these assets can now be left directly to St. Edmund’s Parish upon your death without having to pass through your estate. This arrangement means that no probate fees are payable on these assets. In most cases, the taxes owing on your donated RRSPs or RRIFs at death are offset by the charitable tax credits generated by your donation. Donations of this type are a great way to reduce the substantial deferred tax burden that many RRSP and RRIF plans carry.
You pray best when the mirror of your soul is empty of every image except the image of the invisible Father. This image is the Wisdom of the Father, the Word of the Father … the Glory of the Father.~ Thomas Merton
Prayer Requests and Advertisements
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St. Edmund Parishioners
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All Carmelite Priests
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