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May 13/14 2023 - Sunday Bulletin

6th Sunday of Easter

This Week In the Church

MOTHER’S DAY - We extend our gratitude to all mothers and always keep them in our hearts and prayers. Envelopes are available at the Church entrance for your Mother’s Day Offering

Filipino Mass – Sunday May 14th @6pm

A Prayer for All Our Mothers

We pray in gratitude for our mothers. You, who became human through a woman, grant to all mothers the courage they need to face the uncertain future that life with children always brings.

Give them the strength to live and to be loved in return, not perfectly, but humanly. Give them the faithful support of husband, family, and friends as they care for the physical and spiritual growth of their children.

Give them the joy and delight in their children to sustain them through the trials of motherhood.

Most of all, give them the wisdom to turn to you for help when they need it most. We ask all this through Christ, our risen Lord, with the intercession of Blessed Mary, our mother. Amen.

Important Updates

CONFIRMATION – Mark your calendar for May 28th at 2pm – our Confirmandi will take their next step on their Faith Journey when they receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH – there is a Filipino Mass on May 14th @6pm

KNIGHTS’ FAMOUS PANCAKE BREAKFAST – Treat Mum on her special day! The Knights will be serving their delicious breakfast after the 8am & 9:30am Masses Sunday the 14th.

St. Edmund’s Committees – Please scroll down to the St. Edmund’s School Section for an important notice.

Who can become a Deacon?

Qualifications for becoming a Deacon

1 Timothy 3:8-13 says “Deacons likewise must be serious, not double-tongued, not indulging in much wine, not greedy for money; they must hold fast to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. And let them first be tested; then, if they prove themselves blameless, let them serve as deacons.

Let deacons be married only once, and let them manage their children and their households well; for those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and great boldness in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.”

  • Discernment is ongoing and involves the potential candidate, the spouse if married and that the community is actively involved both then (Acts 6:3) and now (Permanent Diaconate Advisory Committee recommending to the Archbishop).

  • It is important for the candidate’s spouse’s consent and that for married deacons their marriage remains their primary vocation.

  • The age requirements are between 30 and 60 years old to start the program

What does a Deacon do?

  • The Diaconate is a threefold ministry of Altar, Word, and Charity. Our permanent deacons minister in parishes or agencies (as prisons, hospitals, apostolates and pastoral care).

  • A new cohort is being assembled to which candidates can apply by contacting the diaconate office. Further information is available on the Archdiocesan website and the site noted above along with contacting the Parish Office.

The month of May brings with it the invitation to honor Our Lady and one way you and your whole family can respond is by planting a Mary Garden



Another Advocate

Today’s Gospel is a continuation of last week’s Gospel: Jesus is speaking to his disciples at the Last Supper. In today’s reading Jesus offers encouragement to his disciples, who will soon see him crucified. He reassures them that even though he will leave them, he will not abandon them. Instead, he will send them the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, through whom the disciples will continue to live in union with Jesus.

Jesus uses the term Advocate to describe the Holy Spirit, whom the disciples will receive. Another word used to describe the Holy Spirit is Paraclete, a legal term meaning “one who offers defense for another.” Note that Jesus says that he will send “another Advocate.” Jesus himself is the first advocate, interceding for his disciples with the Father.

In today’s reading Jesus contrasts his impending departure with the permanence of the gift of the Holy Spirit. Jesus will leave to return to the Father, but the Holy Spirit will remain with the disciples.

Through the gift of the Holy Spirit, the disciples will come to know and appreciate the unity of the Son and the Father. They will also understand that they too participate in the communion between the Father and the Son: “On that day you will realize that I am in my Father and you are in me and I in you” (John 14:20).

Today’s reading is one example of the contrast that John’s Gospel presents between the community of disciples, to whom God will reveal himself, and the unbelieving world, which will remain in darkness. The unbelieving world cannot accept the “Spirit of truth,” whom the disciples will receive. Only through the Spirit will God’s revelation and love be known.

~ Loyola Press


Mass Intentions

Sunday, May 14

· Repose Erasmo Picones by Annaliza Apostol

· Repose Raffaele Cusano by wife Rosa

· Repose of deceased Fiorvento family members by family

· Repose Marisa Bueno, Angelina Olaso & Victoria Dizon by Elisa & John Bueno

Monday, May 15

· Spec. Intention Barbara Stuart by Liz Wong

· Repose Weber D’Aguiar by Gilda Quieto

· Spec. Intention Feast of San Isidro Labrador by Rojo family

Tuesday, May 16

· Repose St. Edmund Parishioners

· Spec. Intention Kathleen Arscott by Bev Watson

Wednesday, May 17

· Spec. Intention Xavier Arns by family

· Spec. Intention Jovita Ramirez by Zofia Bronowska

Thursday, May 18

· Repose Margaret Dale by Zofia Bronowska

Friday, May 19

· Spec, Intention Precy Campos by Mendoza & DeGuzman families

Saturday, May 20

· Repose Margaret Dale by Legion of Mary

· Repose Greg Fedorak by George Fedorak

· Repose John Cusanelli by Giovanna Cusanelli

· Repose Margaret Dale by Marlene Conlin

If you need a Mass Intention, please contact the Parish Office




Parish Groups

ST. Edmund's Christian Meditation Group

All Mondays at 7:00 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 - 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

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

All Spring Term lessons are now available to book at .

Registration for Summer camps and lessons will be available in April.


St. Edmund’s Committees: Parish Education Committee (PEC) Elections Notice is hereby given that elections to St. Edmund’s Parish Education Committee will take place on the weekend of May 27 & 28, 2023. For the coming year, we need to elect (two) members from St. Edmund’s Parish for St. Edmund’s School Education Committee. Eligible to nominate and to be nominated for election are all registered parishioners (Catholics living within our parish boundaries), over 21 years of age and Catholic non-parishioners who have been attending our parish upon written agreement of their proper canonical pastor. (Pastor Authorization Forms are available in the parish office). Eligible to vote are: Parishioners 19 years of age and a registered member of St. Edmund’s Parish Your name must appear on the Parish list. Members of registered families, whose name is not on the list, must contact the office, or register under their own name before the day of elections. Nomination forms must be received in the parish office no later than May 12th by 4:00 p.m.


Religious Education


Every Wednesday at 6-7pm in the school

Children's Choir Training

Every Saturday at 10 AM

Altar Servers’ Training

Every Saturday at 11 - 11:30am


Archdiocese Notices & Events

Project Advance 2023

The Project Advance Webpage is live, please visit

You can donate by scanning ↘

Special Gifts


Remember a loved one with a special gift

Financial Updates

Remember St Edmund's in your Will

Prayer Requests and Advertisements

Our Parish Community is asked pray for the Repose of the Soul of Claudia Hovden

Our Parish Community is asked to pray for the Special Intentions of

All Carmelite Priests

Our Parish Community is asked to pray for the Special Intention of

Father Steny &

Father Cannio


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