May 14/15, 2022 - Sunday Bulletin

5th Sunday of Easter




This week in the Church


Project Advance-2022 – Gather Us, Lord - begins this weekend with a presentation during the Masses - donation forms are available.


During May – the Month of Mary – the Rosary will be prayed every day at

6pm in front of the Grotto for World Peace especially for Ukraine and Russia. You are invited to join in


 

Important Updates



  • Father John Barry – Our beloved former Pastor went home to our Heavenly Father on Friday the 13th of May. May he rest in peace and rise in glory. Our condolences to his family and friends. Funeral arrangements are yet to be determined.



  • The CWL will have their bake sale on the weekend of May 21/22 after all Masses.


  • On May 29th, Archbishop Michael Miller will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation at 4pm here at St. Edmund’s. Please pray for our Confirmandi as they take this next important step on their Faith Journey


  • Between June 28th to July 14th-there will be a Pilgrimage called Beautiful East Europe including Munich, Prague, Krakow, Budapest, Zagreb, Split & Medjugorje. Information is available from Brian Andrade (778-999-4599) or Deon Almeida (778-866-8118)


  • A Pilgrimage called European Splendor will take place July 29th to August 14th which will include the Passion Play experience. Information is available from Brian Andrade (778-999-4599) or Deon Almeida (778-866-8118)


  • A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land including Cairo, Sinai, Bethlehem, Nazareth and Petra will happen between November 7th & November 20th Information is available from Brian Andrade (778-999-4599)


  • A Message from St. Anthony’s Parish - Sanctuary Mental Health Course For Catholics - With all that’s going on currently in our families, our community and globally, is there any one among us who isn’t suffering or knows someone who is struggling with mental health? The Sanctuary Course for Catholics is for anyone who wants to learn about faith and mental health. It requires no previous training or expertise—just a willingness to engage in dialogue with our faith community. The course is 8 sessions long and will be held on Mondays at 7:00 to 9:00 pm from May 9th to June 27th at St Anthony’s Parish Hall. For more information and to register please contact Mary Markwick at 778-847-1426 or by email at marymarkwick@shaw.ca


  • A Message from Holy Trinity Parish - Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration We are grateful the Adoration Chapel at Holy Trinity Parish is open again. We thank God for His generosity and invite you to make time for a Holy Hour, especially during this time when some adorers are not able to attend to their Holy Hours due to illness, or they are away for a short period of time. The hours are as follows:

CONTACT

SUE: 604-986-0425 for SUN. 9:00am/THURS. 6:00am (for 3 mos.)

/THURS. 8:00am

MARLENE: 604-980-2034 for SUN. 3:00 pm/ WED. 1:00pm

MARGE: 604-649-4927 for SUN. 9:00pm/FRI. 9:00pm


We still need SPARES for different Holy Hours as well - your response would be greatly appreciated. Please contact the above contact nos. if you are able to help. Thank you & God bless.


Helping Refugees

The Parish is in the process of welcoming a family of 5 to North Vancouver. If you would like to help, please join the Refugee Committee by contacting the Parish Office


Parking Lot Paving/Drainage Repair Update

With gratitude, we have raised $154,554 of the estimated $190,000 needed to complete these projects. Work will begin on the parking lot the first week of July.


Reflections

Mass Intentions

 

Events


Parish Groups


ST. Edmund's Christian Meditation Group


Re-starting "In Person" Meditation Sessions


Date: All Mondays at 7:00 PM


Participation in person:

please contact Luis Zunino - lzunino@gzarchitects.com or at 604-987-8304


Option to participate via ZOOM:

For an introductory conversation, please contact Luis Zunino - lzunino@gzarchitects.com or at 604-987-8304 – Afterwards, A ZOOM link will be provided



 

CWL


Catholic Women’s League meetings are now in person on the 2nd Thursday of each month @ 7pm



School


St Edmunds Elementary School


Excerpts from the May Newsletter


“Walking with Hope” Walk-a-thon (May 9-13)

As we had to postpone our fall walkathon, we are excited to announce that the St. Ed’s Walkathon will take place during the week of May 9th. We are looking forward to walking around our neighbourhood community to continue promoting physical fitness and raise funds to enhance our playground area. We are calling on you, our parents, to play an essential role in this year’s Walkathon. Hard copies of the pledge forms have been sent home and you can also donate online.


Some important points to note:

• Our classes will be walking RAIN or SHINE around our neighbourhood (routes around Mahon Park and Victoria Park)

• You can send the following link for our Walkathon campaign to all your friends and family across North America: (St. Edmund’s School Walkathon) Tax receipts are emailed to you immediately for donations greater than $5 (within Canada only). This link will also be found on our school website.


Student Uniforms


Please ensure your child’s uniform meets the established requirements and that items are clean, in good condition and neatly pressed. School shoes are to be solid black with no markings. Hair accessories should be plain navy, black or the school tartan colour. Colourful hair bows and hairbands are reserved for non-uniform dress-down days and hair colour is to remain natural.

Summer uniform can now be worn. This is an option to our regular school uniform which can be worn all year. Boys have the option of wearing dress shorts and intermediate girls have the option of wearing the school skort. (Please refer to our uniform policy for further information.) Additionally, please remember that our school sweater is still required everyday at school.


School Safety & Gratitude


I would like to thank all the parents who have answered our call for extra help at our crosswalks! Your time and effort is much appreciated at morning drop-off and afterschool pick-up. You are the face to the rest of our community of the wonderful, caring school we have at St. Edmunds! We are still looking for additional crosswalk supervisors. Please sign up on our Volunteer Portal.

Thanks as well to our Garden group for keeping our playground beautiful, safe and clean. You help make our school even more inviting!


Daily Health Check Reminders


Please continue to use the K-12 Health Check app for daily assessment of symptoms. Thank you for monitoring your child’s health and keeping them home if they show any signs of ill health or signs of COVID-19. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping everyone safe and healthy.


Parish Education Committee (PEC) Elections


Notice is hereby given that elections to St. Edmund’s Parish Education Committee will take place on Sunday, May 29th, 2022

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 16th by 4:00 p.m.


St. Edmund’s Parent Support Group (PSG)


The PSG is a necessary Parent Support Liaison Group between the school and the B.C. Gaming Commission who are responsible for application and expenditure of gaming funds that directly benefit students.

We are grateful for the efforts of Ms. Lo, Ms. Spring and Ms. Brauer in leading this group and directing funds to pay for school buses for our fieldtrips.


Sacraments:


Sacrament of Confirmation

We welcome Archbishop Michael Miller to St. Edmund’s as our Grade 7s will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation on May 29th at 4pm

Please keep our grades 2 & 7 school and PREP students and teachers in your prayers as they prepare for these blessed events



St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School


Titanic In Spoken Truths

May 16th - May 18th - It's that time again, STA!

Despite many attempts by Covid-19, the STA Theatre Company has proven itself to be "unsinkable"! We are pleased to invite you to our presentation of "Titanic in Spoken Truths".

Please join us May 16, 17 & 18 at the Kay Meek Centre in West Vancouver. Purchase your "green" e-tickets via https://www.vtixonline.com/titanic-in-spoken-truths/2460/

There will be a limited number of tickets at the door for cash purchase, based on availability. We hope to see you at the show!



Bridge Building Competition - On April 29th, STA held its first-ever Bridge Building Competition which featured 15 teams from across all of the Catholic elementary schools on the North Shore, as well as St. Helen's in Burnaby. The teams, with over 50% of girls competing, spent weeks being coached by 10 of our Grade 12s on the concepts of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.


Folks, Food and Fun Campus Ministry International Night Friday, June 3rd - This year's Campus Ministry International Night is coming up soon! Campus Ministry International Night is an excellent opportunity to meet STA families, to celebrate the cultural diversity of our school community, and help raise funds for charity.  


 

Bishop Thomas J. Lobsinger, OMI Memorial Bursary Program


Religious Education

PREP

Children's Choir Training

Altar Servers’ Training

Archdiocese Events

National Week for Life and the Family

Synod

Project Advance 2022

A Letter from the Archbishop

Apology for the Church's Role in Coerced Adoption

Special Gifts

Flowers

Altar Candles & Sanctuary Lamp

Bread & Wine

Remember a loved one with a special gift

Financial Updates

Parking Lot Paving/Drainage Repair Update

Remember St Edmund's in your Will

Prayer Requests and Advertisements

























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 Intention of

All Carmelite Priests






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


Father Steny &

Father Cannio