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May 27/28, 2023 - Sunday Bulletin

Updated: May 27, 2023

Pentecost Sunday


This Week in the Church

Confirmation: May 28

Confirmation is on May 28th at 2pm – we invite you join & pray for our Confirmation students as they take next step on their Faith Journey.

First Friday: June 2

FIRST FRIDAY is on June 2nd – Adoration begins after 9am Mass (no 7:30am Mass that day) followed by Benediction at 6:45pm and Mass at 7pm. Sign-up sheet is at the Church entrance – it would be greatly appreciated if 2-3 people can sign up per time slot.


Important Updates

  • Project Advance Kick-Off Weekend: June 3/4. We will be needing volunteers after each Mass. If you are able to help; please give your name & phone number to parish office as well the Mass you will be able to help at. Thank you.

  • THE MONTHLY FILIPINO MASS – is on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 6pm.

Confirmation: May 28

Blessings & Congratulations to all who are taking this important next step on their Faith Journey

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 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



Agents of Peace and Harmony

The Season of Easter concludes with today’s celebration, the Feast of Pentecost. On Pentecost we celebrate the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles gathered in the upper room in Jerusalem; this event marks the beginning of the Church. The story of Pentecost is found in the Acts of the Apostles, today’s first reading. The account in today’s Gospel, John 20:19-23, also recounts how Jesus gave the gift of the Holy Spirit to his disciples. Yet the event in John’s Gospel takes place on Easter Sunday. There is no need to try to reconcile these two accounts. It is enough that we know that after his death, Jesus fulfilled his promise to send to his disciples a helper, an advocate, who would enable them to be his witnesses throughout the world.

We already heard today’s Gospel proclaimed on the Second Sunday of Easter this year (Lectionary Cycle A). That Gospel passage, however, also included the description of Jesus’ appearance to Thomas. In that context, we were led reflect on belief and unbelief.

In the context of the Feast of Pentecost, John 20:19-23 reminds us about the integral connection between the gifts of peace and forgiveness and the action of the Holy Spirit. Jesus greets his disciples with the gift of peace. Jesus then commissions his disciples to continue the work that he has begun, “As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” He breathes the Holy Spirit upon the disciples and sends them to continue his work of reconciliation through the forgiveness of sins. Jesus’ act of breathing the Holy Spirit mirrors God’s act of breathing life into Adam at the time of Creation. In fact, both the Greek and Hebrew words for “spirit” can also be translated as “breath.”

This Gospel reminds us that the Church is called to be a reconciling presence in the world. The reconciling presence of Christ is celebrated in the Church’s sacramental life. In the Sacrament of Baptism, we are cleansed of sin and become a new creation in Christ. In the Sacrament of Penance, the Church celebrates the mercy of God through the forgiving of sins. This reconciling presence is also to be a way of life for Christians. In situations of conflict, we are to be agents of peace and harmony among people.

- Loyola Press


Mass Intentions

Sunday, May 28

· Spec. Intention Georgeo Achery by Zofia Bronowska

· Repose Mindi Derro by Legion of Mary

· Repose Claudia Hovden by Roger & Pat LaBreche · Repose Velia De Cotiis by family

· Repose Geraldo Coloma by Emilia Ilar

Monday, May 29

· Spec. Intention St. Edmund Parishioners

· Spec. Intention Angela Anzovino

· Repose Maria Nhan Pham by daughter Rosa Zivarts

· Spec. Intention Rev. Alexander Braganza by Charmain Guindon

Tuesday, May 30

· Repose Mary & Dagmar by Diane & Peter Nation

· Spec. Intention Diana Froh by Angela Anzovino

· Spec. Intention John Goodsell by Roger & Pat LaBreche

Wednesday, May 31

· Spec. Intention Diana Froh by Zofia Bronowska

· Spec. Intention Rev. Alexander Braganza by Legion of Mary

· Repose Manuel A. Canhoto by Ludovina Santos

· Repose All Souls in Purgatory by Rosa Zivarts

Thursday, June 1

· Repose Paul Wuthrich by Elizabeth Noujeim

· Repose Alexandrina Mealha by Maria Schaller

Friday, June 2

· Spec. Intention Christine Gallagher by Janet Ficocelli

Saturday, June 3

· Repose Margaret Dale by Peter & Diane Nation


Parish Events


2nd Thursday of each month @ 7 PM

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


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


  • St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Secondary School Campus Ministry’s International Night - Friday, June 2 - Join us at the STA International Night Market for the evening with food made by our own STA families! Doors will open at 6 pm, with performances by the Jazz Ensembles at 7 pm & 8 pm. Admission is $2 per person or $5 per family. Food tickets are $2 each. Bring cash for the 50/50 draw!

  • STA Spring Concert and Art Exhibition --Tuesday, May 30

  • STA Spring Choral Concert and Art Exhibition – Wednesday, May 31

Join us in the STA Gymnasium & Foyer to enjoy the visual & performing arts students featuring the school bands, choir & art programs. Doors will open at 6:00 pm for the Art Show, & the music programs will begin at 7:00pm. Refreshments will be provided.


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


Special Gifts

Bread and Wine

Week of May 27 - June 2

Repose of the Souls of all my sisters

Donated by Nora Gemino

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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