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Nov 12/13th, 2022 - Sunday Bulletin

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

This week in the Church

2022-2023 Sunday Missals

Sunday Missals are available from the Parish Office and after all Masses this weekend – November 12 & 13, as well as November 19 & 20. The price is $5.00 each.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FAMOUS PANCAKE SUNDAY is this Sunday, Nov. 13th after the 8 & 9:30am Masses. Come & have a delicious breakfast!

Knights will be selling their Raffle tickets at the Pancake breakfast.

Pro-Life Christmas cards will be available at the pancake breakfast. - Packs of 10 for $10 and 3 packs for $25


  • Twinkling Lights on a Christmas Night – takes place beginning Dec. 3rd & concluding Dec. 17th with a dinner celebration. All proceeds will towards our parish as well as various charities.

  • To achieve our goals, we are asking individuals, organizations, and local business in our community to assist us by sponsoring a Christmas tree. Sponsoring a Christmas tree is $250.00 with the cheques made payable to “St. Edmund’s Parish”. For more information please contact Vlad Florescu @ 604-367-8875 or Roney George @ 604-376-7127. Or pick up flyer/letter at entrance of church.

Automatic Holy Water dispensers are placed in the church. They are sponsored by Zofia Bronowska. Thank you, Zofia for your generosity.


Important Updates

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.

  • A Ukrainian Refugee is landing in Vancouver on 24th of November 2022. She is looking for accommodation for a month until she finds a job. If you know somebody who can accommodate her or if you can accommodate her, please let me know. It is only for a month. It would be a great help to her, and she would be eternally grateful.



Follow His Example

In the context of Luke, today's Gospel appears near the end of Jesus' teaching in Jerusalem, just prior to the events that will lead to his crucifixion. His warnings and predictions are ominous but can be read in many ways.

To those who first heard Luke's Gospel, those may have been words of encouragement. The destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans was history (70 A.D.); Luke's Gospel, Catholic scholars propose, was written between 80 and 90 A.D. His audience was probably Gentile Christians. Luke here tries to interpret the fall of Jerusalem for them and to locate it in God's plans for humankind (salvation history). At the same time, Luke is suggesting to his audience that there will be a considerable elapse of time before Jesus' final coming. Luke's listeners have likely seen much upheaval and are anxious to know if these are the signs of Jesus' coming. Luke is urging greater patience.

In the second part of today's Gospel, Jesus warns that his followers will face persecution for their beliefs. Luke presents persecution as an opportunity for the followers of Jesus for “It will lead to your giving testimony” (Luke 21:13). In persecution God's wisdom and power will be shown in the example of followers of Jesus. Perseverance in the face of persecution will lead to their salvation.

Here Jesus is assuring his followers that God is present to all believers, even in times of trouble. Ultimately, Jesus will witness to this with his own death. As disciples of Jesus, we try to follow his example, trusting in God's mercy and protection, even when we are facing difficulties.

~ Loyola Press


Mass Intentions

Sunday, November 13

  • Spec. Intention Marie Dayton by Zofia Bronowska

  • Repose deceased Cusano family members by Angelo & Adelina Cusano

  • Repose deceased Tinaburri family members by Paola Vignone

  • Repose Cristina & Cristino Maglieri by sister Pasqualina

  • Repose Tony Diorio by Nes & Roger

Monday, November 14

  • Repose St. Edmund Parishioners

  • Repose Rev. John Horgan by Peter & Diane Nation

Tuesday, November 15

  • Repose Leonidas Durán by Patricia Durán

  • Repose Rev. John Barry by Louzado family

  • Repose Paula Wiesinger by Vendargon family

Wednesday, November 16

  • Repose Rev. Joseph Soria by Liz Wong

Thursday, November 17

  • Spec. Intention All Priest around the World by Rosa Zivarts

Friday, November 18

  • Spec. Intention Pauline Demers by Peter & Fernande Husar

Saturday, November 19

  • Spec. Intention Bev Watson by Anne Mould

  • Repose Benjamin Aguillardo by daughter

  • Repose Domenico & Rosa Cusano by daughter-in-law Rosa

  • Spec. Intention Bev Watson by Zofia Bronowska

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




Parish Groups

ST. Edmund's Christian Meditation Group

Date: 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


St. Edmund's Elementary School

St. Edmund’s Elementary School - Purdy's Fundraiser

The school is partnering with Purdys Chocolatier again, just in time for Christmas!

If you’d like to support us through purchasing some very sweet Christmas gifts for friends, family and yourself, please click below


St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School

  • The Parent Association at STA extends the above invitation for our Parishioners' participation. See above for more information.

  • STA Gr 8 & 9 Girls Volleyball Teams are North Shore Champions - Congratulations to the Grade 8 & 9 volleyball teams. Each team won the North Shore Championship banner for their division.

  • A's Annual Poinsettia Sale - Order Deadline Monday, November 14 - STA’s annual poinsettia & plant sale is back! Order online through the link below. The selection of arrangements includes: outdoor greenery, hanging boughs, holiday wreaths and more. Please feel free to share the link with friends and family. Decorate your home or give these beautiful plants as Christmas gifts.

  • Beignets for Basketball - Please support the STA Senior Boys Basketball team on their quest for a provincial championship. The boys are selling Krispy Kreme Doughnuts on Sunday, November 27th from 12-2pm to help defray the costs of their season. Thank you for your support.


Religious Education


Every Wednesday at 6-7pm

Children's Choir Training

Every Saturday at 10 AM

Altar Servers’ Training

Every Saturday at 11 - 11:30am


Archdiocese Events


North Shore Pro-life is again offering a selection of pro-life Christmas cards in packages of 10 for $10 or 3 for $25. Orders available for pickup by emailing

They will also be available at the next Knights’ Pancake Breakfast & CWL Coffee Sunday as well as a few packages in the Parish Office.


St. Anthony’s Parish, 2347 Inglewood Ave., West Vancouver extends an invitation to attend a weekly Mass followed by the Litany of St. Anthony each Tuesday at 6:30pm in the Church.

Ukrainian Families in Need

We are looking for temporary accommodation for a Ukrainian family of 3, mother, daughter (17 years and speaks English) and son (7). If you can help, please contact Gloria Lowe at

Project Advance 2022

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 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

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

Father Steny &

Father Cannio

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