Updated: Nov 13
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
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS UPCOMING FUNDRAISER:
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.
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
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
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
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. https://aquinas.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home
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.
Every Wednesday at 6-7pm
Children's Choir Training
Every Saturday at 10 AM
Altar Servers’ Training
Every Saturday at 11 - 11:30am
PRO-LIFE CHRISTMAS CARDS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
They will also be available at the next Knights’ Pancake Breakfast & CWL Coffee Sunday as well as a few packages in the Parish Office.
MASS & LITANY OF ST. ANTHONY
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 email@example.com.
Project Advance 2022
The Project Advance Webpage is live, please visit projectadvance.ca
You can donate by scanning ↘
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
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