Nov 19/20th, 2022 - Sunday Bulletin

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe







This week in the Church



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






 

Important Updates



CWL Coffee Sunday & Bake Sale is after all Masses on Sunday, November 27th. Baking donations will be gratefully received prior to the Masses. Please allow the CWL to price your baked goods.


Pro-Life Christmas cards are available from the Parish Office & during the next CWL Coffee Sunday & Bake Sale in packs of 10 for $10 and 3 packs for $25


Christmas Star Competition


Dear Children and Parents, we encourage you to partake in this Competition.

The competition is open to all the parish members. The maximum size of the star should not exceed two feet X two feet (length x breadth). Please Signup before December 10, 2022.


The last day to submit the stars 22 December 2022. The prepared stars will be displayed inside and outside of the Church. The best star will be awarded with a prize. Prizes will be distributed at the Children's Mass on 24th December 2022. Stars of all sorts made by human hands in imitation of the heavenly stars appeared at the birth of Jesus.


How to make a Star? Here are some samples!




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.





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.



 

Reflections


The King and Saviour of All


Today as a Church, we conclude our liturgical year and celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. The Gospel we proclaim shows the great mystery of our faith: In the moment of his crucifixion, Jesus is shown to be King and Saviour of all.


Luke's Gospel has been loaded with surprises: the poor are rich, sinners find salvation, the Kingdom of God is found in our midst. Here we see the greatest surprise of all. We are confronted with the crucified Jesus, whom faith tells us is King and Saviour of all. The irony is that the inscription placed on the cross, perhaps in mockery, contains the profoundest of truth. As the leaders jeer, the thief crucified by his side recognizes Jesus as Messiah and King, and finds salvation.


Jesus is King, but not the kind of king we might have imagined or expected. His kingship was hidden from many of his contemporaries, but those who had the eyes of faith were able to see. As modern disciples of Jesus, we, too, struggle at times to recognize Jesus as King. Today's Gospel invites us to make our own judgment. With eyes of faith, we, too, recognize that Jesus, the crucified One, is indeed King and Saviour of all.


~ Loyola Press


 

Mass Intentions


Sunday, November 20

  • Repose Serafino & Maria Cusano & Enza Romano by Cusano family

  • Repose deceased Keong family members & Jerry Evans by Christine Keong

  • Repose John Cusanelli by wife Giovanna

  • Repose Rev. Joseph Soria by Barbara Stuart

Monday, November 21

  • Spec. Intention St. Edmund Parishioners

  • Repose Marge Gallant by Peter & Diane Nation

  • Repose Fred Winstanley by Sue Farrell

Tuesday, November 22

  • Spec. Intention Rafael Ryan by Mom

  • Repose Judith Golub by Peter & Diane Nation

Wednesday, November 23

  • Repose Rev. Joseph Soria by Liz Wong

Thursday, November 24

  • Spec. Intention Charmaine Guindon by Marie Dayton

Friday, November 25

  • Spec. Intention Anita Oandasan by Marie Dayton

Saturday, November 26

  • Spec. Intention Bernadette Jahn by Barbara Stuart


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

 

Events


Parish


Parish Groups


ST. Edmund's Christian Meditation Group


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




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


School


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.


  • Krispy Kremes 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

PREP

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


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 northshoreprolife@gmail.com

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


NS Pro-Life Society AGM: 7 PM Monday, Nov 21st at Holy Trinity parish hall. Come hear Celeste MacInnes' good news about her organization's successes in combating local homelessness, abuse, poverty and more. A night with fun ways to learn about life issues, $50 VISA card doorprize, and game prizes. Seasonal refreshments. All are welcome. No admission charge.


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 glorialowe@telus.net.



Project Advance 2022


The Project Advance Webpage is live, please visit projectadvance.ca


You can donate by scanning ↘


Special Gifts

Remember a loved one with a special gift

Bread & Wine

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