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Oct 1/2th, 2022 - Sunday Bulletin

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

This week in the Church

PRAYERS & FUNERAL FOR ANGELA ZEPEDEO – Prayers for the late Angela Zepedeo will be on Tuesday, October 4th at 7pm. The funeral will be on Wednesday, October 5th at 11am all here at St. Edmund’s. We extend sincerely condolences to her family and friends. May she rest in the peace and comfort of the Lord

FUNERAL FOR ANTHONY DRESZACK will be on Thursday, October 6th at 11am at St. Edmund’s. We extend sincerely condolences to his family and friends. May he rest in the peace and comfort of the Lord

FIRST FRIDAY – Friday, October 7th – 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.

The Rosary will be prayed every day at 6pm in front of the Grotto for World Peace especially for Ukraine and Russia until the end of the summer. You are cordially invited to join in.


Important Updates

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FAMOUS PANCAKE SUNDAY is next Sunday, October 2nd after the 8 & 9:30am Masses

  • 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)

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.



Faith and Service to God

In today's Gospel we hear Jesus teach about faith and service to God. The context is a continuing dialogue between Jesus and his followers about what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. Jesus has just finished an instruction on sin and forgiveness. There are two related teachings that Jesus offers to his disciples when they cry out for an increase in faith. The first is the familiar reminder that faith, even just a little, will enable the followers of Jesus to do wondrous things. But this uplifting and inspiring teaching is quickly followed by the second teaching, a caution about knowing one's place in God's plans. The disciples of Jesus are to understand themselves as servants to God and his plans. Even when God works wonders through us, with our mustard seed-sized faith, we must not seek praise. Our participation in God's plans is God's grace to us—nothing more, nothing less. When we are graced enough to cooperate with God, the work we do is nothing more than our obligation to God as faithful stewards. And yet, our faith enables us to believe that what we have offered in service to God, as his servants, can be made to produce a hundredfold.

~ Loyola Press


Mass Intentions

Sunday, October 2

  • Repose Trinidad Cuenca Serafin & Felipa Ilacad by Florendo family

  • Repose Holy Souls in Purgatory by Elizabeth Wong

  • Repose Angela Olaso & Marisa Bueno by Elisa & John Bueno

  • Repose Cristina Vignone by son Angelo & family

  • Repose Luciana Crestani (1st. Ann.) by Gloria Poletti

Monday, October 3

  • Spec. Intention St. Edmund Parishioners

  • Repose Natividad Ferma by Rojo family

Tuesday, October 4

  • Repose Detlev Bilo by Malcolm Long & family

  • Spec. Intention Leo Fercho by Bev Watson

Wednesday, October 5

  • Repose Elizabeth Sambrano by Mary Lucas

Thursday, October 6

  • Repose Rafael S. Campos by family

Friday, October 7

  • Repose Pat Hartner by Jane Richmond

  • Spec. Intention Christina Gallagher& House of Prayer by Janet Ficocelli

Saturday, October 8

  • Repose Gerrard Watt by wife Josefina Watt

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




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 - 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. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School

STA Oktoberfest Night - Saturday, October 29th - Please join us for a fun-filled evening.

Tickets are $35 each and will include:

  • a hot catered meal

  • live entertainment by the band, The Oktoberfesters

  • prizes for best dressed couples in lederhosen and dirndls

  • 50/50 raffle

  • photo booth

Organize your friends now and get ready to purchase your tickets next week! This event is open to all the STA Community who are 19 year of age and older.

The STA Giving & Gratitude Annual Fund Walkathon - Our much-loved STA Giving & Gratitude Annual Fund Walkathon launches Thursday, September 15th. This is our major fundraiser for the year where all of the funds raised are immediately invested in the needs of current students


Religious Education


Every Wednesday, September 21st – 6-7pm

PREP Classes for 2022-23

We are happy to announce that starting September 21st, our PREP in-person classes will commence, every Wednesday evening from 6:00pm to 7:00pm in the school and gym. The goal of PREP is to assist parents in the religious education of children attending public school (K to 7) to prepare them to receive the Sacraments (Reconciliation and the Eucharist in grade 2, and Confirmation in grade 7).To register, please email, or contact the Parish office.

PREP Teachers/Volunteers Needed:

The PREP Program is made possible by the dedicated parents and parishioners who volunteer their time, talents and love for both their faith and children. If you would like to volunteer, we would be very grateful for your generosity. No experience is necessary. Please contact the Parish office or Father Steny.

Children's Choir Training

Every Saturday at 10 AM

Altar Servers’ Training

Every Saturday 11 - 11:30am


Archdiocese Events


Please join us as we gather here and in 31 other B.C. communities as thousands across Canada and the US stand in prayerful and peaceful witness on behalf of abortion’s many victims.

Little Flower Academy

Is hosting their Annual OPEN HOUSE on Wednesday, October 12th at 6:00pm and is accepting applications from prospective Grade Eight candidates for the 2023-2024 school year. All students wishing to apply must sit the ENTRANCE EXAM on Saturday, December 3, 2022. For more information and online application, please visit their website ( or contact Kathi Wilson, Registrar at or 604-738-9016 ext. 114

Moms & Tots Group

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

We are also looking for a long-term rent accommodation for a Ukrainian family of 4 (mother, father, and 2 kids, 10yrs and 12 years). They have just arrived in Canada and are looking for a place to rent. The father has already got a job, the mother has a work permit, and the kids also have their study permits. If you can help, please contact Chris Charles at


Pope Francis has decided the next world Synod of Bishops at the Vatican, which will take place in October 2022, will have the theme: "For a synodal church: Communion, participation and mission." With that in mind, there will be information cards available at the Church entrance with Topics of Conversation suggested on the reverse side and encouraging us to check for updates on the Archdiocese site

Project Advance 2022

The Project Advance Webpage is live, please visit

A Letter from the Archbishop

Special Gifts

Remember a loved one with a special gift

Bread and Wine

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 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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