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Oct 22/23th, 2022 - Sunday Bulletin

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

This week in the Church

  • Fall Harvest Raffle will be drawn this Saturday at the Harvest Moon Dance. See you there!

  • Our heartfelt condolences to the family & friends of Fr. John Horgan who went home to God on Wednesday, Oct. 19th. May he Rest in Peace in the Comfort of the Lord. Services are as follows:

    • Thursday, October 27, 2022, at 11:00 am there will be a Memorial Mass with the body present at Immaculate Conception Parish, in Vancouver, followed by a small reception.

    • That same day, at 6:00 pm at Saints Peter & Paul Parish, in Vancouver, a vigil service will be held, followed by a Requiem Mass at 7:00 pm.

    • The Funeral Mass will be on Friday, October 28, 2022, at Holy Rosary Cathedral, at 12:00 noon, with the Archbishop as the main celebrant.

Let us continue to remember Father John in our prayers, along with his family.


Important Updates

CWL Coffee Sunday & Bake Sale is after all Masses on Sunday, October 30th. Baking donations will be gratefully received prior to the Masses. Please allow the CWL to price your baked goods.

Next Monday, Oct. 31st is Halloween, which means All Hallows Eve; which also means All Saints Eve. We invite all the children to dress up like “Little Saints” and bring your children for Sunday, Oct. 30th Mass at 11am. A small treat will be handed out after the Mass. See below links for costume ideas.

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.



Attitude in Prayer

The second parable that Jesus tells in Luke 18 addresses attitude in prayer. In contrasting the prayer of the Pharisee with the prayer of the tax collector, Jesus teaches his disciples to pray in humility before God. Jesus again surprises his listeners by showing the tax collector as the example of faith, rather than the Pharisee. Remember that Pharisees were members of a sect of Judaism active in Jesus' time. They taught an oral interpretation of the Law of Moses as the basis for Jewish piety. If anyone would be a model for prayer, a Pharisee was a likely candidate. In contrast, Jesus offers the tax collector as a model for prayer. Tax collectors were collaborators with the Roman authorities in a system that allowed the tax collectors to line their own pockets by charging in excess of the defined taxes. Yet, in this parable, Jesus offers the humility of the tax collector as a model for the prayer of a disciple. The parable reminds us that when we pray, we must remember our need for God in our lives. If we are too full of ourselves, there is too little room for God's grace to work in us.

~ Loyola Press


Mass Intentions

Sunday, October 23

  • Repose Antonio Luigi Dreszach by Pierina Iurman

  • Repose John Cusanelli by wife Giovanna

  • Spec. Intention Thanksgiving & Blessing by Rosa Zivarts

  • Repose Nicola Savino by Elisa & John Bueno

  • Repose Tony Diorio by Ness& Roger

Monday, October 24

  • Spec. Intention St. Edmund Parishioners

Tuesday, October 25

  • Repose Florencio & Gracita Lucas by Maria Lucas

  • Repose Johann Wiesinger by Vendargen family

Wednesday, October 26

  • Repose Hetty Boen by Gloria & Denis Small

  • Repose Rev. Joseph Soria by Liz Wong

Thursday, October 27

  • Repose Evengelina Estrella by son Gualter & family

  • Repose Carla Oberti by Andrew Oberti

Friday, October 28

  • Repose Fr. John Horgan by Elizabeth Livingston

Saturday, October 29

  • Spec. Intention Thanksgiving Erneida Maria M. de Guzman by family

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. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School

Full Time Bus Driver/Custodian Needed - STA is accepting applications for a Full-Time Bus Driver/Custodian position. The position will include casual bus driving responsibilities supplemented with custodial duties to fulfill a full-time position. This position includes benefits and pension. Contact the school more information.


Religious Education


Every Wednesday, September 21st – 6-7pm

Children's Choir Training

Every Saturday at 10 AM

Altar Servers’ Training

Every Saturday 11 - 11:30am


Archdiocese Events

Come and Serve

“COME AND SERVE” Are you called to be a deacon?

Who is a Permanent Deacon?

Deacons are ordained not to priesthood but for service. Deacons are official teachers of the Gospel, they preside at celebrations of baptisms, funerals, matrimony, and they visit the infirm, imprisoned, and needy. Deacons may be married or single.

Discerning the Permanent Diaconate Information Session:

When: Saturday, November 5th – 9am – 1pm

Where: Christ the Redeemer Parish (599 Keith Rd. West Van)

Registrations are required and accepted until October 28th.

Wives are invited and encouraged to attend. Light lunch provided.

To register contact:

CHARM Society

CHARM Society invites you to a Movie Night at St. Anthony's Saturday, November 5, at 7pm in the Hall- 'The Downside of High' is a CBC Nature of Things video narrated by David Suzuki. It is s the story of three BC teens and their Doctors who agree that the mental health challenges they now face in their 20's, is the result of starting to smoke marijuana in their teens.

God's Glory is coming from the West!

61st Annual Charity Appeal

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

Moms & Tots Group


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

You can donate by scanning ↘

Special Gifts

Remember a loved one with a special gift

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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