Oct 29/30th, 2022 - Sunday Bulletin

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time



This week in the Church


  • ALL SAINTS’ DAY MASSES – Tuesday, November 1st - 7:30am & 9am Masses

  • ALL SOULS’ DAY MASSES – Wednesday, November 2nd - 7:30am, 9am & 6:30pm

  • FUNERAL FOR ZOFIA AGNIESZKA RADLOWSKI – Thursday, November 3rd at 11am - Our condolences to the family and friends of Zofia. May she rest in the peace and comfort of the Lord.

  • FIRST FRIDAY – Friday, November 4th – 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.

  • ALL SOULS ENVELOPES – are available at the main Church entrance and the West 6th entrance.


Emergency Relief Requested for one of our Parish Family


Dear Brothers and sisters,

One of our Parish family has been a victim of an apartment fire. Thanks be to God, all members of the family are safe, but they have been displaced from their home and have lost most of their possessions.

Shall we come together as a Parish Community to offer support of our prayers as well as gift Cards and monetary donations. If you can join us in helping the family, kindly drop them off at the parish office. We thank you in advance for your generosity.


May God Bless you and Your Family


Fr. Steny OCD



 

Important Updates


A HARVEST MOON BARN DANCE THANK YOU!!!!


What A Success! Heartfelt thanks to all the many Parishioners who worked so hard to make the wonderful event a resounding hit!


Marie Dayton and Maria De Lucrecia quarterbacked the team creating how the celebration would look, sound and taste along with many, many other details. Erneida de Guzman ‘rounded up’ volunteers.


Previous to the big night, dozens of helpers worked to sell raffle and event tickets with Lynn keeping track of it all.


Here is a list of our hard-working Committee members


Marie Dayton

Maria DeLucrezia

Maria Tindale

Erneida DeGuzman

Cari Mendonza

Jasmin Pinto

Donna Majeau

Vlad Florescu

Georgeo Achery


MC’s on the Night were - Nanette Agonias and Joel DeGuzman


Managing the Kids’ Room were


Ionela Soare

Cristina Cardena

Peggy Zica Jasmin

Willy Cardena


All the members of the CWL, Knights of Columbus and the Legion of Mary


Overseeing it all was our Pastor – Father Steny!


Last but not least - thanks to all the Sponsors of the prizes and everyone who bought tickets – we appreciate your support.


Speaking of tickets, here are the lucky winners – Congratulations to all


1st Prize of $1,000 – Sameer Siddiqui (tkt. #0757)

2nd Prize of Petro Canada Cards (value $1,000) – Domingo Villamin (tkt. #0660)

3rd Prize of WestJet Gift Card (value $1,000) – Pearl Peng (tkt. #0386)



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.


  1. https://www.catholicicing.com/all-saints-day-costume-ideas-for-boys/

  2. https://www.catholicicing.com/all-saints-day-costume-ideas-for-girls/

  3. https://www.catholicicing.com/group-costumes-ideas-for-all-saints-day-saints-who-go-together/

  4. https://www.catholicicing.com/all-saints-day-resources-for-kids/


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



 

Reflections


A Model of Salvation


In Jesus' day, tax collectors were not popular people. They were collaborators with the Romans and were despised by many Jewish people. The tax system allowed them to charge more than what was required so that they could make a profit for themselves. Thus, they were considered sinners by their countrymen. Observers in the crowd that day grumble because Jesus dines with a sinner. Throughout Scripture, Jesus' choice of dinner companions set him apart from other observant Jews of his time. In first century Jewish culture, to dine together was to show a bond of fellowship and peace among those at the table. Observant Jews did not generally dine with foreigners and sinners. Yet, Jesus chooses to honor the tax collector, Zacchaeus, by staying at his house.


Even before Jesus comes to his home, Zacchaeus shows himself to be someone in search of salvation. Zacchaeus, described as short in stature, climbs a tree in order to see Jesus. We know from Luke's description that Zacchaeus was no ordinary tax collector; he was, in fact, the chief tax collector and a person of some wealth. In his search for salvation, he humbled himself by making a spectacle of himself by climbing a tree.


Jesus recognizes the faith of this tax collector exhibited in his search for salvation and calls him down from the tree. In the hospitality he extends to Jesus and in his conversion of heart, Zacchaeus is raised up by Jesus as a model of salvation.


~ Loyola Press


 

Mass Intentions


Sunday, October 30

  • Repose Greg Fedorak by George Fedorak

  • Repose Rosa Zepedeo by Pasqualina Cusano

  • Repose Rev. Joseph Soria by Barbara Stuart


Monday, October 31

  • Spec. Intention St. Edmund Parishioners

  • Repose Rev. John Horgan by Zofia Bronowska


Tuesday, November 1

  • Repose Hetty Boen by Gloria & Denis Small

  • Repose Phyllis Robertson by Elizabeth Livingston

  • Repose Victorio Baricaua by Anita Oandasan


Wednesday, November 2

  • Repose Antonio Testa by wife Lucia & family

  • Repose Souls of deceased family members by family

  • Repose All Souls by Ludovina Santos


Thursday, November 3

  • Repose Florencio & Gracita Lucas by Maria Lucas

  • Repose deceased Testa family members by Lucia & family


Friday, November 4

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


Saturday, November 5

  • Spec. Intention Father Jerry by Lynn

  • Repose Danuta & Wladyslaw Sikora by daughter


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



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.


Sr. Boys Soccer are North Shore AA Champions - Congratulations to the Sr. Boys Soccer team, who won the AA North Shore Soccer Banner against Mulgrave in a 2-0 victory.

 

Religious Education

PREP

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: deacons@rcav.org


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.



Annual Mass For Deceased Bishops, Clergy and Consecrated Men and Women


The annual Mass for deceased bishops, clergy and consecrated men and women will be held at Holy Rosary Cathedral on Wednesday, November 9 at 12:10 pm. All parishioners are most welcome to attend this special Liturgy concelebrated by the priests of the Archdiocese. Remember kindly in your prayers during the month of November those who have laboured for the Church in Vancouver and pray that the Lord will send more dedicated men and women to continue their ministry.



God's Glory is coming from the West!





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

Bread & Wine

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