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
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
MC’s on the Night were - Nanette Agonias and Joel DeGuzman
Managing the Kids’ Room were
Peggy Zica Jasmin
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.
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 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
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
ST. Edmund's Christian Meditation Group
Date: All Mondays at 7:00 PM
Participation in person:
please contact Luis Zunino - email@example.com or at 604-987-8304
Option to participate via ZOOM:
For an introductory conversation, please contact Luis Zunino - firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
Every Wednesday, September 21st – 6-7pm
Children's Choir Training
Every Saturday at 10 AM
Altar Servers’ Training
Every Saturday 11 - 11:30am
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project Advance 2022
The Project Advance Webpage is live, please visit projectadvance.ca
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Bread & Wine
For the week of October 29th to November 5th
Repose of the Souls of all my sisters
Donated by Nora Gemino
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
Prayer Requests and Advertisements
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