Sept 10/11th, 2022 - Sunday Bulletin

Updated: Sep 10

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time



This week in the Church



  • Please note – the regular parking lot is not available this weekend (Sept. 10/11). Parking is available in the tennis court.


  • The 1st Knights’ Pancake Breakfast of the season will be this Sunday, September 11th after the 8am & 9:30am Masses – please join us for good food and good company. Please use the front entrance of the hall.


  • The Knights of Columbus of St. Edmund’s have the honour to announce that the St. Joseph Icon is coming to our Parish on Wednesday, Sept. 14. To celebrate that wonderful occasion, there will be a special Mass at 7pm followed by a Novena to St. Joseph. Everyone is cordially invited to attend


  • Special donation envelopes are at the Church entrance in support of Healing and Reconciliation – please be generous – there will be a 2nd Collection this weekend after Communion



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


SAVE THE DATE for the Harvest Moon Barn Dance, Saturday October 22, 2022 at 5:30pm for Socializing, followed by dinner at 6:30pm “Put your blue jeans on. It’s time to saddle up”. Volunteers and sponsors needed. Contact Maria De Lucrezia at maridelucrezia@hotmail.com or 604-619-6249 or Marie Dayton at madayton123@gmail.com or 778 927 4542



  • PREP starts on Wednesday, September 21st – 6-7pm weekly – more details under the “Religious Education” heading


  • 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)


Red Cross Volunteering



Volunteer now with the Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP) – Client Services Volunteers in the Health Equipment Loan Program volunteer in-person at the North Vancouver depot.


About the Role: Volunteers provide administrative support like answering the phone, scheduling client appointments, coordinating health equipment loans and returns and making minor adjustments to equipment.


Individual Time Commitment: 4 hours once per week for a minimum of 6 months. The North Vancouver depot shifts are Monday to Friday.

Training: A mixture of online & in-person training, no experience necessary!

Apply online at: redcross.ca/volunteer or inquire by email at volunteerBCY@redcross.ca


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.


 

Reflections


Losing, Finding, and Rejoicing


In chapter 15 of Luke's Gospel, Jesus tells three parables about losing, finding, and rejoicing. The outcasts of society, the taxpayers, and the sinners approach Jesus eager to hear what he has to say. In Luke's Gospel, hearing is a sign of conversion. The Pharisees and scribes, still suspicious of Jesus, complain about him associating with sinners. So, he tells them these three parables.


In the first story, the parable of The Lost Sheep, the shepherd leaves behind the 99 sheep to search for the 1 lost sheep. When he finds it, the shepherd rejoices not alone as in Matthew's version, but with friends and neighbors. In the same way, God rejoices more over 1 sinner who repents—like the outcasts who have come to hear Jesus—than over the 99 righteous like the Pharisees and scribes.


The second story, about a poor woman who will not stop searching until she finds her lost coin, makes the same point. Why are the Pharisees complaining? They should rejoice when the lost are found.


Finally, we come to what is probably the most memorable parable in the Gospels, the story we know as The Prodigal Son. Just as in The Lost Sheep and The Lost Coin, this story (found only in Luke) is really about the seeker. The loving father is at the center of this parable. Even though his son runs off with his father's inheritance and squanders the money, the father waits for him, hoping for his return. Upon his son's return, the father, “full of compassion,” runs out to embrace and forgive him before the son can utter one word of repentance. At this point the rejoicing begins.


The parable does not end there. Rather, it makes one more point about the older son's reaction. This son who never left, just like the Pharisees and scribes who feel they are righteous, refuses to enter his father's house to join in the rejoicing. He has served his father. He has obeyed him. Perhaps it was not out of love. The father's response teaches us that God's care and compassion extend to the righteous and sinner alike. When we are lost, God doesn't wait for our return. He actively seeks us out. And when the lost are found, how could we not celebrate and rejoice?


~ Loyola Press


 

Mass Intentions


Sunday, September 11

  • Spec. Intention Adrian Brecelj (birthday) by Mom

  • Repose deceased Cusano family members by Angelo & Adelina Cusano

  • Repose Angela Ng by Elizabeth Wong

  • Repose Leoncio Pinto by Jasmin Pinto


Monday, September 12

  • Spec. Intention St. Edmund Parishioners

  • Spec. Intention Rowena Ramirez by Zofia Bronowska


Tuesday, September 13

  • Spec. Intention Fernande Husa by Zofia Bronowska


Wednesday, September 14

  • Spec. Intention Rt. Rev. Alban Riley, OSB by Jane Richmond

  • Spec. Intention St. Edmund’s Parishioners by Janet Ficocelli


Thursday, September 15

  • Repose David Campbell by Liz Wong

  • Repose Guido Oberti by Andrew Oberti


Friday, September 16

  • Spec. Intention Thanksgiving for Benny Guieb by Fe Guieb


Saturday, September 17

  • Spec. Intention Sean Harriott by Barbara Stuart

  • Spec. Intention Thanksgiving Mass by Anish Rodrigues


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

 

Events


Parish


RAFFLE FUNDRAISER

Great prizes to be won!

When

September 17, 2022 Early Bird Draw $500 Cash


October 22, 2022 - Main Draw


Why

To pay for the new parking lot and school playground


How

Tickets are $20 each

They will be sold after all masses next week

Cash, VISA and Mastercard will be accepted


Chances of winning are 1 in 1,000


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 - 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 – no meetings during the summer




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 – no meetings during the summer


School




St. Edmund's Elementary School



 

Religious Education

PREP

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 prepatsteds@shaw.ca, 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

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.


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 chris.chunga@gmail.com.

Moms & Tots Group



Synod

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 www.rcav.org/synod

Project Advance 2022

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



A Letter from the Archbishop



Special Gifts

Bread & Wine

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