Sept 17/18th, 2022 - Sunday Bulletin

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time



This week in the Church



  • St. Edmund’s Parish Office and School will be closed on Monday Sept. 19th to observe the National Day of Mourning on the funeral day of our late sovereign Queen Elizabeth II.


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



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


  • Let us especially pray for Paul Arcilla who will be undergoing triple bypass surgery on Monday.


  • Let us especially pray for the departed soul of Pat Hartner, sister of Nora, who passed away on Friday.


  • We sadly share the news that Margaret Ann Gallant, a long-time St. Edmund Parishioner and CWL member, went home to our Lord on August 24, 2022. Her funeral and burial were on August 27th at St. Simon’s and St. Jude’s Parish, PEI. May she rest in the peace and comfort of our Heavenly Father.


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


  • CWL COFFEE SUNDAY & BAKE SALE will return after all Sunday Masses on September 25th


  • 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.


 

Reflections


No One Can Serve Two Masters


Today's Gospel sounds puzzling to contemporary readers, but it can be made less so by considering the economic system which stands behind the parable. A steward is dismissed because he is squandering his master's property. He is called dishonest because he is not serving the interests of the rich man, his employer. In response the steward, in an attempt to ensure favor for himself among the rich man's debtors, brokers repayment of the rich man's loans by foregoing the interest and fees that had been levied to line the steward's pockets. It is this action, in which the steward puts aside his greed and takes the longer perspective in order to enhance his security, which is commended by the rich man.


The passage concludes with three morals for the listeners. The first exhorts the listener to be prudent about the use of wealth. Like the steward in the parable, those who would follow Jesus must put transitory affairs in proper perspective. Christians should handle the affairs of temporal life with an eye toward eternal life.


The second concerns trustworthiness. Those who can be trusted in small things can also be trusted in great things. If Christians handle money and other passing things responsibly, then they can also be trusted with the affairs of the Kingdom of God.


Finally, Jesus tells his listeners that no one can serve two masters simultaneously. God must be put ahead of money.


~ Loyola Press


 

Mass Intentions


Sunday, September 18

  • Spec. Intention Grandson Aidan by Pat & Roger LaBreche

  • Repose deceased Wong family members by Elizabeth Wong

  • Repose Mum & Dad Fiorvento by family


Monday, September 19

  • Spec. Intention St. Edmund Parishioners

  • Repose Pat Barnet by Leisha O’Toole


Tuesday, September 20

  • Repose David Campbell by Liz Wong


Wednesday, September 21

  • Repose David Coulson by Leisha O’Toole

  • Spec. Intention Olga Zetl by Janet Ficocelli


Thursday, September 22

  • Repose David Campbell by Liz Wong


Friday, September 23

  • Repose Rosaline McCarthy by Leisha O’Toole

  • Thanksgiving by Rosa Zivarts


Saturday, September 24

  • Repose Anna Michniewicz by Zofia Bronowskat

  • Spec. Intention Celie Calpito by Charmaine


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

 

Events


Parish


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



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

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



Pro-Life

Anyone interested in being the contact for St. Edmund's Parish for an interdenominational Pro-Life event of the Life Chain on Sunday, Oct. 2nd at Lonsdale Avenue and Hwy. 1for one hour, please directly contact Mr. Len Corben (lencorben @yahoo.ca) who is the organizer.

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

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