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Sept 24/25th, 2022 - Sunday Bulletin

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

This week in the Church

CWL COFFEE SUNDAY & BAKE SALE this Sunday, September 25th after all Masses

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 or 604-619-6249 or Marie Dayton at or 778 927 4542

Tickets are $45.00 per person & $10.00 for children under 12

Tickets will go on sale next weekend after all Masses; get yours early so you don’t miss out.

  • 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.



Caring for the Poor

A major theme in the Gospel of Luke is the importance of the care of the poor in the life of discipleship. In the parable found in today's Gospel, Jesus contrasts the life of a rich man and the poor man, Lazarus, who lives in the shadow of the rich man and his wealth. Both die. Lazarus finds himself in heaven; the rich man in the netherworld. The rich man asks for assistance from Lazarus in his torment. But Abraham reminds the rich man of the good things he had in his life and describes the current situation as a reversal of fortunes. The rich man then asks that Lazarus be sent to warn his family, but this is denied with the reminder that Moses and the prophets have warned of judgment for those who neglect the care of the poor.

In the context of Luke's Gospel, this parable, delivered in the presence of a crowd of listeners, is part of Jesus' response to some Pharisees. These Pharisees are described in Luke's Gospel as “loving money.” (Note: The Pharisees were followers of a sect of Judaism active before, during, and after Jesus' lifetime. They taught an oral interpretation of the Law of Moses as the basis for popular Jewish piety. They put less emphasis on Temple worship and more on applying the law to everyday life. Though they are often portrayed negatively in the Gospels, they shared many of Jesus' and the early Church's concerns about the law.) Jesus observed that the actions of some Pharisees betrayed misplaced priorities: they spoke one way but acted in another. The story of the rich man and Lazarus demonstrates the importance of the care of the poor and is a reminder to those who would follow Jesus of the unimportance of wealth in the eyes of God.

~ Loyola Press


Mass Intentions

Sunday, September 25

  • Repose Trinidad Cuenca Serafin & Felipa Ilacad by Florendo family

  • Repose Serafino & Maria Cusano & Enza Romano by Cusano family

  • Repose Pat Hartner by Zofia Bronowska

  • Repose John Cusanelli by wife Giovanna

  • Spec. Intention Kay Peji-Cinco by Rojo family

Monday, September 26

  • Repose St. Edmund Parishioners

  • Spec. Intention for all Priests around the World by Rosa Zivarts

Tuesday, September 27

  • Repose Pat Barnet by Leisha O’Toole

  • Repose Sr. John Vincent by Elizabeth Livingston

Wednesday, September 28

  • Repose Joe & Tommy Kane by Roz Kerr

  • Spec, Intention Ana Dimapilis by Rojo family

Thursday, September 29

  • Repose David Campbell by Liz Wong

Friday, September 30

  • Spec. Intention Brandon Teng by Elizabeth Wong

Saturday, October 1

  • Repose Teresita Rotairo by Rolando, Bella & family

  • Repose Rosario & Gerson Frias by family

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




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 - 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 – 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


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


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, 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


Please join us as we gather here and in 31 other B.C. communities as thousands across Canada and the US stand in prayerful and peaceful witness on behalf of abortion’s many victims.

Little Flower Academy

Is hosting their Annual OPEN HOUSE on Wednesday, October 12th at 6:00pm and is accepting applications from prospective Grade Eight candidates for the 2023-2024 school year. All students wishing to apply must sit the ENTRANCE EXAM on Saturday, December 3, 2022. For more information and online application, please visit their website ( or contact Kathi Wilson, Registrar at or 604-738-9016 ext. 114

Moms & Tots Group

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


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

A Letter from the Archbishop

Special Gifts

Remember a loved one with a special gift

Bread and Wine

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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