23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
This week in the Church
7:30am Mass resumes on September 6th. 9am Mass continues as usual
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.
The 1st Knights’ Pancake Breakfast of the season will be on September 11th after the 8 & 9:30am Masses – come by for excellent food!!
PREP starts on Wednesday, September 21st – 6-7pm weekly – more details under the “Religious Education” heading
Regular Office hours resume on September 6th
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!
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.
Choosing the Kingdom of God
In chapter 14 of Luke's Gospel, Jesus is speaking to people gathered at the table about the difficulties of following him. This group of people is suspicious about Jesus, looking to catch him doing something wrong. Jesus speaks to them in parables, emphasizing that although there is a right way to be a disciple and enter into the kingdom of his Father, it is a difficult path to follow. Many, even some of the guests at the table, reject the invitation. So, Jesus turns to the crowds and speaks to them of discipleship. Jesus explains that, when it comes to making a choice for the Kingdom of God, nothing can get in the way. When Jesus describes “hating” one's father and mother, he is not talking about feelings. Rather, he is emphasizing very strongly that choosing to be a disciple means that everything else—family, money, your own life—must come second. In Matthew's version of this story (Matthew 10:37), Jesus refers not to “hating” father or mother, but to loving them more than Jesus. Jesus makes it very clear that being a disciple is not easy. It means to bear one's own cross. These difficult sayings of Jesus are followed by two brief parables (a person constructing a tower and a king marching into battle) that make an obvious point—don't start what you cannot finish. Discipleship is difficult and is something we can commit to only if we are prepared to put the Kingdom of God before everything else.
~ Loyola Press
Sunday, September 4
Repose Raffaele Cusano by wife Rosa
Spec. Intention Marta Brisco
Repose John Martin by sister Imelda
Repose Joseph Beyrouti by family
Repose Dolly Lin by Nancy Ty
Monday, September 5
Spec. Intention Father Steny & Father Cannio by Jane
Tuesday, September 6
Spec. Intention St. Edmund Parishioners
Repose Rita Brady by Sue Farrell
Wednesday, September 7
Repose Pauline McCaffery by Linda Sibau
Repose Rev. John Barry by Louzado family
Thursday, September 8
Repose Mindy Derro by Jasmin Pinto
Friday, September 9
Spec. Intention Eric Zivarts by Rosa Zivarts
Repose David Campbell by Liz Wong
Saturday, September 10
Repose Lydia Ticzon & Carmina Unson by Elisa & John Bueno
If you need a Mass Intention, please contact the Parish Office
Great prizes to be won!
September 17, 2022 Early Bird Draw $500 Cash
October 22, 2022 - Main Draw
To pay for the new parking lot and school playground
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
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org or at 604-987-8304
Option to participate via ZOOM:
For an introductory conversation, please contact Luis Zunino - email@example.com 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. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School
First Day of School - Tuesday, September 6th, 2022
Welcome Packages will be mailed to home addresses of returning and new students at the end of August. The school's yearly calendar is posted on the school's website. Please ensure the office is informed of any address changes during the summer. Emails may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Note: Administration Office will be staffed starting Monday, August 22nd, 2022. Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
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 email@example.com, 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
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.
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 email@example.com.
Moms & Tots Group
Spiritual Pilgrimage with Fr. Anthony Ho
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2022
Praise God at the new Shrine of the Infant Jesus of Cebu in Agassiz BC
Participate in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at Westminster Abbey.
Witness the Installation of Fr. Alban Riley, OSB as new Abbot.
Request prayer intentions from the Poor Sisters of St. Clare.
ITINERARY - Wednesday, September 14, 2022
8:45 am Pick up pilgrims beside Oakridge Centre on Cambie Street
in Vancouver, BC
10:45 am Arrive at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 7237
Morrow Road in Agassiz, BC
11:45 am Drive to Mission, BC for lunch in a restaurant or park, BYOL
1:00 pm Arrive at Westminster Abbey, 34224 Dewdney Trunk Road.
2:00 pm Mass and Installation of Fr. Alban Riley, OSB at the church.
4:00 pm Drive to Convent of St. Clare, 8589 Draper Street in Mission.
4:30 pm Leave for Vancouver
6:45 pm Drop off at Oakridge Centre.
PRICE, TERMS AND CONDITIONS
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 5:00 PM on Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Cost per person: $75.00 Cash or Interac Transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
Price includes 5% GST, return bus service, driver’s tips/meals, fuel surcharges.
Price does not include travel insurance, lunch, and personal items.
We encourage everyone to get a travel insurance.
Mask mandatory in the bus.
Register with full payment and submit signed Waiver of Liability.
Contact: Teresita Nixon, tel. # 604-940-6711 or 604-329-8710
Register early. Limited Seating.
Names of pilgrims will be submitted to Westminster Abbey on Thursday, September 1, 2022, for attendance at the Mass and Installation of the new Abbot.
AQUINAS INSTITUTE™ - "Live holy experiences in the world”
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
A Letter from the Archbishop
Altar Candles & Sanctuary Lamp
For the week of September 3 to September 9
Special Intention of Eric Zivarts
Donated by Rosa Zivarts
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
Parking Lot Paving/Drainage Repair Update
With gratitude, we have raised $154,554 of the estimated $190,000 needed to complete these projects. Work begins the 1stweek of July.
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.
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 Repose of the Soul of
Rev. John Barry
Our Parish Community is asked to pray for the Special Intention of
Father Steny &