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Sept 30/Oct 1, 2023 - Sunday Bulletin

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time


This Week in the Church


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 3RD @ 6:30PM – Prayer Service for the Saint Joseph Icon. All are invited to join to intercede with St. Jospeh for the parish. Knights General meeting at 7pm.

  • SUNDAY, OCT. 8TH AFTER 8AM & 9:30AM MASSES – Famous pancake breakfast is back. Please join us in parish hall next Sunday for good food & good company

FIRST FRIDAY is on October 6th – 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.

THE MONTHLY FILIPINO MASS – is on October 8th at 6pm.

To help us prepare for All Souls Day and November the month of the Holy Souls, offering envelopes are available at the Church entrance & on table in front of Sacred Heart.

Saturday Sept. 30th Is a Stat Holiday – THE NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH & RECONCILIATION – THE PARISH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED BOTH SATURDAY, SEPT. 30TH & MONDAY, OCT. 2ND (Also No 7:30am Mass on Monday, Oct. 2nd )


Important Updates

  • THE MONTHLY FILIPINO MASS – is on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 6pm.

  • SPECIAL OFFER – go to the Knights of Columbus notices for important information.

  • Project Advance : Every gift, regardless of its size, makes a difference. Every gift, regardless of its size, makes a difference. All pledge forms were mailed out; if you receive it and already have given; please disregard and we thank you for your donation.

    • Please look over information on your pledge form before sending in and make sure it is up to date, make any corrections as needed.

    • You may also make a donation online here: Be sure to select St. Edmund's in the parish drop down menu to ensure the excess funds come back to our community.

  • PREP 2023-2024 INFORMATION

    • PREP Registration is now open and forms are available in the Parish office.

    • PREP classes will be held every Wednesday 6:00 - 7:00 pm at St Edmund’s School and begin on September 27, 2023



A Full Conversion of Heart

The context for today’s Gospel is the mounting tension between Jesus and the Jewish religious leaders. Jesus has entered Jerusalem and overturned the money changers’ tables in the Temple. Jesus has caught the attention of the religious authorities; the chief priests and elders question Jesus about the source of his authority. Jesus refuses to name for these religious leaders the source of his authority. Instead, he questions the priests and elders through the parable we hear in today’s Gospel. The answer given by the religious leaders is correct, but it convicts them for their failure to heed the call of John the Baptist and for their inability to recognize the Kingdom of God.

The situation Jesus poses is rather straightforward. Given the same task by their father, one son asserts his disobedience in words, but then obeys in his actions; the second son obeys with his words, but disobeys in his actions. The question that Jesus poses is pointed and direct: Which son did what the father wanted? All would agree that “actions speak louder than words” and that even if his words were disobedient, the son who did the work as ordered did the father’s will.

Jesus’ conclusion is also direct. The chief priests and elders, the ones who speak most often about God, did not act accordingly. They did not respond to the message of repentance announced by John the Baptist with a change of heart. Instead, John’s message was heeded by those one would not expect to repent—tax collectors, prostitutes, and other sinners. Because of their actions, these sinners will enter the Kingdom of God ahead of the religious leaders.

Jesus could ask us the same question. Do our words indicate our obedience to God? If not our words, do our actions? God desires a full conversion of heart, that our actions (and our words as well) will give evidence of our love for God.

- Loyola Press


Mass Intentions

Sunday, October 1

· Repose Thomas Deabreu by daughter Ana

· Healing Mass for Yanic Pean by Chantel Pean

· Repose Raffaele Cusano by wife Rosa

· Repose Alejandro Rebanes by Lumanas family

· Repose Angela Olaso by Elisa & John Bueno

Monday, October 2

· Repose St. Edmund Parishioners

· Healing Mass for Yanic Pean by Chantel Pean

Tuesday, October 3

· Repose Guido Oberti by Andrew Oberti

· Healing Mass for Yanic Pean by Chantel Pean

Wednesday, October 4

· Repose Kerry Woollard by Barbara Stuart

· Healing Mass for Yanic Pean by Chantel Pean

Thursday, October 5

· Repose Monica Sulz by family

· Healing Mass for Yanic Pean by Chantel Pean

Friday, October 6

· Spec. Intention Christine Gallagher by Janet Ficocelli

· Healing Mass for Yanic Pean by Chantel Pean

· Repose Rafael S. Campos by Cari Mendoza

Saturday, October 7

· Repose Monica Sulz by family

· Healing Mass for Yanic Pean by Chantel Pean

· Repose Kurt Hoffmeister by Ness & Roger


Parish Events


2nd Thursday of each month @ 7 PM


Knights of Columbus

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

SPECIAL OFFER - Knights of Columbus - Free 1 Year On-Line Membership. You can enjoy the benefits of being a Knights of Columbus member including Accidental Death Benefit and the famous Columbia Magazine.


After joining, please check your Inbox for confirmation.



  • CFC Youth for Christ, a Catholic youth group striving to be and bring Christ wherever we go!

  • Join us for a weekend filled with activities that will help strength your bond with the Lord! During this retreat, you will get to have all sorts of fun, while meeting new people, too!

  • We have two methods of registration:

Download PDF • 18.76MB


St. Eds Christian Meditation Group

Mondays @ 7 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


Lessons are available to book at


School Events

St. Edmund's Elementary School

St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School

STA Christmas Craft Fair - After a three-year hiatus due to COVID, the STA Christmas Craft Fair is back for its 34th year on Sunday, 5 November. This is the official callout for new and returning vendors to participate in this fun and well-attended community event. Please email us at to register today!

Pilgrimage to the Medjugorje Youth Festival & Italy - The STA Alumni Association, in conjunction with STA Campus Ministry, is hosting a Pilgrimage to the Medjugorje Youth Festival and Italy from July 22nd - August 8th, 2024. All STA alumni & their families (18+) are invited to join.

Find more information at:


Religious Education


  • PREP Registration is now open and forms are available in the Parish office.

  • PREP classes will be held every Wednesday 6:00 - 7:00 pm at St Edmund’s School and begin on September 27, 2023

Children's Choir Training

  • Every Saturday at 10am

Altar Server Training

  • Every Saturday 11-11:30am


Archdiocese Notices & Events


Be sure to select St. Edmund's in the parish drop down menu to ensure the excess funds come back to our community.

Thank you for your generosity!


Life Chain Sunday, October 1 in North Vancouver

Just one hour of your time could save a life, which is why you are invited to be a part of an important pro-life witness on Sunday, October 1, 2023, on Lonsdale at 25th Street from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Please arrive at 1:30 p.m. for final instructions and to pick up your sign.

Parking is available at Holy Trinity Church’s gravel lot just west of Lonsdale and 27th, just a couple of blocks down to the Life Chain event.The North Shore Pro-Life Society will host a coffee and snacks celebration for all participants in the Holy Trinity Church Hall immediately after the event.

Everyone is welcome to peacefully and publicly call upon our community to protect human life from conception to its natural end.


Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Rekindle the romance, remind yourselves why you fell in love and learn how to make a good marriage even better!

WWME is offering a weekend marriage retreat this fall. Oct. 27-29, 2023.

❤Early bird special before Sept. 5.

Registration closes Oct. 17, 2023. You both deserve it!



Parishioners are cordially invited to the 12th Annual Archbishop’s Dinner on Thursday, November 9th at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. This year, proceeds raised will be dedicated by Archbishop Miller towards Honouring Our Workers in the Vineyard which will support the St. Joseph’s Society and the Clergy Care Fund as well as the building of a new convent for the Sisters.

Tables are $1,850 for a table of 10 guests. Parishioners can purchase individual tickets.

To book a table or tables or to purchase individual tickets,

please visit or you could mail the attached order form below or contact Ivana D’Almeida at 604-683—0281 ext. 326 (email


Special Gifts

Remember a loved one with a special gift


Financial Updates

Remember St. Edmund's in your Will


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