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September 23/24, 2023 - Sunday Bulletin


25th Sunday in Ordinary Time



 

This Week in the Church


  • No Coffee Sunday in September - see you in October

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

  • 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: https://support.rcav.org/project-advance-2023/ 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

 

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.


 

Reflections


God's Radically Different Ways


In today's Gospel, Jesus moves from Galilee to teach in Judea where he is sought out by great crowds and tested by the Pharisees on issues such as marriage and divorce. Jesus also encounters a rich young man who is unable to accept Jesus' demand that he leave his possessions to follow him. Jesus' response to the rich young man sounds very much like the conclusion we will find in today's Gospel: the first will be last and the last will be first.

On the surface, the parable of the workers in the vineyard appears to be an offense to common sense. Those who work a longer day ought to be paid more than those who work just an hour or two. When viewed in this way, the landowner seems unfair. That is because we are reading into the parable our own preconceived notions of how fairness and equality should be quantified.

A close read shows us that the landowner paid on the terms that were negotiated. The landowner, it seems, has acted completely justly. The parable goes beyond that, however, and we come to see that the landowner is not simply just, he is exceptionally just. He is radically just. He has given those who labored in the field for a full day their due pay. But he has also given a full-day's wage to those who worked only a single hour. No one is cheated, but a few receive abundantly from the landowner just as we receive from God more than what is merely justifiable or due. God, like the landowner, is radically just and abundantly generous. The workers who complain are made to look foolish as they lament the fact that landowner has made all workers equal. Indeed, what more could one ask for than to be treated as an equal at work or anywhere else?

The parable reminds us that although God owes us nothing, he offers abundantly and equally. We are occasionally tempted to think that our own actions deserve more reward, more of God's abundant mercy, than the actions of others. But God's generosity cannot be quantified or partitioned into different amounts for different people. When we think that way, we are trying to relate to God on our terms rather than to accept God's radically different ways.


- Loyola Press

 

Mass Intentions


Sunday, September 24

· Repose Serafino & Maria Cusano/Fiore & Enza Romano by Adelina & Angelo Cusano

· Repose Anna Michniewicz by daughter Zofia


Monday, September 25

· Spec. Intention St. Edmund Parishioners


Tuesday, September 26

· Repose Guido Oberti by Andrew Oberti


Wednesday, September 27

· Spec. Intention Celie Caleico by Legion of Mary


Thursday, September 28

· Repose Wilhelmina Franken by Cecilia Son


Friday, September 29

· Spec. Intention Gemma Quibuyen by Legion of Mary

· Repose Guiseppe & Domenico Giustra by Emilia Ilar


Saturday, September 30

· Spec. Intention Brandon Teng by Liz Wong

· Repose Teresa Thomas by daughter Louise & family

 

Parish Events


CWL

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.


Promo Code: BLESSEDMCGIVNEY

After joining, please check your Inbox for confirmation.


 

CAMP SANATIO – YOUTH CAMP – OCTOBER 20-22, 2023 (NO OVERNIGHT) @ ST. EDMUND’S GYM

  • 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:

Camp_Sanatio_Reg_FormFINAL-BW
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Download PDF • 18.76MB

 

St. Eds Christian Meditation Group

Mondays @ 7 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


 

Lessons are available to book at https://cjtenniscoaching.ca/booking-page-groups



 


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 stacraftfair@aquinas.org 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: https://www.aquinas.org/alumni

 


Religious Education


PREP

  • 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



PROJECT ADVANCE 2023



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!


 

ARCHBISHOP’S DINNER

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 rcav.org/dinner2023 or you could mail the attached order form below or contact Ivana D’Almeida at 604-683—0281 ext. 326 (email idalmeida@racv.org)

 

Special Gifts


Remember a loved one with a special gift

Bread & Wine


For the week of September 23-September 29

Repose of the Souls of Anna & John Michniewicz

Donated by daughter Zofia

 

Financial Updates

Remember St. Edmund's in your Will


 

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