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September 9/10, 2023 - Sunday Bulletin

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time


This Week in the Church

  • Healing & Reconciliation Collection – this weekend

    • To support this important program, please see the 2 giving options below. Thank you for your generosity

  • THE NEXT MONTHLY FILIPINO MASS – is on Sunday, September 10th at 6pm

  • 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.


Important Updates

  • RAFFLE WINNERS!!!! The 1st Prize goes to ticket holder 03106, the 2nd to ticket holder 02564 & the 3rd to ticket holder 06747 – CONGRATULATIONS! & many thanks to everyone who participated.

  • 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, 202

  • 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.



To be assured of God’s Assistance

Today’s Gospel reading is taken from a chapter of Matthew’s Gospel, which is sometimes called the “discourse on the Church” or the “church order” discourse. In this part of Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus speaks more directly about matters of Church discipline and order. In today’s reading we find one of only three instances in which Jesus uses the word church in Matthew’s Gospel. In Matthew’s record of Jesus’ teaching, we can hear echoes of the kinds of issues faced by the early Christian community.

In the first part of the “discourse on the Church” (Matthew 18:1-14), Matthew addresses the Christian community’s concerns about rank. Jesus responds to the disciples’ question about who is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Jesus indicates that those who wish to enter the kingdom of heaven must be like children, and he cautions those leaders who might lead these “little ones” astray. He also responds with the parable of the lost sheep, indicating how God will seek out and bring back those “little ones” who have strayed.

In today’s Gospel reading, Matthew 18:15-20, Jesus addresses a common occurrence in the Christian community: a dispute between two members of the Church. Jesus outlines a procedure for settling such matters fairly. The victim should privately address the offender and attempt to resolve the dispute without outside involvement. If that fails, then the victim should bring two or three witnesses and confront the offender again. If the dispute is still unresolved, the matter should be brought to the attention of the entire community. If the offender refuses to adhere to the reparations prescribed by the community, then Jesus suggests that the offender may be expelled from the Church.

Jesus does not discourage disagreement within the community of the Church; he acknowledges the reality of conflict and error and offers his disciples a means for addressing such matters. It is in the conclusion to this teaching that the message of hope is found: Jesus is present with the community and will guide the community in its relations. If decisions are made in prayer, then the community can be assured of God’s assistance.

- Loyola Press


Mass Intentions

Sunday, September 10

· Repose Elizabeth Buthello by Zofia Bronowska

· Repose Claudia Hovden by Colangelo family

· Repose Mum & Dad Fiorvento by family

· Repose Lydia Ticzon & Carmina Unson by Elisa & John Bueno

Monday, September 11

· Spec. Intention Adrian Brecelj by Janet Ficocelli (Mum)

· Repose Angela Ng by Liz Wong

Tuesday, September 12

· Spec. Intention St. Edmund Parishioners

· Spec. Intention Jessie Wong to remain faithful by Jessie Wong

Wednesday, September 13

· Repose All Souls in Purgatory by Ana Louzado

· Repose Guido Oberti by Andrew Oberti

Thursday, September 14

· Repose John Wong by Jessie Wong

Friday, September 15

· Repose Mark Sebanc by Peter & Diane Nation

Saturday, September 16

· Repose Sue Sam Wong by Jessie Wong

· Repose Timotea Bote by Jovita Ramirez


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:

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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. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School

STA Homecoming - Join us for a back-to-school celebration for our inaugural STA Homecoming. The event will take place at Fen Burdett Stadium and is open to all STA students, families, alumni and relatives.


Thursday, September 21

3:30 - 5:00 pm: League-opener for the Senior Boys Soccer team

4:00 - 7:30 pm: Food trucks (prices range from $8 - $12 per meal)

5:00 - 7:00 pm: Beer Garden (cash bar)

6:00 - 6:45 pm: Teacher Volleyball Challenge for anyone who plays volleyball

Bring your own equipment to enjoy: basketball, skateboarding and pickleball. Watch for the complimentary registration link for catering purposes. We can't wait to see you there!

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!


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

Second Collection: Healing & Reconciliation

September 9-10, 2023

This weekend's second collection is for Healing and Reconciliation. Your tax-deductible gift to this collection will continue to support our Indigenous brothers and sisters in the following ways:

● Healing and reconciliation initiatives for communities and families affected by past injustices

● Culture and language revitalization projects aimed at preserving and celebrating Indigenous heritage

● Education and community-building initiatives that empower individuals and promote unity

Learn more and donate today:

Thank you for your generous support!


ST. ANTHONY’S CWL Centennial Thrift SALE - Saturday, Sep 16

From 10:00 am to 2:00 pm - Don’t miss our amazing thrift sale!

Donate your gently used items and help us make a difference in the world. We accept donations from September 11th after 9:30 a.m. until September 15th at 1:00 pm

We appreciate your generosity and support for our local community in need.

We are looking for:

CLOTHING: All ages and sizes, clean and good condition

COLLECTIBLES: China, teacups, platters, figurines, etc.

JEWELLERY: Fine and costume, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, watches, etc.

HOUSEWARES: Dishes, glasses, baking trays, cutlery, etc.

LINENS: Bedding, pillowcases, blankets, etc.

TOYS/GAMES: Lego, puzzles, boardgames, cards, stuffed animals, dolls, action figures, etc.

BOOKS: Fiction, non-fiction, thrillers, bestsellers, artbooks, , etc.

HOME DECORATIONS: Vases, artwork, mirrors, knickknacks, etc.

ART: Paintings, prints, etc.

ODDS/ENDS: Golf gear, fishing gear, tools in good condition, etc.


Come and shop for great bargains and treasures at our thrift sale!



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!


Development & Peace, Caritas Canada

Vancouver Council

The Council is hosting a Regional Assembly/Retreat from Friday afternoon, September 22nd to Sunday morning, September 24th at Carmel Hill, Little Flower Monastery, Deroche (after Mission), BC.  This retreat is open to everyone. The theme is "Create Hope".  

Regional Assembly/Retreat Cost At A Glance:

Little Flower Monastery Registration Fee - $60 per person

Friday to Sunday with 5 meals (2 nights) - $220 per person

Saturday sessions only with lunch & dinner - $110 per person

Saturday to Sunday (1 night w/ 4 meals) – 2 breakfasts, Lunch &

Dinner - $134 per person

Speakers for this retreat are:  Carl Hetu, Executive Director, Development & Peace (Montreal); Denis Boyd, Registered Psychologist& Michael Dougherty from Whitehorse/Yukon.

Any questions, please contact Pinky Pascual at 

or 1-604-612-9677.

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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!


Special Gifts

Remember a loved one with a special gift


Financial Updates

Remember St. Edmund's in your Will


Prayer Requests and Advertisements


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