CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST
|Saturday, January 21st and Sunday, January 22nd, 2023
3rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
|For a Peaceful Dialogue Between Nations
|For an End to the Pandemic
|For the People of the Parish
|Mon. Jan. 23rd
|Frances Engel by Alice Barbagallo
|Tues. Jan. 24th
|St. Francis de Sales
|For the Mental Health of Our Parishioners
|Wed. Jan. 25th
|The Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle
|Thur. Jan. 26th
|St. Timothy & St. Titus
|Stella Turchyn by Donna Rochford
|Fri. Jan. 27th
|For All Frontline Workers
|Saturday, January 28th and Sunday, January 29th, 2023
4th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
|For the People of the Parish
|For All Those Who Have Died of COVID-19
|Bob Tadgell by Nancy Thomas
|Mon. Jan. 30th
|For the Sick
|Tues. Jan 31st
|St. John Bosco
|For the Poor & Homeless
|Wed. Feb. 1st
|Thur. Feb. 2nd
|The Presentation of the Lord
|Florence Dunn by Louise Gauthier
|Fri. Feb. 3rd
|Stewart Glover by his wife & family
|Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
|Saturday, February 4th and Sunday, February 5th, 2023
5th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
|Pascal Coutinho by the family
|For the People of the Parish
|Jean Maurice Huard by Edna Roberts
LET US PRAY FOR THOSE WHO ARE SICK
Those in need of our prayers: David Brewer, Gordon Deery, Rosemarie Elisan, John Hillhouse, Connie Iacovelli, Hélène Parent, Marianne Pérignon, Larry Poulin & Griselda Rella Cortés.
SAINT BLAISE- FEAST DAY FEBRUARY 3rd
Blaise is best known for the tradition of blessing throats linked to him. An Armenian bishop, Blaise suffered martyrdom during the persecution of Licinius, in the early 4th century. While little is known about him, it is said that religious oppression forced him to live as a hermit in a cave. According to legend, Blaise performed a miraculous cure on a boy who was choking to death. Blaise has long been associated with cures for afflictions of the throat, and the blessing of throats may take place on this day in memory of him. He is a patron of wool-combers and of all who suffer from afflictions of the throat. He is also a patron of wild beasts, as legend suggests he had a remarkable calming influence on animals. Living with Christ, Vol. 29 No. 2) pg. 164
BLESSING OF THROATS will take place after all Masses on Friday, February 3rd, Saturday, February 4th and Sunday, February 5th.
SHARING THE WORD OF GOD THROUGH ZOOM
As part of his pastoral ministry before ordination to be a Permanent Deacon, Benny Augustinewill be sharing a reflection on the Word of God every First Friday through Zoom, join us on Friday, February 3rd at 8pm for 30 minutes. You can also invite your family and friends. Click on the Zoom link below to join:
Meeting ID: 376 694 4132
2023 OFFERING ENVELOPES
If you have not picked up your 2023 offering envelopes, they are available on the east windowsill in the Church. If you have not used envelopes in the past, please take an unmarked box and return the included form to register. We ask that you not use offering envelopes from previous years, this would greatly help with the processing of the envelopes.
WOULD YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW WANT TO RECEIVE THE PARISH BULLETIN VIA EMAIL?
If so, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “SUBSCRIBE TO PARISH BULLETIN”.
PASTORAL HOME CARE
For more than 20 years, the Archdiocese of Montreal has offered a service of spiritual accompaniment of sick and elderly persons in their own homes. This service is confidential and free and made available thanks to the visits of hundreds of volunteers who have received special training. If you are interested in volunteering your time to tend to our community needs, please join us on Tuesday, January 24th from 7pm to 8pm for a Zoom discussion with Cathie Macaulay, Pastoral Home Care coordinator at the Archdiocese, to find out more. To receive the Zoom link, please call Vivian at 514-795-8507.
YOUNG ADULTS MINISTRY
The NEW St. Edmund’s Parish Young Adults Ministry is planning monthly activities for fellowship, friendship, faith formation, prayer, and service. If you are 18-35, please consider joining our first event on Tuesday, January 31st from 7pm to 9pm. We will gather at St. Edmund’s for Eucharistic Adoration with Fr. Jessie and then we will go to Duke and Devine’s in Beaurepaire Village. Future gatherings will include participation in Archdiocesan activities as well as joint events with neighboring parishes. Location and timing will vary from month to month depending on the activity, and if you can only attend from time to time because of school or work obligations, that is fine. For more information, please contact us through the Parish, or at email@example.com. You can also find us on the Signal, where our name is St Edmund’s Young Adults.
DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE-CARITAS CANADA (D&P)
Mgr. Raymond Poisson, President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops writes “For fifty-five years, human dignity and social justice have been at the heart of its (D&P) projects and programs. For 55 years, this social movement, supported by the Catholic community in Canada, has been working for justice and peace, inspired by Catholic Social Teaching, especially the preferential option for the poor. Development and Peace transforms lives by appealing to consciences here in Canada about the root causes of poverty and ensuring that its partners and the communities they serve in the Global South can take charge of their own development.” St. Edmund Parish supports D&P through actions and donations. Would you like to be part of this? It involves about 15 hours per year. Have a look https://www.devp.org/en/ . Contact Yvonne Bourque at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SPIRITUAL SUPPORT FOR SEPARATED OR DIVORCED PERSONS
The Diocesan Centre for Marriage, Life and the Family launched a series of monthly encounters for those wounded in their sacrament of marriage and who are seeking a path of healing and reconciliation. Meetings are held online, on Saturday afternoons, and are led by Francis Joannette, permanent deacon, and his wife, Jackie. During these gatherings, each person is invited to rebuild their life in Christ and discover how God is calling them today. Free, registration required.
Next meeting: Saturday, February 4th from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Information & registration: https://tinyurl.com/spiritualsupport22-23
Contact: centreDMVF@diocesemontreal.org 514 925-4300 ext 233
WORLD MARRIAGE DAY 2023
Worldwide Marriage Encounter – with the collaboration of the Diocesan Centre for Marriage, Life and Family –invite you to a Mass on Saturday, February 11th. The bilingual celebration will be presided by Archbishop Christian Lépine and will take place at Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral at 5pm. It will also be live-streamed on the Diocese’s YouTube channel. Renew your wedding vows, receive a special blessing and pray for couples and families!
MOTHER TERESA: NO GREATER LOVE
A documentary film on the life and legacy of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, premieres in Quebec, January 27th, with English and French showings at all Cinémas Guzzo locations throughout the greater Montreal area. Produced to coincide with the 25th anniversary of her passing, the film features never-before-seen footage of the beloved saint, rare access to the work of her religious community, the Missionary of Charity, today, and deeply moving witness accounts of persons whose lives were forever changed because of their encounters with