Bulletin Oct. 29 – Nov. 18, 2022

Bulletin Oct. 29 – Nov. 18, 2022


Saturday, October 29th and Sunday, October 30th, 2022 31st SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
5:00 p.m.For the Deceased Members of the Coutinho Family by the family
9:00 a.m.For the Deceased Members of the Discepola Family by the family
11:00 a.m.For the People of the Parish
Mon. Oct. 31st     Ferial
9:00 a.m.Antonia Iagallo by her family
Tues. Nov. 1st    All Saints
9:00 a.m.Mass for All Saints
Wed.  Nov. 2nd   All Souls’ Day
7:00 p.m.Remembrance Mass for All Souls
Thur.  Nov. 3rd   Ferial
9:00 a.m.All Deceased Members of the Palucci & Tedeschi families by Frances Palucci
Fri.  Nov. 4th    St. Charles Borromeo
9:00 a.m.Troy Ryan by the Langill family
9:30 a.m.Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday, November 5th and Sunday, November 6th, 2022
5:00 p.m.For the People of the Parish
9:00 a.m.Dennis Eperjesy by his daughter Susan
11:00 a.m.Luigi Mastroianni by the family
Mon.  Nov. 7th    Ferial
9:00 a.m.Felicienne & Roger St. Denis by Susan & Antonio Lanni
Tues.  Nov. 8th   Ferial
9:00 a.m.For a Peaceful Dialogue Between Nations
Wed.  Nov. 9th   The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
9:00 a.m.NO MASS
Thur.  Nov. 10th    St. Leo the Great
9:00 a.m.For the Poor & Homeless
Fri.  Nov. 11th     St. Martin of Tours
9:00 a.m.Basilio & Maria Lanni by Susan & Antonio Lanni
Saturday, November 12th and Sunday, November 13th, 2022 33rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
5:00 p.m.Evelyn McGuire by Joan Mitchell
9:00 a.m.For the People of the Parish
11:00 a.m.Kerry Low Vaughan by Maureen & Shirley
Mon.  Nov. 14th  Ferial
9:00 a.m.Franz Eichinger by his daughter Irmgard
Tues.  Nov. 15th   Ferial
9:00 a.m.Rosa Iorio & Maria Faccone by Susan & Antonio Lanni
Wed.  Nov. 16th     Ferial
9:00 a.m.NO MASS
Thur.  Nov. 17th    St. Elizabeth of Hungary
9:00 a.m.For Those Who Have Died of COVID-19
Fri.  Nov. 18th     Ferial
9:00 a.m.Antole Lesyk by his wife Maria
Saturday, November 19th and Sunday, November 20th, 2022 CHRIST THE KING
5:00 p.m.Luigi Notartomaso by his family
9:00 a.m.Giuseppe Caligiuri by the family
11:00 a.m.For the People of the Parish


For children who suffer~ We pray for children who are suffering, especially those who are homeless, orphans, and victims of war; may they be guaranteed access to education and the opportunity to experience family affection.


We are pleased to welcome Abel John Ayres, Olivia Juliana Bartlett Kinza Maria Noor and Ayvan Alexxa Young who were baptized in the Parish during the month of October.


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, November 4th at 8 pm for 30 minutes. You can also invite your family and friends. Click on the Zoom link below to join:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/3766944132 pwd=UUpwZkRaVTQ1RUhHR0s4K1hjZThoQT09

Meeting ID: 376 694 4132

Password: 257114


During the month of November record the names of the deceased members of your family or friends in the Book of Remembrance which can be found on the east side of the Church.

Happy are those who have died in the Lord. Let them rest from their labours for their good deeds go with them.                                    Revelation 14.13


This is an open invitation to all parishioners to join in making St. Edmund an exemplary welcoming community. All are welcome. Simply send an email to administration@stedocp.com or call the Parish Office at 514-695-7100 with your contact information. The event will be to recognize the past contributions of our welcoming team to listen to each other and reflect on how to build from there and plan our next steps. Two meeting options are offered to accommodate as many as possible; you can choose either Sunday November 20th, 2:30 to 4pm or Thursday, November 24th, 7:30 to 9pm. A second meeting will follow in December to present the plan and ask for buy-in, devise a tactical plan, lay out a staffing schedule, with roles and responsibilities so that volunteers can be given guidance for action.


Thank you to Saint Edmund of Canterbury parishioners who came to the aid of the victims of Hurricane Fiona with great generosity! Our special collection resulted in donations of $4895, half of which was directed to the special Port aux Basques Relief Appeal of Bishop van Roijen of the Diocese of Corner Brook & Labrador, and the other half to the Canadian Red Cross, at the request of the Archdiocese of Halifax & Yarmouth. Let us keep the victims of Hurricane Fiona in our prayers as they move forward with their recovery.


For over a decade, Canadian companies have been expected to care for the environment and respect human rights. And yet, the lived experiences of D & P partner organizations in the Global South demonstrate that existing measures are not effective in preventing human and environmental abuses around the world. Therefore, in the fall of 2021, D&P called on the House of Commons to adopt human rights and due diligence legislation. D&P wants the obligation to prevent human rights violations to be legally binding. Canadian companies will have to develop and implement human rights and environmental due diligence procedures for their entire supply and value chains and report on it. With due diligence legislation, if a company fails to undertake reasonable steps the victims of any harm will have access to meaningful consequences through Canadian courts. Using a petition signed by St Edmund parishioners, our MP, Francis Scarpaleggia, presented the call to adopt this law to the House of Commons June 13th and received a response August 13th https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=441-00555. D&P continues the call for this law. The residents of Global South countries depend on us.


At the weekend masses of November 19th & 20th and November 26th & 27th there will be a special collection for the Christmas food baskets prepared by parishioner volunteers. These funds will be used towards buying the food items for the baskets.  There will be designated envelopes in the church pews on those two weekends. The name and details of the needy families in our community are provided by the West Island Assistance Fund.  Food baskets are delivered around the third week of December. There is a suggested food list.  Depending on the total of donations, each volunteer will be assisted monetarily towards the purchase of the food items.  This is a rewarding experience and teaching opportunity for children to learn compassion and generosity. If interested in helping with this project or if you would like to prepare a basket, please contact Catherine LoVasco at catherine.lovasco@gmail.com or by telephone at 514-963-2718. Thank you.

CHRISTMAS FOOD COLLECTION 2022 – December 3rd and 4th

Our annual Saint Edmund of Canterbury Christmas Food Collection is back! This year, our collection for Montreal parishes and organizations in need of our support will include Saint Willibrord, Saint Francis of Assisi and Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette parishes as well as Resilience Montreal, a downtown shelter frequented by Indigenous Peoples. Basic food items as well as traditional Christmas treats are welcome to help seniors and low-income families share our blessings. Suggestions for suitable items can be found on the bulletin boards at the back of the church. Please remember that we are unable to accept frozen or fresh food items such as meat and dairy products. Watch the sales adverts to make your generosity stretch even further! Medium-size boxes for packing and delivery are welcome. We are actively looking for volunteers including students in search of community service opportunities to receive, sort and deliver our Christmas goods to the receiving parishes. Volunteer sign-up sheets are at the back of the church – all are welcome to join us! Alternatively, please call Vivian at 514-795-8507 to sign up.


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.


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