The North Shore’s Annual Way of the Cross is on Good Friday, April 19th. Ceremony begins at 10am from St. Edmund’s Parish, 545 Mahon Avenue to Victoria Park and ends with prayers at St. Edmund’s. Please check the weather before this date, and prepare appropriately. All are welcome.
Please refer to this Schedule of Holy Masses And Services for the Easter Triduum for our Parish for 2019.
Weekday Masses: There are no morning Masses on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday
Official Holy Week Schedule:
HOLY THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2019
Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:00 PM
With Adoration at the Altar of Repose until Midnight
GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2019
Stations of the Cross 11:00 AM
CELEBRATION OF OUR LORD’S PASSION 3:00 PM
CONFESSIONS TO FOLLOW UNTIL 5:30 PM
HOLY SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2019
EASTER VIGIL 9:00 PM
There is *no* Anticipated Mass for April 20.
EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2019
Masses at 8:30 AM & 10:30 AM
*No Evening Mass* for April 21.
PROJECT ADVANCE launches the weekend after Easter. Volunteers will be in the upper room after each Mass on April 27/28, May 4/5 and 11/12 to accept your pledges. We still need volunteers so please sign up at the back of the church if you are able to assist.
“SWIECONKA “– The traditional Polish blessing of Easter Food will take place in the Parish Hall on Holy Saturday, April 20, at 1 pm. All are welcome.
Your prayers are requested for Jim Alden, John Barry, Virgil Billesberger, Edward Carter, Steve Cervenko, Angela Ciprian, Thelma Fairleigh, Mark Hamilton, Maureen & Dan Hill, Cecilia Lam, John Magee, Ariel Nonan, Diego Nunez, Hilda Tacneng, and Jarrod Weisner. Please keep their intentions in your thoughts.
SPRING GARDEN CLEAN-UP is on SATURDAY, APRIL 13TH – after the 9 am morning Mass. Please volunteer to assist in cleaning up your Parish Church grounds. If you are open to helping us, kindly let us know by including your names on the sign-up sheet in the entrance of the church. A light lunch is provided to all afterward and we would like to ascertain the number of volunteers for the day. Thanks for your stewardship.
Join us for the 6 WEEK DISCOVERY SERIES – TUESDAYS OF LENT. Faith is strengthened when it is given to others. We all have a call to share Christ and bring the Gospel, but it is important to know the basics of the Catholic faith and to challenge ourselves to greater holiness this Lent.
Come and join Pauline Correa (parishioner and CCO [Catholic Christian Outreach] member) as we take a step deeper into our faith. Tuesday, April 9 at 7 pm. Lesson 5 will be about “The Universal Call – Personally Yours”.
The Church encourages Catholics to participate in preparation during Lent by receiving the sacrament of reconciliation. Lenten Penitential Services on the North Shore will be held as follows:-
Tuesday, April 9th – 10:30 am – St. Stephen’s Parish
Thursday, April 11th – 7 pm – Holy Trinity Parish
Tuesday, April 16th – 7 pm – Christ the Redeemer Parish
If work or the business of life prohibits you from attending any of these dates, please refer to the Archdiocese webpage to find a service more convenient for you. As Catholics, we encourage all of us to take advantage of this peaceful Sacrament and be reconciled with Jesus Christ, as we near the great day of Easter Sunday.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST is on SUNDAY, APRIL 7TH – after the two morning Sunday Masses (8:30 and 10:30) in the Parish Hall. Come & enjoy a hearty breakfast prepared by the Knights of Columbus. All are welcome.
The Archdiocese has published several employment and volunteer opportunities that might be of interest to you. Please refer to the following potential jobs:
At the Pastoral Centre Offices:
Assistant Coordinator, Ministries & Outreach Office (FT Contract)
Digital Community Coordinator (FT Contract)
Family Services Advisor, Catholic Cemeteries
Marketing and Media Coordinator (FT)
Receptionist, Catholic Cemeteries
At Catholic Schools:
Faculty Appointment in Business and Economics, Corpus Christi College
Faculty Appointment in English, Corpus Christi College
Secretary, St. Francis De Sales School
Sessional Instructors, Corpus Christi College
Student Recruitment Officer, Corpus Christi College/St. Mark’s College
And in Other Organizations
Senior Accountant, Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria
If you are interested, please click on this site for more details on the positions. Good Luck!
CWL News – Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 3rd at 7:00 pm in the parish hall. We will have fun with some table trivia followed by a short meeting. Any items for Mary’s Place (toiletries, socks, clothing etc) would be greatly appreciated. All ladies of the Parish are invited to attend.
THE CWL Northshore Women’s Retreat with Christ the Redeemer Parish will be May 10th evening to May 12th noon at the Westminster Abbey in Mission. Our Retreat Master is Father Hawskwell. Cost is $140.00 per person, includes meals, except for Friday night. Registration is from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Friday evening. Rides can be arranged if needed. All women of the parish are invited. There is limited space, so contact Christina Ceraldi at 604-986-0769 with your name and number to register.
FIRST FRIDAY is on April 5th. We will have our monthly Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after morning Mass, from 9 am to 7 pm. We will also have Mass at 7 pm followed by Stations of the Cross. Please sign up on the sheet in the entrance of the church.
6 WEEK DISCOVERY SERIES – TUESDAYS OF LENT- Faith is strengthened when it is given to others. We all have a call to share Christ and bring the Gospel, but it is important to know the basics of the Catholic faith, and to challenge ourselves to a greater holiness this Lent. Come and join Pauline Correa (parishioner and CCO [Catholic Christian Outreach] member) as we take a step deeper into our faith. Tuesday, April 2 at 7 pm. Lesson 4 will be about “Jesus Christ – Our Saviour”.
HOLY TRINITY “CASH RAFFLE” FUNDRAISER- The Parish is once again holding a cash raffle with a Grand Prize of $ 20,000. With the generous support of the community, businesses etc decades of fundraising came to fruition with a new school building in 2011. The goal is to raise funds for the ongoing needs of the parish and the school. Tickets: Contact Flavia – 778-927-8710. Draw on June 15, 2019. For more info – 604-987-4454.
The VOCATION LIVE-IN – Friday evening to Sunday afternoon happens on April 5 – 7, 2019. The Seminary of Christ the King, Mission, BC, is planning a weekend LIVE-IN for young men who are interested in the priesthood or the life of a religious brother, and want to see for themselves what seminary life is like. The Seminary of Christ the King has students in high school (Grades 8 – 12), in college (Arts I-IV), and in theology.
The LIVE-IN is open to anyone who is thinking of entering the seminary in the next few years. The suggested fee is $40. For application form, please contact 604-826-8715 or e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org