FATHER ROGER PO LETE 21 Sunday in Ordinary St. Joseph of Cupertino, "the flying friar," in...

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    - S T . E D W A R D ’ S C H U R C H -

    R E C O N C I L I A T I O N : B y A p p o i n t m e n t . P l e a s e c a l l t h e O f f i c e

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    Sunday Morning - FULL

    Sunday Evening - FULL Tuesday Morning

    Wednesday Evening

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    Emergency: 250-230-5524

    St. Edward’s Parish

    Mission Statement

    We, the people of St. Edward’s reaffirm our

    belief that we are children of God, created

    in love, diverse and unique. We believe that

    through our common Baptism, and by the

    power of the Holy Spirit, we are called to be

    Christ for one another and to foster unity

    with all peoples. We accept the challenges

    of living according to Gospel Values,

    and we invite all sisters and brothers to

    share this journey with us.

    2085 Maple Bay Road

    Duncan, BC V9L 5L9

    Phone: 250-746-6831


    E-mail: stedwardparish@rcdvictoria.org


    TUES - THUS.: 9am - 3pm “Summer Hours”

    FRIDAY: 9 am - noon

    Secretary: 250-746-6831 Cathy Higginson

    Bookkeeper: Shelley Brimacombe Children’s Faith Formation Coordinator : Debby Fernandez

    Parish Pastoral Council Chair: Brenda Hennig

    Email: bhennig@cisdv.bc.ca

    Queen of Angels Roman Catholic School:

    250-746-5919 Kathy Korman, Principal

    21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

    August 23rd, 2020

    All Masses

    are by


    ONLY, please

    call the office

    for more


    Peter can be excused for thinking as a human does,

    for he is human! But what gets him in trouble is his

    mistaken idea that he knows better than Jesus - that he

    knows better how Jesus ought to carry out his mission.

    This is reminiscent of the Fall: Pride in one’s own

    knowledge over that of God’s. We’re all susceptible to

    that, and Jesus reminds Peter - and us - that his way is

    the way. All we need to do is trust, and follow.

  • Pray, Read, Discuss for This Week

    J e r e m i a h 2 0 : 7 - 9 ; R o m a n s 1 2 : 1 - 2 ; M a t t h e w 1 6 : 2 1 - 2 7

    “Trust in and follow the way of Jesus.”

    21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Today we hear Peter’s confession, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” It is the highest confession

    of faith. It is the summary of the creed we profess every Sunday and Holydays of obligation. Peter seems to be

    at that peak of his spiritual life, until Jesus was arrested and he denied the Lord three times. (see Peter’s denial

    of Jesus in Matthew 26:69-75). If you want to know and understand Peter better, I highly recommend that you

    log on to Formed.org and watch the film “Peter”. This is the most moving and inspiring movie on Peter I have

    ever seen!

    But before we judge Peter for his actions, let us take a look at ourselves. Like Peter, we profess our faith every

    Sunday and Holy days of obligation and from Monday to Saturday, we deny him by our words and actions. No

    wonder some people call us “Sunday Catholics”. While we deny Jesus from time to time, some are still in

    complete denial. If you are in show business and you keep on denying something, they will call you the “Denial

    Queen”. Atheist, according to the Free Dictionary is “someone who denies the existence of god.” Atheists

    probably believe in God; they just deny it. For how long? We don’t know. All I know is that there are still

    many who refuse to believe in God. Therefore, our mission is to reach out to them. Our hope is that, by

    constantly confessing our faith, not only by words, but most importantly by actions, they too may come to

    believe. Remember the saying, “Actions speak louder than words.” St. Francis of Assisi tells us that in preach-

    ing, use words when necessary.

    Finally, for as long as there are people like you who believe, the Church will remain standing as Jesus said to

    Peter in the gospel: “And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock, I will build my Church.” The Church is

    built in a very strong foundation because Jesus himself is the rock, the Church’s foundation. Amen.

    -Fr. Roger-

    O Lord, my God, You renew the Church in every age by raising up priests outstanding in holiness, living witnesses of

    Your unchanging Love. In Your Plan for our salvation You provide shepherds for Your people. Fill the hearts of young

    men with the spirit of courage and love that they may answer Your call generously. Give parents the grace to encourage

    vocations in their family by prayer and good example. Raise up worthy priests

    for Your Altars and ardent, but gentle servants of the Gospel. Give the Church

    more priests and keep them faithful in their love and service. May many young

    men choose to serve You by devoting themselves to the service of Your people.


  • Daily Mass with Bishop Gary continues!!

    As we continue to journey together during these challeng- ing times, all are invited to join Bishop Gary as he cele- brates Mass through a live stream from the Cathedral.


    Sunday ……………….......... 10 am Monday to Friday .......... 7 pm

    Michael Paulik Laurent Boudreau

    Eugene St. Pierre

    Paul Cloutier

    Jodi Kinsella

    Barry Bain

    Adriana Palasz

    Madge Weber

    Lawrence Marquis

    Kirby Flegel

    Jan Spencer

    Carl Lalonde

    Linda Musto

    Therese Janssen

    Laura Campeau

    Teresa Montegue

    Sr. Ruth Ephgrave

    Rae Ann Brackett

    Dear God, Please embrace those who are sick and hurting

    today and let them feel the warmth of Your love. Amen

    Sierra Heggie

    Victor Fernandez

    Paul Boray

    Cassandra Barfield

    Sheila Cain

    Gilda Sousa

    Florence Swihart

    Tanis Chowen

    For our beloved deceased,

    Herb Mould +

    Fr. Michael Conaghan, OFM +

    Please also remember these loved ones in

    your prayers on these dates.

    Aug. 23rd - Therese Janssen (9:30am Mass)

    Aug. 24th - Therese Janssen

    Aug. 25th - Frank Laszczyk +

    Aug. 26th - Fr. Michael Conaghan, OFM +

    Aug. 27th - St. Monica

    Aug. 28th - St. Augustine

    Aug. 29th - Livio Michieli +

    Aug. 30th - Gord & Cathy Higginson & family

    A LITTLE BIT OF HUMOUR A minister waited in line to have his car filled with

    gas just before a long holiday weekend. The attend-

    ant worked quickly, but there were many cars

    ahead of him. The attendant finally motioned him

    toward a vacant pump.

    "Reverend," said the young man,

    "I'm so sorry about the delay. It seems as if every-

    one waits until the very last minute to get ready for

    their long trip."

    The minister chuckled, "I know what you mean.

    It's the same in my business."

    Upcoming Liturgy of the Word Services

    The Second Vatican Council restored to the Word of God and

    to the Liturgy of the Word that same importance it held during

    the first centuries of the Church. It is out of this recognition of

    the importance of the Word of God that the present form of

    Sunday Celebrations of the Word and Hours has emerged. In

    1964 the Church made it obligatory: “In places without a priest

    and where none is available for the celebration of Mass on

    Sundays and holydays of obligation, a sacred celebration of the

    word of God with a deacon or even a properly appointed lay

    person presiding, shall be arranged, at the discretion of the local


    Bishop Gary has approved the use of the Canadian Conference

    of Catholic Bishops’ Sunday Celebration of the Word and

    Hours (1995) in our Diocese. In most parishes of the Diocese

    teams of men and women were trained last fall to lead these

    services in the absence of their priest. We, at St. Edward’s,

    currently have a team of 5 people trained to lead these services.

    As Father Roger will be away for the five services on August

    29th, 30th and September 1st and 2nd we will be celebrating

    these services in his absence. The Diocese is aware of and has

    approved the following people to lead the services; Saturday

    evening leader is Marilyn Klizs, both Sunday services and

    Tuesday morning service leader is Phil Jennings and Wednes-

    day evening service leader is Bern Muller. The other two people

    on our team are Rachel and Eglis Anderson (Wednesday

    attendees). All services will include a Communion Rite with

    distribution of the reserved (consecrat