Friday, October 14, 2011

Nothing's perishing at St. Edmund's

North Vancouver Parish hits 100

St. Edmund's Parish caps off its centennial year with a special Mass celebrated by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, followed by a gala dinner at the St. Thomas Aquinas High School gymnasium.

Previous events in the parish's historic year include a centennial Mass in March, the blessing of a relic of St. Edmund, and Bishop David Monroe celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Father Jerald D'Souza, OCD, has been pastor for the past two years (or one-fiftieth of the parish's history) and tells the North Shore News that the parish still has a strong congregation of about 800.

"We help people, especially those who come to the door," he says. "We help the youth in our parish and the poor families. People are very loving and they help the neighbourhood. People in our parish are good Christians."

The Mass starts at 4 p.m. Oct. 15. St. Edmund's is located at 545 Mahon Ave. in North Vancouver.

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