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St Josephs is a Roman Catholic Parish located in Salmon Arm BC Canada..We are part of the Diocese of Kamloops  .  More than three hundred families are part of our parish community.   Newcomers and visitors are always welcome to St. Joseph’s. At St. Joseph’s we are blessed to have excellent staff and volunteers dedicated to proclaiming the truth about God to the world. We offer a variety of opportunities to discover or deepen your relationship with God and to grow in knowledge of Him and His church.  Our Pastor is Father  Fred Weisbeck..  Corinne Smith is our secretary and can be reached at 250-832-3021 during the week. 


 60 First Street SE, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4H4  

JUNE  11th 2023


Sunday Collection: $ 3,367.40
There will be No Masses on June 12 to June 16 as Fr Fred will be away on retreat with the diocesan priests.
CORPUS CHRISTI SUNDAY: There will be a procession of the Blessed Sacrament at the end of the 9:00 am Mass on the feast of Corpus Christi, Sunday, June 11 th. This will conclude with Benediction.

The Holy Fathers Intentions for the Month of June 2023: “We pray that the international community may commit in a concrete way to ensuring the abolition of torture and guarantee support to victims and their families.”

Schedule Changes for Summer Months
Starting Tuesday, June 6 th the summer office hours will be from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm Tuesday to Friday.
Closed on Mondays. Adoration on Fridays will begin immediately following the 8:15 am Mass and will
conclude with Benediction at 1:00 pm. Mass on Tuesdays will move from 8:15 am to 7:00 pm. 

Interac email transfer donations:
To give using this method, please transfer your gift to givingstjosephsalmonarm@rcdk.org using your bank’s Interac transfer via online banking. The parish’s e-transfer address is setup for auto-deposit so a security password will not be required.


 An Act of Spiritual Communion My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.  I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.  I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN: Please remember to bring your Baby Bottles back to the church on Father’s Day with your donation. Members of the CWL will be collecting these bottles for the Live Well Clinic in Vernon.

                                                                                                                                                                               You are invited to Adoration on Fridays….The value of an hour spent before the Blessed Sacrament is beyond all that we can imagine. You will experience a peace of heart that the world cannot give, a peace that only Jesus can give you. Fridays between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm.

Mass Intentions for June 10 to June 16
Saturday, June 10 –     For the intentions of Carol Vanderbyl
Sunday, June 11 –       For the intentions of all parishioners 
Masses June 13 to 16 offered privately   


knights BOTTLE DRIVE with a twist.  The Knights will be holding a bottle drive on Saturday, June 24 in support of Youth Activities.  Everyone is asked to save any returnables – bottles, cans, cartons both milk and juice, milk jugs – anything returnable!  Bring them to the CHURCH PARKING LOT BETWEEN 9:00 AND 2:00.  Your support of youth activities is appreciated.

parish picnic.2    PARISH PICNIC: Do you have your calendars marked for Sunday afternoon, June 18th for our Parish Picnic?  All parishioners are invited to enjoy an afternoon of fellowship at Elks Park, 3690 30th St. NE.  Starting at 2:30 pm.  Hamburgers and hot dogs are provided.  Please bring your own chairs, dishes, cutlery, cups in addition to a salad, dessert or snacks to share.  Don’t forget your drinks – no alcohol please.   Games and activities for the kids are encouraged and welcome!  There is a covered area to get out of the hot sun or the rain, whichever we have. 

The Rosary Making Group meets on Thursday afternoons starting at 1:00 pm in the parish centre. They make rosaries, package them and ship them overseas. There are free rosaries available in the vestibule of the church provided by this group. For more information contact Beverly Clermont.

The CWL Religious Articles Store will be open Friday mornings after Mass.  -Hours:  9:00 am to NOON….Come and See!    Religious Articles Store Open Sunday Morning After Mass: Books and More New Items have just arrived! Also selling Carmelite Sister’s jams and jellies.

  Carmelite Sisters Request:
The Carmelite Sisters are in need of sugar for their upcoming jam-making season. Donations will be gratefully accepted and can be dropped off in the bin in the parish entrance. For more information contact T M Sinclair. 250-832-9418.


Rachel’s Corner: “For I am the Lord, your God, who grasps your right hand; It is I who say to you, do not fear, I will help you.” Isaiah 41:13. Fear can be the greatest obstacle to your healing. He is a God of mercy, compassion, and love. Allow Him to hold your hand and bring you back into His embrace. Like a good Father, He yearns to help you with every step. Join us on our next Rachel’s Vineyard™ Retreat.  rvkamloops@yahoo.ca rachelsvineyardkamloops.org 250-267-5081.


Grocery Cards
Askew Grocery cards are now available after mass in the coffee room.  Cards are available in denominations of  $50, and $100.  The proceeds from the sale of the cards will go to food banks in Salmon Arm.  Please note cards are no longer available at the Parish Office during the week.  This program is a simple way to support those in need when you do your own grocery shopping.  Thank you for caring for the needy in our community.


 Pastoral Care: Please contact Michel Saab 250-833-5575 or saabmichel@gmail.com) if you know someone who would like to receive communion from the pastoral care group.

Don’t forget the Donation Boxes   There are two donation boxes in our church vestibule, one  for the Carmelite Sisters in Armstrong and one for our local Salvation Army Food Bank. As a parish you have been very generous in the past and these groups continue to welcome your donations of non-perishable food items.  The Salvation Army is  very thankful to our parish for the continued weekly donations.


St. Joseph’s Parish Contacts 


Pastoral Care: If you have any family members in the hospital or sick at home who would like a visit or to receive Holy Communion, please contact Michel Saab, 250-833-5575 

Liturgy: Kathryn Weicker, 250-803-0103 

Music Ministry: Jennifer Parker 803-0181 

Catholic Women’s League:   Judith Pelletier

Knights of Columbus: Bruce Weicker, Grand Knight 250-832-3313 

Secular Franciscans: Anna O’Hagan 833-9109 

Faith Formation for Children, R.C.I.A. and Adult Education: contact the Parish office sastjoseph@rcdk.org 250-832-3021 

Baptisms, Marriages and Funerals: Contact the Parish office to make an appointment to meet with the Pastor sastjoseph@rcdk.org 250-832-3021