Georgina    Listen to Georgina Lazzarotto as you read the bulletin….SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

 St Josephs is a Roman Catholic Parish located in Salmon Arm, British Columbia.  We are part of the Diocese of Kamloops.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESMore 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 George LaGrange, OMI.

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What’s on this Week: November 19 to 25  

Monday: Faith Formation for Children – 6:00 pm

Tuesday: Prayer Cenacle 9:00 am – Rm C

                Crazy Crafter’s 1:30 pm – Hall

        Youth Group 7:00 pm – Room G

Wednesday: Sew n’ Sew’s 9:00 am – Hall

                      RCIA 5:30 pm – Room A


Friday: Adoration 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

           Craft Fair: 11 am to 5:00 pm – Hall

Saturday: Craft Fair: 11 am to 3:30 pm – Hall

Sunday: KC Pancake Breakfast 10:00 am – Hall


Sunday, November 10/11 Collection: $4,137.75




Faith in Action Campaign 28

Parish Assessment: 30,835

Number of Pledges: 83 Total Pledged: $ 32,635

We have reached our assessment goal! Money received over our assessment goes directly back to our Parish for our Parish Project: Parking Lot Repairs. Thank you for your contributions.

Christmas fair       Christmas Gift and Craft Fair

The Catholic Women’s League is sponsoring a Christmas Gift & Craft Sale which is happening in our Parish Hall. Over 30 tables of great gifts.  Concession available. Join your friends for lunch or coffee and delectable treats.

Friday, November 23rd -11 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday, November 24th – 11 am to 3:30 pm

Parish Advent Wreaths

We are looking for donations of greenery for our advent wreaths.  If you can help out please call Sharon.  All parishioners are invited to make advent wreaths on Monday, November 26 at 6:00 pm in the Parish hall.  A donation is asked to cover the cost of materials for each wreath. If you would like to make an advent wreath please register with Sharon at 832-3021.

carmelitesIt’s that time of year again!

Mark your calendars for our Annual Parish Carmelite Fundraiser on Sunday, December 2nd after Mass. For donation of NEW items for auction

Or to help contact Terry-Mae Sinclair

250-832-9418 Email tmaesinclair@shaw.ca


  keep christ posters       Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest

The Knights of Columbus invite youth ages 5 to 14 to submit poster entries that reflect the theme of Keep Christ in Christmas. If you are interested, please see Sharon Gieger for supplies and more information.

North Okanagan Gleaners is collecting new socks, toques, undergarments, mittens, shoes and stuffed toys in November for orphaned children in Easter Europe.  A collection box is provided in the foyer. Closing date is Sunday, November 25th Thank you for your participation.  For information phone: Ben & Martha Peters 250-832-7604.

St. Joseph’s Catholic Women’s League

cwl-logoCWL membership fees for 2019 are now due.  You may remit $32 by using the collection envelope or placing the membership in an envelope you label CWL. We appreciate your membership.  Questions can be directed to Jeri Myers 250 832 4112.


First Saturday Devotion

Fr. George will be saying Mass on the 1st Saturdays of each month starting on December 1st at 10:00 am.  Our Blessed Mother has been asking for this devotion since her appearances at Fatima.  It is especially in reparation for sins against her immaculate Heart. More detailed information available in the vestibule.

The Knights of Columbus will be hosting another pancake breakfast after Mass on Sunday, November 25th.  Come join the crowd.


askewslogo    Christmas is fast approaching.  This is the time when we look outward to those in need, whether they be friends or family, or perhaps even strangers.  Perhaps we have those we think of, but don’t know what we would like to do for them this Christmas.  Askew’s Grocery Cards always make a great gift.  For the next few weeks, $25.00 cards will be available for those wishing to give that gift that is always appreciated.


Friends at Christmas

Everyone interested in participating as a volunteer with the Friends At Christmas Dinner on December 24th (preparation) or the 25th (dinner, cooking, serving etc.) please contact Shelley Isaac at 250-515-1952 to arrange a task suitable to your abilities. For guests wanting to come for Christmas Dinner, there will be free tickets available starting November 26th at the Seniors’ Resource Centre, Pharmasave, Canadian Mental Health Association, Churches Thrift Shop, Sonlight Soup Kitchen and Second Harvest.  The Salvation Army will not be distributing tickets this year.


christmas purseOperation Christmas Child:

The Samaritan’s Purse organization invites you to fill a shoe box with small toys, school supplies etc.  For children aged 2-14 along with a donation of $10 for shipping. Samaritan’s Purse will deliver them to hurting children in some of the most destitute parts of the world.  The boxes are available in the vestibule of the church. Please pick up a pamphlet along with each box. The filled boxes should be brought to one of the collection centres, November12-18.

         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.  Please sign up for an hour of adoration on the white board in the vestibule.  Fridays between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm.


      St.  Josephs  parishioners  in  action!

Dear Parishioners of St.Joseph’s, 
Thank you so much for your generosity towards my ministry with Catholic Christian Outreach. The ministry in Toronto is in a very blessed time. We have over 300 students signed up to be a part of the club and we have reached out to more than 450 on Campus. These studies are lead by over 30 students giving of their time. We keep growing every year and that shows me the Lord’s faithfulness to wanting to win souls for Christ. 
Also, Megan, Monica and Xavier are doing well. Megan is back to serve with CCO in January, while Monica is full of energy and has learned the sign of the cross and also how to jump around, while Xavier is almost walking. We will be back in Salmon Arm from December 19th- 26th, we hope to see you around the Parish. 
God Bless, 

On behalf of the Knights of Columbus pancake teams , we would like to Thank the parishioners for their support and donations at the last breakfast and report that we will be sending a check for $850.00 to CCO / Ben Turland……..Well done St. Josephs! 

 SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES  We thank God for the gift of Fr. George’s vocation and for his service to our parish for the last 16 years.                 Happy Anniversary



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 CWL store Our CWL store is located downstairs in the hall. It is managed by Johanna Coates & Tina Horsthuis for the CWL. Religious articles are sold at a reasonable price with the popular items being rosaries, cards & crucifixes. The store is open after Sunday mass, during the CWL bazaar and also the craft fair. Everyone is welcome to come in and have a look around!

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