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 Dale Normandeau.  Corinne Smith is our secretary and can be reached at 250-832-3021 during the week. Sharon Geiger is our FAITH formation leader for children and adult education.

Father Dale Easter Sunday

*******Members of the Kamloops Diocese remain dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass during the initial reopening phase…………….


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.



April 18th

Third Sunday of Easter 

3rd sun_easter

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for April: “We pray for those who risk their lives while fighting for fundamental rights under dictatorships, authoritarian regimes and even in democracies in crisis.”


Reconciliation Schedule
Wednesdays: 10:00 – 10:30 am
Thursdays: 6:30 – 7:00 pm
Saturdays: 4:30 – 5:00 pm

NOVENA FOR LIFE:     Preparation for Pro-Life Sunday in the Kamloops Diocese: Pray a Novena daily from April 23 to
May 1.    https://www.usccb.org/resources/9-days-2021-print-eng.pdf     Feel free to adapt the material to current
Canadian issues. Pro-Life Sunday, May 2, please watch a special live stream Rosary for Life to follow the Sacred
Heart Cathedral 11:30 Mass.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        St. Joseph’s Live-Stream Sunday Mass  starts at 9:00 am. The distribution of communion will be from 10 – 10:30 am.   Mass for  Sunday  April 18th   can be found at  https://youtu.be/ZSzfyC3IX2A          Recorded   Masses are listed at    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJwk8IG3iD5BvRkdLEhGvyg/featured

Provincial health orders have now deemed outdoor religious gatherings to be safe and legal. Many parishes across BC and our diocese are now offering outdoor Sunday worship services.    St. Joseph’s will be considering outdoor services as well if logistics and equipment can be arranged.   In the meantime, any parishioners who would like to attend outdoor Sunday Masses in person can either drop in or pre-register at the following parishes:
St. Ann’s Parish, Enderby (250-838-6344) – 11:00 am
St. James/Our Lady of the Valley, Vernon (250-542-1276) – 10:00 am at OLOV
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Kamloops (250-372-2581) – 8:30 am, 11:30 am
Blessed Sacrament Parish, Chase (no pre-registration necessary) – 9:00 am

There will be No indoor Public Masses until further notice
All the faithful in the Diocese of Kamloops remain dispensed
from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass.

All people entering church buildings are to observe COVID-19 Safety Protocols. If you or a family member are sick or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or have been asked to self-isolate, you must not enter the building for the well-being of our community. If you have underlying medical conditions are immune compromised or are 70 years of age or older even if immunized, we encourage you to stay home for now. We will be making every effort to keep our church clean and safe. 

                  These Masses will be offered privately                                                                                                                                                                   
April 16 –           Intentions of Adrian Pelletier family
April 17 –           Intentions of Ken Bakker
April 18 –           For all Parishioners
April 20 –           For the repose of the soul of Gail Ayotte and the repose of the soul of Marie Klimczak
April 21 –           For the intentions of Barb Hillary
April 22 –          Repose of the soul of Joanna Jung
April 23 –          For the intentions of Marita Pukas and the intentions of the Daniel Ouillette family
April 24 –          For the intentions of the Jonker family

Need a meal? Take a meal! Have a meal? Leave a meal! Help us fill our freezer by donating a frozen meal or baked goods and then if you know someone in need of some support (new moms, family illness, etc) we can deliver them a meal. Contact Leah Ramsay (250-253-9750) or Natasha Piccini (250-804-5484) for more info. Thanks so much!!!!

OFFERINGS….Interac email transfer donations:
Our parish is now accepting Interac email transfer donations.  You can now give to the parish using this
method to save time and avoid fees. 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/question will not be required. In the comments add your envelope #…..                                                                                              

Rachels vineyard.2   The next Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat for those in need after abortion, miscarriage or other unresolved pregnancy loss trauma will be Wednesday, May 5 to 7, 2021.  Please call or text 250-267-5081, email rvkamloops@yahoo.ca or go to rachelsvineyardkamloops.org   or   facebook.com/rvkamloops .    Safe and confidential help is available.

Serra Club of Kamloops Diocese
This week the Kamloops Serra Club is introducing the “31 Club.” In keeping with the apostolic mission of the Holy Catholic Church, we are inviting you to join a diocesan wide effort to increase the number of priestly and religious vocations from our Diocese through prayer. It’s SIMPLE … just join the “31 Club.” No meetings, dues or committees just a personal pledge by you to attend either an extra Mass (when possible) or make a Holy Hour at home one extra day a month and pray for an increase in religious vocations. Pick any day of the month from the first to the thirty first. If you miss your day for any reason, select another day that month. It is your personal commitment – no one checks on your attendance. The commitment is simply between you and God. To join the club just email cmcgovern@serrakamloops.ca and let me know what day you are committing to. The goal is to have people praying every day of the month. Check back here at the Vocation Place for updates. Also, we have posted Father Paul Simms biography on our Kamloops Diocese webpage. Click on the tab “Vocation Place” to learn some interesting facts about Father Paul! 

                                                                                                                                                                                          Askew Card Project                                                                                                                                                                St. Joseph Parish, using the proceeds from the sale of the Askew Grocery Cards, will be supporting two communities in Honduras, El Progreso and Santa Barbara.  These communities and others have been devastated by the recent hurricanes, Eta and Lota, in November 2020.  Homes have been destroyed, water systems broken, education and health care programs disrupted.  The Sisters of the Notre Dame Congregation (Montreal) with lay associates have been working in these communities.  Sr. Barrera and Sr. Juarez are deeply grateful for any support we can send.  As more information is received, it will be shared via the bulletin.  For those who have been able to purchase grocery cards during the pandemic, a heartfelt thanks.  As restrictions change in the coming months, please remember the sale of Askew Cards is always used to help those less fortunate.


Sr. Barrera’s Visitation in Honduras Continues (Notes from the visit to the neighborhood of Gracias a Dios in Santa Bárbara, Honduras) Click on the Social Justice button at the top of this page ,under Ministries….. to follow the weekly journey!

Arise catholic

Arise: Put on the Armour of Light! – A Women’s virtual Retreat: Arise, in partnership with the Diocese of Saskatoon, is hosting a virtual retreat for women aged 18-101 called Arise: Put on the Armour of Light! The aim of this retreat is for women to encounter Jesus through powerful talks, small group discussion, prayer and praise and worship while building community among women. The Arise retreat also provides a unique opportunity for a 5 week follow up with our Armoured Series, included in both the Parish and Individual Packages. This past year has been a trying time and our goal is for women to come together whether virtually or in person within the local Covid-19 guidelines to strengthen community and support one another. The retreat includes talks from the following speakers: Bishop Scott McCaig, Heather Khym, Mary Bielski, Debbie Herbeck, Rachel Herbeck and the Bishop of the Diocese in Saskatoon,   Bishop Mark Hagemoen.  To learn more or to register for Arise: Put On the Armour of Light visit: https://arisecatholicmovement.ca

Earth Week – April 18 – 23 Theme is Restore our Earth…… KAIROS Canada Earth Week Webinars:   All on zoom. For more information, click on the link. Sunday, April 18 (Earth Sunday) Creation Care as Self Care  1 pm PDT: Register Tuesday, April 20 Voices for Peace 2021 – Radical Hope, Radical Resistance , 4-6 pm PDT: Register Thursday, April 22 Earth Day Celebration  10 am PDT: Register                                                                                          

vaccine appointments

Knights    Leave No Neighbor Behind
NEED HELP?          The Knights of Columbus national program “Leave No Neighbor Behind” is an effort to connect with anyone feeling isolated due to Covid-19. Please phone the parish office. You will be referred to a Knight who will follow up and all calls will be treated as confidential.

  knights 50.50   The Knights of Columbus 2021 Spring 50/50 Charity Appeal is now under way.  Sales are from March 15, 2021 to April 30, 2021.  The Draw will be April 30, 2021 at 6 pm.  Net proceeds go to all our Dioceses for the advancement of Religion and various social programs.  For general inquiries call 604-216-7272 or email ticketchair@gmail.com.  For ticket sales please visit the website at http://www.kofcbc5050.ca

donateDon’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.                                                                          


   ST. JOSEPH’S CWL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS are now available.                                                                                 Click on the link below  or   contact Wendy Piccini at 250-804- 0995, the Parish Office, or the SASS counselling office for an application. There are two ST. JOSEPH’S CWL SCHOLARSHIPS:  a) to a high school graduate of the current year b) to a student continuing in post secondary studies.  Each for $500.  Successful candidates should be practicing their faith and active in parish activities.  Deadline May 15, 2021.    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wGEO0uD3aZJFi_i_afbl_EiFm4hVrcba/view?usp=sharing 

  Knights of Columbus Bishop Thomas J Lobsinger Memorial bursaries... 14 X $1,000 bursaries ,completed applications, including a short personal resume must be received by the Bursary Chairman on or before June 30,2021 to be considered.  knights bursary .2  

Knights of Columbus Scholarships:  Our K of C Council is pleased to be able to offer the following scholarships/bursaries in support of our students.  Two $750 awards for students graduating from secondary schools and three $1,000 awards for students continuing their post-secondary studies. Application forms are available at the parish office or by contacting Bruce Weicker at bweicker10@gmail.com or 250.833.8971. 

DID YOU KNOW?     Here are a few Memorial benches for people you may recognize, located in Salmon Arm..     Henry Sinhuber…..  on top of Little Mountain,    Ann Leible..  at McGuire Lake ,      Annelore Giszas….  near the wharf ………..  Are there any others out there?
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Bryan & Barb Egan

Bryan Egan 006 Just a note to let everyone know that Long time parishioners  Bryan & Barb Egan are moving to Nelson at the end of the month. Bryan has been a Knight for 40 years, beginning in Brandon , Manitoba . He was an accountant for C P transport for 20 years before moving to Salmon Arm.. He and his wife Barb  owned  Egan Market Ltd,  for 17 years,  a store which was beside the present day arena .   Barb has been  a CWL member for 40 years and was a Eucharistic Minister. They had recently moved into Andover Terrace Seniors Community on Lakeshore Rd.   We wish them all the best!Egans Market





Contacts for our Parish Groups.

Faith Formation for Children – Mondays starting January 13th – 6:00 pm – Sharon 250-832-9189

Prayer Cenacle – Tuesdays 9:00 am – Marianne Pelletier 250-833-4682

St. Joseph’s Crazy Crafters – 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesdays 1:30 pm – Cathie McNie 250-832-6442

Sew N Sew’s – 1st, 3rd & 5th Wednesdays 9:00 am – Marilynne Bealey 250-832-3446

Knights of Columbus – 1st Tuesdays 7:00 pm – Craig Haliburton 250-253-2862

Catholic Women’s League 3rd Thursdays 7:30 pm—Linda Faust 250-833-4608

Bible Study – Fridays 9:30 am – Barb Hillary 250-832-4755

Secular Franciscans – 2nd Sundays – 10:00 am – Anna O’Hagan 250-833-9109

                                                                        Ministry Contacts

Parish Pastoral Council:  Bruce Weicker   832-3313 (Social Justice), ,    Kathryn Weicker 803-0103(Liturgy),     Michel Saab 833-5575(Pastoral Care),Linda Faust 250-833-4608 (CWL),  Craig Haliburton 250-253-2862(K of C)

Finance Council: Barry Delaney 250-517-7841,  Andrea Pickard 250-517-0110, 

Catholic Women’s League: Linda Faust 250-833-4608

Knights of Columbus: Craig Haliburton 250-253-2862 or Pat Harford 250-833-4580

Secular Franciscans: Anna O’Hagan 833-9109, Madeleine Sevigny 833-3530

Music Ministry: Jennifer Parker 803-0181

Faith Formation for Children: Sharon Geiger 832-9189

R.C.I.A. and Adult Education: Sharon Geiger 832-9189

Baptisms: Fr. Dale, by appointment

Marriages: Fr. Dale, contact six months in advance of wedding

Caring Community: 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 the parish office



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