St Josephs is a Roman Catholic Parish located in Salmon Arm, British Columbia. 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 Normandeau
*******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.
VISITING PRIEST: Msgr Jerry Desmond will be serving in our parish during the month of July while Father Dale is away. Msgr Jerry served in our parish from 1985 to 1990. He is now retired and lives in Kamloops.
July 5th, 2020 Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday Collection: $2,764.10
Temporary July weekday mass times…..
Tuesday – 7 pm with confessions beforehand
Wednesday – 9 am
Thursday – 9 am
Friday – 9 am
Parish Summer Hours The Parish Office is now on Summer Hours: Tuesday to Friday 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. Adoration on Fridays will be from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
First Communion Students: Please keep in your prayers the following children who are preparing for their First Communion. Thomas Anhel, Sophia Mitchell, Hudson Parada and Victoria Watson.
Confirmation: Please pray for the following students preparing for Confirmation. Mary Jane Akus, Maria Anhel, Christopher Delaney, Noah Dollack, Claira Garagan, Rebecca Johnston, Annalee Ramsay, Benedict Tudan and Kirsten Weicker
Please note the change of collection dates for the following Special Collections.
Church in the Holy Land: Sunday, September 13: (Rescheduled from Good Friday by the Holy See). Needs of the Church in Canada: Sunday, Sept. 27 Pope’s Pastoral Works: Sunday, October 4, 2020: (Rescheduled from the Second Sunday of Easter by the Holy See) World Mission Sunday: Sunday, October 25, 2020. These changes are only for this year 2020
Sign-up for Weekend Masses: Saturday at 5 pm, Sunday at 9 am, and Sunday at 7 pm. Starting Tuesday please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-832-3021 or come in to the office by Thursday noon for the following weekend. Please include your phone number. If the masses are not filled by Thursday noon we will allow people from other parishes to sign up for our masses.
Direction for weekend Masses: Please enter on 1st Street where the Usher will check off your name and offer you hand sanitizer. Find a seat promptly rather then gather in the vestibule. At the end of mass you can leave out of either door but do not linger in the church or parking lot. There is one washroom available in the vestibule all others are closed.
Weekday Masses: These Masses are on a first-come first-serve basis. There is a sign-up sheet for parishioners to sign as they enter the church. Please include your phone number.
Masses for St. Joseph’s Parish There is currently a limit of 50 people to allow for physical distancing. Pews will be marked off as well as spacing for the reception of communion will be marked. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available but are not mandatory. If you are sick or have been exposed to COVID-19 or have recently travelled outside of Canada you must stay home for the sake of the community. If you have underlying medical conditions or live with someone who is at risk we encourage you to stay home for now. Those attending Mass do so at their own risk. We will be making every effort to keep our church clean and sanitary. The church and vestibule washroom will be sanitized after each Mass. All other areas of the church and parish centre remain closed.
Opportunity to Volunteer for your Parish: Sanitizing the Church, Moving the music books between Masses or Ushering, please contact Kathryn Weicker email@example.com or 250-803-0103. If you would like to do some weeding or clean-up around the property, call the parish office.
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.
Askews cards continue to be available at the parish office during regular office hours. We have $50 cards available again as well as $100.
Consider joining one of our Parish Groups in the New Year. They gather for prayer, study, socialization and works of charity
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
Parish Pastoral Council: Bruce Weicker 832-3313 (Social Justice), John Pickard 250-517-7482 (Maintenance), 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, Steve Holmes 832-8556, Andrea Pickard 250-517-0110, Jessica Wan 514-463-1751
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
DID YOU KNOW? Chase……Catholic Church of the Blessed Sacrament St Josephs Armstrong St Anns ..Enderby Our Lady of Fatima….Sicamous
Our Lady of the Lake …Blind Bay Also St Theresa (seen below)….a small church on the head of the lake road ,near Spalumcheen golf course,used along with St Benedicts
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!