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.

June 13 2021

*******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.

July 25th, 2021

Sunday Collection: $3,308.00                                                                                                                                                  Welcome Back to Masses at St. Joseph’s

Monsignor Jerry  Visiting Priest: Msgr. Jerry Desmond will be serving in our parish for the next few weeks while Father Dale is away. Msgr. Jerry served in our parish from 1985 to 1990 and is now “retired” and lives in Kamloops.

Change of Weekday Mass                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tuesday, July 27 th at 7 pm,                                                                                                                                                  Tuesday, August 3 rd at 7 pm.                                                                                                                                              Wednesdays and Fridays Masses at 9:00 am.                                                                                                                        Thursday, July 29 at 9 am                                                                                                                                                      Thursday, August 5 th at 9 am

Summer Office Hours
Tuesday to Friday …. starting June 22 – 8:30 am to 1:00 pm

Adoration: Come spend an hour with the Lord in the cool comfort of the Church. Fridays from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. I encourage Christians regularly to visit Christ present in the Blessed Sacrament, for we are all called to abide in the presence of God. (St. John Paul II)

Safety Health questions for those who plan to attend Mass. 1. Are you experiencing any new onset of symptoms? (Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, fatigue or weakness, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of smell or taste, abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, or feeling very unwell), 2. Has anyone in your household
experienced any symptoms in the past 14 days? 3. In the past 14 days, have you been identified as a close contact of someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19? 4. Have you travelled outside Canada in the past 14 days or been in contact with anyone who has travelled outside Canada in the past 14 days? If yes to any of these questions, please do not come to Mass!

  St. Joseph’s Live-Stream Sunday Mass  starts at 9:00 am. The distribution of communion will be from 10:00 – 10:20 am.     Fr Dale  would like to continue live streaming Mass.           So next Sunday’s (AUG 1st)  will be at  https://youtu.be/1jj38Z1HKwc    Recorded   Masses are listed at   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJwk8IG3iD5BvRkdLEhGvyg/featured 

altar serversAltar Servers:       If you are interested in serving in our Parish please contact Kathryn Weicker at 250-803-0103 or weickerfam@telus.net  


The Finance Committee is happy to announce that our Parish has been accepted to receive a Grant from the Federal Government to install a new door for the 1st Street entrance with an automatic opener

URGENT! The Delta Hospice Society wants to build another Hospice with no government interference and No Maid (Euthanasia). DHS needs your help! They need people to become members to outnumber the euthanasia activists who are infiltrating their membership in order to vote out the Pro-Life Board at the upcoming AGM and seize the assets in order to promote and facilitate death.  For a $10 membership you can be part of an amazing movement and be part of the Hospice Sanctuary, a safe place for the dying. Sign up at www.hospicesanctuary.org. You must sign up by AUGUST 3rd to be included in the virtual SGM. For more information, please call Hildegard 250-832-8352 or hilda@tleus.net.

Lytton Wildfire relief Fund: For those wishing to donate to the Lytton area or any other areas in our Diocese affected by the wildfires this summer, the Chancery office is setting up a wildfire relief fund.  If you would like to contribute, please use one of the following options; cheques can be made payable to: The Roman Catholic Bishop of Kamloops, and in
the memo, area put the notation *Lytton wildfire relief fund or *Wildfire relief fund or E-transfers are accepted by sending to giving@rcdk.org.  In the memo area please note Lytton wildfire relief fund or wildfire relief fund.

blood donationYour Donation Matters!
Blood donation events are back in Salmon Arm. Monday, August 23 and Tuesday, August 24, 1:00 to 5:00 pm at the Salmon Arm Recreation Centre. Appointments must be booked ahead of time. Book now at blood.ca/BC.

Mass Intentions for this week
Friday, July 23 –                 For the repose of the soul of Margaret Lemmer
Sat. July 24 –                      For the repose of the souls of Robena &  William Purves
Sunday, July 25 –               Mass for all Parishioners                                                                                                    Tuesday, July 27 –              For the intentions of Craig & Patricia Haliburton                                                                  Wednesday, July 28 –        For the intentions of Jonathan Bakker                                                                                    Friday, July 30 –                 For the intentions of Mathew O’Hagan                                                                                  Saturday, July 31 –             For the repose of the soul of Henry Sinhuber                                                                        Sunday, August 1 –            Mass for all Parishioners

Pastoral Care Committee of the Parish Council, visits parishioners in their home or in care facilities. We visit and will offer Holy Communion if it is requested. We would like to know of any parishioners who would like a visit. Also, if any parishioner knows of someone who would like a visit please let us know. Please contact the parish office and leave a name and phone number. Thank you

Worldwide Marriage Encounter WEEKLY virtual experience is coming! Save the Date! Starting Sept. 23, 2021 at 7:00pm and running for 7 weeks on Thursdays. Join us from the comfort of your own home and learn to live your best life in love. Registration coming soon at https://beholdvancouver.org/events Click here for info video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvQUEZ35Ufg&feature=youtu.be 

Watch Teresa & Paul’s testimonial at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8hzCv3QN1A

compassionate careThe Compassionate Community Care (CCC) helpline, 1-855-675-8749 is a national service for people who
are seeking advice,    help & support regarding euthanasia & assisted suicide prevention,    &/or end-
of-life treatment issues  or   concerns.    http://www.compassionatecommunitycare.org/


The office of the Pregnancy Care Centre promises every crisis client they serve “to be on this parenting
journey with them all the way through to kindergarten”. In order to fulfill this, promise the
Pregnancy Care Centre needs help in raising funds. Would you consider giving today? There are giving
-Give online with an E-transfer to donate@mypregnancychoices.ca
-Mail a cheque to 429 Tranquille Road, Kamloops, BC V2B 3G9
-Call 250 376 4646 to make a gift over the phone During these COVID times the Pregnancy Care Centre
is experiencing many successes helping moms in crisis to bring their pregnancy to a successful childbirth. Any amount that you can assist with is most appreciated.     Thank you for supporting this Pro- Life initiative.

The Kamloops and Nelson Diocese are co-hosting the National CWL Convention scheduled for Aug 2022 to
be held in Kelowna.  As a fundraiser, they are selling beautiful pashminas with a logo of our Mother Mary.
Available in 2 colors: cream or black with the Madonna logo. Size 75” x 29”. Cost is $30 each plus
shipping. Contact Diane Nadeau to place order and for the cost of shipping. cwlpashmina@gmail.com.


   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.



  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.  The Salvation Army is  very thankful to our parish for the continued weekly donations.

Parishioners   in   Action

                                                                    Joe & Chris

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 – Bruce Weicker   832-3313

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 & knights of Columbus)    Kathryn Weicker 803-0103(Liturgy),     Michel Saab 833-5575(Pastoral Care),      Linda Faust 250-833-4608 (CWL), 

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

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

Knights of Columbus: Bruce Weicker   832-3313 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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