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'ADORATION OF THE MAGI'                                  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.


2019 parish contacts




 January 13, 2019             Baptism of the Lord



Sunday Collection: $ 8,733.65

Sunday Collection Envelopes are ready to pick up for 2019.  Please note that cheques for special collections should be written to St. Joseph’s Church.                                                 

What’s on this Week: January 14 to Jan. 20

Monday: Faith Formation for Children 6:00 pm  

Tuesday: Prayer Cenacle 9:00 am – Rm C

                Crazy Crafters 1:30 pm – Hall

                Youth Group 7:00 pm – Room G

Wednesday: Sew n’ Sews 9:00 am – Hall

RCIA 5:30 pm – Room A


Friday: Adoration 9:00 am – noon

           Funeral for Sarah Munro 1:00 pm

Saturday: Funeral for Terry Adair 11:00 am



coffee & cookies  Coffee After Mass

Thank you to all of those who volunteer their time to serve coffee and snacks after mass on Sunday morning. This ministry of hospitality is greatly appreciated and helps build parish community.  We are looking for a new group to cover the fifth Sundays of the month. In 2019 these are in March, June, September and December.

christ the king     Vocation Live-In

On the weekend of February 8 – 10, there will be a Vocation Live-In for young men interested in the priesthood or the religious life, at the Seminary of Christ the King, Mission, BC. For more information call 604-826-8715.


The 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/


Safe Motherhood Project- 2019

Annette Borkent will be going to Guatemala on Feb. 1st to continue the Safe Motherhood Project. This project is now in it’s 17th year and to date over 1100 Traditional Midwives have been trained. They will continue their training of traditional midwives, providing the skills needed to assist women during pregnancy and birth, including many emergency birthing skills. The area they will be going to is in the highlands, at 10,000 ft. elevation and is over 1 hour away from the nearest hospital, when the weather cooperates. The project is designed to train the many traditional midwives who have not had any previous hands-on training. Many of these women are illiterate and the course gives them needed knowledge and skills to assess pregnant women and to save the lives of mothers and babies during pregnancy, birth and in the hours and days following. Because of the hands-on nature of this course, it is very well received and the knowledge is retained.

Please consider donating to this teaching program.  If so, you can donate on-line at www.rosecharities.ca and click the ‘donate’ button, choose the “Haiti, Guatemala, Ecuador and Costa Rica ” icon and select “Safe Motherhood” under the Fund option. Alternatively, Annette would be happy to receive donations directly from you, with cheques made out to “Rose Charities” with “Safe Motherhood” on the memo line. (please add your email address to more easily receive a tax receipt). Without the generosity and support of others, this project would not be possible.

Annette will also covet your prayers for safety and success for this important work in helping these women and children in this impoverished area of the world.

If you have any questions feel free to call Annette at 250-833-0931 or email her at 55anna@telus.net

  1. Knights-of-Columbus-Logo     The Knights of Columbus are here to help you, your family and your Pastor. We are here to help your church and your community. Please join us…..WE ARE LOOKING FOR A LOT OF GOOD MEN and their families! WE ARE LOOKING FOR YOU!!   Call Craig at 250-253-2862  or  Pat at 250-833-4580                         ....that to be eligible to become a Knight you must be male, 18 years of age or older and be a practical Catholic…………………..Did you know that the Knights of Columbus were founded in 1882 to provide financial support to Catholic widows and orphans

Clothesline of Love

The Clothesline of Love was a great success.  The hats, socks etc were received with appreciation by the Salvation Army, and thanks to all who generously knitted or simply donated warm items.  The Salvation Army would love to have Children’s Mittens to put into next year’s Christmas hampers. A perfect project for left over wool. A box will be provided in the foyer for the months of January and February.



As we look back at our Askew’s Grocery Card project, we need to take a few moments and recognize how we have contributed to the needs of a number of people in our community.  Whether it is the Women’s Shelter, the Salvation Army Projects, Missionary work, the Food Bank, etc. our project has made a significant difference in the lives of the people who benefit from these community programs.  In 2018, through the sale of $68,750.00 worth of cards, we have realized $4,903.00 for the support of community needs.  Most recently, December’s proceeds of $418.75 will go to the Food Bank.  Thank you St. Joseph’s Parishioners!


Parish Social Justice Project

This week let’s concentrate on the Men’s Shelter: Gloves, toques, scarves, long underwear among items needed at Salvation Army’s Lighthouse shelter. Deodorant, shampoo and men’s socks are also welcomed donations. Do not bring your donations in single use plastic bags. Your cloth bags will be left in the bin for you to pick up again.


Consider joining one of our Parish Groups in the New Year. They gather for prayer, study, socialization and works of charity

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 Wednesdays 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 9:15 am

Barb Hillary 250-832-4755

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

Mom’s Group – 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 1:00 pm, Room G – Judith Pelletier 902-818-3019

Faith Formation for Children – Mondays starting January 14 – 6:00 pm – Sharon 250-832-9189

Youth Group – Tuesdays 7:00 pm, Room G

Judith Pelletier 902-818-3019


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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.adoration


      St.  Josephs  parishioners  in  action!

flower girls Thank you , St. Josephs “flower ladies” for doing such  a wonderful job !

  • There are six volunteers in this group: Sandie Cockram, Teresa Connor, Bernadette Jordan, Evelyn Ramstad, Jessica Hauser, Susan MacMillan.
  • They are responsible for creating floral arrangements for the tabernacle and the two side altars each week, with added arrangements for Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving, as well as the Easter Candle and Advent Wreathe.
  • They work in groups of two except for the big feasts when everyone who is available helps.
  • The church covers all the costs.
  • In the late spring, summer and early fall, they use flowers from their own and friends’ gardens.  At the other times, they would purchase flowers. However, in recent years they have build up an inventory of artificial flowers and greenery and now, for the most part, only purchase flowers for the big feasts.
Additional help is always needed……..‘If you are interested in being part of this ministry, please contact Susan – susmac@telus.net   or    Bernadette –  bjordan08@telus.net


  caregivers support                                                                                                                 caregiversLocal parishioners Audrey & Cecille invite women caregivers ( catholic or not) to give them a call & join their group. There is no charge for this. Caregivers need support and this is a great way to connect and share with others. Do not be alone , give them a call…



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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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