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 Fred Weisbeck.. Corinne Smith is our secretary and can be reached at 250-832-3021 during the week.
St. JOSEPH’S CHURCH
60 First Street SE, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4H4
January 29th, 2023 Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday Collection: $ 1,988.55
E-transfers for January: $ 2,340.00
Donation receipts for 2022 are ready and can be picked up in Room A of the parish centre after Mass or at the parish office during the week. Please save us a stamp and pick up your receipt.
There will be no Adoration on Friday, February 3 rd .
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.
Parish Office Hours: Tuesday to Friday 8:30 am to noon and 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Reconciliation: Thursdays, 6:15 – 6:45 pm and Saturdays 4:15 – 4:45 pm
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. Fridays between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm.
The Video stream for Sunday Mass February 5th is https://youtube.com/live/S9EOxwhnq0w?feature=share
Thursday, February 2 – For the intentions of Sebastian Davary-Diaz
Fri. February 3 – Repose of the soul of Gary Prusky
Palms: Please bring your old palms to the Church and place in the box provided in the vestibule of the
Church. We will be gathering these up for the next three weekends in preparation for Ash Wednesday.
Looking for Volunteers: The Salvation Army are needing adult volunteers for shifts at their Day Time Warming shelter (currently operating) and for the overnight shelter they hope to have operational by halfway through January. Joel Torrens of the Salvation Army is working to put together a list of resources and training to support volunteers. Each volunteer would be required to have a vulnerable sector and police information check. If you are interested in volunteering or have more questions, please leave your name and number at our parish office.
CWL and K Of C Dinner and Social – Mark your Calendar – GET YOUR TICKETS!
All CWL and K of C members and spouses are invited to this ‘annual’ event!
Sunday February 12th – St Joseph’s Parish Hall Doors Open 5:00 pm, Dinner 5:30 pm.
Cost: $20.00 / person Valentines Theme – Entertainment & Prizes!
Tickets available: CWL/K Of C volunteers after weekend Masses …Parish office: during week until Feb 10th
OR Contact: Wendy Piccini 250 -804-0995 or Bruce Weicker 250-833-8971
Parish Valentines Day Afternoon Tea for Seniors!
This year Salmon Arm’s youth are excited to invite the senior community of Saint Joseph’s to an afternoon of
community engagement, live music, tea, coffee, homemade baking, and fun!
Who: The Senior Community of Saint Josephs.
Where: Saint Josephs Catholic Church Salmon Arm.
When: February 14th at 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm.
Transportation is available courtesy of the Knights of Columbus. To secure a ride please contact Mr. Bruce Weicker at: 250-833-8971. If you have further questions, please contact: Leah Ramsay at 250-253-9750 or Kathryn Weicker at 250-803-0103
Carmelite Donation Box (in vestibule)
The Carmel of St Joseph Sisters are so thankful for donations received from St Joseph’s in Salmon Arm.
Currently, they are in need of toilet paper and Kleenex please (NO paper towel). Donations of dry goods (such as you put in the Food Bank box) are also appreciated.
Askew’s Grocery Cards
Askew Grocery cards are now available after mass in the coffee room. Cards are available in denominations of $25, $50, and $100. The proceeds from the sale of the cards will go to food banks in Salmon Arm. Please note cards are no longer available at the Parish Office during the week. This program is a simple way to support those in need when you do your own grocery shopping. Thank you for caring for the needy in our community.
St. Joseph’s Religious Articles Store
The store is open after Mass on Sunday morning but look for new hours coming up. We currently have in
stock 2023 Catholic Calendars $10, Sunday Missals $5, and Liturgy of the Hours booklets $7 in the shop.
There are always new items arriving.
The Rosary Making Group will be meeting on Thursdays at 1:00 pm in Room E of the Parish Centre. Newcomers are welcome. For more information contact Beverly Clermont.
Bishop Thomas J. Lobsinger, OMI Memorial Bursary Program: The annual British Columbia and Yukon Bursary program known as the Bishop Thomas J. Lobsinger, OMI Memorial Bursary Program is underway. The 2023 program is now receiving applications. We are privileged to offer fourteen bursaries of $1,000.00 each to Catholic students across the Province of British Columbia. These bursaries are made available on a one-time only basis to young practicing Catholic students who are in post secondary education at a recognized institute of higher learning within the Province of British Columbia. Applications are accepted until June 30, 2023 with the bursaries being awarded in the fall. The Terms of Reference may be found on our web site (kofcbc.org). Requests for application should be addressed to: Knights of Columbus BC & Yukon, 2809 Mara Drive, Coquitlam, BC V3C 5T9, Attn: Herb Yang, Bursaries Chairman Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline for requests for application is June 1, 2023. We would like to congratulate the many recipients once again over the past years and look forward to the opportunity to assist many more young people in the advancement of their education.
Holy Land Pilgrimage for 2023 – The Vernon Villages of the Mission Immaculata (MI) are coordinating a Holy Land
Pilgrimage in conjunction with parishes in Vancouver. Security, travel, accommodation, and meals will be “all
inclusive” in Vatican affiliated hotels. The guided pilgrimage, September 4 through September 13, 2023, will
include the sites where Jesus Christ was born, raised, baptized, suffered his passion, and was resurrected.
Total, all-inclusive costs are estimated at $6000.00 CAD per individual. Air travel will be
Vancouver to Tel Aviv and return. Bus transportation will be available from Vernon to Kelowna and return.
Interested parishioners are requested to register with St. James Parish office in Vernon (250-542-1276 or
email@example.com with their name, phone number and Email address. The 42 seats available will be allocated
on a “first come” basis, as determined by the date of registration. Questions may be addressed to Brian M.
Lees, MI Pilgrimage Coordinator, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Joseph’s Parish Shrove-Tuesday Pancake-Supper!
Facilitated by FFC (Faith Formation for Children) and other parishioners. Free all-you-can-eat Pancake-Supper Feb. 21 st . Whipped cream, maple syrup, and a host of toppings. 6 pm doors open, 6:30 Grace and Supper. Enjoy Fellowship and a special talk by Fr. Fred on the meaning of Lent. Join your fellow Catholics for “The Feast before the Fast.” Don’t enter Lent HUNGRY! Questions? Contact Event-Coordinator: Connor Heffernan 780.667.6489
Pastoral Care: Please contact Michel Saab 250-833-5575 or email@example.com) if you know someone who would like to receive communion from the pastoral care group.
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. The Salvation Army is very thankful to our parish for the continued weekly donations.
St. Josephs Crazy Crafters: Anyone interested in crafting or social time is welcome to attend. The 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month in the parish hall downstairs. For more info contact Nellie Rasmussen.
Marc and Patti Dansereau
As Family of the Month the Knights of Columbus offer tribute to a family who have been a part of St Joseph parish and Our Lady of the Lake parish at Blind Bay over the past few decades. Over these years they have contributed extensively to the music ministry in both parishes Father of the family has brought beautiful guitar music and a leading voice to the many hymns that compliment the celebrations of masses. Sons of the family provide professional piano accompaniment and solo performances . Other members of the family join in to choirs from time to time, making a major family contribution.
This family exhibits strong family ties. Family members even as they reach adulthood tend to attend Sunday services as a group. They are a talented artistic group, a trait no doubt coming from some talented grand parents.
Please join us in honouring the family of Marc and Patti Dansereau.
St. Joseph’s Parish Contacts
Parish Finance Committee: Barry Delaney 250-517-7841, Andrea Pickard 250-517-0110, Jeri Myers 832-4112
Pastoral Care: 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 Michel Saab, 250-833-5575
Liturgy: Kathryn Weicker, 250-803-0103
Music Ministry: Jennifer Parker 803-0181
Catholic Women’s League: Judith Pelletier
Knights of Columbus: Bruce Weicker, Grand Knight 250-832-3313
Secular Franciscans: Anna O’Hagan 833-9109
Faith Formation for Children, R.C.I.A. and Adult Education: contact the Parish office firstname.lastname@example.org 250-832-3021
Baptisms, Marriages and Funerals: Contact the Parish office to make an appointment to meet with the Pastor email@example.com 250-832-3021