Listen to our Jennifer Parker ,Bridget Dougherty & Milvia Haymen sing   HE HAS ANNOINTED ME      from their CD Chorus St Ann

   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. Corrine 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 23rd, 2019


Last Week’s Collection: $7,453.30

pancakes      The Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast is coming up on Sunday, June 30th after mass in the parish hall. Last one until September! Admission by donation with proceeds going to the Carmelite Monastery and their good works.


Retrouvaille Vancouver Program: Is Your Marriage in Crisis? – Repair your marriage, rediscover romance and gain the tools you need for healthy, loving communication! Retrouvaille is a Catholic peer ministry which offers a three-phase program for married couples with difficulties of all kinds, including years of misery, infidelity, separation, or even divorce. It is not too late!  For confidential information or to register for the program beginning the weekend of September 27 – 29 call us at 604-530-6710 or email us at vancouverbc@retrouvaille.org . More information also available on our website www.retrouvaillevancouver.com

christ the king  Vocation Live-In:  On the weekend of July 57, there will be a Vocation Live-In for young men interested in the priesthood or the consecrated life, at the Seminary of Christ the King, Mission, BC. For more information call 604-826-8975.

Family-Festival-April-9-2016-Summerlin-710x385-logoVolunteers Needed: The Canada Day Children’s Festival

We are a non-profit that puts on the free family festival for the community. The event is held on July 1 from 10 am – 3pm at the north side of the fairgrounds. We set up on June 30 starting at 8am and take down on July 1 after 3:30pm. We are reaching out to recruit some volunteers to keep our local community event going. 

Please contact Layne Robillard SA Canada Day Children’s Festival Coordinator PH: 250-293-6418.



Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday – 8:15 a.m.

Thursday – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday – 9:00 a.m.


Adoration on Fridays  9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Thursday – 6:15 to 6:45 p.m.

Saturday – 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.



Sunday – 11:15 a.m.


Saturday – 2:30 p.m.


Tuesday to Friday – 8:30 am to 1:00 pm

 Closed on Mondays



Living Faith Kids - Google Chrome 2019-06-21 30248 PMLiving Faith Kids provides a daily reflection based on a Scripture passage from the daily Mass. With Mass readings listed at the bottom of each devotion, this booklet helps children pray with the seasons of the Church Year and thereby grow in relation with Christ and his Church. Copies of this booklet are available in the vestibule of the church.


Click on the link below to see pictures from the picnic…………..DSCF3701.JPGDSCF3722



Vocation Live-In                                                    On the weekend of July 57, there will be a Vocation Live-In for young men interested in the priesthood or the consecrated life, at the Seminary of Christ the King, Mission, BC. For more information call 604-826-8975.


2019-Rose-Prince-Pilgrimage-768x262Rose Prince Pilgrimage – Diocese of Prince George: The Diocese of Prince George would like to invite you to their Rose Prince Pilgrimage July 5, 6, 7, 2019 with guest speaker, Bishop Gary Gordon from the Diocese of Victoria.  For more information please visit their webpage https://www.pgdiocese.bc.ca/ecwmv-event/rose-prince-pilgrimage/


Special Viewing Option Available

EWTN, Salt and Light, and Daystar Christian networks are available on cable for $4 per month.  The daily news you hear on these channels you never hear on secular cable or media, and they support Christ’s crucial work.  Another option that has great family movies is Pureflix on Apple/Android devices for the great deal of $10.99 USD per month at Pureflix.com. 



Congratulations to these couples from our parish celebrating significant anniversaries

25 Years: Chris & Kathryn Weicker

40 Years: Bruce & Marie Lines

60 Years: John & Annette Pape

                Lawrence & Margaret Filiatrault

65 Years: Albert & Mary Bianco





Ministry Contacts

Parish Pastoral Council: Teresa McKerral 832-6447 (Social Justice), John Pickard 250-517-7482  (Maintenance),    Kathryn Weicker 803-0103(Liturgy),     Michel Saab 833-5575(Pastoral Care),Linda Painchaud 832-8937 (CWL), Bruno Geiger 832-9189 (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 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. George, by appointment

Marriages: Fr. George, 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 832-3021.



Consider joining one of our Parish Groups . 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 9:30 am

Barb Hillary 250-832-4755

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

Mom’s Group – 2nd  Tuesdays 2:00 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



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.

      St.  Josephs  parishioners  in  action!



Salmon Arm teen takes enthusiastic action on climate change

Mirella Project inspires others to create a town, then world, with a sustainable future.  Despite the enormity of the task she has chosen, Mirella Ramsay is peppy, upbeat and optimistic.Her enthusiasm is contagious, her outlining of plans punctuated with smiles and laughter.Ramsay, 18, is taking on climate change.But her enthusiasm is not born of naiveté.“Rather than, ‘Hey everybody we’re doomed, good luck,’ why not, ‘Hey everybody we can do something to fix the problem,’” she says.Her plans were sparked during her first semester of university studies. Before class each day, her geography teacher would provide tidbits of information on what was going on in the world environmentally.Sixty per cent of wildlife numbers decreasing. Carbon dioxide levels rising.As she was driving home one night listening to a podcast about environmentalists doing all kinds of good work but not able to make massive change, she made a decision.Mirella decided to become an environmentalist scientist. But the idea of running her own business soon eclipsed it, one that would incorporate her desire “to be part of the solution, not adding to the problem.”   By  Martha Wickett  Salmon Arm Observer





 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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