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

Fr. Dale Normandeau

Pastor – St. Joseph’s, Salmon Arm / Parochial Administrator – Our Lady of Fatima, Sicamous and Our Lady of the Lake, Blind Bay

We welcome father Dale Normandeau, as our new pastor. He comes to us from Our Lady of the Mountains Parish in Whistler…having previously been rector at Vernon, Coldstream,Chase & Kamloops.


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January 19, 2020         Second Sunday in Ordinary Time   

Sunday Collection: $ 3,907.05

men-s-group_orig                                                                    This group meets weekly, Monday nights at 7:15 pm in the Parish class room downstairs. If you are interested in  learning more about our Faith, meeting other Men, then please join us. To ensure that there is common ground, the men are Catholic, married and have children.  Please contact Barry Delaney (250) 517- 7841   or Dave Ramsay (250) 253- 6899. 

Retrouvaille Vancouver Spring 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 April 17 -19, 2020, call Marc and Candice at 604-530-6710 and leave a message, or email us at vancouverbc@retrouvaille.org. More information also available on our website http://www.retrouvaille.org


Attention, Women of the parish! There is a retreat coming up April 17-19th Rockridge Canyon in Princeton BC.                                                                                           This Women’s Retreat is for every woman searching for deeper relationship with the Trinity and what it means to live bravely as a woman of God. This experience offers something for everyone. This is a retreat you don’t want to miss. Please see https://rcav.org/event/womens-retreat/ for more details. Registration opens February 1 at 9 am. There are a group of women from Salmon Arm, Enderby and Armstrong who will be fund-raising to help cover the cost of the retreat. If you would like to go and wish to be part of our fundraising efforts, please contact Judith Pelletier (1-902-818-3019) Please contact us by Feb 10th.

Vocation Live-In

On the weekend of February 79, there will be a Vocation Live-In young men interested in the priesthood or the consecrated life, at the Seminary of Christ the King, Mission, BC. For more information call 604-826-8715. 

end-of-life-doula-care     An End Of Life Doula is someone who supports a person so they can live the end stages of their life to the fullest. By having things in order, such as advance care planning, appointing a representative, funeral arrangements etc. one can help make what they are going through a lot less stressful. By seeing to it that their final wishes are met, when at all possible, the natural process of dying can become a beautiful part of their life. The best time to see one is long before you are at the end stage of your life. I have recently gotten my certification and would be happy to share what I have learned with you. Pam Swoboda 250-255-7223. 


St. Joseph’s Parish – Year in Review 2019


Valentine Grace Pelletier – February 17

Findlay Jack Henderson – April 21

Dominic Gordon Pelletier – May 19

Zeus Isaac Marquez – May 19

Marian Rich Garcia – May 25

Zachariah Jacques Main – July 20

Jetaime Mojato Braga – August 31

Miriam Sophia Fraser – September 22

Ruby Joy Morris – October 13

Fulton James Ouillette – November 3

Alden Davis Easthope – December 21

Saylor Marie Rempel – December 27

RCIA: April 20

Laurie Main & Ivy Campagnolo 

1st Communion:

Elijah Ouillette – April 21

Anjola Abayomi – August 4

Josiah & Eilith Fraser – September 22

Confirmations: May 26

Laura Litke, Sydney Litke, Josee-Marie Ramsay


Nicholas Anhel & Ivy Campagnolo – August 17


Sarah Munro (94) –  January 5

Terry Adair(64) – January 8

Orby Tupper(88) – April 21

Brenda Popp(73) – April 18

Edward Schmidt(92) – May 2

Stan Dmuchacz(81) – May 13

Henry Sinhuber(82) – June 29

Mavourneen Reddecliff(79) – September 3

Ron Ferry(90) – September 18

Gordon Brown(80) – September 23

Katherine Blain(82) – October 5

Josef Lemmer(94) – October 8

Ron Pettitt(87) – November 26

Ernie Kuemper(88) – December 22

askewslogo     Askew’s Grocery Cards continue to be sold after mass in the Parish Lounge.  The parish receives a 7% profit from all sales which is used to support special projects such as food banks, CCO, and others. Thank you to those who purchase cards regularly.                                                                                                                                                                        


The Immaculate Heart of Mary Shrine and Centre in Cache creek is open to receiving individuals, groups and families to their centre. They have a beautiful chapel for those quiet moments that are needed in our lives.  What better way to enhance our relationship with God. They welcome all to come and spend a quiet time away. For more information please call Joell at 250-457-9930 or email ihmcentre@telus.net .

56bdf-1550611116796The 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. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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

Bible Study – Fridays 9:30 am – Barb Hillary 250-832-4755

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



Kamloops Diocese 75th Anniversary

Anniversary Mass May 30, 2020 at 1pm, Reception at 6pm and Gala Banquet at 7pm, all at Thompson Rivers University Grand Hall.   Banquet tickets ($50 each) are now available. Please contact Sharon Geiger to reserve your tickets. There are a limited number of tickets available. For those travelling any distance, we would suggest the TRU Conference Centre in Kamloops.  They have 2 bedroom suites for $104.95 or 4 bedroom suites for 169.95. This facility, on campus, is less than a 5 minute walk from the TRU Grand Hall. View it at www.stayrcc.com/kamloops.  The promo code for booking is 9571.


adoration5     Adoration: Come spend an hour with the Lord in the cool comfort of the Church.  Fridays from 9:00 to  3:00 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)



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Working for CCO   (Catholic Christian Outreach) since 2011, Ben currently serves as the Team Leader at Ryerson University in Downtown Toronto. In this role there have been many highlights:

  • to be able to see how much a student can be transformed by Christ in a short time.
  • to look back and see a student, who 4 months ago did not believe in Jesus, now have a personal relationship with him and want to share it with his friends.
  • to see a guy get over his fears and ask his good buddies to be in a faith study.
  • to be able to travel and share the Gospel in a variety of countries including, USA, Ireland, Uganda and Brazil to name a few.      https://cco.ca/   and    https://cco.ca/cco-missionaries/

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                                                                        Ministry Contacts

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 Painchaud 832-8937 (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:

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

 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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