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  Sean Wenger.  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.


May 15th, 2022   Fifth Sunday of Easter

Sunday Collection: $3439.50
Vocations $752.00

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.                                                                

Prayer for Our Community
Loving God, you fill all things with a fullness and hope that we can never comprehend. Thank you for leading us into a time where more of reality is being unveiled for us all to see. We pray that you will take away our natural temptation for cynicism, denial, fear and despair. Help us have the courage to awaken to greater truth, greater humility and greater care for one another. May we place our hope in our hearts’ longing for the healing of our suffering world. Amen.

The Month of May is dedicated to Our Lady, The Blessed Virgin Mary.

The live-stream masses                                                                                        Sunday’s Mass will be at  https://youtu.be/f3d6Nn3oeaU

 Recorded   Masses are listed at    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJwk8IG3iD5BvRkdLEhGvyg/featured

Office Hours……   Tuesday to Thursday 8:30 am to noon and 1 to 3:00 pm.



Here are a few reminders to keep you safe:

  • Never purchase gift cards as a form of payment.
  • If you receive a phone call, email or text message instructing you to purchase gift cards, this is a scam.
  • If you purchase the gift cards and are told to scratch the backside and send codes, this is a scam.
  • Remember that scammers are able to “spoof” the phone number on the Caller ID, so it may appear that the caller is your friend, relative etc….
  • Talk to someone you trust before making any decisions related to purchases of this nature.

There has been a request to the Totus Tuus Rosary makers to provide 10,000 rosaries by May 31, 2022. 
We have been asked to help with as many rosaries as our small group can make. These rosaries will be
distributed with the traveling Shrine of Our Lady of the Cape. We are asking for more hands to help
make these rosaries so this request can be fulfilled. Please join us Thursdays 1-3, in the Parish Hall or
Room G. Help us help our Lady spread her message. The Month of May is dedicated to Our Lady, The
Blessed Virgin Mary.

The Holy Father’s Intentions for the month of May
We pray for all young people, called to live life to the fullest; may they see in Mary’s life the way to listen, the depth of discernment, the courage that faith generates, and the dedication to service.

Pastoral Care
Please contact Michel Saab to discuss receiving communion from the pastoral care group.

Mass Intentions 

  • Tues, May 17 –        Intentions of Ken Bakker
  • Wed. May 18 –       Intentions of Dave & Leah Ramsay
  • Thurs. May 19 –     Intentions of Catholic Women’s League
  • Friday, May 20 –    Intentions of Marita Pukas
  • Saturday, May 21 – For the repose of the soul of Hope Claffey
  • Sun. May 22 –             For the intentions of all parishioners

 Coffee after Mass:
Everyone is invited to coffee and fellowship downstairs following the 9:00 am Mass on
Sunday. Hot drinks and snacks will be provided.  Hope to see you all there.

weicker family.2 The Knights of Columbus are proud to announce their selection for  Family of the Month. Family of the Month is selected from a parish family who has contributed by action or example to the parish or community in a significant way. The family selected for this month is the  Weicker family. This whole family has been major contributors to parish life for many years with all members of the family being involved in ministries across many sectors of parish life. Pictured are Chris, Kathryn, Kirsten, Annamarie & Justin. The presentation was made by Knights Eugene Casavant & Craig Haliburton.

Support to Ukrainians
A parishioner from OLOL, Blind Bay has started the process required to support a family from Ukraine. If you are interested in helping in this endeavor please pick up an information sheet on the table in the

Prayer for Ukraine: God of peace and justice, We pray for the people of Ukraine today. We pray for
peace and the laying down of weapons. We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow, that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them. We pray for those with power over war or peace, for wisdom,
discernment, and compassion to guide their decisions. Above all, we pray for all your precious
children, at-risk and in fear, that you would hold and protect them. We pray in the name of Jesus, the
Prince of Peace. Amen

Pro life 2020.2   Pro-Life Flag Display
The Shuswap Pro-Life Society will once again bring awareness to the public by displaying 10,000 little
pink and blue flags. Each flag represents 10 abortions equal to 100,000 abortions committed in
Canada every year. Canada is the only country in the Western world with no restrictions, a baby can be
aborted right up to the moment of birth. The flag display will go up Saturday, May 21. Pro-Life
information will be available during the whole day. SPLS needs helpers to set up at 7am and take down
at 5 pm at Five Corners, 30 Street and 10 Avenue SE. Please call Hildegard at 250-832-8352.

knights   Family of the Month Program The Knights of Columbus are pleased to announce
that they are re-activating a Family of the Month Program. The purpose is to recognize and honour a
parish family who have contributed to the parish or community in a significant way ether by action or
example. Family is defined broadly, as large, small, old, young, even single person. The hope is to honour such a family every couple of months. Special recognition will be at the parish coffee after Sunday Mass or at some other appropriate occasion.

cwl 2   Catholic Women’s League
CWL Sunday, May 15 th Mass. If you can assist during Mass or with goodies/coffee after Mass, please
contact Wendy Piccini. 250-540-2560. General Meeting Thursday, May 19 th at 7:30 pm in
the Parish Hall. Important fun event coming up, we need you. Hope to see you there!

CWL Baby Bottle Campaign for ‘Live Well Clinic’ in Vernon, (previously pregnancy care centre). Please
pick up a ‘baby bottle’ on Mother’s Day weekend to collect donations and return Father’s Day weekend.
Thank you for your support of this pro-life organization!

Carmelite Sisters:    Thank you for answering our request for specific items, here are some current
needs: Peanut buttr – regular, smooth (not crunchy or low fat), Garden hoses – prefer 100 feet, but 50
feet are good too.

 Grief to Grace – Healing the Wounds of Abuse
Through a retreat program facilitated by mental health professionals and centered on Jesus Christ,
Grief to Grace helps those who have endured physical, emotional, sexual, and/or spiritual abuse
find healing. Grief to Grace has served thousands across the United States and around the world since
2005.         Grief to Grace Retreat | Kelowna Wed, May 25, 2022 – Sun, May 29, 2022
For more information, and or to register Call: 250-255-7223 or Email: G2GKelownabc@gmail.com  

St. Joseph’s Crazy Crafters: Anyone interested in crafting or social time is welcome to attend. The 1 st
and 3 rd Tuesdays of the month in the Parish Hall downstairs. For more information contact Nellie 


 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.                  

   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/   






Dan Smith (Maintenance )  Bruce Weicker  . (Social Justice & Knights of Columbus)    Kathryn Weicker (Liturgy),     Michel Saab (Pastoral Care),      Linda Faust  (CWL), Adrian Pelletier (Vocations) 

Finance Council: Barry Delaney ,  Andrea Pickard , Jeri Myers 

Catholic Women’s League: Linda Faust .-Terry- Mae Sinclair                                       Meetings are held in the parish hall, every 3rd (third) Thursday of the month, following the 7 pm Mass

Knights of Columbus: Bruce Weicker    or Pat Harford 

Secular Franciscans: Anna O’Hagan , Madeleine Sevigny 

Music Ministry: Jennifer Parker 

Faith Formation for Children: Sharon Geiger 

R.C.I.A. and Adult Education: Sharon Geiger 

Baptisms: Fr. Sean, by appointment

Marriages: Fr. Sean, 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

Faith Formation for Children – Mondays starting January 13th – 6:00 pm – Sharon 

Prayer Cenacle – Tuesdays 9:00 am – Marianne Pelletier 

St. Joseph’s Crazy Crafters – 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesdays 1:30 pm – Nellie Rasmussen & Cathy McNie

Sew N Sew’s – 1st, 3rd & 5th Wednesdays 9:00 am – Marilynne Bealey 

Little Rock Scripture Study – Fridays 9:30 am – Michel Saab  

Secular Franciscans – 2nd Sundays – 10:00 am – Anna O’Hagan