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 George LaGrange, OMI.

  1.    November 19th, 2017     Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time                                     

Last Week’s Collection: $3,359.30

Faith in Action Campaign 27

Parish Assessment: $29,870        Number of Pledges:87 Total Pledged: $34,140             Paid to Date:$29,340

Thank you to all of those who have pledged to the FIA Campaign.  There is still time to send in your donation.  Money received over our assessment goes directly back to our Parish.

pancakes (1)K of C Pancake Breakfast                                              Knights of Columbus will be hosting another pancake and sausage breakfast after Mass on Sunday November 26th. Come join the crowd.

cwlLadies Appreciation Dinner  

Our outgoing Council of St. Joseph’s CWL is sponsoring an Appreciation Dinner on Sunday November 19th at 6p.m. in the church hall for all ladies of the parish.  If you wish to attend, please RSVP Mary Sinhuber  832-7494 by November 16th. This is a chance for you to have an evening meal that you do not prepare yourself, nor do you have to wash the dishes or load the dish washer afterwards.


wreathParish Advent Wreaths

We are looking for donations of greenery for our advent wreaths.  If you can help out please call Sharon.  All parishioners are invited to make advent wreaths on Monday, November 27 at 6:00 pm in the parish hall. A donation of $5 is asked to cover the cost of materials for each wreath.  If you would like to make an advent wreath please register with Sharon at 832-3021.


Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada: Why is there such a collection?

Every year, the Bishops of Canada make an appeal for financial assistance to support their work and the work of each diocese/eparchy by means of the Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada. The President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has described this Collection as an invitation to “all the faithful to participate in the life and mission of the Church through their active involvement in the life of their parish community, their prayers, their diverse charisms, their moral support, and the contributions of their time and talents.


Friends at Christmas

Anyone interested in participating with the Friends at Christmas either the day before for prepping, or on Christmas Day please contact Vallerie at 250-832-5811, to arrange a small task suitable to your abilities. St. Joseph’s Church will be hosting the dinner this year.

Those wanting to come for Christmas Dinner, there will be free tickets available starting November 27 at the Seniors Resource Centre, Pharmasave, Canadian Mental Health Assoc. Churches Thrift Shop, Soup Kitchen and Second Harvest.


ChurchesThriftShopThe Churches Thrift Shop will be having their Silent Auction on November 29 & 30th.



craft fairChristmas Gift and Craft Fair

The Catholic Women’s League is sponsoring a Christmas Gift & Craft Sale which is happening in the Parish Hall.

Friday, November 24th – 11 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday, November 25th – 10 am to 3:30 pm

Over 30 tables of great gifts. Concession available. Join your friends for lunch or coffee and delectable treats.


This is a reminder that Christmas cards with the true meaning of Christmas are available for sale in the religious articles store downstairs and will be available for sale at the upcoming Christmas Gift and Craft Fair.


mittens and toquesClothes Line of Love – by the CWL

Needed scarfs, toques mitts etc, which will be hung in the Church foyer starting November 19/17.  All items will be donated to the Salvation Army for those less fortunate than us.  All items will be donated on December 10/17.


North Okanagan Gleaners

Throughout November there will be a collection box in the vestibule that can be filled with new socks, toques, undergarments, mittens, shoes and stuffed toys for children. They will be shipped from the Gleaners in Lumby to orphaned children in Eastern Europe.    Closing date is Sunday, November 26th. Thank you for your participation.  For more information phone Ben & Martha Peters 250-832-7604.


FFC Advent Play

There will be rehearsals on Sundays after Mass in Room E downstairs for the Advent Angels Play. The Faith Formation Class will be presenting the Advent Angels Play on Sunday December 10th at 2:00 pm.


Pilgrimage Announcement: Join Fr. Paul Simms of the Diocese of Kamloops on an unforgettable 6-day Our Lady of Guadalupe Pilgrimage, Cultural & Sightseeing Tour to Mexico City (July 9-14, 2018).  See first-hand the miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  Follow the story of St. Juan Diego and learn of the apparitions and miraculous happenings.  Bring your prayer intentions!  For more information or to register, contact John or Natalie of OC-Travel: info@oc-travel.com / 1-800-675-9088 / http://oc-travel.com/mexico-july/


What’s on this Week?–November 20 to November 26

Monday: Faith Formation for Children 6:00 PM

Tuesday: Prayer Cenacle 9:00 am – Room C

                  Crafting Group 1:30 pm – Hall



 Friday: Adoration 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

CWL Craft Fair


Sunday: K of C Pancake Breakfast 10:00 am – Hall


Mark your calendar!! Annual Parish Carmelite Fundraiser, Sunday, December 3rd after Mass

Donation of NEW items for auction or to help contact Terry-Mae Sinclair 250-832-9418 or email tmaesinclair@shaw.ca

Parish Ministry Contacts

 Parish Pastoral Council: Teresa McKerral 832-6447 (Social Justice), John Pickard 833-4293                            (Maintenance), Kathryn Weicker 803-0103(Liturgy), Michel Saab 833-5575(Pastoral Care), Irene Zaff 832-0573 (CWL), Bruno Geiger 832-9189 (K of C)

Finance Council: Steve Holmes 832-8556, Rod & Wendy Charlebois 832-0234,

Jessica Wan 514-463-1751

Catholic Women’s League: Linda Painchaud 832-5820, Georgina Lazzarotto 778-489-4914

Knights of Columbus: Lorne Lazzarotto 778-489-4914

Secular Franciscans: Peggy Sikora 835-8554, Mabel Flore` 832-8750

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

Newcomers Welcoming Committee: Lynn Popien 250-804-9789, Randy & Wendy Piccini 250-804-9789.

 Louise Wall    

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