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. 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . More information also available on our website www.retrouvaillevancouver.com
Vocation Live-In: On the weekend of July 5 – 7, 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.
Volunteers 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.
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
Tuesday to Friday – 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
Closed on Mondays
Living 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…………..
Vocation Live-In On the weekend of July 5 – 7, 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.
Rose 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
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!
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!