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 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.

October 2021

*******Members of the Kamloops Diocese remain dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass during the initial reopening phase…………….


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.

October 17th, 2021 Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday Collection:  $ 2358.00

Live stream mass….   Mass OCT. 24th  will be at  https://youtu.be/wp-13HAK1sI Fr. Dale will still be distributing communion in the parking lot after Mass as usual @ 10:00 – 10:20 am. Recorded   Masses are listed at   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJwk8IG3iD5BvRkdLEhGvyg/featured

Reconciliation is available Wednesday 10 – 10:30 am, Thursday 6:15 – 6:45 pm, and Saturday 4:00 – 4:30
pm.       Reconciliation is being held in the confessional.

St Joseph’s CWL Meetings are held in the parish hall, every 3rd (third) Thursday of the month, following the 7 pm Mass.

NEXT MEETING:  October 21, 2021

The Holy Father’s Intentions for the Month of October  2021     “Missionary Disciples… We pray that every baptized person may be engaged in evangelization, available to the mission, by being witnesses of a life that has the flavor of the Gospel.”

World Mission Sunday: Next week is World Mission Sunday. It is a global celebration of the universal church. Your prayer and donations will assist churches, hospitals, schools, and the training of priests.  The donations that the Catholic communities throughout the world receive through World Mission Sunday, will assist them to be self—sufficient and continue to flourish.  By sharing your gift of faith, we can bring love and compassion to those who need it most.

Pro-Life – Pledge of Re-Commitment     I thank God for the gift of life, and for the lives of my brothers and sisters. I know I am responsible for the unborn who cannot speak for themselves. I know that the most serious tragedy of our day is the tragedy of abortion. I will re-join in the spiritual adoption of an unborn baby. I will pray every day for nine months to save a baby’s life. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of the unborn baby that I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion. -Prayer of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. Little prayer cards – THIS MUST STOP – are available by the office window.

faith in action 

Faith in Action Campaign 31:  Campaign 31 is ongoing.     If you did not receive Faith in Action material in the mail, you can pick a form up in the vestibule of the church.  Parish Assessment: $33,125    Total Pledged: $21,160          Number of Pledges: 42

MASS INTENTIONS                                                                                                                                                                

October15 –           For the intentions of Barbara Morrow and the repose of the soul of Dennis Wahoski
October 16 –          For the intentions of Timon & Kelly Piccini and the intentions of the Knobbs family.
October 17 –          For the intentions of all Parishioners

October 19 –           For all couples living outside of marriage 

October 20 –          For the intentions of Bruno & Sharon Geiger & family

October 21 –         For the intentions of Sean O’Hagan and for the repose of the soul of Joanna Jung

October 22 –         For the intentions of Marita Pukas

October 23 –        For the intentions of John Dawson and George and Mariken Verdurmen.

October 24 –        For the intentions of all Parishioners

Bishops letter 1.1

Bishop letter 2

Friday Morning Bible Study:    Our study this year is   Women in the Old Testament. We start at 9:15 am
We begin on Friday October 15 through to Friday December 17 th . Then Start again on Friday January 07 through to Friday March 18 th . Please come and join us. Contact Janet at 833-5249 or janet.saab@gmail.com

Presentations on Prayer: Beginning Friday, October 1st, Fr. Dale will be offering short presentations on prayer. The presentation will start at 7:00pm in the Church and will go for about ½ an hour. This will be followed by ½ hour of adoration, concluding with Benediction at around 8:00pm. Fr. Dale hopes to be able to make these presentations on most Fridays.

Workshop for Development and Peace Caritas, Canada; This meeting will be held on Zoom (see link below) on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 9:30 a.m. Included in the workshop will be the election of a new board including the positions of secretary and treasurer. Please prayfully discern if this is an area of interest to you. It would be wonderful if someone from each parish in the Diocese could attend. Jeremy Laurie does a wonderful presentation. As well, the governance has changed; there is cooperation with the CCCB, and there are many needs to be met. Social Justice is what Catholic teaching tells us is most important. If you have any questions, please contact Teresa at (teresamckerral9@gmail.com) or Jeremy at jlaurie2devp.org.

 ******Previous letters from Bishop Joseph are now located on a new page. Go to the tab at the top named ABOUT and click on Bishops letters 2021. 

Ernie . good food box    The Good Food Box Program is a monthly fruit and vegetable co-op. Volunteers order fruit and vegetables in bulk, then sort the produce into smaller amounts for individual orders. They are scarce on workers who can do the lifting. They are looking for volunteers in the morning on the third Thursday of the month in our Parish Hall. lease contact Joyce at 250-832-4127 if you are interested in helping or want more information.

faith formationFaith Formation for Children: We are wanting to move forward with the Faith Formation for Children (FFC) programs in a safe environment. In order to do this, we need to know if you will be sending your child(ren) to class.  We would also like to know how you as a parent would be willing to participate to make this a successful year for your child(ren). At this point there will be no classes for Grades 2, 5 or 6. (We are still looking for catechists for these grades.)  For the other grades classes will begin on Monday, October 18th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm in the parish education center.  To register or for more information contact Sharon at 250-832-3021 or reledstjosephs@shaw.ca

Employment Opportunities: Current job postings can be found at http://www.CISKD.ca under the CAREERS tab https:/ciskd.ca/current-positions or check the posting on the bulletin board in the vestibule

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. Starting Tuesday, September 21 st at 1:30 pm in the Parish Hall. For more information contact Nellie at 250-832-7222.

 donation boxDon’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.                   

compassionate care   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/




Parish Pastoral Council:   Dan Smith (Maintenance 833-6769)  Bruce Weicker  250-833-8971. (Social Justice & Knights of Columbus)    Kathryn Weicker 803-0103(Liturgy),     Michel Saab 833-5575(Pastoral Care),      Linda Faust 250-833-4608 (CWL), Adrian Pelletier (Vocations) 250-463-5858

Finance Council: Barry Delaney 250-517-7841,  Andrea Pickard 250-517-0110, 

Catholic Women’s League: Linda Faust 250-833-4608…-Terry- Mae Sinclair 832-9418                                                     Meetings are held in the parish hall, every 3rd (third) Thursday of the month, following the 7 pm Mass

Knights of Columbus: Bruce Weicker   832-3313 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

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 – Nellie Rasmussen & Cathy McNie

Sew N Sew’s – 1st, 3rd & 5th Wednesdays 9:00 am – Marilynne Bealey 250-832-3446

Little Rock Scripture Study – Fridays 9:30 am – Michel Saab  833-5575

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

P.E.A.C.E. Group…….Ken Fraser  250-675-2223                                                                                                                                        

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