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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November 17th, 2019        33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time


Sunday Collection: $4,457.15

Faith in Action Campaign 29

There is still time to contribute to our Faith in Action Campaign.  If you did not receive your donation form or have lost it, there are extra forms available in the vestibule. Let’s meet our goal and pass it! Our parish project is a vertical lift for our church. 

Parish Assessment: $31,961 Collection to Date:$28,135

Number of Households: 329      Number of Pledges: 74


Social Justice – What does this mean to us? 

 Is this something we as Christians need to be concerned about?  All of you, in particular our young people, are invited to come and be part of a dialogue regarding social justice.  Come Tuesday, November 19th to Room G.  Two sessions are planned to accommodate your needs – 1:30 pm in the afternoon and 7:00 pm in the evening.  Come, share, and be part of the dialogue.” Contact Bruce Weicker 250-832-3313.


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Wednesday, November 20th, from 2 – 4 pm please join us in Room G of the Parish Centre to celebrate all the New Mom’s this past year.  Games, prizes, coffee, tea and goodies. Please RSVP to Linda Faust at 250-833-4608 or lmfaust59@gmail.com. Childcare available.

2020 Calendars and missals are available downstairs after mass. Please support our CWL store.They have brought in 100 missals.

Coming up soon, Annual Carmelite Fundraiser!

December 8th, Sunday after Mass. Come and support our dear Sisters of the Carmel of St. Joseph.  New items needed for Silent auction.  Help needed please contact Terry Sinclair, 832-9418, tmaesinclair@shaw.ca


Please note there will not be a Friends at Christmas Dinner this year. Hopefully an organizer will step up in time for December 2020.

pancakes     Next Sunday , Nov. 24th ……..Please join us downstairs for the Knights of Columbus pancake breakfast.

askewslogoAskew’s Grocery Cards

With the Christmas season fast approaching, have you considered giving the gift of food for your friends and relatives?  Always needed – always appreciated!  Then use the Askew Gift card program.  $25.00 cards will soon be available for the Christmas season.  What an ideal gift and it is simple to use!


Kids’ Christmas Shopping is coming to Salmon Arm!!
Friday, December 13th from 4:30 – 6:30 and Saturday, December 14th 9:30 – 5:30 at the Centenoka Mall.  All proceeds are going to the Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. Children from 3-12 can do their Christmas shopping without parents/grandparents.  All gifts will be from $.05 – $5, but mostly less than $2.  Great savings for parents!!!!!!!
Any help with wrapping gifts, setting up, etc. would be greatly appreciated.  Donations can be brought to the church for your convenience.  Donations can be anything that is new or gently used: toys, stuffies, books, games, kitchen stuff (nothing sharp), books, movies, knickknacks, hats/mitts/scarves, jewelery, etc. etc. etc.  Items for ALL ages.  Just no clothes, sharp objects or heavy items.   We also need items like wrapping paper, tape, gift bags, and boxes to pack gifts in to wrap.   For more information please contact Patti Dansereau at 778-489-5046 and see poster on the bulletin board.     

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) will be available Nov. 1. 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.

Vector Christmas Wreath with Mistletoe         Parish 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 25th at 6:00 pm in the parish hall.  A donation is asked to cover the cost of materials for each wreath.  If you would like to make an advent wreath please register with Sharon so we can order supplies.  250-832-3021.


Ladies Appreciation Dinner

Wednesday, November 27th, 5:00 p.m. Parish Hall

Ladies Appreciation Dinner’ hosted by CWL

ALL women of the parish are invited!  Come,help us celebrate the hard working women in our parish!  No charge! Lots of fun! Please RSVP to Linda Faust 250-833-4608 lmfaust59@gmail.com


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CWL Annual sale – concession with great food!

Everyone welcome! Invite family & friends.

Friday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Coming up soon, Annual Carmelite Fundraiser!

December 8th, Sunday after Mass. Come and support our dear Sisters of the Carmel of St. Joseph.  New items needed for Silent auction.  Help needed please contact

Terry Sinclair, 250-832-9418, tmaesinclair@shaw.ca


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The cold weather has arrived and St. Joseph’s parishioners are being asked to contribute casseroles for the Salvation Army Lighthouse Shelter. We are asked to contribute a frozen casserole in a disposable pan to feed 12 people. If you can help out or if you need more information please call Jeri Myers 250- 832-4112.

If we get enough volunteers, this should be a one-time only donation.



christmas purseOperation Christmas Child

The Samaritan’s Purse organization invites you to fill a shoe box with small toys, school supplies etc.  For children aged 2-14 along with a donation of $7 for shipping. Samaritan’s Purse will deliver them to hurting children in some of the most destitute parts of the world – as tangible and very meaningful expressions of God’s love.  The boxes are available in the vestibule of the church. Please pick up a pamphlet along with each box. The filled boxes should be brought to one of the collection centers, Nov. 18-24.


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This group is collecting NEW socks, toques, undergarment, mittens and stuffed toys for orphaned children in Eastern Europe.  A collection box is provided in the foyer. Closing date is Sunday, November 24th.  Thank you for your participation.  For information call Ben or Martha Peters 250-832-7604


Consider joining one of our Parish Groups as things start up again in September. 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 9:15 am – Barb Hillary 250-832-4755 (starting in October)

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


adoration 2     Adoration: Come spend an hour with the Lord in the cool comfort of the Church.  Fridays from 9:00 to 1:00 pm. Starting in September 9:00 am 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)




Ministry Contacts

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),  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: 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. 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


DID YOU KNOW….both the CWL & the Knights  participate in the Remembrance day parade and wreath laying? 10 Knights & 7 CWL members were there. We are proud that our parishioners continue to participate in meaningful Social events such as this.

FROM  THE  ARCHIVES ..Remembrance Day; at the cenotaph..Michel Saab, Paul Cancade & Bryan EganRemembrance day

 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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