Catholic Church of St Joseph easter season

 St Josephs is a Roman Catholic Parish located in Salmon Arm, British Columbia.  We are part of the Diocese of Kamloops.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESMore 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.



May 20th, 2018 Pentecost Sunday

Sunday May 12/13 Collection: $3,395.30

What’s on this Week: May 21st to May 27th
Monday: Victoria Day Holiday
Tuesday: Prayer Cenacle 9:00 am – Room C
CWL Pin Ceremony & Strawberry Tea -7:30 pm
Friday: Adoration 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sunday: K of C 40th Anniversary Celebration
Our Parish Picnic is coming up on June 17th

Congratulations to these couples from our parish celebrating significant anniversaries
50 years: Ken & Kitty Nowicki
Dennis & Eva Wahoski
60 years: Bruno & Clara Holenstein
65 years: Josef & Margaret Lemmer

have-a-strawberry-tea-party             CWL Pin Ceremony and Strawberry Tea
Please come and honour the CWL members who are being recognized at a Pin Ceremony.  It will be held after 7:00 pm Mass on Thursday, May 24 and followed by a Strawberry Tea.  New members are Aanu Abayomi, Hailey Agassiz, Betty Ewart, Mary Payer and Julia Milne.  5 Years – Martine Dollack; 10 Years – Johanna Coates, Michelle Hiscock , Jennifer Parker, Brenda Popp, Ivy Schulz; 15 Years – Cecilia Roy, Teresa McKerral, Estelle Visser; 20 Years – Angeline Agassiz, Marg Balazs, Georgette Clayton, Romaine Green, Milena Mujcin, Alice Andrushko, Elizabeth Montgomery; 25 Years – Bernadette Jordan; 30 Years – Catherine Nowicki, Linda Faust; 40 Years – Nellie Rasmussen; 45 Years – Marie Pelletier, Eva Wahoski, Peggy Sikora; 60 Years – Madeline Sevigny

Serra Club of Kamloops Diocese reflection question to Parish and Parishioners: “How do I show my belief in the call God has given me, and all people, through Baptism? How do I look for opportunities to help young people to discover God’s call for them?”

New Job Postings in the Diocese of Kamloops:
The Immaculate Heart of Mary Shrine and Centre is currently seeking permanent casual cook and assistant to begin immediately. The incumbent cook will be responsible for banquet and buffet style cooking at the Centre.
St. Ann’s School in Quesnel is seeking a qualified teacher for an Intermediate classroom.
Sacred Heart Catholic School in Williams Lake is seeking a 0.5 Kindergarten teacher with potential to increase beyond 0.5 FTE with enrollment.
ASCEND Online School is seeking a part-time high school (Grades 11& 12) mathematics/calculus/physics teacher.

Catch the Fire Workshop
St. John Vianney – Catholic Women’s League is excited to offer this free dynamic and inspiring workshop on Saturday June 2/18 from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm.  Please see the bulletin board for more details. RSVP to Colleen Stallard @ cstallard53@gmail.com or 250-573-6004 by Monday May 28/18. Please bring a friend, sister, mother, niece, cousin – we welcome all ladies and look forward to spending the day with you.
“Be who you are meant to be, and you will set the world on fire!” St . Catherine of Sienna


Bishop Thomas J. Lobsinger, OMI Memorial Bursary
The annual BC and Yukon Bursary Program is now receiving applications. We are privileged to offer thirty bursaries of $500 each to Catholic students across the Province of BC. These bursaries are made available on a one-time-only basis to young practicing Catholic students who are in their second or subsequent year of post-secondary education at a recognized institute of higher learning within the Province.

Banner-for-Symposium-version-for-Sponsor-package-12018 National Campus Life Network Symposium: Gripping Reality, August 16-19 at Best Western Plus, 5978 Glover Rd, Langley. Every year, pro-life students from across Canada come together for three intensive days of pro-life apologetics, campus strategy and leadership training from experts in a diversity of fields. Started by students and for students, this is the only national conference of its kind, offering the resources, skills and connections students need to transform campus culture. Registration and more information: http://www.ncln.ca/symposium or contact us at info@ncln.ca

Our Lady of Pentecost Gathering in the Spirit
Comfort My People – 2Cor. 1-3 – featuring Cyril John of India, speaking on the theme Prophetic Intercession. Cyril is the former vice-president of International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services and author of Pray Lifting Up Holy Hands. Sunday August 12 – Friday August 17, 2018. St. Charles Garnier, Kelowna. *Note that pre-registration is required. Event flyers and information can be found at http://www.holyspiritbaptizer.com

The Vernon Villages of the Mission Immaculata (MI) are coordinating a Holy Land Pilgrimage in conjunction with parishes in Vernon, Ft. St. John and Grand Prairie.  Security, travel, accommodation and meals will be “all inclusive” in Vatican affiliated hotels.  The guided pilgrimage, April 19th through April 30th, 2020, will include the sites where Jesus Christ was born, raised, baptized, conducted his ministry, suffered his passion and was resurrected.  Total, all inclusive, costs are estimated at $5000.00 CAD per individual.  Air travel is Vancouver to Tel Aviv, and return. Interested parishioners are requested to register with the St. James Parish office in Vernon by phone (250-542-1276), Fax (250-542-1270) or Email (stjameschurch1@shaw.ca). Questions may be addressed to Brian M. Lees, MI Pilgrimage Coordinator, at Tel (250-549-1204) or Email (bmlees@shaw.ca).


St.  Josephs  parishioners  in  action!

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES         Jean Chorzempa    moved to S/A in 1998 after working in Creston BC for 18 years as a Special Resource director for  School District # 8. She and her husband John had moved  quite extensively , while he worked on pipelines, throughout the United States and Canada..During her travels  she taught school in such places as  Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Ohio & Alberta  and she retired after 32 years in 1986. She has been a CWL member for 44 years, and has been a greeter and usher for St. Josephs , along with her  friend Elisabeth Montgomery for many years. . Jean has 1 daughter here in S/A , 3 grand sons and 2 great grand daughters. You can say Hi to Jean  at the 9 AM mass, . Thanks for all you do, Jean .

first com Sharon geiger


FIRST COMMUNION…APRIL 29th.        From left to right…with father George

Adrienne Litke, Laura Litke, Isabelle Tarnowski and Letitia Wigglesworth

Jayson Davies & Hayden Mitchell

Hayden Mitchell & Jayson Davies


Please pray for the following students who were confirmed by Bishop Joseph Nguyen on Sunday, May 6 during the 9:00 am Mass: Katherine Dansereau, Marissa Dollack, Khloe Irmen, Maureen Moren, Neo Moren and Darby Mujcin.



Forever in our hearts.

 elsie Deboer

Elsie de Boer

January 10th 1930 – March 7th 2018


 Georgina Lazzarotto  Aug 3,1940……..March 1, 2018

 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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