Weekly News and Bulletin Information from the
Chancery Office to all parishes and Catholic schools
September 12th 2017
Words from our secondary patron, St. John Vianney: "With the Holy Spirt, we see everything in its true proportions; we see the greatness of the least actions done for God, and the greatness of the least faults.”
First Annual Bishop’s Dinner Cancelled The first annual Bishop’s Dinner will be held on Friday, October 27th, 2017 at the Schubert Centre, located at 3505-30th avenue, Vernon, BC. Tickets are available for purchase at the Chancery Office, Kamloops, as well as St. James Parish, Vernon. For more information, please see the attached poster.
In Need of a Monstrance: Fr Samuel Garcia, in Williams Lake, is looking for a Monstrance. Please contact him at 250-398-6806 if you have a spare one that you could give him. Thank you.
Change in Mass Times for Valemount: Good Shepherd Parish has changed their mass times to: 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month: 4:00 pm; 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month: 9:00 am.
Bishop Joseph’s First Annual Heaven’s Open Golf Tournament: Bishop Joseph Nguyen will be hosting a fundraising golf tournament on September 23, 2017 at The Dunes Golf Course, Kamloops. Copies of the registration form and poster have been attached for your convenience.
Men's Retreat September 29 – October 1 in Princeton BC is for every man searching for deeper relationship with God and a fuller understanding of what it means to live as a son of the Father. This retreat weekend is an opportunity to get away from the busyness and demands of our schedules to personally encounter God the Father and experience His generous love. For more information visit www.rcdk.org
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.
LIVE-IN RETREAT Hi Everyone; Just reminding everyone of our Live In coming soon...Oct 13-15th~ Please get your Back Up Registrations in so we have an idea of how many are coming and what jobs are in need of filling. It is also time to begin praying and inviting those potential Live Inners who need to be blessed~ Keep track of your Spiritual Bouquets....prayers, masses, rosaries, worship, service, financial donations... etc and please get that in as well, even if you are unable to come. We will be looking for a an up-front team ...if you have any suggestions that would be great...we will need a cook....and many kitchen helpers..... count down is on....continue to pray for all those who were and still are affected by all the fires! That they are safe and will be able to come and be refreshed in the Holy Spirit~ God's love and hugs to you all , we look forward to coming together once again with our Live In family members~ Shannon & Mike
TO ALL PASTORS OF THE KAMLOOPS DIOCESE The Kamloops Diocesan Council of Development and Peace – Caritas Canada are holding their AGM meeting at St. John Vianney Church in the “Friendship Room” on Saturday, October 14th , beginning with Mass at 8:45 a.m., to be offered by Monsignor Jerry Desmond. Mr. Jeremy Laurie, the BC/Yukon Animator, will present the Fall Action Campaign materials, and our business meeting will include election of officers, official Parish Representatives’ reports, etc. To celebrate DP’s 50th year, we are inviting all parishes to include this invitation in their bulletin so that a representative from each parish may join us at our meeting, and afterwards, at the St. John Vianney Parish “Octoberfest” celebration and banquet. The Parish is selling a limited number of tickets for this event, so D & P has reserved a table for our reps. If they are interested in attending, we ask that they would please contact John & Liz Corrigan (604-894-3671) for information and /or R.S.V.P. Thank you.
ANNOUNCING AN UPCOMING RETROUVAILLE WEEKEND FOR COUPLES 20 - 22 October 2017Vancouver/Lower Mainland Not willing to let go of your marriage? Many couples continue to struggle in a marriage, but are not willing to give up on each other. There is hope. Retrouvaille is a program designed to help struggling marriages regain their health. It helps a husband and a wife rediscover or re-awaken the love, trust and commitment that originally brought them together. The program is highly successful in saving hurting marriages, even bringing reconciliation to couples who have already separated or divorced. Retrouvaille is a peer ministry of volunteer couples that can help you learn the tools of healthy communication, build intimacy and heal, just as they have done in their own marriages. For more information, contact registration team: Marc and Candice @ 604-530-6710 or visit our website: www.retrouvaillevancouver.com
THE FOURTH DEGREE: Each ‘degree’ of the Knights of Columbus is associated with a particular virtue, the fourth being “Patriotism”. Consequently, the 4th Degree is often known as the ‘The Patriotic Degree’. The 4th Degree was established in New York on 22 February, 1900. On June 28th, 2017, Bishop Gary of Victoria and two of his priests received the honours of the 4th Degree. On November 25th, our Bishop Joseph will become a member of the 4th Degree. I would encourage all 3rd Degree members in good standing to seriously consider becoming a part of the visible arm of the Church. If you are seeking more information, please contact Lawrence Beaton, Faithful Navigator at firstname.lastname@example.org or any 4th Degree member from Assembly 0033 that you may know.
Sunday Bulletin News in the City of Kamloops
Plan Ahead for Choose Life Prayer Vigil from September 27 to November 5, 2017 3:00 to 6 pm at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 255 Nicola St. Kamloops. Choose Life is a focused 40-day campaign of prayer and peaceful activism, to seek God’s favour to turn hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life. It is a peaceful and educational presence. Those who stand witness send a powerful message to the community about the tragic realities of abortion and euthanasia/assisted suicide. For more info contact Domenica Spina at email@example.com or (250) 320-8319.
NEW Great Little Coupon Book: Food, Fun and Services for only $10. Call Tonia (778-220-5584) or St. Joseph’s Christian Book, Gift and Church Supplies (256 Nicola Street) 778-471-6100. Great Fundraiser for Kamloops Pro Life Society!