Tuesday Newsletter

Weekly News and Bulletin Information from the
Chancery Office to all parishes and Catholic schools 

 March 20th, 2018

Words from our secondary patron, St. John Vianney: "Ask our Lord for the grace to think only of him and to desire only to please him in all you do during your whole life.”

Prayerful wishes to Most Reverend Bishop Joseph Nguyen who celebrates his Birthday on March 25th.

Sunday Bulletin (For All Parishes)    

Serra Club of Kamloops Diocese reflection question to Parish and Parishioners: #3. Is our religious education – for children, teenagers, and adults – as good as it ought to be? How successfully does it integrate the theology of God’s universal call to holiness and mission? Does it clearly present ordained ministry, consecrated life, marriage, and single life as worthy and necessary vocations in the Church?

Western Conference of Catholic Religious Educators Conference in Kamloops November 16 – 18, 2018.  For more information visit http://www.wccre.org/home.html

New Job Postings in the Diocese of Kamloops:

  • The Board of Directors is searching for a dynamic individual for the position of Superintendent of Schools, with duties to commence on July 1, 2018. Our six schools, located in Quesnel, Williams Lake, Kamloops and Vernon, provide education for approximately 1,300 students. ASCEND Online, our Distributed Learning School, serves students and families across British Columbia.
  • The CISKD Board of Directors is seeking a strong Catholic candidate to fill the position of principal of St. Ann’s Academy, effective July 1, 2018.
  • 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. For more information on any of the positions please see the attached postings.  

Charismatic Conference – United in Your Love – Phil.2:1-2 Featuring Father Dave Pivonka, TOR, The Catholic enagelist who has created the internationals known and appreciated Wild Goose ministries.  You are invited to this wonderful event without charge.  Please come and invite others to come for healing prayer and renewal of your faith. Friday April 27, and Saturday April 28, 2018. Our Lady of Lourdes Church, West Kelowna, BC. Pre-registration is not required. Event flyers and information can be found at www.holyspiritbaptizer.com .

Diocesan Youth Retreat: Friday April 27 – Sunday April 29 at St. John Vianney in Kamloops.  Registration available online at www.rcdk.org .

Attention all home school families! Are you looking for a Catholic option to support your “primordial and inalienable” (CCC 2221) right and duty to educate your child? Are you looking for a home school community connection with other Catholic home schoolers?  Do you have a high school student looking for DL courses from a Catholic perspective?  Are you looking for excellent professional support for your special needs child?  Look no further!!  ASCEND Online supports parents as the “principal and first educators of their children” (CCC 1653) and is the only Catholic, certified homeschool/distance learning opportunity in British Columbia.   For more information or to enrol your child, please contact us at admin@ascendonline.ca or call 1-250-376-5118.

In marriage, communication is more than just talking.  At some point, did you stop sharing about the things that were important to you?  Did your spouse?  Improving a marriage takes time and a conscious effort to learn about your spouse.  Growing closer in a marriage does not happen automatically.  Retrouvaille is a marriage program dedicated to helping couples grow closer and develop a stronger bond.  You give your heart and soul to everything you do, between your work and your family.  Are you giving your heart and soul to your marriage?  Sometimes the distance between a husband and a wife can seem so wide that it cannot be repaired. Retrouvaille is a marriage program designed to bring couples closer together.  For more information about our upcoming Retrouvaille Weekend program (13 - 15 April 2018) at Barnabas Landing on Keats Island, contact our registration team Marc & Candice at 604-530-6710 (and leave a message to be called back) or visit our websites: www.retrouvaillevancouver.com and www.retrouvaille.org

Grief to Grace: Grief to Grace is a four to five day psychological and spiritual journey providing safety and support for anyone who has suffered degradation or violation through physical, emotional, or sexual abuse or neglect.  It is appropriate for those who have endured rape, incest, or other forms or traumatic violation in childhood, adolescences, or as an adult.  It is also suitable for those who have suffered abuse by a member of the clergy.  This model of care provides therapy for the soul. The program is designed to help you experience the love and support of the suffering body of Christ as you journey through the Pascal mystery of your own life. This effective healing process combines Living Scripture with journaling, group activity and discussion, therapeutic facilitation, cognitive restructuring and grief work.  It is a pilgrimage to discover the love, tenderness, belonging, safety, joy and peace that are often missing from the stories of abuse victims. Our next program will be held on April 19-22, 2018, at Seton House of Prayer. To register or for further information: Phone:  250-878-7603 email:  g2gkelowna@shaw.ca Website:  www.GrieftoGrace.org

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, BC. *Note that pre-registration is required. Event flyers and information can be found at www.holyspiritbaptizer.com.

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/

Sunday Bulletin News in the City of Kamloops

Adoration – for Vocations Weekly Holy Hour! Serra Club of Kamloops Diocese

  • 5:00PM  1st Wednesday of the month at OLPH, North Kamloops
  • 7:00PM  2nd Thursday of the month at Holy Family, Valleyview
  • 7:00PM  3rd Wednesday of the month at St. John Vianney, Westsyde
  • 8:00PM  4th Wednesday of the month at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Nicola

We Are Family: Where Faith Meets Life: You are invited to a presentation of transforming your family’s faith life in a modern world. WCCRE Conference Meeting will take place, at 7pm on November 15th, 2018 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Centre. For more information please see the attached poster or contact Adele at 250-376-3351 or info@rcdk.org .