Weekly News and Bulletin Information from the
Chancery Office to all parishes and Catholic schools
May 26, 2020
Words from our secondary patron, St. John Vianney: “A SOUL in which the Holy Spirit dwells is never weary in the presence of God; it gives forth a breath of love.”
Prayerful wishes to all the clergy celebrating Anniversaries of Priestly Ordination!
May 27th: Rev. Fr. Donal O’Reilly, 1967…53yrs. a priest.
May 30th: Most Rev. Joseph P Nguyen, 1992…28 yrs. a priest.
May 31st: Rev. Fr. Fred Weisbeck, 1986…34 yrs. a priest.
June 1st: Rev. Fr. Peter Hoan Nguyen, 1991…29 yrs. a priest.
June 6th: Rev. Fr. Dale Normandeau, 1992…28 yrs. a priest.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATES FROM BISHOP JOSEPH NGUYEN: In regards to the coronavirus, or Covid-19, and the always changing updates - We ask that you check your emails or the Diocesan website, www.rcdk.org, frequently for current updates from Bishop Joseph Nguyen. We will try our best to get updates out in a timely manner We ask that you please communicate this message as best as you can through your parish channels such as your website, email lists and phone calls to those who do not have access to the internet and social media. Please continue to pray for an end to the spread of the virus and healing for all those affected by it. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time of crisis.
After consulting with the BC bishops and priests in our diocese, we will gradually reopen our churches to celebrate together the Sacred Liturgy, beginning this coming solemnity of Pentecost on the weekend of May 31, 2020.
As we prepare to re-open our churches for Mass with the congregation, in a limited way since the COVID-19 pandemic still poses a serious threat to physical health, these considerations remain essential:
· Social and physical distancing and sanitizing;
· Organizing communities for Mass, since the limit of 50 persons, which includes clergy, is still in force; and,
· Demonstrating patience and kindness towards one another as we live out God’s commandment of love.
Each pastor and parish must take responsibility for following the established Guidelines for Re-opening of Masses with a Congregation and Provincial Health Authorities mandates, to make the appropriate adaptations for their individual communities depending on their size, space and resources.
We ask for your patience, understanding and willingness to work closely with your pastor as we navigate our way through the implementation and process of putting these in place.
Please contact your local parish or check your parish website for information on signing up for a specific Saturday anticipated Mass or Sunday Mass to attend since the limit of 50 people, including the clergy, is still in force.
LIVE STREAMING MASSES
During the crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and with the public celebration of Mass being suspended for the time being, some of our Diocesan priests have made the Masses that they are celebrating available through social media. Here are some links to the Masses that you can you can attend virtually. More will be added as they become available. Thank you to all our priests who continue to minister, pray and care for us. Please share these with everyone in your parishes.
Roman Catholic Diocese of Kamloops
Sacred Heart Cathedral - Bishop Joseph Nguyen 11:30 am Sunday Mass
Use these links to view: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4LMk5KyHYfXYPcEhehgPDQ/featured
Diocesan Website*: https://www.rcdk.org/
*Direct link on the website Home page Click the “Play” Icon the top right-hand corner of the page between Search and Contact. This brings you directly to the RCBK YouTube page.
Links to Diocesan Priests Masses:
Our Lady of the Mountains, Whistler – Fr. Andrew 9:00 am Daily Mass - https://www.facebook.com/OLOMWhistler
(If you are having issues with the sound quality please close the page and then reopen it again. This usually fixes the issue. Thank you)
Post Masses (not livestreamed) are available on: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9OsOht57AEGb6L5MVDjKsQ/videos?view=0&sort=dd&shelf_id=1
You are invited to join the following Faith and Bible Studies via Zoom with Fr. Andrew. To join the Zoom meeting please use the following link: https://zoom.us/j/96997572124
Adult catechism is available on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm
Bible Study on Mary is available on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm
Holy Family, Kamloops – Fr. Fred 10:00 am Sunday Mass (Not Livestreamed)
Sacred Heart Parish, Williams Lake – Fr Paul 11:00 am Daily Mass - https://www.facebook.com/sacredheartwl/
SERRA CLUB of KAMLOOPS DIOCESE:
Benefits of Eucharistic Adoration!
68. Society will again someday become Christian won to Jesus Christ by the apostolate of Eucharistic Prayer. (St. Peter Julian Eymard)
Remember to acknowledge and pray for all priests, especially your parish priest next Sunday, as every first Sunday of the month is Priesthood Sunday in our Diocese of Kamloops.
For more information about the Serra Club of Canada please visit the website at http://serracanada.com/
BABY BOTTLE GONE VIRTUAL!
The Pregnancy Care Centre has shifted its baby bottle campaign to a virtual model. You can fill the Kamloops Diocese virtual bottle by clicking this link. https://www.canadahelps.org/s/thTN8
If you have a baby bottle at home that you have filled, it can be returned to your church or the Pregnancy Care Centre. Donations can also be mailed to 429 Tranquille Rd. Kamloops BC V2B 3G9. To donate in Vernon area: http://www.vernonpregnancy.ca/how-to-donate
Any questions or concerns, contact me. Kathy Dahl [email protected] 250-318-9698Kathy
WARNING! TEXT SCAM ALERT! We have received news of another wave of fraudulent TEXTS and EMAILS using priests’ personal names. Please do not respond to the text messages and inform your parish priest or the Diocese of the occurrence. Thank you.
Sunday Bulletin News in the City of Kamloops
Adoration – for Vocations Weekly Holy Hour! Serra Club of Kamloops Diocese
1st Wednesday of the month at OLPH, North Kamloops 5:00PM
2nd Thursday of the month at Holy Family, Valleyview 7:00PM
3rd Wednesday of the month at St. John Vianney, Westsyde 7:00PM
4th Wednesday of the month at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Nicola Street 8:00PM
CURRENT JOB POSTINGS IN THE DIOCESE OF KAMLOOPS
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kamloops
Career Opportunities for:
The Roman Catholic Bishop of Kamloops is looking for an individual who will assist in the management of the temporal goods of the Diocese of Kamloops. This individual must have a professional accounting CPA designation.
Interested applicants are invited to email a cover letter and resume to: [email protected]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Kamloops Subject: Finance Officer
For more information, please see the attached job posting for RCDK Finance Officer.
Full-time Accountant The candidate will bring extensive accounting experience along with a professional approach to the Finance and Accounting Department in the Chancery Office. Interested applicants are invited to email a cover letter and resume to: [email protected]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Kamloops
For more information, please see the attached job posting for RCDK Accountant.
We thank all applicants in advance, only those short listed will be contacted.
More information can be found at www.rcdk.org/pages/career-opportunities
Catholic Independent School Kamloops Diocese Current Job Postings can be found at www.CISKD.ca under the CAREERS tab:
Roman Catholic Diocese of Prince George
Employment Opportunity for: Director of Finance
Reporting to the Bishop, the Director of Finance assists with the administration of the goods of the Diocese in accordance with the budget determined by the Diocesan Finance Council.
This position will remain open until a suitable applicant has been selected. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to: [email protected]