Tuesday Newsletter

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

February 25, 2020

Words from our secondary patron, St. John Vianney:  :  “If you invoke the Blessed Virgin when you are tempted, she will come at once to your help, and Satan will leave you.”

Countdown to 75th celebration weekend of our diocese – 96 Days to go! Weekend of May 30, 2020 

SERRA CLUB of KAMLOOPS DIOCESE: Benefits of Eucharistic Adoration!  55.  The devotion which God sends to the succor of His Church and of the nations at the present time is the devotion to the Eucharist. It is the highest of all devotions. (Pope Leo XIII)

MASS AT SUN PEAKS RESORT:Weekend Mass will be offered at Sun Peaks every Saturday at 4pm until April 4th, 2020.

GOOD SHEPHERD TRAINING OPPORTUNITY: We were hoping to have the catechist training for the Level 1 Part 1 of this beautiful program this coming spring, however, due to circumstances beyond our control, we will be moving this training to August 29-September 3, 2020.  We will be sending out a new brochure through the Tuesday newsletter with the updated information and registration will be ongoing.   

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Formation Leaders, Debi Zeni and Caroline-Marie Petch, will be coming to Kamloops this March 16-21, 2020 to provide training for the Level 1 for adults working with the 3-6 year old child in a parish or school setting.  The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Christian religious formation for children starting at the age of 3. It seeks to nurture the children’s relationship with God in a sacred space called an atrium; a place fashioned after a Montessori educational environment that includes ‘hands-on’ materials, in which both the children and their catechists can listen, ponder and celebrate the most profound mysteries of the Christian faith as revealed in Scripture and Liturgy. Founded in Rome by Sofia Cavalletti and Gianna Gobbi in 1954, the Catechesis has spread world-wide and is used by various Christian traditions to nurture the child’s relationship with Jesus. The course is presented in the Roman Catholic tradition but includes awareness of material adaptations to the Anglican, Lutheran and Orthodox traditions. There are three levels of training for adults interested in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: Level 1 for children 3-6 years of age Level 2 for children 6-9 years of age Level 3 for children 9-12 years of age.   Please see the attached brochure for more information.  Financial Aid is available. 

IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY SHRINE The Immaculate Heart of Mary Shrine and Centre in Cache creek is open to receiving individuals, groups and families to their centre. They have a beautiful chapel for those quiet moments that are needed in our lives.  What better way to enhance our relationship with God. They welcome all to come and spend a quiet time away.  For more information please call Joell at 25-457-9930 or email [email protected] .

RETROUVAILLE VANCOUVER MARRIAGE RECOVERY SPRING PROGRAM Retrouvaille is an affordable program that provides couples with the tools to repair ALL kinds of marriage problems. Retrouvaille has helped thousands of couples avoid separation and regain a joyful marriage. For confidential information or to register for the 7 week Lower Mainland program commencing the weekend of April 17-19, 2020 plus sessions on the 6 consecutive Sundays following the weekend, call us at 604-530-6710, email us at [email protected] or visit our website www.retrouvaillevancouver.org.  

DIOCESE OF KAMLOOPS 75TH ANNIVERSARY: MAY 30, 2020 at Thompson Rivers University Grand Hall. Mass at 1 pm; reception at 6 pm; and Gala Banquet at 7 pm, Ticket presales at St. Joseph’s Bookstore have concludedAdditional tickets may be available after April 1st.  To place your name on a wait list, please contact Dianne Barker at 250-819-2875 or email [email protected], or contact your parish/mission contact person.

Sunday Bulletin News in the City of Kamloops 

“LOBSTERMANIA 2020” The Knights of Columbus Council 1614 at Sacred Heart Cathedral will be hosting this event on June 20, 2020 at the OLPH Parish Centre. Join us for a funfilled night of succulent Nova Scotian Lobster and dinner buffet.  FEATURING LIVE DINNER MUSIC by JERRY DESOUZA AND DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY WITH MUSIC by “COD GONE WILD”.  Get a group of relatives, friends, or coworkers together and enjoy an East Coast Lobster evening. Tickets are $65.00 each and available from Ed Barker 250-319-3331, Anthony Muzzillo 250-851-1111, Garry Mayhew 778-471-6100 and John Giddens 250-682-4600.  Get your tickets early!!!


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 


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 submit a cover letter and resume by March 15, 2020 to: Roman Catholic Diocese of Kamloops via email:  [email protected] Subject:  Accountant

For more information, please see the attached job posting for RCDK Accountant.  

Office Assistant -The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kamloops currently has a great opportunity for an experienced and qualified Office Assistant.  You will welcome and provide a pleasant service experience to visitors, coordinate front-desk activities, offer administrative support across the organization and contribute to an efficient workflow in a busy work environment.  As a member of the office support team, you will provide polite and professional assistance via phone, mail and e-mail, re-direct phone calls, distribute correspondence, and always be prepared to handle the daily priorities timely and efficiently.  Reporting to the Office Manager, this position best fits a candidate who is helpful, maintains a positive presence in the workplace and demonstrates a genuine desire to respond to the needs of others.  Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by March 15, 2020 to:  Roman Catholic Diocese of Kamloops via email:  [email protected]   Subject:  Office Assistant

For more information, please see the attached job posting for RCDK Office Assistant

We thank all applicants in advance, only those short listed will be contacted.

Catholic Independent School Kamloops Diocese Current Job Postings can be found at www.CISKD.ca  under the CAREERS tab:

  •   OLPH is seeking a qualified CEA to fill a part time position (minimum of 20 hours/week) commencing immediately.
  • OLPH is seeking a qualified BC certified teacher for a 0.27 FTE classroom teaching assignment effective March 30, 2020 through to June 24, 2020. This position will be shared with another teacher in the K/1 classroom.
  • The Catholic Independent Schools Kamloops Diocese is inviting applications for the position of Principal of Sacred Heart Catholic School for the upcoming 2020/21 school year. This position may have a teaching assignment yet to be determined. The position is anticipated to commence August 1, 2020, though an earlier start date in the Spring may be possible.
  • St. Ann’s Academy, Kamloops is seeking a qualified and experienced Secretary to support administration and staff with clerical and bookkeeping duties.  This is a 0.6 – 0.8 FTE position with a flexible start date.
  • St. Ann’s Academy, Kamloops is seeking a full-time bus driver to commence immediately. While school is in session, this is generally a weekday position involving shift work, physical labour and the operation of a school bus. Some weekend work may be involved, on occasion.
  • St. James Catholic School, Vernon is seeking multiple qualified candidates to join their team for the 2019/2020 school year as Education Assistants, with opportunities for casual hire. This career opportunity is an on-call position.
  • St. James Catholic School, Vernon is seeking multiple qualified Teacher candidates to join their team as casual Teachers on Call, with opportunities for hire.