Tuesday Newsletter

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

March 12th 2019

Words from our secondary patron, St. John Vianney: “ How many souls we may convert by our prayers!  There are some among them for whom Pater and Ave would be enough to turn the scale.”

Prayerful wishes to Fr. Donal O’Reilly, who celebrates his birthday on March 16th!

IMPORTANT: Mass time change at Blessed Sacrament in Chase. As of March 9 the new Mass times for Blessed Sacrament in Chase is 4pm on Saturdays.  There will no longer be a Sunday morning Mass.  

Lay Association The Missionaries of the Precious Blood invite all laity to an information session regarding their lay association (Unio Sanguis Christi). The session will take place on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 10:00 am at St. John Vianney and will be led by Deacon Eddie Lavoie.  For more information, please contact Deacon Eddie at 250-579-1995 or Lloyd Babcock at 250-579-8888.

Reflection question for: Serrans, Knights of Columbus, Women’s Organizations, and Other Lay Organizations.  5. How do I assist parents in encouraging their children to explore the call to ordained ministry or consecrated life?

4th Annual Diocesan Youth Retreat – May 3 – 5, 2019 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Kamloops.  For youth in grades 7 – 12.  For more information visit www.rcdk.org

Prolife Sunday in the Diocese of Kamloops: This is a reminder that the Annual Prolife Sunday in the Diocese of Kamloops is Sunday May 5. 2019.  We hope knowing this date now will help you with pastoral planning.

St. John Vianney Parish 40th Reunion: Inviting all past, present and future parishioners! May 5th, 2019. See the attached full invite for more details.

New Job Postings

  • St. Ann’s Academy, Kamloops is seeking a part-time (.4FTE) International Education Coordinator commencing April 1st, 2019. The successful applicant will be responsible for supporting our international students academically, spiritually, culturally and socially.
  • St.Ann’s Academy, Kamloops is seeking an Advancement Officer with duties to commence as soon as possible.  The advancement Officer seeks to raise the awareness of the school in its mission to form Christian citizens through the teachings of the Catholic faith.  The position’s main objectives are to increase enrollment, increase external fundraising and further promote the school’s rich
  • St. James Catholic School, Vernon is seeking qualified Teacher candidates to join their team for the remainder of the 2018/2019 school year. This is a 1.0 FTE Intermediate Teacher – Maternity Leave Position, teaching students in Grade 6.
  • ASCEND Online School is seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated and forward-thinking individual to join their dynamic teaching and administration team starting July 1, 2019. This is a 1.0 FTE SPED Administration Position.

GRIEF TO GRACE – There is help…… If you have suffered abuse, you may have lived in great isolation and loneliness.  You may be keeping shameful secrets.  You may be afraid of being judged as unworthy or bad.  You may have been called terrible names and have come to believe these as true.  But these are not the truth.  The truth is that something terrible happened to you and, because of a noble spirit, you have survived.  The truth is that you are a child of God, “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139).  We want you to recover your unique beauty and worth, hidden by something terrible, but now ready to be claimed – the real you. Please contact us in complete confidence to learn more.  We understand it can be difficult to talk about what has happened and that interested individuals may be a long way from deciding to attend a retreat. Grief to Grace-Reclaiming the Gift of Human Dignity - is a spiritual journey for anyone who has suffered degradation or violation through sexual/psychological abuse, rape, incest, physical or emotional abuse & neglect or other forms of traumatic violation in childhood, adolescence, or as an adult. Applications are now being accepted for the next Grief to Grace program in Kelowna, BC, May 2-5, 2019. To register or more information call 250-878-7603 or email [email protected] or grieftograce.org   

Sunday Bulletin News in the City of Kamloops  

Voice of John: one small voice will speak for millions www.voiceofjohn.org: Join other Christians to learn more about valuing life in Western culture. Friday, March 22, 2019 at Sacred Heart Cathedral - Two showings: 10:30 am and 7 pm:  From the 1970s to the present, issues for life have gone far beyond threatening the unborn.  Come learn the real truth in this documentary (103 minutes) that provides a forensic view into the issues from the perspective of those who know it best.  Doctors, nurses, clergy and politicians are both responsible for the current abortion and euthanasia culture as well as opposed to it.  Dedicated to an aborted baby, born alive and left in a hospital utility room, “John” was baptized as he died in the arms of the nurse who found him.  The documentary grew from her promise to “to be your voice” and “to tell the world what I saw today.” For more info, text or call Kathy at 250-318-9696 or [email protected]

Join our team of Walkers “Holy Walkers!  Kamloops” to get to a goal of 1000km & $1000.  This goal will help toward Development and Peace’s overall goal of 40,075km the equivalence of Earth’s circumference with a learn to walk program. This is a guided gradual program to minimize injury and end goal to walk a full 10km.  There will be weekly “walk” homework along with once a week meeting and walk as a group with educational talk component and Q/A period.  Click the link below to access and join.  First meeting and walk is Saturday March 30 @8am at St. John Vianney gym https://www.devp.org/en/civicrm/pcp/info?reset=1&id=2449&component=contribute Walking in Solidarity with 68.5 million children, women, and men who have been forced to flee their homes. 

OLPH PARISH MISSION - SAVE THE DATE!! April 5 & 6, 2019 Save the Date for our Parish Retreat with Heather and Jake Khym. Friday, April 5th (Evening) and Saturday, April 6th (Daytime Sessions) RSVP your attendance to Jackie at the Parish Office - [email protected] . or (250) 376-5541.  See attached poster To learn more about Heather & Jake check out their website at www.liferestoration.ca . or listen to their podcasts: i) www.media.ascensionpress.com/category/ ascension-podcasts/abidingtogether

Our Lady of Perpetual Help CWL Hosting the Diocesan Convention – Friday, April 26th to Sunday, April 28th, 2019 On behalf of our CWL Council we invite you to attend the 72nd Annual Diocesan Convention being held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Kamloops.  We are very excited to welcome you to our Parish to celebrate our faith, our friendships and share in our accomplishments and our goals as we look to the future needs and growth for our League.  There will be a Resolutions Dialogue, Business Sessions, Elections and Installation of newly elected Executive and Presentations on the following Human Trafficking – Canada’s Secret Shame, Walking with Purpose Bible Study Programs and SEEK2019.  To register contact your local Parish Council President or Convention Registration Chairperson Judy Robinson at 250-682-7932.

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