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Parish Pastor: Fr. Fred Weisbeck
2797 Sunset Drive Kamloops, B.C. V2C 4K7
Phone: (250) 372-0205 Fax: (250) 374-0781
E-mail: [email protected] Web site:
Parish Secretary: Erin Smith Office Hours: Tues - Fri 8 - 12, Sun 9:30 - 1:30
St. Ann’s Academy: (250) 372-5452
Diocese of Kamloops: (250) 376-3351 Website:
Christ the King - November 23, 2014
November 23
November 24
November 25
November 26
November 27
November 28
November 29
November 30
Starting Sunday, November 23, 2014
10:30 am People of the Parish Christ the King
Saint Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions
Saint Catherine of Alexandria
10:30 am People of the Parish 1st Sunday of Advent
Prayers for the Sick: We ask you to remember in your prayers; all those on the prayer line as well as Aisley Ball,
Jesse, Randy, Angela, Leona Tyers, Melina Lafond, Mary Richard, Rose, Nhu Gilmore, Linda Holowatiuk, Josie
Sanesh, Joan Wilson, Josie and Rene Cordonier, and Stella and Ray Renneberg.
Faith in Action Campaign 24
Total Diocesan and Parish Goal: $29,400.00
Total Pledged: $28,645.00
Number of Pledges: 96
The Catholic Independent School Kamloops Diocese - Job posting: The following positions are
available in the Kamloops Diocesan Independent Schools. As a Catholic Independent School the teachings
of the Catholic faith are integrated into every aspect of the school and therefore candidates that actively
practice their faith are highly valued. Preference will be given to candidates who possess commitment to
catholic education (include your personal philosophy of catholic education) and an active membership in a
catholic parish community. To request an application contact the Superintendent of Schools; Kelly Tries at
[email protected]
 Principal – Full Time Position at St. Ann’s Catholic School in Quesnel, B.C.
 Teacher - Full Time Term Position with St. Ann’s Catholic School in Quesnel, B.C.
 Administrative Assistant – Part-Time to Full-Time Position with Ascend Online
UN researchers now believe that the greatest threat to humanity from climate change is damage to the world’s
food supply. You can help to develop a more resilient food supply by buying locally-grown and raised food,
purchasing fair trade products, and buying GM-free organic products. Sow Much Love. Watch for more info,
and then sign the coming Development & Peace Petition to Parliament in your Parish.
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.”
― Mark Twain
Introduce Our Kids to the Idea of True Love You are invited to attend a presentation by James Borkowski the Executive Director
from Signal Hill. How do we as parents and educators break through and introduce our kids to the idea of true love? At this workshop
we will explore strategies and ideas for taking back the job of helping our children know what it means to be a man or a woman and
what it means to love and be loved. The presentation will be held on Monday, November 24th at 7:00pm at St. Ann’s Academy Gym.
O.L.P.H. SCHOOL - Annual Dinner, Dance & Auction Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 29th for an evening of great
food, door prizes, silent auction, fun and dancing. This is a great event for family gatherings or staff Christmas parties...The cost per
person is $30.00. Contact the school at 250-376-2343 for tickets.
Advent Recollection at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Shrine in Cache Creek Join Bishop Monroe for an Advent recollection Friday
evening December 5 and Saturday December 6. The recollection will begin at 7pm on Friday and end at 5pm with dinner on Saturday.
Registration forms are found online at Cost for the recollection is $35 per person.
OLPH CWL Country Christmas Bazaar & Tea Saturday, December 6, from 11am to 2pm at the OLPH Parish Hall, 635 Tranquille Rd.
There will be crafts, baking, sewing, Granny’s Attic, raffle and more. Bring a friend and enjoy delicious tea and refreshments.
Basics Of The Pro Life On Tuesday December 9th at 7:00 pm, the Kelowna Right to Life Society is presenting a free workshop on the
basics of the pro life position. Admission to Pro Life 101 is free, refreshments are provided and open discussion on this important
social issue is encouraged! The 1.5 hour long workshop will equip you to better understand and defend the pro life position. It is being
held at the Right to Life office, 241-1889 Springfield Road in Kelowna. Please RSVP to [email protected] as seating is limited.
Young Adult Advent Retreat for those 19-35yrs at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Shrine in Cache Creek December 12 – 14.
Preparing for the Word made Flesh with Fr. Derrick Cameron. The registration form can be found at
A Day of Prayer and Reflection Join us in a reflection focusing on a joy ever new, a joy which is shared, the Joy of the Gospel on
Saturday, December 13th from 9 am to 2 pm here at Holy Family Parish. Fr. Fred Weisbeck will be celebrating Mass and presenting.
Register by December 5th or for more information contact the parish office or Sr. Analisa at 250- 372 5470 or [email protected]
There is no cost for the reflection. A soup/chili lunch will be provided.
Catholic Christian Outreach Annual Christmas/New Year’s conference in Calgary, AB from Dec 28 – Jan 1 called Rise Up! Rise Up is
a conference for young adults (aged 18-35) to motivate and inspire leaders for the renewal of the world. It's not about what happens at
Rise Up, but rather what happens the other 360 days of the year in the lives of participants once they have been built up in the faith
and are equipped to share it with others. Are you ready for an experience that could change your life? To register visit
Deacon Glenn Harmon from California will be preaching a Parish Mission at St. John Vianney Parish from April 27 to April 30, 2015. It
is open to all people from the city parishes and beyond. There will be more information to come well before the Mission.
Three Kingdoms of Indochina Join Fr. Peter Hoan from October 7 – 26, 2015 to tour Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia with optional 3
night post tour extension in Bangkok and optional 3 night pre tour in Hong Kong. Book now and save $200 per person. An information
meeting will take place on Thursday, January 15th at 6:30 pm at the OLPH Parish Centre. For more information there are brochures in
the foyer or contact Nancy Cuzzetto at Travelwise TravelPlus at 250-851-0211 or [email protected]
Out Of The Cold Shelter Program at St. Paul's Cathedral, 360 Nicola Street, will continue every Wednesday through to March 2015.
Volunteers are needed for all four shifts between 6:00 pm Wednesday to 7:00 am Thursday. To volunteer, please contact Christine at
250-318-0236. For more information call program co-ordinator, Sasha Smode at 250-320-2005 or Chairman, Bud Forbes 250-5733430. The shelter will only be open on Wednesdays because provincial fund-ing has been cut. Financial donations will be most
gratefully accepted and cheques should be made out to "St. Paul's Cathedral Out of the Cold Program.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul It is that time of year when the Society of St. Vincent de Paul would appreciate your donations of
winter clothes, coats and boots. You can drop off your donation in the bin in the foyer or at 168 Briar Ave.
Bulletin Advertising If you would like to advertise in the parish bulletin please contact the parish office by 30 November.
The Carmelite Sisters in Armstrong have about 5 bags of alpaca and llama raw wool. The Sisters do not have enough to send
away to be processed - so would like to sell what they have. It is excellent quality and at first they were asking $50.00 a bag, - these
are huge bags – like the big clear plastic ones you get for bagging fall leaves – but now they will take whatever donation they can get.
Anyone interested in the raw wool should contact the Monastery directly, 250-546-8801
Thank You! To all who helped celebrate Sacred Heart's CWL 90th Anniversary. Thank you for joining with us to enjoy such a
milestone occasion, wishing each one of you God's blessings.
Joy is a net of love by which we catch souls.
- Mother Teresa
Catholic Girls League
The Catholic Girls League as still recruiting for new members. Girls from 8-15 years of age are asked to become
Members of our League. What a way to engage these girls in furthering their knowledge of their Faith, Make new
Friends, Have Fun, and learn about Formation. For further information please contact Vicki Hanson at OLPH,
Angela Seymour at Holy Family or Jeanne Vos at [email protected] or
250-851-6800. Cost is $15.00 per membership for 1 year
Monthly Meeting Join us on Friday, November 28 at Holy Family Parish. The meeting starts at 5pm.
Catholic Women’s League
Members, please wear your pins, scarves and name tags to mass on Sundays so parishioners know you are a
member and to be more visible in the parish.
Our election is coming up for a new Executive on December 10th. Highlighting 2 more positions:
STANDING COMMITTEES: SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT: Duties: a) spiritual growth of members b) study of Catholic teachings c) role
of women in the church d) evangelization and mission assistance e) lay ministries f) ecumenism and interfaith endeavours
CHRISTIAN FAMILY LIFE: Duties: a) marriage and family b) sanctity of life c) ministry to: youth, disabled, seniors, widowed, separated
and divorced d) vocations.
Ladies' Luncheon on November 28th at McCracken Station at 1626 Valleyview Dr.(across from the Fire Hall) at 11:30 am. Please
RSVP to Minnie at 250-573-3955.
Advent Social is on December 10th at the Sun Rivers Community Centre; watch the bulletin for more details.
Knights of Columbus
Our next pancake breakfast will be on Sunday December 7th and 50% of the profits after expenses will be sent to Pure
Witness Ministries in support of Silken Neutelings, please mark your calendars so as not to forget this event.
Holy Family Choir
Holy Family Choir invites new members, singers and musicians, to join us. We hold practices before mass on Sundays starting at 9:45
am, with the occasional evening practice. If you would like to give this a try, please see Therese Brooks after mass, or contact me at
[email protected] for more information.
God's Squad
God's Squad!! Youth grade 8 and older. Come join us for fun, games and friendship building!! New members and present members all
welcome. Attend one or all of the upcoming events. For more information contact Louise Smit [email protected] phone 250-573-4641
Upcoming Events Nov 21, 6:30--Movie night (Friday) at HF
Dec 5, 7:00 1st Friday at HF. More fun and games.
Dec ???, Carolling. Date to be confirmed. Likely 3rd week in the evening.
Jan 9th, 7:00 1st Friday at HF (actually the 2nd Friday due to school holidays)
Jan ???, Tubing at Harper Mountain. Date to be confirmed. Likely 3rd Friday.
Past events. our Nov 7th ,1st Friday evening was filled with games, a spiritual video and discussion, friendship building
and laughter. 11 youth attended.
Kamloops Catholic Connection - Young Adults
Kamloops Catholic Connection is a city-wide formation and fellowship group for university students and young working persons that
meets monthly at Sacred Heart Cathedral. For information about upcoming events or to join a faith study, find us on Facebook or email
us at [email protected] Kamloops Catholic Connection will be holding two events over the Advent season.
November 30 Eucharistic adoration will be held before the 6pm mass at Sacred Heart. A meal will be provided after mass.
December 7 Come to 6pm mass at Sacred Heart for the debut of our youth worship band! Before mass, we will be having a
gingerbread house competition, starting at 4pm; as well, we'll be serving dinner after mass.
Rachel’s Vineyard Hundreds of post-abortive men and women have already made their Rachel's Vineyard Retreat Weekend. Read
what they had to say about it. If you are in need of healing after abortion, don't wait any longer.
Healing for After Abortion Rachel’s Vineyard Confidential contact information email: [email protected] phone/text: 250-267-5081
website: or
The Catholic Independent School Kamloops Diocese - Job posting: The following position is
available in the Kamloops Diocesan Independent schools. As a Catholic Independent School the
teachings of the Catholic faith are integrated into every aspect of the school and therefore
candidates that actively practice their faith are highly valued. Preference will be given to candidates
who possess commitment to catholic education (include your personal philosophy of catholic
education) and an active membership in a catholic parish community.
To request an application, please contact the Superintendent of Schools, Kelly Tries, at
[email protected]
Principal – Full Time Position at St. Ann’s Catholic School in Quesnel, B.C.
Qualified applicants are invited to apply for the position this is a 1.0 FTE position, mainly administration with some
teaching time. The school enrolls approximately 100 students from kindergarten to grade seven. Applicants must hold a
valid teaching certificate or be eligible for B.C. certification. Preference will be given to candidates who possess
administrative experience, preferably in a catholic independent school in B.C. or a master’s degree in school
administration or applicable area of study.
Teacher - Full Time Term Position with St. Ann’s Catholic School in Quesnel, B.C.
For the 2014-2015 school year, we are seeking qualified teacher candidates for a term full time teaching position (1.0
FTE) to commence on December 1, 2014. Serving as the school’s learning resource coordinator is the majority of this
position (approximately 0.6 FTE). The remaining portion of this position (approximately 0.4 FTE) will be providing prep
time for classroom teachers. The successful candidate will work closely with the school principal, providing support for
classroom teachers, educational assistants, students and parents.
Preference will be given to candidates who possess experience teaching elementary students, experience teaching
students with special needs, and experience supervising educational assistants. Candidates must possess, or be eligible
for, certification in the province of British Columbia for more information about this position, please contact the principal
of St. Ann’s, Mr. Robin hay, at [email protected] The deadline for applications is November 21, 2014.
Administrative Assistant – Part-Time to Full-Time Position with Ascend Online
We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate to join this young and exciting initiative! This position offers the opportunity
to work and share in a faith based, family focused community, flexible hours ranging from 20 to 40hrs/wk, minister to
families, interact with a variety of contexts from students, parents and various business settings and grow and change as
ascend changes and grows
If you are: excited about living and working in your Catholic/Christian faith, experienced with home-based learning and
home-schooling and are passionate about supporting families and their choice to educate at home, self-directed and
able to work independently, confident enough to ask questions, proficient in business communication, both written and
phone/Skype, familiar with the functioning of administrative office flow, both systematically and technologically, very
comfortable using excel, word, power point and other office software, flexible in time commitments, living in Kamloops
area, available to be work out of the Kamloops office of ascend online, and available to meet and communicate with the
central offices of CISKD. Take a look at our website, please go to:
“Come to me heedfully, listen, that you may have life. I will renew with you the everlasting
covenant.” Trust God’s promise. God nourishes us abundantly. (Isaiah 55: 1-3, and Matthew
14:13-21). If you think God is calling you to be a priest, or religious contact Fr. Paul Simms at
250-372-2581 or [email protected]
Light of God Charismatic Prayer Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the St. John Vianney Chapel at Westsyde. Prayers
teams are available for those who would like to pray from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. For information contact Lily at 250-857-0860.
Le Jeune Manor is accepting applications for tenancy. If you are 55+ and it's time to downsize, consider La Jeune manor. Clean well
kept units at an affordable price, centrally located, close to all amenities on the North Shore. For info contact Michelle at 250-376-3653
The Pregnancy Care Centre’s “Empowering Moms” Mentorship program is working with young moms every Wednesday night
beginning by sharing a nutritious “family meal” followed by a life skills workshop. Our goal with this program is to help young moms
become “Independent functioning members of society and the best mom their child deserves”. We are looking for individuals who
would be willing to provide a nutritious meal. With many volunteer meal providers we are asking that you only provide one meal per
year. If this is something you could help us with? Please call the Centre at 250-376-4646 or e-mail at [email protected]
Same-Sex Attraction You may think the Catholic Church rejects persons with same-sex attraction. Not true!
For confidential help contact Courage/Encourage at 604-916-6192, [email protected], [email protected]
Human Trafficking Awareness and Resources from the Archdiocese of Vancouver Archbishop Michael Miller asks the Catholic
community to call on the Federal Government to pass a law respecting the dignity of every human person. As a Call to Action for our
parishioners, we hope you will download the printable version of a postcard addressed to Justice Minister Peter McKay, asking him to
act Trafficking is an insult to our human dignity. We are all persons created in God’s image never to be
reduced to “objects” that can be sold or traded. As a faith community we will pray for victims of trafficking.
MaterCare International (MCI) is a group of Catholic obstetricians and gynecologists. This organizations mission is to carry out the
work of improving the lives and health of mothers and babies both born and unborn. Funding is desperately needed to keep a hospital
running in the district of Isiolo, Kenya. Maternal deaths in Isiolo are the highest in Africa - 1 in 31 mothers die unnecessarily in
childbirth. or phone (709) 579-6472.
Marian League Just to remind everyone of the beautiful treasure we have to offer you. The Diocese of Kamloops Marion League is
offering prayer cards for you to enroll your friends and family. They will be enrolled perpetually and will be remembered in all the
Masses and prayers offered for all members of the League – living and deceased – at the Diocesan Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of
Mary in Cache Creek. If you would like cards for yourself or your parish they are available at the Chancery Office. For information
contact the Chancery at 250-376-3351. All offerings made will benefit the Immaculate Heart of Mary Shrine in Cache Creek.
Secular Carmelite Community Do you want to grow in a deeper awareness of God’s presence? Do you feel drawn to a more
contemplative life? Are you interested in following in the footsteps of St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross and St. Therese of
Lisieux? Perhaps you are being called to a vocation in the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites. This is a lay Carmelite Community
of men and women, single, married or widowed, whose lives are dedicated to prayer. Contact Linda at [email protected]
Secular Franciscans A vocation for men and women, married or single, who follow Jesus in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi. If
you are interested in Franciscan spirituality and would like information on the Secular Franciscan contact Mary at 250-573-4441.
St. Francis Xavier University offers distance education courses for adults seeking faith formation for personal and professional
development: Diploma in Ministry; Certificate in Lay Ministry; Certificate in Spirituality; and Diploma in Intellectual Disability Studies.
For information please contact Continuing & Distance Education, StFX University toll free 1-877-867-5562, [email protected];
Visit St. Joseph's Catholic Christian Store St. Joseph’s Christian Store across from Sacred Heart Cathedral at 256 Nicola Street,
locally owned and operated. 778-471-6100 Store hours: Monday 9:30am-5pm Tuesday-Friday 9:00am - 5pm Saturday 10:00am-2pm.
Did you know you can have Pope Francis’ daily homilies and other information from the Vatican delivered to your email every day? Go
to and sign up. It is a free service.