Bulletin - Holy Family Catholic Church

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: www.holyfamilychurch.ca
Parish Secretary: Erin Smith Office Hours: Tues - Fri 8 - 12, Sun 9:30 - 1:30
St. Ann’s Academy: (250) 372-5452 www.st-anns.ca
Diocese of Kamloops: (250) 376-3351 Website: www.rcdk.org
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 15, 2015
Starting Sunday, February 15, 2015
February 15
February 16
February 17
February 18
February 19
February 20
February 21
February 22
10:30 am
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7:00 pm
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People of the Parish
Oliver Weisbeck (RIP)
Jamie Medena (RIP)
Mario Toffanin (RIP)
Dorothy Trainor (RIP)
People of the Parish
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Ash Wednesday
First Sunday in Lent
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, Josie and Rene Cordonier, Bernadette Dansereau, and Stella and Ray Renneberg.
Pope Francis' prayer intentions for February - Vatican City, 30 January 2015 (VIS)
Universal prayer: “That prisoners, especially the young, may be able to rebuild lives of dignity”.
Evangelisation prayer: “That married people who are separated may find welcome and support in the Christian
Want to hear more from Pope Francis? Find his message for Lent 2015 “Make Your Hearts Firm” at
Attention Thompson Rivers University Students a Catholic Club has been recently established on campus. The club’s purpose
statement is “We are a group who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and the truths of the Catholic faith. We believe in enriching
ourselves and sharing with others.” To connect with the club on Facebook like the Kamloops Catholic Connection page.
Have You Ever Had A Life-Changing Lent? Join Matthew Kelly, the best-selling Catholic author in America, on a life-changing
journey through your Best Lent Ever. Each week, participants will receive short videos and inspiration from Matthew that explain the
genius of Catholicism and empower them to become the best-version-of-themselves. It’s simple and completely FREE, the only cost is
your commitment to live better each day this Lent. That is entirely up to you. Lent is not just about giving things up. Lent is about doing
something. Doing something bold. Becoming a better husband, father, wife, mother, friend, etc. This program is a tool to help you do
that. To sign up visit bestlentever.com
"What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery
and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like."
~ St. Augustine of Hippo
The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace is pleased to announce that we have produced a Share Lent
resource in Spanish. This flyer presents our 2015 Share Lent campaign, and features a story about Brazilian farmer Maria Dalva, who
works with the Pastoral Land Commission on the rights of farm workers and access to land for small family farmers.
The flyer is available for download from the Development and Peace website, and can be printed in colour or black and white:
Thinkfast Take the challenge! Development & Peace is challenging Youth to take '25 Hours to Change the World.' Thinkfast is a 25
hour famine. Participants collect pledges for each hour they plan to fast. A Thinkfast famine is an educational, fundraising opportunity
and all the money raised goes to Development & Peace partners in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, who are working to ensure each
human being has access to not only the basic necessities of life like food, water and land, but to also live in human dignity. What will be
your Lenten sacrifice this year? Could you Hunger for Justice? For more information a one-day gathering in Vernon BC, contact Laurie
Desaulniers 250-573-7702.
On behalf of O.L.P.H. School we would like to thank everyone for supporting this year’s Raffle Ticket Fundraiser!
Our draw took place on Friday, February 6th and we would like to congratulate the following winners:
1st Prize: Pardeep Lalli $3000.00 Travel Voucher from Travel Wise
2nd Prize: Keith Munroe $1000.00 Home Hardware Gift Card
3rd Prize: Chris Jones Apple iPad Mini & $100.00 iTunes Card (Value $539.33)
Lenten Group Reflection Have you always given something up for Lent? Are you looking to add prayer and reflection to your routines
during Lent instead of giving something up? An hour-long Lenten Group Reflection and Discussion will be offered in the Sacred Heart
Cathedral hall over each of the 6 weeks of Lent based on the Sunday Gospel Readings. These groups will meet at Sacred Heart
Cathedral on Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 pm, following the Soup and Bun lunch, and 8:00 pm Saturday, following 7:00 pm Mass.
Mardi Gras Shrove Tuesday Mardi Gras is coming to Holy Family Parish on February 17th at 5:30 pm. Join us for wonderful food,
games for the children and fellowship with our brother and sisters. Tickets will be on sale after Mass today!
The dinner planned for Tuesday, February 17th has been cancelled.
For those that have purchased tickets, please see Minnie in the foyer after Mass.
Mardi Gras/Shrove Tuesday Meal Join us on February 17 from 6pm-8pm at Sacred Heart Cathedral. The young adults in the
Kamloops Catholic Connection group are preparing the meal. It is open to people of all ages. There will be activities such as mask
making and pancake tossing. KCC will be accepting donations which will be given to the New Life Mission.
Justice, Dignity and Compassion Fr. Fred will be facilitating a discussion of doctor assisted suicide at Holy Family Parish on
Thursday, February 19th at 7:00 pm.
Three Kingdoms of Indochina Join Fr. Peter in October 7 - 26, 2015 for a tour of the Three Kingdoms of Indochina: 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. There will be a presentation by a representative from Collette Vacations on Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 at 6:30
pm in the OLPH Parish Centre. Two interesting tour packages will be presented for October. Father Peter’s tour to the Three Kingdoms
of Indochina; Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. The second presentation is to the Magnificent cities of Central & Eastern Europe: Berlin,
Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Krakow, and Warsaw. For more information there are brochures in the foyer or contact Nancy Cuzzetto at
Travelwise TravelPlus at 250-851-0211 or [email protected] or OLPH Parish Office at 250-376-5541.
Men’s day of Retreat Men’s Day of Retreat focusing on the relationship, identity and mission of Catholic men with Fr. Paul Simms will
be Saturday February 21, 2015 9am to 3pm at St. John Vianney in Kamloops. There is NO COST and lunch will be provided. For more
information and to register for the retreat please email John Muraca [email protected]
Vocation Live-In for boys or young men On the weekend of February 20 - 22, there will be a Vocation Live-In for boys or young men
interested in the priesthood or the consecrated life at the Seminary of Christ the King, Mission, For more information call 604-826-8715.
The Okanagan Live-In The Live In, is an experience of God's Love through Jesus, through an experience of the Live In faith
community. If you have made your Live-In weekend, consider deepening your faith by being part of the backup community. In serving
others, we serve Jesus. Join us on February 20-22, 2015 The Live-In will be held at Immaculata High School, 1493 K.L.O. Road,
Kelowna B.C. For more information contact Darlene Heaney 250-542-8690.
Living Stations of the Cross Everyone is invited to join the Sacred Heart Catechism Class as they walk the Stations of the Cross.
Join us in St. Ann’s Gym on February 27th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Dinner is by donation and pasta, salad and buns will be served. For
more information or to register contact Sacred Heart Cathedral at 250-372-2581 or 250-372-5470.
The Drop Box “Among faith, hope and love. Love is the best.” The movie Drop Box is coming to the Cineplex on March 4th. Hundreds
of babies are abandoned on the streets of Seoul, South Korea every year, but one brave pastor has made it his mission to save
them. This powerful true story comes to life when The Drop Box comes to movie theaters for one night only March 4. For more
information, visit: http://thedropboxfilm.com.
Windmills, Wells and Water, 2015 This year, the 13th annual fundraising dinner in support of CPPS Mission Projects in Tanzania,
East Africa. This summer, the sixth group of students will be travelling to the mission territory in Tanzania to assist with these projects.
This event will take place on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at The Coast Hotel and Convention Centre. Cocktails are at 6pm, with dinner,
auction and dancing to follow. Tickets are eighty dollars ($80) per person with a tax receipt for forty-five dollars ($45). For more
information, or to purchase tickets, please contact Frank or Kelly Tries at 250-314-1429 or Lloyd and Anna Babcock at 250-579-8888.
Mercy and Forgiveness Lenten Reflection On Saturday, March 7th from 9:30am to 3:00 pm join Fr. Swann Kim at Sacred Heart
Cathedral for a reflection on Mercy and Forgiveness. Lunch will be potluck style. For more information or to register for the reflection
contact: 372-5470 or 250-376-3351 or [email protected] Deadline to register is March 7th.
Young Adult Lent Retreat March 13 – 15 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Shrine and Centre in Cache Creek. For more information
contact Adele 250-376-3351.
Kamloops Hospice Association Concert On Saturday March 14, there will be a fund raiser concert for the Kamloops Hospice
Association. The concert will start at 7:00 pm in the Church Sanctuary at St. Paul’s Anglican Church. (The entrance to the church
sanctuary is at the corner 4th and Nicola Street in Kamloops) Featured performers will include large and small brass ensembles, piano,
organ, flute, hand bell choir, etc. Entrance is by donation at the door. Refreshments and light snacks will be available following the
concert. http://www.kamloopshospice.com/home
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. He will be in Vernon, for his second mission there, the previous week. There
will be more information to come.
Light of God Catholic Charismatic Prayer Group meets every Thursday of at 7:00 pm at OLPH in the Church basement. For
information contact Lily at 250-851-0860.
Catholic Girls League
The Catholic Girls League is looking for mentors. Are you able to share your knowledge of our Faith, encourage youth
and learn as you lead? We are looking for you to join the CGL leadership team. Think about joining the Catholic Girls
League. To ask questions or for more information contact Angela at [email protected]
Catholic Women’s League
CWL Membership There will be a table in the Foyer after Mass, for those members wishing to renew, and for anyone
wishing to become a new Member of the CWL.
Knights of Columbus
Monthly Meeting will be held at Holy Family Parish on Thursday, February 26 at 7:00 pm
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]
Attention Thompson Rivers University Students a Catholic Club has been recently established on campus. The club’s purpose
statement is “We are a group who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and the truths of the Catholic faith. We believe in enriching
ourselves and sharing with others.” To connect with the club on Facebook like the Kamloops Catholic Connection page.
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 or the parish office at 250-372-0205.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud,
-Corinthians 13:4
Scholarships and Bursaries
The Catholic Health Association of B.C. will be awarding two bursaries valued at $250.00 each to two 2015 graduating students
enrolled in a Catholic secondary school, or who are members of a BC or Yukon parish and enrolled in a public secondary school or are
home-schooled. Students are asked to submit a 500 word essay that demonstrates an awareness and understanding of the
significance of Spirituality in Health Care. Submissions must be received on or before February 28, 2015. For more details, check the
CHABC website at www.chabc.bc.ca under upcoming events.
The Knights of Columbus of BC/Yukon State Council is once again offering 30 bursaries in the amount of $500 each through its
Bishop Thomas J. Lobsinger Memorial Bursary Program. Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 fiscal year. This program
is available to all Catholic students who are enrolled or entering into their second or higher year of post secondary education in the
Province of British Columbia. Applications must be received on or before the deadline of June 30, 2014. For general information and
the Terms of Reference, please visit the website www.kofcbc.org, choose Documents & forms, scroll down to Useful documents –
Bursary 2015. Interested and qualified students should request a bursary application, in writing to the State Bursary Chairman at the
following address: Michael Gernat, State Bursary Chairman, 4311 – 31 Street, Vernon, British Columbia V1T 5J8
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] Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
Certified Educational Assistant Position with St. Ann’s Catholic School in Quesnel, B.C. Qualified
applicants are invited to apply for the position of an educational assistant to support the work of the
elementary Learning Resource Centre. This is a 0.5 FTE position. Preference will be given to candidates who possess and active
membership in a Catholic parish and a diploma or certificate in special education. Experience assisting students with a broad range of
special needs is an asset. Please contact the principal of St. Ann’s, Mr. Robin Hay, at [email protected]
Teacher - Full Time Term Position with Sacred Heart Catholic School Williams Lake, B.C. For the 2014-2015 school year, we are
seeking qualified teacher candidates for a primary classroom. This is a 1.0 FTE teaching position. Preference will be given to
candidates who possess experience teaching primary students in a split grade classroom.
Faith in Action Campaign 24
Total Diocesan and Parish Goal: $29,400.00
Total Pledged: $31,005.00
Number of Pledges: 106
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]
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 they are asking $50.00 per huge bag 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, 250-546-8801obo. For more information contact the Monastery at 250-546-8801
Rachel’s Vineyard If you have been to confession after your abortion or abortions and find that you confess that sin over and over
again, we can help you find peace. Rachel’s Vineyard offers confidential healing retreats for those who are affected by abortion.
Healing for After Abortion Rachel’s Vineyard Confidential contact information email: [email protected] phone/text: 250-267-5081
website: www.rachelsvineyard.org or www.sacredheartwl.ca/rachel-s-vineyard, facebook.com/rvkamloops
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]
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];
website: http://www.sites.stfx.ca/continuingeducation/ministry.
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.
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 http://rcav.org/trafficking/ 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. www.matercare.org or phone (709) 579-6472.
Did you know you can have Pope Francis’ daily homilies and other information from the Vatican delivered to your email every day? Go
to http://mlists.vatican.va/mailman/listinfo/visnews_en and sign up. It is a free service.
Not sure what the CGL is all about? Come to a meeting and see. Girls from 8-15 years of age are invited to join and be
a member of our League. Make new Friends, Have Fun, furthering your knowledge of our Faith, and learn about Formation.
What a way to engage girls in our community. 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.
Faith in Action Campaign 24
Total Diocesan and Parish Goal: $29,400.00
Total Pledged: $31,005.00
Number of Pledges: 106