Welcome to the website of St John Vianney Parish
Kamloops, British Columbia!

We hope that this site provides you with some information on our parish family. Everyone is welcome to visit and participate in our parish life.

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LIVE STREAMING MASSES

DIOCESE OF KAMLOOPS - ON-LINE MASSES The faithful in the Diocese of Kamloops remain dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass as of present, some of our Diocesan priests still have online Masses that they are celebrating available through social media. Please check our website at https://www.rcdk.org/pages/covid-19-streaming-masses

Roman Catholic Diocese of Kamloops Sunday Mass will be livestreamed from Sacred Heart Cathedral and celebrated by Bishop Joseph.

• Sundays – 11:30 am

Use these links to view: YouTube:

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. 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 • Sunday Mass

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUVWchpCVHkjksqcwTtT_tw

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLf1lVv79DZ8G6MG3kcQUhomEavbk2vPT4

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Holy-Family-Parish/463864033671842

Sacred Heart Parish, Williams Lake – Fr. Paul

• 11:00 am Sunday Mass-

https://www.facebook.com/sacredheartwl/

North Thompson Valemount and Barriere – Fr. Ajin

• 5:00 pm Saturday Mass (Vigil Mass) – Valemount

• 4:00 pm Sunday Mass - Barriere

https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Religious-Organization/Emmanuel-God-with-us-108697844199526/

Overview of the Month – September 2020

The month of September is dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows, whose memorial the Church celebrates on September 15. September falls during the liturgical season known as Ordinary Time, which is represented by the liturgical color green. This symbol of hope is the color of the sprouting seed and arouses in the faithful the hope of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven, especially the hope of a glorious resurrection. It is used in the offices and Masses of Ordinary Time.

Highlights of the Month

During September, as in all of Ordinary Time (formerly known as Time After Pentecost), the Liturgy does not focus on one particular mystery of Christ, but views the mystery of Christ in all its aspects. We follow the life of Christ through the Gospels, and focus on the teachings and parables of Jesus and what it means for us to be a follower of Christ. During Ordinary Time we can concentrate more on the saints and imitate their holiness as Christ's followers. This month the main liturgical feasts are St. Gregory the Great (September 3), Birth of Mary (September 8), St. Peter Claver (September 9), Holy Name of Mary (September 12), Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14), Our Lady of Sorrows (September 15), Sts. Cornelius and Cyprian (September 16), St. Robert Bellarmine (September 17), St. Januarius (September 19), St. Matthew (September 21), Sts. Cosmas and Damian (September 26), St. Pio (September 23), Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael (September 29) and St. Jerome (September 30). The feasts of St. John Chrysostom (September 13), St. Andrew Kim and Companions (September 20) and St. Vincent de Paul (September 27) are superseded by the Sunday liturgy.

Month of the Harvest

Since man is both a spiritual and physical being, the Church provides for the needs of man in his everyday life. The Church's liturgy and feasts in many areas reflect the four seasons of the year (spring, summer, fall and winter). The months of August, September, October and November are part of the harvest season, and as Christians we recall God's constant protection over his people and give thanksgiving for the year's harvest. The September Ember Days were particularly focused on the end of the harvest season and thanksgiving to God for the season. Ember Days were three days (Wednesday, Friday and Saturday) set aside by the Church for prayer, fasting and almsgiving at the beginning of each of the four seasons of the year. The ember days fell after December 13, the feast of St. Lucy (winter), after the First Sunday of Lent (spring), after Pentecost Sunday (summer), and after September 14, the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (fall). These weeks were known as the quattor tempora, the "four seasons." Since the late 5th century, the Ember Days were also the preferred dates for ordination of priests. So during these times the Church had a threefold focus: (1) sanctifying each new season by turning to God through prayer, fasting and almsgiving; (2) giving thanks to God for the various harvests of each season; and (3) praying for the newly ordained and for future vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Since the reorganization of the Roman calendar in 1969 after the Second Vatican Council, Ember Days are still retained in principle, but how and when they are to be observed is at the discretion of each country's Episcopal Conference. There is no longer set Mass readings for the Ember Days in the Ordinary Rite. Another harvest feast is September 29, the Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. Before the revision of the calendar, this used to be only the feast of St. Michael. In many countries this day was referred to as "Michaelmas" and is celebrated with traditional foods and customs.

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"Saint John Vianney, the patron of parish priests"

Man has a noble task: that of prayer and love. To pray and to love, that is the happiness of man on earth.

Prayer is nothing else than union with God. When the heart is pure and united with God it is consoled and filled with sweetness; it is dazzled by a marvelous light.

In a prayer well made, troubles vanish like snow under the rays of the sun.

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