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 – May 2021

The month of May is dedicated to The Blessed Virgin Mary. The first 23 days fall within the liturgical season of Easter, which is represented by the liturgical color white — the color of light, a symbol of joy, purity and innocence (absolute or restored). The remainder of the month (beginning the Monday after Pentecost) is in 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.

Highlights of the Month

As Spring blossoms forth and we are surrounded by new life, we spend this month full of the joy of our Easter celebration and in anticipation of the coming of the Holy Spirit, our Consoler and Advocate. The saints that we will focus on this month — those who have already shared in the rewards of the Resurrection — are St. Joseph the Worker (May 1), Sts. Philip and James (May 3), St. Damian the Leper (May 10), St. Nereus & Achilleus, St. Pancras (May 12), Our Lady of Fatima (May 13), St. Matthias (May 14), St. Isidore the Farmer (May 15), St. John I (May 18), St. Bernadine of Siena (May 20), St. Christopher Magallanes (May 21), St. Rita of Cascia (May 22), St. Bede, St. Gregory VII and St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi (May 25), St. Philip Neri (May 26), St. Augustine of Canterbury (May 27) and the Visitation (May 31). The feasts of St. Athanasius (May 2) is superseded by the Sunday liturgy. The Solemnity of the Ascension (May 13) is celebrated on May 16 (Sunday) in most dioceses in the United States.

A Time of Grace

The world is resplendent with Spring's increased light and new growth. It is Mary’s month in the Easter season and all of nature rejoices with the Queen of heaven at the Resurrection of the Son she was worthy to bear. During the remainder of Easter time, let us endeavor through the prayers of the Holy Liturgy and the Holy Rosary to deepen our gratitude for the mystery of our Baptismal rebirth in Christ. "The month of May, with its profusion of blooms was adopted by the Church in the eighteenth century as a celebration of the flowering of Mary's maidenly spirituality. With its origins in Isaiah's prophecy of the Virgin birth of the Messiah under the figure of the Blossoming Rod or Root of Jesse, the flower symbolism of Mary was extended by the Church Fathers, and in the liturgy, by applying to her the flower figures of the Sapiential Books-Canticles, Wisdom, Proverbs and Sirach. "In the medieval period, the rose was adopted as the flower symbol of the Virgin Birth, as expressed in Dante's phrase, 'The Rose wherein the Divine Word was made flesh,' and depicted in the central rose windows of the great gothic cathedrals-from which came the Christmas carol, 'Lo, How a Rose 'ere Blooming.' Also, in the medieval period, when monasteries were the centers of horticultural and agricultural knowledge, and with the spread of the Fransiscan love of nature, the actual flowers themselves, of the fields, waysides and gardens, came to be seen as symbols of Mary…" – John S. Stokes Pentecost, the birth of the Church, is also among the celebrations of May. Though sprung from the side of Christ on the Cross, the Church marks as her birthday the descent of the Holy Spirit on Mary and the Apostles. At the 'birth' of the world, the Holy Spirit — the Breath of God — was the "mighty wind [that] swept over the waters" (Gen 1:2); at the birth of the Church He is present again "like the rush of a mighty wind" to recreate the world in the image of Christ through His Church (Acts 2:2). We, the members of Christ’s Mystical Body, are the present-day disciples sent by the Holy Spirit to bring Christ to the world. May we go forth as did Mary, who set out in haste to assist St. Elizabeth (feast of the Visitation, May 31). Come upon us, O Holy Spirit, so that, with Mary, we may proclaim the greatness of the Lord who has done great things for us — for his mercy endures forever!

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Saturday Mass
Every Saturday - (suspended) at 7:00 pm

Sunday Mass
Every Sunday - (suspended) 10:30 am

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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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