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 – November 2020

The month of November is dedicated to the Souls in Purgatory, whose feast is celebrated on November 2. With the exception of the last two days, the entire month of November 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. The last portion of the liturgical year represents the time of our pilgrimage to heaven during which we hope for reward. The last Sunday, which marks the beginning of Advent, the liturgical color changes to purple, representing a time of penance

Highlights of the Month

During November, as in all of Ordinary Time (Time After Pentecost), the Liturgy signifies and expresses the regenerated life from the coming of the Holy Spirit, which is to be spent on the model of Christ's Life and under the direction of His Spirit. As we come to the end of the Church year we are asked to consider the end times, our own as well as the world's. The culmination of the liturgical year is the Feast of Christ the King. "This feast asserts the supreme authority of Christ over human beings and their institutions.... Beyond it we see Advent dawning with its perspecitive of the Lord's coming in glory."— The Liturgy and Time, A.G. Mortimort This month the main feasts are the Solemnity of All Saints (November 1), All Souls (November 2), St. Martin de Porres (November 3), St. Charles Borromeo, (November 4), Lateran Basilica (November 9), St. Leo the Great (November 10), St. Martin of Tours, (November 11), St. Josaphat (November 12), St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (November 13), Sts. Margaret of Scotland and Gertrude (November 16), St. Elizabeth of Hungary (November 17), Presentation of Mary (November 21), Sts. Clement I and St. Columban (November 23), St. Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions (November 24), St. Catherine of Alexandria (November 25), the Solemnity of Christ the King (November 24) and St. Andrew (November 30). The feasts of St. Albert the Great (November 15) and St. Cecilia (November 22) are superseded by the Sunday Liturgy.

Thanksgiving

The national holiday (USA) of Thanksgiving also falls on the last Thursday of November. There is a special liturgy which may be used on this day. (Read more here.) The tradition of eating goose as part of the Martin's Day celebration was kept in Holland even after the Reformation. It was there that the Pilgrims who sailed to the New World in 1620 became familiar with this ancient harvest festival. When, after one year in America, they decided to celebrate a three days' thanksgiving in the autumn of 1621, they went in search of geese for their feast. We know that they also had deer (a present from the Indians), lobsters, oysters, and fish. But Edward Winslow, in his account of the feast, only mentions that "Governor Bradford sent four men on fowling that so we might after a more special manner rejoice together, after we had gathered the fruit of our labours." They actually did find some wild geese, and a number of wild turkeys and ducks as well. The Pilgrim Fathers, therefore, in serving wild turkeys with the geese, inaugurated one of the most cherished American traditions: the turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day. They also drank, according to the ancient European tradition, the first wine of their wild-grape harvest. Pumpkin pie and cranberries were not part of the first Thanksgiving dinner in America, but were introduced many years afterward. The second Thanksgiving Day in the New World was held by the Pilgrims two years later, on July 30, 1623. It was formally proclaimed by the governor as a day of prayer to thank God for their deliverance from drought and starvation, and for the safe arrival from Holland of the ship Anne. In 1665 Connecticut proclaimed a solemn day of thanksgiving to be kept annually on the last Wednesday in October. Other New England colonies held occasional and local Thanksgivings at various times. In 1789 the federal Congress authorized and requested President George Washington to proclaim a day of thanksgiving for the whole nation. Washington did this in a message setting aside November 26, 1789 as National Thanksgiving Day. After 1789 the celebration reverted to local and regional observance for almost a hundred years. There grew, however, a strong desire among the majority of the people for a national Thanksgiving Day that would unite all Americans in a festival of gratitude and public acknowledgment for all the blessings God had conferred upon the nation. It was not until October 3, 1863, that this was accomplished, when President Abraham Lincoln issued, in the midst of the Civil War, a Thanksgiving Proclamation. In it the last Thursday of November was set apart for that purpose and made a national holiday. Since then, every president has followed Lincoln's example, and annually proclaims as a "Day of Thanksgiving" the fourth Thursday in November. Only President Franklin D. Roosevelt changed the date, in 1939, from the fourth to the third Thursday of November (to extend the time of Christmas sales). This caused so much consternation and protest that in 1941 the traditional date was restored."

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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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