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 – October 2020

The month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary. The Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary is celebrated on October 7. October 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 October, 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 each of us to be a follower of Christ. During Ordinary Time we can concentrate more This month the main liturgical feasts are St. Thérèse (October 1), Guardian Angels (October 2), St. Faustina (October 5), St. Bruno (October 6), Our Lady of the Rosary (October 7), St. Callistus I (October 14), St. Teresa of Jesus (October 15), St. Hedwig and St. Margaret Mary (October 16), St. Ignatius of Antioch (October 17), St. Isaac Jogues, St. John de Brébeuf and Companions (October 19), St. Paul of the Cross (October 20), St. John Paul II (October 22), St. Anthony Mary Claret (October 24) and Sts. Simon and Jude (October 28) . The feasts of St. Francis of Assisi (October 4), St. John XXIII (October 11) and St. Luke (October 18) are superseded by the Sunday liturgy.

Autumn Festivities

October usually is an enjoyable time of the year in Canada. The autumn season manifests itself with wonderful fall foliage in many parts of the country. The temperatures are cooler, inviting people outdoors for nature walks, apple or pumpkin picking. School routines are more established and football season is in full swing. The celebrations of the Church for the month of October are also wonderful and unique. The feasts of some of the most popular saints of the universal Church are celebrated during this month: St. Therese the Little Flower (France), St. Francis of Assisi (Italy) and St. Teresa of Avila (Spain). These saints come from different countries, and in honoring these saints we can include cultural dishes or activities from each country to make the feastday even more special. Read more about the lives of these saints. Perhaps the family can pick one virtue that each saint practiced well and try to implement it. The feasts in October also include two of the most popular, time-honored devotions of Catholics, the devotion to the Holy Rosary (October 7) and the Guardian Angels (October 2). In October 2002 our Holy Father John Paul II wrote the Apostolic Letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae (the Rosary of the Virgin Mary)." This letter introduced five new mysteries, called the Luminous or Mysteries of Light, which are (1) Jesus' Baptism in the Jordan, (2) Jesus' self-manifestation at the wedding of Cana, (3) Proclamation of the Kingdom of God, with the call to conversion, (4) the Transfiguration, and (5) the Institution of the Eucharist. Try to make a more concerted effort to pray the Rosary together as a family during the month of October, read the Apostolic Letter to understand the beauty of this devotion more deeply, and pray the new Luminous mysteries. October 16 is known as "Pope Day" on which we celebrate the gift of the papacy and our current pope. Every person has a guardian angel assigned to them, and October 2 the Church celebrates the role of these Guardian Angels. We should show devout gratitude to God for placing these angels at our service. Having a guardian should give us confidence during all of life's difficulties. Every Catholic should know the Angele Dei (Angel of God) prayer and pray it often. The Directory on Popular Piety suggests that families pray it at morning and evening prayers or after the Angelus.

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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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