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Welcome to Canadian Martyrs
Roman Catholic Parish


              712 - 12th Avenue, Invermere.
                 One block West of the hospital.

   St.Josephs Church is located on the East side of the highway in Radium.
 We welcome you to join and celebrate the Love of God with us.  










                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               



Please click the link below to join the live streaming Holy Mass with Father Jojo.

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84216492009

*Thanks to Colin and Sally Lawson for sponsoring the Zoom webinar account for this coming month.

Live Streaming Mass 

*9:00 AM  Tuesday to Sunday*Please note - NO Mass on Thursday, January 28th.
*Monday - No Mass  *Please note there is a Mass on Monday, January 25 at 9:00 AM

Mass will always begin at 9.00 am (if there is any change, we will notify you).
This is a live Mass only and it is not recorded for future viewing.
We will continue the drive-through reception of Holy Communion after each online Mass.

9:30 to 10:15 on weekdays and on Sundays from 10:00 to 11:00.

 Please note:
You will have to install  the Zoom Meetings  App on your cell phone or computer. It is free.
Zoom will ask for your email address and a nickname.
Click on JOIN MEETING.
Now you are ready to participate in the Holy Mass.
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(January)
New Directives as COVID-19 Worsens
Dear Parish Family,
Since all indoor gatherings are now suspended
we will not be able to gather in church for Holy
Mass at least until February 05th, 2021.
This time, we will do the live streaming through
Zoom. Below, please find the link for the daily
Mass. The same link will be used for every Mass
till February 7th. The link will also be available
on our parish website www.canadianmartyrs.ca.
Mass will always begin at 9.00 am. There will
not be Mass on Mondays. (if there is any
change, we will notify you).

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(December)
Prayerful Greetings from Fr Jojo.
I hope and pray that all are doing well.
Since the restriction on public gatherings is now extended until January 8, 2021, we are going to resume our online Holy Mass beginning Thursday, December 10th.  
This time, we will do the live streaming through Zoom. Below, please find the link for the daily Mass. The same link will be used for every Mass till January 8th. The link will also be available on our parish website at www.canadianmartyrs.ca. Mass will always begin at 9.00 am. There will not be Mass on Mondays. (if there is any change, we will notify you). We will continue the drive-through reception of Holy Communion after each online Mass from 9:30 to 10:15 on weekdays and on Sundays from 10:00 to 11:00.
If you have any difficulty connecting please ensure you download and install the Zoom app on your device. I also want to make you aware that the mass must be watched live, in real-time. You can connect a few minutes before 9:00. 
There are a number of parishioners and part-time parishioners who have helped wholeheartedly to resume our online Holy Mass. I would like to mention two names and thank them in the name of Canadian Martyrs Parish family. I especially thank Paul Carriere for purchasing the Zoom Webinar account for a month and making all the technical arrangements. I remember with great gratitude Sebastian Gittens from Calgary (Son-in-law of Don and Pauline Tomkinson) for his donation to purchase the webcam, speaker, and camera stand. Paul, Sebastian, and all others who helped to resume online Holy Mass and those who are willing to help in the future if the restriction is extended further, we thank you very much and be assured of our prayers.
My prayers for all of you; stay safe and healthy.
Yours in Christ

Fr Jojo

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Confession

Those wanting Confession please make a prior
appointment with Father Jojo at 250-342-3233.
Please share this information with those who
have no access to email.
Stay safe and healthy.
God’s Blessings,
Father Jojo and Linda

 

Mass Schedule

 

Canadian Martyrs Parish
Interac/etransfer Donations

We now have our own email address for Interac/
etransfer donations Canadian Martyrs Parish.
When you are sending interac donations please send them to

etransfer.cminvermere@nelsondiocese.org

Be sure to indicate clearly to which fund the donation
is to be directed in the message box of the etransfer.
For example: Sunday Offering, Parish Centre Fund, Mass Intentions
and/or one of the Ordered Collections, or if is to be split between
two or more of these.


 

Mass Intentions

Mass Intentions If you wish to offer a Mass intention for a special occasion, a family member or a friend please let the office know in advance either by phone or email . Please supply the name. reason for the intention and date you would like.
The cost of a Mass Intention is $ 10.00


 
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Prayers of Spiritual Communion(pdf)


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New Year’s Message from Pope Francis

  You can have flaws, be anxious, and even be angry, but do not forget that your life is the greatest enterprise in the world. Only you can stop it from going bust. Many appreciate you, admire you and love you. Remember that to be happy is not to have a sky without a storm, a road without accidents, work without fatigue, relationships without disappointments. To be happy is to find strength in forgiveness, hope in battles, security in the stage of fear, love in discord. It is not only to enjoy the smile, but also to reflect on the sadness. It is not only to celebrate the successes, but to learn lessons from the failures. It is not only to feel happy with the applause, but to be happy in anonymity. Being happy is not a fatality of destiny, but an achievement for those who can travel within themselves. To be happy is to stop feeling like a victim and become your destiny's author.
It is to cross deserts, yet to be able to find an oasis in the depths of our soul. It is to thank God for every morning, for the miracle of life. Being happy is not being afraid of your own feelings. It's to be able to talk about you. It is having the courage to hear a "no". It is confidence in the face of criticism, even when unjustified. It is to kiss your children, pamper your parents, to live poetic moments with friends, even when they hurt us. To be happy is to let live the creature that lives in each of us, free, joyful and simple. It is to have maturity to be able to say: "I made mistakes". It is to have the courage to say "I am sorry". It is to have the sensitivity to say, "I need you". It is to have the ability to say "I love you".
May your life become a garden of opportunities for happiness ... That in spring may it be a lover of joy. In winter a lover of wisdom. And when you make a mistake, start all over again. For only then will you be in love with life. You will find that to be happy is not to have a perfect life. But use the tears to irrigate tolerance. Use your losses to train patience. Use your mistakes to sculptor serenity. Use pain to plaster pleasure. Use obstacles to open windows of intelligence. Never give up .... Never give up on people who love you. Never give up on happiness, for life is an incredible show.*
(Pope Francis). Happy new year!

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Dear brothers and sisters,
May Jesus be reborn in your heart and life during Christmas 2020 and every day of the New Year 2021. May He radiate His presence from within you as sharing love, unconditional forgiveness, humble service, a compassionate heart and overflowing generosity.

May the Holy Babe of Bethlehem bless you with good health in body and soul and grant you a peaceful, healthy and blessed New Year.

I assure you of my special prayers during my Christmas Holy Masses and every day in the New Year.
Yours in Christ,
Fr Jojo 

                          

Parish Office  

712-12th Ave.
Parish Center Basement
Phone: 250-342-6167
E-mail: canadianmartyrs@shaw.ca
Website: canadianmartyrs.ca

Mailing address

P.O. Box 128
Invermere, BC, Canada
V0A 1K0


Parish Priest                    
Father Jojo Augustine, MST

(Missionary Society of St Thomas, the Apostle)
Rectory Phone
(250) 342-3233

Parish Secretary

Linda Snyder
Phone: (250) 342-6167
250-688-0168  (cell)

Office Hours:

Tues.   9:30 - 2:30 
Wed.   9:30 - 2:30
  Fri.     9:30 - 2:30

Special Events and Dates: 

2021 Envelopes are available in the church.

Mass on Monday, January 25th 9:00 AM
No Mass on Thursday, January 28th.

Important Letters from the Bishop
Click here for Letter #1 from the Bishop pdf

Click here for Letter #2 from the Bishop pdf
 

Donations to Canadian Martyrs Parish
We are a tourist parish and depend on the generosity of our parishioners and visitors to keep the parish operating. If you wish to contribute please mail a cheque to:

Canadian Martyrs Parish
P.O. Box 128,
Invermere, BC Canada
V0A 1K0

Thank you for your support. GOD BLESS!
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Psalm for the Week


I am the light of the world,
says the Lord; whoever follows
me will not walk in darkness,
but will have the light of life.
            John 8:12
 

SCAM MESSAGE

Please note that if you receive a message asking a favour or a gift card in the name of Fr. Jojo, please do not respond as it is a scam.