Church Contact

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.  


Click here for Letter from Bishop November 23, 2020   pdf

Click here for Letter from Bishop Regarding Worsening COVID19, November 19, 2020.  pdf


"Journey through Advent: Video Series for Advent 2020"
 As the season of Advent is very close, this memo is to inform you of a wonderful new initiative we have begun at the Conference. Since social media are an increasingly important platform for formation and evangelization at all levels, we have produced a series of videos entitled Journey through Advent, which includes an introduction to the liturgical Season and reflections on the Gospel readings of each Sunday in Advent. It is the result of a joint project between the CCCB’s Office national de liturgie, the National Liturgy Office, and the Office for Evangelization and Catechesis.
   This short video series will be posted on the CCCB website and can be accessed through the rolling banner image at the top of the homepage entitled Journey through Advent: Video Series for Advent 2020.  You are invited to post the links on your diocesan/eparchial website, as well as on your other social media platforms, and to share them broadly with pastors and pastoral teams who work in diocesan offices and parishes. 
    We are very grateful to Bishop Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., and Bishop Pierre Goudreault for their generosity in preparing and recording these spiritual and pastoral reflections.  We hope, especially in this time of COVID-19, that Journey through Advent will be a source of deep spiritual solace and insightful pastoral preparation for those who are looking for meaningful ways to welcome the Lord Jesus at Christmas.

Click here for "Journey through Advent: Video Seriesfor Advent 2020" First Sunday of Advent
 Mass Schedule  

   Date               Time/ Place                Intention
Mass Schedule - Churches Closed
Father Jojo will celebrate Mass on his own praying for all of us.

Fri. Nov 27     9:00 Am    CMC    Father Fernando
Sat. Nov 28    9:00 AM    CMC   Winfried Rudolf
Sun. Nov 29   9:00 AM    CMC    Miro Fayt RIP
Mon. Nov 30  9:00 AM    CMC    Mrs. Helen Joneket RIP
Tue. Dec 01    9:00 AM    CMC
Wed. Dec 02   9:00 AM   CMC
Thu. Dec 03    9:00 Am   CMC
Fri. Dec 04      9:00 AM    CMC
Sat. Dec 05     9:00 AM    CMC
Sun. Dec 06    9:00 AM    CMC    Parishioners Intentions
Please see the  letter above from the Bishop dated November 23 for important information.

New Directives as COVID-19 Worsens
Dear Parish Family, Since all indoor gatherings are now suspended we will not have the celebration of Holy Mass for at least the next two weeks. We received a letter from Bishop Bittman in regard to the latest public health order by the Provincial Health Authority. The new order closing all churches is effective at midnight November 19, 2020 for at least two weeks. You may attend a virtual mass on line or on TV. Father Jojo will be saying Mass by himself at 9:00AM everyday and praying for all of you. Those who would like to receive the Holy Communion after attending virtual Mass can come to the church parking lot between 9:30 and 10:00AM on weekdays and at 10:00 to 11:00 AM on Sundays in Invermere. Those who want to go for confession, please make a prior appointment with Father Jojo at 250-342-3233. For more details you can read Bishop Gregory Bittman’s letter on our website at Please share this information with those who have no access to email.
Stay safe and healthy.
God’s Blessings,
Father Jojo and Linda


Prayers of Spiritual Communion(pdf)


Weekend Mass Times  

Please see the November 23rd  letter from the Bishop above for important information.                              

Parish Office  

712-12th Ave.
Parish Center Basement
Phone: 250-342-6167

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

Parish Information 

All of the events below are cancelled until further notice.

Special Events and Dates: 

Nov 29      1st Sunday of Advent
Sunday November 1st starts our Liturgical Calendar for Year B. 

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!


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.

Psalm for the Week

The Lord will bestow his bounty, and our earth shall yield its increase.
                            Psalm 84: 13