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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.  
Click here for live streaming
Holy Mass with Father Jojo Monday, July 6 at 9:00 AM


DIRECTIONS FOR RETURNING TO MASS  
Loving Canadian Martyrs family members:
Prayerful greetings from Fr. Jojo!
As we come back to the church for the Holy Mass please follow these directions.Your cooperation and patience are appreciated.  The practices we are following are in compliance with Diocesan and Provincial Health regulations.
 
Thank you for helping make things go smoothly.
Yours in Christ
Fr Jojo

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Dear people of God,
Prayerful Greetings from Fr Jojo!
I am happy to announce that God in his infinite mercy, love and wisdom has given us the opportunity to re-open our Churches on the feast of Holy Trinity (June 6/7 weekend). Bishop Gregory has provided detailed guidelines to be followed. Please go through them. We will strictly follow them for the safety of every one of us.
Even though we re-open our churches for Mass, dispensation from Sunday obligation remains in place until further notice. As your pastor, I have the spiritual obligation to celebrate the Mass and make other sacraments available to you. You are not under obligation to attend. Your age and health should be considered when deciding whether or not to attend.
Since the maximum number of people allowed is 50, we would like to know which Mass you plan to attend. Please email your intentions so that we can register you and any others in your household for your particular Mass. Registration will close for each Mass when we reach 50. For weekend Masses, we would like to know your plans by 10:00 AM Friday. Our Mass Schedule is provided below. The pews will be marked to allow 6 feet of distance between each person. If you are coming with your family (3 or more people) separate places will be assigned for you. Seating for singles or couples are also marked. Please follow directions. We also require volunteers to direct people to seats and to sanitize the church after Mass. If you are willing to help please let us know. All are required to wear a mask when they come into the church.
Mass times
Weekend: Saturday at 5.00 PM and Sunday 9.00 AM in Invermere
Sunday at 11.00 AM in Radium
Weekdays: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday at 9.00 AM in Invermere
Thursday at 5.00PM in Invermere
Yours in Christ
Fr Jojo Augustine


Click Here for How to Prepare for Mass and Prayer Under COVID19 pdf (RULES)

Older models of  ipad and iphones may have trouble streaming but  there is an updated version of the Microsoft Teams App for iphone and ipad that you will need to download. You need to download the OUTLOOK  Mail app  for iphone and ipad as well and add your email address to that program. You need to sign in and enter your email address at  the Microsoft Teams  website and they will send  a link to your inbox at  the OUTLOOK Mail app.

Click Here for Link to Microsoft Teams App then sign up for free.
Then click on "sign in for free".
Then join as a guest with your first name.

Father Jojo's email  with the link to the Holy Mass should now work .

Your best way to stream is by using a personal computer on the microsoft network.
Here are the instructions. These instructions are the same for every Mass. 
1.     Click on the link
2.     If you see a “pop-up” that says “open Microsoft Teams” click “cancel”
3.     Click on the box that says “watch on the web instead” (this prevents you from having to download software to your computer)
4.     If you are asked to “sign in” you can ignore it.  Instead, just click on “join anonymously” (this is small text below the sign in button)
5.     Wait for the live event (Mass) to start.
 
Reminder:  If you join at the correct time, you will be participating in the mass as a “live event”. If you are unable to participate at that time, you will be able to click on the link at a later time and watch a recording of the Mass.  

Father will celebrate Mass online: 
Weekday Mass:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:00 AM
Thursday at 5:00 PM and Sunday Mass at 9:00 AM.

 
If you are not getting the link for each day’s Mass by Email from Fr. Jojo please send your request to his email shown below.
If you are having problems connecting you can phone or email Father Jojo for assistance.
Phone:
250-342-3233    Email: jojoaugustine7@gmail.com

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 Mass Schedule  

Please see the rules for returning to Mass at the top of this page.
   Date               Time/ Place                Intention

Sat. Jul 04      5:00 PM       CMC      Joquim
Sun. Jul 05      9:00 AM      CMC      Parishioners Intentions
Sun. Jul 05     11:00 AM     SJC      Josip Mlinaric RIP
Sat. Jul 04      5:00 PM       CMC      Joquim
Sun. Jul 05     9:00 AM       CMC      Parishioners Intentions
Sun. Jul 05     11:00 AM     SJC      Josip Mlinaric RIP
Mon. Jul 06     9:00 AM      CMC      Maria
Tue. Jul 07      9:00 AM      CMC      Gerald Hodgson RIP
Wed. Jul 08     9:00 AM     CMC      Gerald Hodgson RIP
Thu. Jul 09      5:00 PM     CMC     Josip Mlinaric RIP
Fri. Jul 10        9:00 Am     CMC      Wilson & Judy Cowan 50th Anniversary
Sat. Jul 11      5:00 PM      CMC      Parishioners Intentions
Sun. Jul 12     9:00 AM      CMC      Wilson & Judy Cowan 50th Anniversary
Sun. Jul 12     11:00 AM    SJC      Josip Mlinaric RIP 
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Click here for COVID19 Reminder from The Bishop pdf- June 29, 2020.

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Subject: Development of a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus – Letter to the Prime Minister
 
Your Eminences/Your Excellencies,
 
Recently, there have been several media reports about the development of a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus. Although such a vaccine would certainly be beneficial and long-awaited, an ethical dilemma is raised about the manufacturing of vaccines derived from unethical practices, mainly abortion derived cell lines.
 
In response to this dilemma and to the Canadian government’s funding for the development of vaccines, Dr. Moira McQueen, Executive Director of the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute, and Ms. Helen McGee, President of the National Association of Catholic Nurses, have prepared a letter to the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, supported by a number of signatories. The letter strongly urges the federal government to ensure that the development of a vaccine follows fundamental moral principles, and mainly that it is free of ethically-tainted human cell lines.
 
The CCCB Executive Committee, following a consultation of its members, has approved adding the support of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops by means of the signature of the Most Reverend Richard Gagnon, President of the CCCB.
 
The official letter (in English and in French) will be sent to the Prime Minister tomorrow, Thursday, 21 May 2020. In the meantime, you will find attached a confidential version of the letter, without the signatories, which is to remain under embargo until tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. Once it becomes public, official letter, with all the signatories, will be posted on the CCBI website at ccbi-utoronto.ca. The CCCB will also post it on its own website. Dioceses and eparchies are invited to do the same and to also distribute it through their social media channels as well as to forward it to local interested parties.
 
Sincerely yours in Jesus with Mary,
 
Msgr. Frank Leo, Jr.
General Secretary

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Prayers of Spiritual Communion(pdf)


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Weekend Mass Times  

Saturday   Maximum number of 50 parishioners per Mass.
                          Please see instructions at the top of the page for important information.

Sunday   Maximum number of 50 parishioners per Mass.
                          Please see instructions at the top of the page for important information.

          9:00 AM Canadian Martyrs Parish, Invermere.
        11:00 AM St. Joseph Church, Radium Hot Springs.

Parish office  

712-12th Ave.
Activity Room upstairs in the Church
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:
Tuesday  9:30 - 2:30 
Wednesday  11:00 - 4:00 
Friday  9:30 - 2:30

Parish Information 

All of the events below are cancelled until further notice.

 

Special Events and Dates: 

              Cancelled until further notice.
 

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!
 

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.
 

Psalm for the Week

Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed the man who seeks refuge in him. 
                       Psalm 33:9