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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.

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Have a Happy & Blessed Easter!



A Message from Father Jojo
Why do you look for the living among the dead?
“This Jesus God raised up, and of that all of us are witnesses” (Acts: 2: 32)
Easter is an event which commemorates the victory of Jesus, the son of God over sin and death through his death and the resurrection from the dead. His resurrection confirmed that he is the Son of God and Saviour of the world. Meditating upon this mystery St. John writes: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life” (John 3:16).
Even though the Jewish religious authorities with the support of the Roman political authorities dumped him as a detestable and hopeless criminal, God raised him up in the glory of Resurrection as his own beloved Son.
The first speech of St. Peter immediately after the Pentecostal experience in Jerusalem proclaims the fact as follows: “He was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh experience corruption. This Jesus God raised up and that all of us are witnesses” (Acts 2: 32).
Since the apostles were witnesses to Jesus’ earthly ministry and to the paschal mystery of his passion, death and resurrection they were confirmed in their faith. Again, in his second speech at Solomon’s portico of the Jerusalem temple Peter proclaims the fact of Jesus’ resurrection as follows: “the author of life you put to death, but he raised him from the dead; of this we are witnesses” (Act 3:15). Ever since the Easter event, death is not malady or condemnation for the believers in Christ but it is the door way to the glorious life of eternity with God, the fullness of life.
“Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, He has risen” (Luke 24:5).
This question of the angel to the women reminds us of our obligation to look beyond the ordinary human situations, for God experience. We have to passover from the ordinary human realm to the eternal life. For us he is the Way, Life and Truth (John 14:4-6). His life was dedicated to the service of the sinful and suffering human beings. He offered his compassionate love to the poor, sick and abandoned people. He healed them and brought them to God offering an experience of His compassionate love. He taught them that they are children of God the Father who is filled with love, mercy and compassion. He taught them to look beyond. Christian life is a life of Passover looking far beyond.
Resurrection of Jesus is a Passover from this life of the Heavenly Father. In the Eucharistic celebration (Holy Mass) we commemorate this mystery and participate in it. Hence Christian life is a participation in the Resurrected life of Jesus Christ, giving fulfilment to our life.
Wish you all A HAPPY EASTER!

Fr Jojo Augustine

Weekday Mass Schedule:
    Mass Schedule   
Date          Time         Place       Intention
Mon.  Apr 9:00 AM  CMC Special Intention
Tue.  Apr 23 9:00 AM  CMC Special Intention
Wed.  Apr 9:00 AM  CMC Special Intention
Thu.  Apr 25 7:00 PM  CMC Special Intention
Fri.  Apr 26 2:00 PM  SJC Special Intention
Sat. Apr 27 7:00 PM  CMC Special Intention
Sun. Apr 28 9:00 AM  CMC Parishioners Intentions
Sun. Apr 28 11:00 AM  SJC Special Intention

Word of the Week:

"He saw and believed."
                    - from “Celebrating the Word” April 21, 2019

Psalm for the Week

Christ our Passover has been sacrificed, alleluia; therefore let us keep the feast with the unleavened bread of purity and truth, alleluia, alleluia.
1 Corinthians 5:7-8