Posts from 2023

Christmas Hamper Campaign

Planning is underway for St. Vincent de Paul’s annual Christmas Hamper Campaign and we are confident we will be able to fulfill the requests we receive with your continued help. We are blessed with the support you have given to St Vincent de Paul Society and we hope you will join us again as we work towards filling and delivering Christmas hampers and gifts to those in need. Once more we are asking for volunteers and have posted our volunteer…

All Saints Day Party Fun!

What a great turnout for our All Saints Day Party on Saturday! The kids had a blast dressing up as saints, playing games, and taking in some tasty treats. Check out the pictures from this fun event. All our pictures can be found in the website Gallery.

St. Vincent de Paul – Christmas Hamper Campaign

Hi Fellow Parishioners. The St Vincent de Paul Society is kicking off our CHRISTMAS HAMPER CAMPAIGN. We need to order our Christmas food supplies mid September and we desperately need your humble financial donations, large or small. Several local businesses are being contacted weekly. In the very near future our treasurer will give updates of our financials as we move forward to meet our goal of $50,000. Thank you from all of us Vincentian Volunteers. There are two ways to…

Development and Peace Regional Assembly

You are warmly invited to this year’s Development and Peace Regional Assembly. The event will take place over the weekend of September 22 – 24, 2023 at Little Flower Academy in Deroche, B.C. (Just outside of Mission). This will be our first in-person assembly since the beginning of the pandemic, so we look forward to gathering together once again! This weekend is an open invitation to both new friends and veteran members of Development and Peace. We are hoping to…

Melinda Edis — Our Warmest Farewell

On Wednesday, June 21, we will bid farewell to our Parish Secretary, Melinda Edis, who has served the Catholic Parishes of Penticton for 11 years. Melinda has faithfully greeted and assisted parishioners when they call or stop by the parish office. She has kept us informed about the things happening in our parishes and has managed our parish office well. Melinda has decided it is time for a new adventure, to start a new chapter in her life. She will…

Holy Cross School Alumni Scholarships Awards

The Holy Cross School Council and Parent Support Group have established three scholarships to be awarded annually to students who attended, and finished, their Grade 8 year at Holy Cross School, and have graduated from Penticton Secondary, Princess Margaret Secondary or Summerland Secondary schools. Only one scholarship will be awarded for each school annually. Terms of the Scholarship Awards Funds for the scholarships are provided by the HCS Council and the Parent Support Group. Each award will be $1000. The…

Holy Land Pilgrimage – Nothing More Beautiful

Written by: Bernadette Parrott We began planning our pilgrimage to the Holy Land back in April 2022 – a full year in advance of our adventure. Bernadette Parrott, a St. John Vianney parishioner and owner of Wishbook Vacations and Tours, planned, organized and then travelled with our group of 31 pilgrims who came from the Okanagan, Nelson, Quesnel, and Edmonton. You’ll find a few pictures scattered through this post, but if you want to view the complete collection of photos,…

Journey Through Lent 2023 – CCCB

Exciting news from the CCCB Office for Evangelization and Catechesis! We have three amazing resources that we can’t wait to share with you: #1 – Journey through Lent 2023 video reflections: #2 – The Call of the Catechist Webinar Series: Save the Dates: #3 – Encounter Newsletter Thank you for your attention! We hope to see you at our upcoming events.

Turkey / Syria Earthquake Emergency Aid Campaign

“As Catholics we are compelled to come to the aid of our brothers and sisters in dire circumstances like the thousands of families that have lost loved ones, or are injured and have lost their homes, due to the earthquake,” said Bishop Poisson, president of the CCCB and Bishop of Saint-Jérôme-Mont-Laurier. “For this reason, local Bishops have been invited to promote this emergency campaign in their dioceses/eparchies and to invite their faithful to donate to any one of the organizations…
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