Parish News

Catholic Schools Week 2024

Catholic Schools Week 2024 begins on Monday, January 29th. We are excited to commemorate this great event with our school community. Our Leadership Class students are organizing the celebrations and they have planned a number of games and activities throughout the week. Our Catholic School Theme for the year is Living, Celebrating and Proclaiming our Faith. Let’s celebrate together! For a schedule of events please visit our school calendar.

NET Ministries is Returning!

Hi Families! Last year, the Catholic Parishes of Penticton hosted a powerful youth retreat weekend put on by NET Ministries. This year, we are excited to announce that NET is returning with new themes, new leaders, new activities and of course, a powerful energy centered towards Christ. On the weekend of February 10th – 11th, The Catholic Parishes of Penticton will be welcoming the travelling retreat team from NET Canada (National Evangelization Teams). NET is a reputable company with teams…

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…

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,…

NET Retreat for Youth

The theme of this retreat is “Living for Greatness”. Society tells us that the purpose of life is to get a good job, start a family, make lots of money, and be happy. But what happens once we achieve that? Is that true greatness? God has a plan for each of us… How do we hear Him, and how do we have the strength to follow? NET Ministries will be running two retreats in February. One for our Junior Youth…