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Office Hours & Closures This July

Melinda on Vacation. Enjoy your holidays and time with family, Melinda! Parish office will be open only on these days/hours: Tuesday, July 19, Thursday July 21 and Friday July 22 from 10am – 1pm. Office closed: July 25 – July 29. Fr. Obi will answer and return all calls ASAP.

Holy Cross School Scholarship Awards

HOLY CROSS SCHOOL1298 Main StreetPenticton, BC V2A 5G2Phone: 250-492-4480Fax: 250-490-4602hcpoffice@cisnd.ca hcpprincipal@cisnd.cawww.holyc.com Dear Alumni Families, Holy Cross School Council, along with the Parent Support Group, would like to make you aware of three Scholarship Awards that are given out to students having completed their grade eight year at Holy Cross School. PURPOSE OF THE HCS SCHOLARSHIPS The Holy Cross School Council and Parent Support Group has established three scholarships to be awarded annually to students who attended, and finished, their Grade…

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Father Obi

Our pilgrimage to the Holy Land is confirmed for April 29 – May 7, 2023. Are you considering joining us? We’ve sold out the initial 25 seats and added 10 more for a total of 35 seats. We now only have 1 seat remaining! Even if we sell out and you’re interested, call and put your name on the waitlist. You will find all the pilgrimage details including the itinerary and the pricing on the Wishbook Vacations and Tours website:…

Ukrainian Fundraiser – A Beautiful Evening of Community & Solidarity

Indeed it was a beautiful evening of community and solidarity. We thank you for your generous hearts and fervent prayers as we gathered as one family, sharing a meal and praying in one voice the beautifully moving Way of the Cross. Many thanks to the countless number of volunteers that made the evening so beautiful. “It takes a village” to create community, and your support for Ukraine shone brightly. In addition to the substantial monetary donations collected (over $8,800), people…

Stewardship

We are so grateful to you for supporting the ministry of our parishes. During these unprecedented days, our Sunday offering is currently well below the amount needed to meet our budgeted expenses. Your contributions to Jesus are all the more appreciated. Thank you for being as generous as your means allow. You can find the various ways by which you can support the work of God in our parishes on our Giving to Our Parish page.

St. Vincent de Paul – Thanks You – Seeking Volunteer Delivery Drivers

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL ST ANN’S CONFERENCE Thanks to your very generous financial help during 2021 and in particular during our Christmas Hamper campaign. Your generosity allowed us to deliver grocery gift cards to over 310 households. These cards enabled our clients to choose their own Christmas dinner items at our local Save On Foods and IGA. Depending on the size of the household, the values of the gift cards were between $100 and $200, and each delivery…

Catholic Schools Week – January 30 – February 5, 2022

Today we begin observance of Catholic Schools’ Week across the province of British Columbia. On March 19, 2021, the fifth anniversary of his Apostolic Exhortation, Pope Francis has inaugurated the Year “Amoris Laetitia” on the joy and beauty of familial love, which will conclude on June 22, 2022. This year’s Catholic Independent Schools theme is One Family, One Hope in Christ and together, with over 22,000 students enrolled in 79 Catholic schools throughout the province, we celebrate the ways Catholic…

You Can Still Make Donations for 2021!

We are humbled by your financial and personal contributions to our parish this year. Your investment in our parish makes the work of serving parishioners, local neighbors, and missions across the world possible for the glory of God. We want everyone to experience the joy and peace that comes from knowing Jesus Christ through our Catholic faith. Many parishioners joined us for Christmas Masses via live stream but did not have the opportunity to bring their envelopes (their Christmas gift…

What’s Happening this New Year’s Weekend?

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas celebrations. There’s a little bit of confusion regarding Mass times especially Mass on January 1st. Permit me to throw more light on our schedule. December 31 (New Year’s Eve – Friday) 5pm in St. Ann’s: Anticipatory Mass. This is like our usual Saturday 5pm Mass. For those who usually attend 5pm Mass, they might prefer to attend this. Since January 1 is the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, this Mass is an…

Book of Remembrance – Mass Intentions

Sat – Nov 27 – 5pm – St. Ann’s Rocco & Julia Lavia & family, Kosloski family, Haffner family, Wasnea family, Talerico family, Tongol family, Lazaro family, Bernard Fransen, Louis & Katie Brennan, Brendan Mellon, Veronica Caione. Sun – Nov 28 – 9am – St. John’s Noel & Peggy Gahagan, Cobb family, Huggins family, Sweeney family, Selinske family, Filion family, Peter & Mary Maxwell & family, Chris Smyth, Cristini family, Ofelia Ploner, Ralph & Howard Cooper. Sun – Nov 28…