Reflections and Prayers

  • Commissioning Reflection
    What a blessing it is for us to follow in the footsteps of the apostles, and be commissioned in our ministry service, just as they were commissioned by Jesus. Commissioning blesses us, and affirms the use of the gifts that God has given us. As we journey in our walk with Jesus, He invites us to partner with him in sharing His love with others. There is nothing greater or more rewarding than to invest our time, and talents into […]
  • Mass Intentions – August 15-21, 2022
    SA = St. Ann’s, SJV = St. John Vianney Mon Aug 15 Private * Intention Hughes Family Tue Aug 16 – SJV 9am Repose: Antonio Sebastian (Marie Sebastian) Wed Aug 17 – SJV 9am Repose:Daniel Machado (Maria Lima) Thu Aug 18 – SA 9am Repose: Marcella Savoie (Mary Lukey) Fri Aug 19 – SA 9am Intention: Najsel & Mosny families (Martina Mosny) Sat Aug 20 5pm Repose: Gavril Morariu (Nella Todd) Sun Aug 21 9am – SJV Repose: Roy & […]
  • 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 […]
  • Faith Renewal – The ABC’s of Being Catholic – The Letter “Z”
    By: Bernadette Parrott Welcome to our Faith Renewal Series that is exploring The ABCs of Being Catholic. We are invited on a journey through the alphabet to explore Catholic terms, beliefs, and traditions. In this post we focus on the letter “Z”. If you missed our Introduction to this series <click here>. To go back to the letter “Y” post <click here>. Zeal September 2, 2021 I began this journey through the ABCs with Adoration, and I’m going to end […]
  • Faith Renewal – The ABC’s of Being Catholic – The Letter “Y”
    By: Bernadette Parrott Welcome to our Faith Renewal Series that is exploring The ABCs of Being Catholic. We are invited on a journey through the alphabet to explore Catholic terms, beliefs, and traditions. In this post we focus on the letter “Y”. If you missed our Introduction to this series <click here>. To go back to the letter “X” post <click here>. To go to the letter “Z” post <click here>. Yoke August 30, 2021 A yoke is a wooden […]

Parish Pictorial Directory

Who is your fellow parishioner sitting in front, beside and behind you? You see them every week, but do you know their name? We are giving you the opportunity to find out! IPC Canada, who photographs parishes through Canada, is coming to the Catholic Parishes of Penticton in July and August! They are scheduled to be in St. Ann’s July 8-14 and in St. John Vianney on July 15–20. They will return again to St. Ann’s on August 11-17 to…

International Interfaith Symposium on Palliative Care

Please find attached a press release regarding the International Interfaith Symposium on Palliative Care organized by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) and the Pontifical Academy for Life, in collaboration with other key partners. The symposium, titled “Towards a Narrative of Hope,” was held in Toronto from May 21st to May 23rd, 2024. https://www.cccb.ca/media-release/international-interfaith-symposium-on-palliative-care

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…

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…