Holy Family Altar at Christmas
2797 Sunset Drive • Kamloops • British Columbia • V2C 4K7 • Canada • 250.372.0205

Groups and Organizations

CWL - Catholic Women's League of Canada

Mission Statement

The Catholic Women’s League of Canada is a national organization rooted in gospel values calling its members to holiness through service to the people of God.
If you believe in the sanctity of human life, if you want to develop a deeper spiritual life, if you uphold the dignity of all human beings, if you believe women play an important role in church and society, if you strive to set a Christian example in your home and work place, if you believe in Catholic education and affordable health services, if you believe in the power of prayer, then you belong with us! The League is a gift of spirituality, learning, and friendship!

Our executive at Holy Family is comprised of the following members:

President - Anne Fox
Past President - Minnie Mathieu
President-Elect/Organization - vacant
Secretary - Twink Murphy
Treasurer - Suzanne MacFayden
Spiritual - Mary Morin
Education and Health - Barbara Basaraba
Communication - Jeanne Vos
Resolutions/Legislation - Lucille Wallace
Community Life - vacant
Christian Family Life - vacant

Holy Family CWL Lenten Project

This project was brought forward to the ladies by Barbara Barasa a member. We took the project to the Parish and asked them to fill 150 bags for the Charitable Organizations for women in need. The 150 mark was in celebration of Canada's Birthday. The endeavour was so successful that at the closure of the project exceeded 300 bags.
Bishop Joseph did a ceremony and blessed the bags. Our two MLA's Todd Stone (a parish member) and Peter Milobar  along with a group of CWL ladies and other members of the parish were on hand for the ceremony. The bags were made up of essentials for the women in need and will be distributed to 5 Organizations.

We also invite you to visit our National and Provincial websites, which are:
www.cwl.ca and www.bcyukoncwl.com

Development & Peace

The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, a democratic movement for international solidarity, supports partners in the Third World in the pursuit of alternatives to unjust social, political and economic structures. It educates the Canadian population about the causes of impoverishment of peoples and mobilizes action for change. In the struggle for human dignity, Development and Peace associates with social change groups in the north and south. It supports women in their search for social and economic justice. Development and Peace, the official development organization of the Canadian Catholic church, is inspired by the value of the gospel, particularly the preferential option for the poor.

For several years the local parish raised funds for food cooperatives in the global south with our sales of JUST COFFEE; a fair trade product. While we no longer offer that particular coffee, we continue to urge people in our area to make mindful grocery choices that support the lives of the small scale farmers at home and abroad.

Our Share Lent campaign will soon be starting; watch the church bulletin for details. For more information about Development and Peace, contact Paul Desaulniers at 374 3858.

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal catholic mens organization which was founded in 1882 by Father McGivney. The order presently has over 1.5 million members in Canada, USA and Latin America. Our main principle is charity and locally in Kamloops we support charitable organizations such as: Kamloops Food Bank, Christmas Amalgamated, St. Vincent DePaul, minor sports, youth groups, Holy Family parish, and many others. Council 9697 (Holy Family Parish) presently has a membership of 58. Our members are involved in many ministries in the church and community service. Our Exec meeting is on the fourth Thursday of each month @ 6:00 PM, Reg meeting on the fourth Thursday of each month @ 7:00 PM. 

For more information please contact Bill Lester.

Youth Group

God's Squad is a program within the youth ministry of HF parish aimed at youth grade 8 and older. It is a program led by an adult core group who work closely with Fr Fred and Youth Leadership to promote a safe, structured and fun spiritual environment.

Our Mission: Holy Family Parish strives to develop in youth a desire to know, love and to serve Jesus Christ and to communicate the good news to other teens.

Our Focus: Holy Family Parish encourages discipleship by equipping, mentoring and encouraging each youth in his or her apprenticeship to Jesus. It means journeying with him or her to grow in knowledge, service and in the virtues and character of Christ.

Our Goals: Spiritual, Relational and Service through practicing the JOY principle (Jesus, Others, You)

We meet regularly at Holy Family Parish on the 1st Friday of each month (with some variation due to seasonal holidays and key liturgical feast days). On these Friday evenings between 7 and 9 pm we have activities and fun to promote

  • the development of friendships,
  • spiritual learning,
  • leadership.

In addition we offer monthly irregularly scheduled events focused on
  • service,
  • activities simply for fun,
  • fundraising,
  • spiritual development.

Information regarding events can be found
  • on our God's Squad Calendar posted on the HF bulletin board in the foyer,
  • in the Sunday bulletin,
  • on the emails sent monthly to your own email.

To receive these emails or for further information contact Louise Smit

If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.