The history of St. Michael’s Parish began with the mining operations in the valley. And with the miners and their families came missionaries to minister to the religious welfare of the new community. The Oblate Fathers, already established in the East Kootenays, now extended their services to include the mining towns which had sprung up in the valley of the Elk. In 1971, St. Michael’s new church opened in Sparwood. That same year a mission was established in Elkford, St. Bernard.

Contact Information

129 Centennial Square
P.O. Box 167
Sparwood, BC V0B 2G0
Rectory 250-425-6444
Office 250-425-2327
Fax 250-425-2333

Sacrament Requests

Funeral Contact
Yvette Despres (250) 425-2734
Prayer Ministry
Wendy Rybachuk (250) 425-2107
Linda Deluca (250) 425-2796
Web Site Team
Barb Anderson
Al Berry

Parish Council

Knights of Columbus
Allan Barrass 250-425-6608
Catholic Women’s League
Yvette Despres 250-425-2734
Kiki Petovello 250-425-6526
Jo Quilala 778-963-0387
Connie Beranek
Sharon Arola 250-425-2799 (bookkeeper)