St. Joseph The Worker Parish

St. Joseph The Worker Parish

Parish Office Regular Hours

Tuesday - Friday: 8:30am - 3:30pm
             Saturday, Sunday, Monday: Closed
             

Bishop's Annual Appeal Spirit of Hope -  Healing & Reconciliation

The Diocese portion of the 2021 Appeal is dedicated to Indigenous projects and reconciliation initiatives.

Our Parish project is:

Anawim House, St. Vincent de Paul and 9-10 Club (Soup Kitchen)

    Parish Goal: $58,000       Actual to Date:  $51,000.00     Number of Gifts: 109

 

Every dollar raised to the goal - 20% goes to the parish project

Every dollar raised above the goal - 80% goes to the parish project

Every dollar raised over 200% of the goal - 100% goes to the parish project


Memo Update  New Age Mask Mandate  October 27, 2021

Memo New age for mask mandate Oct 27 2021  

 


Mass Live-Streamed on Saturday  at 5:00pm

Rosary "Talks" on the Merits of Praying the Rosary Daily also live-streamed

Please click here for the link to livestream Masses and Rosary Talks

 

How to say the Rosary in the style of St Louis De Montfort

Our Lady's 15 Promises for Praying the Rosary with explanation

Posted on: November 24, 2021

CCCB Advent Reflections

Each week, beginning on Sunday, 21 November 2021, the Solemnity of Christ the King, the CCCB will release a video recording of a Bishop reflecting on the Gospel Reading for each Sunday of Advent. This year’s reflections were inspired by the Indigenous Delegation travelling to Rome to meet with Pope Francis from 17-20 December 2021. Each reflection is based one of the five essential stages of reconciliation: examen, confession, repentance, reparation (making amends), and reconciliation. It is likewise hoped these reflections will assist the faithful, Indigenous and non-Indigenous alike, in preparing for Pope Francis’ eventual apostolic journey to Canada. The videos were developed under the auspices of the Bishops Working Group on Coordinating Indigenous Initiatives.

The videos can be now accessed on the CCCB website at the following links:

Click below for English:

https://www.cccb.ca/evangelization-catechesis-catholic-education/video-resources/journey-through-advent/

Click below for French:

https://www.cccb.ca/fr/evangelisation-catechese-et-education/ressources-video/cheminer-ensemble-durant-lavent/

Posted on: November 9, 2021

CCCB to launch Toolkit for Catholic Communities on Palliative Care


Please find attached a memo from Bishop Gary about the launch of a new Palliative Care Toolkit from the CCCB, which is designed to support Catholic communities in facilitating meaningful conversations.

Memo re Palliative Care Toolkit

Zoom Webinar Poster - Palliative Care

Posted on: November 4, 2021

Birthright Fudge Ordering Information

Birthright is taking Orders for their delicious Chocolate Fudges.   A bit of sweet in this challenging year!  The packets make great stocking stuffers or holiday gifts.  Please order by December 7 for parish office pick-up in mid December.    Parish Office hours are Tuesday – Friday 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM.  Please see the attached poster for ordering details.  Your purchase supports the pro-life pregnancy support work of Birthright Victoria.

Birthright fudge ordering info 2021 parish pick-up
 

CCCB - Resources

The CCCB collaborated with Salt+Light to produce and broadcast a special program entitled “A Catholic Response to Bill C-7”. The English and French programs are available on the Salt+Light website at the following links:

EN - https://saltandlighttv.org/blogfeed/getpost.php?id=100539

FR - https://seletlumieretv.org/blogfeed/getpost.php?id=25325


Announcement:

There are numerous ways to learn more about Indigenous worldview, history and culture.  This is just one you might wish to complete

Indigenous Canada

Indigenous Canada is a FREE12-lesson Massive Open Online Course from the Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta, that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. Topics for the 12 lessons include the fur trade and other exchange relationships, land claims and environmental impacts, legal systems and rights, political conflicts and alliances, Indigenous political activism, and contemporary Indigenous life, art and its expressions.

To register or for more information go to:

https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions-programs/online-courses/indigenous-canada/index.html

9-10 Club Serving Soup to Hungry Strategic Plan 2021 - 2023

The Soup Kitchen is a program of the 9-10 Club Serving Soup to the Hungry Society. The Society is a registered non-profit, non-denominational charity. Meal services started on Friday, November 12, 1982. It is the oldest, completely volunteer-run food resource for the hungry in Victoria.

Click here to read all about the Soup Kitchen