St. Joseph The Worker Parish

St. Joseph The Worker Parish

Parish Office Regular Hours

Tue - Friday: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Sat, Sun, Monday: Closed

                Memo Update                   New Age Mask Mandate    September 29, 2021

Memo New age for mask mandate Sept 29 2021

Message from the Chancery September 9, 2021

Mask mandate, proof of vaccination and worship services

Memo Mask Mandate Proof of Vaccination Sept 9 2021

To summarize:

  • Masks are now required for all activities inside church buildings, including worship services

  • Proof of vaccination is not required for worship services, receptions following worship services, meetings that have a worship component, or essential services

  • Proof of vaccination is required for all other uses of church buildings with more than 50 people in attendance.

           Memo Update COVID              August 25, 2021

Please find attached a memo from Bishop Gary Gordon about BC’s mask mandate and how it applies to activities in our churches.  A set of revised General and Liturgical Directives are also attached. 

Memo Update COVID August 25 2021

Restart General and Liturgical Directives - Aug 25 2021 update

Thanks,

Margaret Gwyn

Executive Assistant to the Bishop and the Chancellor

Diocese of Victoria


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: September 28, 2021

Message from the Chancery: Invitation to participate in National Liturgy Webinar on Eucharistic Transformation

The National Liturgy Office of the CCCB is offering a free three-part webinar on November 8, 9, and 10 from 11 am – 1 pm each day.  The aim of this webinar is to reflect more deeply on the meaning of the Eucharist in order to invigorate how we celebrate, live out, and give witness to what the Eucharist means.  Registration is open to clergy, religious, liturgy committee members, pastoral council members, chaplains, and any interested parishioners.  For more information and to register, please visit:

cccb.ca/liturgy-sacraments/resources-in-english/national-liturgy-webinar/

 

Posted on: September 28, 2021

Statement of Apology by the Catholic Bishops to Indigenous Peoples

Please find attached a Statement of Apology by the Catholic Bishops of Canada to the Indigenous Peoples of this land.

Statement from CBC to Indigenous Peoples

Posted on: July 28, 2021

BC Bishops' Campaign in Support of Healing and Reconciliation

The Catholic bishops of British Columbia recognize the need for a province-wide initiative to raise funds to support healing and reconciliation among Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

This appeal will launch formally in September 2021, at which time further details will be provided.

In the Diocese of Victoria, donations may be made at:

https://www.rcdvictoria.org/donate-healing-reconciliation

The campaign message may be found on our Diocesan website at:

https://www.rcdvictoria.org/special-announcements/bc-bishops-appeal-in-support-of-healing-and-reconciliation

Many thanks and blessings,

Cynthia Bouchard, Chancellor

Diocese of Victoria

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