St. Joseph The Worker Parish
Parish Office Regular Hours
Tuesday - Friday: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Saturday, Sunday, Monday: Closed
Message from the Chancery: Update April 6, 2022
Please find attached updated versions of the General and Liturgical Directives and Music Ministry Covid-19 Prevention Plan, to be followed by all parishes in the Diocese of Victoria.
General and Liturgical Directives - April 6 2022 update
Music Ministry COVID-19 Prevention Plan - April 6 2022 update
The key updates include:
- Face coverings must be worn by priests and deacons when in close proximity to people during Baptisms, Confirmations, and Anointing of the Sick; during processions through the congregation; while greeting people before and after mass; and when distributing Holy Communion
- Face coverings must also be worn by other ministers of Communion while distributing Communion
- Face coverings are strongly recommended for all people while in church buildings, especially for those who come into close proximity to others, and while participating in congregational singing
- There may be more than one lector for the Proclamation of the Word and the intercessory prayers
- The offertory procession of the gifts for the altar may resume, provided the bread and wine remain covered both before and during the procession
- In the rare situation where a person is unable to use their hands while receiving Communion, the minister of Communion must sanitize their hands before and after giving Holy Communion to the person
The Directives, Prevention Plan are available at: https://www.rcdvictoria.org/news/responsetocovid19-0
As always, please do not hesitate to contact the Bishop’s Office with any questions or concerns.
Saturday at 5:00pm
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:
The campaign message may be found on our Diocesan website at:
Many thanks and blessings,
Cynthia Bouchard, Chancellor
Diocese of Victoria
Posted on: July 14, 2021
Message from the Chancery: Statement in Response to Penelakut Island Graves
A post has just been added to the Diocesan website about Bishop Gary’s response to the disclosure of more than 160 unmarked graves on the site of the former Kuper Island Indian Residential School:
Posted on: June 4, 2021
Bishop Gary Gordon's Statement of Apology and Commitment
Bishop Gary Gordon, on behalf of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria, has issued a statement of apology for the harm caused due to our complicity involved in the operations of the residential schools. He also expresses our commitment to the process of healing, reconciliation, and education regarding this tragic history.
Click Here to read Bishop Gary Gordon's Statement.
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:
There are numerous ways to learn more about Indigenous worldview, history and culture. This is just one you might wish to complete
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:
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.