St. Joseph The Worker Parish
Parish Office Regular Hours
Tuesday - Friday: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Saturday, Sunday, Monday: Closed
Music Ministry Covid-19 Prevention Plan: Update Dec 12, 2022
An updated Music Ministry Covid-19 Prevention Plan from the Diocesan Liturgical Commission and Bishop Gary Gordon, containing guidelines and best practices for parishes in the Diocese of Victoria during COVID-19 and the annual flu season can be found online at:
Letter from Bishop Gary: Update October 6, 2022
A letter from Bishop Gary Gordon with updated information for parishes in the Diocese of Victoria during COVID-19 can be found online at:
As always, please do not hesitate to contact the Bishop’s Office with any questions or concerns.
Bishop's Pentecost Message
Please find attached a letter from Bishop Gary Gordon on the occasion of Pentecost 2023, announcing the Diocesan Permanent Pastoral Synod. A handout about the Diocesan Permanent Pastoral Synod is also attached.
Bishop's Pentecost Message 2023
Bursaries and Awards
Applications are now being accepted for bursaries and awards offered by the Diocese of Victoria to outstanding students and educators. The deadline for applications is July 15th. More information and application forms are available at the following links:
- The Jawl Bundon LLP Bursary ($2500): for a grade 12 Catholic student who has been accepted to a post-secondary institution. Preference will be given to Indigenous students, and to students who live outside of Greater Victoria and Nanaimo.
- The Blessed Marie Anne Blondin Bursary ($1000): for a lay woman who is accepted or enrolled in a program or course for ministry in the Church, such as religious education, social justice, liturgy, social action, care of the sick, etc.
- The Char Deslippe Memorial Award ($500): for a teacher working in Island Catholic Schools or a parish catechist serving in children, youth or adult ministry.
Job Posting Archives & Marriage Office Administrator
The Diocese of Victoria is accepting applications for the position of Archives & Marriage Office Administrator. This 0.8-1.0 FTE position is a dual role that supports the goals of the Diocese of Victoria by managing marriage preparation, documentation, and tribunal requirements, as well as coordinating the Diocesan Archives and records.
The job posting may be viewed at https://www.rcdvictoria.org/employment. All applications must be received by May 31, 2023.
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
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