St. Joseph The Worker Parish
Parish Office Regular Hours
Tue - Friday: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Sat, Sun, Monday: Closed
Message from the Chancery
September 9, 2021
Mask mandate, proof of vaccination and worship services
Memo Mask Mandate Proof of Vaccination Sept 9 2021
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
Executive Assistant to the Bishop and the Chancellor
Diocese of Victoria
Mass Live-Streamed on Saturday
Mass will continue to be live-streamed on Saturdays, (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:
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