St. Joseph The Worker Parish

St. Joseph The Worker Parish

Parish Office Regular Hours

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

     Phone: 250-479-7413
     Fax: 250-479-7619


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. 

Mass Livestreamed

Posted on: May 24, 2023

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

The Diocesan Permanent Pastoral Synod

Posted on: May 11, 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.
Posted on: May 11, 2023

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  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:

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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:

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