St. Joseph The Worker Parish

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

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

Mass will continue to be live-streamed on Saturdays, (5:00pm)

Please click here for the link to livestream Masses

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

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:


https://www.rcdvictoria.org/special-announcements/statement-in-response-to-penelakut-island-graves

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:

EN - https://saltandlighttv.org/blogfeed/getpost.php?id=100539

FR - https://seletlumieretv.org/blogfeed/getpost.php?id=25325


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