St. Joseph The Worker Parish
Parish Office is closed until further notice due to COVID-19
As we follow the directives from the Chief Medical Officer and Bishop Gary Gordon, our parish office will remain closed until further notice, however, we are answering all emails and returning all phone calls. Be healthy and stay safe!
Letter from Fr. Alfie with instructions on how to pre-register online for Mass
The Ascension Of Our Lord (video) with Fr. Alfie
Called to Embrace a New Pentecost - Reopening of Churches in Diocese
As we are called to embrace a new Pentecost and prepare our faith communities in the Diocese of Victoria to reopen to celebrate the Sacred Liturgy together, we do so intentionally to guarantee the health and well-being of those entrusted to our care. Each pastor and parish must take responsibility for following the established General Directives, Liturgical Directives, and Provincial Health Authorities mandates, to make the appropriate adaptations for their individual communities based upon size and resources.
Please take a moment to read these three important documents:
We will be posting more information next week explaining how the reopening of our parish will proceed. This will include how to register for Mass and the schedule of Mass going forward.
Do You Like to Bake? Do You Want to Help the Soup Kitchen?
Do you like to bake? Might you have some sweets or snacks in your freezer or cupboards you would like to donate?
Things are going really well with our soup-to-go bagged meal service, with most days serving 125-150 dinners. But we are often short of sweets or other snacks as a special treat for our guests. If you like to bake and wish to contribute to the cause, from the safety of your home, we would be very grateful for your help.
For baking - items that can be frozen, such as cookies, would be best. For snacks - items individually packaged like small bags of potato chips would be well received.
1 . Drop off your donations at the View Street entrance between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm Monday to Thursday. Please call the Soup Kitchen ahead 778-440-7687 to let the Team Leader know you’re coming. You don’t even need to leave your vehicle. We’ll come out to you - ensuring safe social distancing practices.
2 . Call Sheila Connelly at 250-598-4339, or Dorothy Parker 250-590-2916 to arrange to drop off your donation at one of their homes.
3. If you are unable to drop off your baking at one of the above locations, please call Sheila, and she will arrange a day and time to have someone pick up your donation.
Thank you in advance for all who can contribute!