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: June 1, 2021

Bishop Gordon's Statement regarding Residential School in Kamloops

Bishop Gary Gordon has issued the following statement in light of the discovery of the remains of 215 children at the site of the former residential school in Kamloops.

Click Here to read the statement.

Posted on: May 20, 2021

Bishop's 2021 Pentecost Letter

Bishop Gary Gordon has issued a letter of hope to all the faithful in the Diocese on the occasion of the upcoming season of Pentecost, reminding us that the Holy Spirit can come through the smallest cracks of closed doors to fill the hearts of all people of good will seeking light in times of darkness.
 

Click Here to read the Bishop's Letter.

Posted on: May 4, 2021

Canada’s National Week for Life and Family - Archbishop Richard Gagnon, the President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops Letter to Families

You probably know that Sunday, May 9th is Mother’s Day.  But did you know it’s also the start of the National Week for Life and the Family?  The week is celebrated annually by the Church in Canada; this year’s theme is “Family, the Domestic Church: A sign of Hope and Life”.

Archbishop Richard Gagnon, the President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, has published a letter to families to mark the occasion.  

 

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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