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!
Memo from Cynthia Bouchard, Chancellor, Regarding Pastoral Centre Re-Open Plans
Please read this memo Re-opening of Pastoral Centre from the Chancellor, Cynthia Bouchard, regarding the gradual re-opening plan of the Pastoral Centre on May 19, 2020.
As well, please read this document COVID 19 Cleaning and Disinfecting your premises produced by the Ecclesiastical Insurance Office, which provides important information regarding sanitization and procedures that we, as a parish, will be following.
Daily Mass With Bishop Gary Gordon
Daily Mass with Bishop Gary
A MESSAGE FROM THE DIOCESE: Thank you for joining us as we continue to celebrate the Liturgies as an online community through our live streamed transmissions. Live Streaming from St. Andrew’s Cathedral for Sunday and Daily Mass with Bishop Gary Gordon
Sunday ……………….......... 10 am
Monday to Friday .......... 7 pm
To access the live stream link from the Diocese of Victoria website simply click on link below:
All youth and youth ministers are invited to take part in a very special event - the "Virtual Youth Conference":
Be Thou my Vision" is happening on May 23rd from 6:00 PM to 9:00 pm, in the comfort of your own home! This conference has been created by local people for local teens and youth ministers to connect virtually during this Covid-19 pandemic time. The best way to participate is to be part of the Zoom call: please sign-up using the following Google form link by May 22nd: https://forms.gle/o4qiE1u51ouxtvbY8
The virtual youth conference will be professionally live-streamed to following online platforms: Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, Tik Tok, and Vimeo. Everyone tuning in (whether by Zoom or other site) will have the opportunity to hear Micheal Chaisson (Alberta), Emily Wilson (California), Andrew Laubacher - ALOB (California) give short talks specifically designed for this conference. There will also be screen games, small group activities, praise and worship, and more!
To tune-into the livestream event use the following links:
Vimeo livestream link: https://vimeo.com/414540545/f9496fa66e
Facebook Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1086908588362871/
Instagram Link: https: https://www.instagram.com/wearevyc/
If you have any questions about this virtual event, please contact the planning team at the http://mailto:email@example.com or follow us on Instragram @weareVYC.
We hope to all see at the Virtual Youth Conference!
Please know of our prayers for you, and we hope to see many teens from Vancouver Island tuning in.
Nathaniel Wynans and the Virtual Youth Conference Team
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!