St. Joseph The Worker Parish

St. Joseph The Worker Parish

Parish Office Regular Hours

Tue - Friday: 8:30am - 3:30pm
             Sat, Sun, Monday: Closed
             

Bishop's Annual Appeal Spirit of Hope -  Healing & Reconciliation

The Diocese portion of the 2021 Appeal is dedicated to Indigenous projects and reconciliation initiatives.

Our Parish project is:

Anawim House, St. Vincent de Paul and 9-10 Club (Soup Kitchen)

    Parish Goal: $58,000       Actual to Date:  $20,960     Number of Gifts: 38

 

Every dollar raised to the goal - 20% goes to the parish project

Every dollar raised above the goal - 80% goes to the parish project

Every dollar raised over 200% of the goal - 100% goes to the parish project


Memo Update  New Age Mask Mandate  September 29, 2021

Memo New age for mask mandate Sept 29 2021

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.          

 


Mass Live-Streamed on Saturday  at 5:00pm

Rosary "Talks" on the Merits of Praying the Rosary Daily also live-streamed

Please click here for the link to livestream Masses and Rosary Talks

 

How to say the Rosary in the style of St Louis De Montfort

Our Lady's 15 Promises for Praying the Rosary with explanation

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.

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.

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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