St. Joseph The Worker Parish

St. Joseph The Worker Parish

Parish Office Regular Hours

Tuesday - Friday: 8:30am - 3:30pm
 Saturday, Sunday, Monday: Closed

     Phone: 250-479-7413
     Fax: 250-479-7619
   Email: sjtwparish@rcdvictoria.org

Message from the Chancery: Update April 6, 2022

Please find attached updated versions of the General and Liturgical Directives and Music Ministry Covid-19 Prevention Plan, to be followed by all parishes in the Diocese of Victoria. 

General and Liturgical Directives - April 6 2022 update

Music Ministry COVID-19 Prevention Plan - April 6 2022 update

The key updates include:

  • Face coverings must be worn by priests and deacons when in close proximity to people during Baptisms, Confirmations, and Anointing of the Sick; during processions through the congregation; while greeting people before and after mass; and when distributing Holy Communion
  • Face coverings must also be worn by other ministers of Communion while distributing Communion
  • Face coverings are strongly recommended for all people while in church buildings, especially for those who come into close proximity to others, and while participating in congregational singing
  • There may be more than one lector for the Proclamation of the Word and the intercessory prayers
  • The offertory procession of the gifts for the altar may resume, provided the bread and wine remain covered both before and during the procession
  • In the rare situation where a person is unable to use their hands while receiving Communion, the minister of Communion must sanitize their hands before and after giving Holy Communion to the person

The Directives, Prevention Plan are available at:  https://www.rcdvictoria.org/news/responsetocovid19-0

As always, please do not hesitate to contact the Bishop’s Office with any questions or concerns. 


Mass Livestreamed

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Saturday at 5:00pm

Posted on: September 29, 2021

Bishops Announce $30M National Pledge to Support Healing & Reconciliation

Please click below to read a News Release from the Communications Service of the CCCB which states that the Canadian Bishops have announced a $30M National Financial Pledge to Support Healing & Reconciliation Initiatives:

CCCB News Release 27 September 2021

Posted on: September 28, 2021

Statement of Apology by the Catholic Bishops to Indigenous Peoples

Please find attached a Statement of Apology by the Catholic Bishops of Canada to the Indigenous Peoples of this land.

Statement from CBC to Indigenous Peoples

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

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


Announcement:

There are numerous ways to learn more about Indigenous worldview, history and culture.  This is just one you might wish to complete

Indigenous Canada

Indigenous Canada is a FREE12-lesson Massive Open Online Course from the Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta, that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. Topics for the 12 lessons include the fur trade and other exchange relationships, land claims and environmental impacts, legal systems and rights, political conflicts and alliances, Indigenous political activism, and contemporary Indigenous life, art and its expressions.

To register or for more information go to:

https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions-programs/online-courses/indigenous-canada/index.html

9-10 Club Serving Soup to Hungry Strategic Plan 2021 - 2023

The Soup Kitchen is a program of the 9-10 Club Serving Soup to the Hungry Society. The Society is a registered non-profit, non-denominational charity. Meal services started on Friday, November 12, 1982. It is the oldest, completely volunteer-run food resource for the hungry in Victoria.

Click here to read all about the Soup Kitchen