St. Joseph The Worker Parish
Parish Office Regular Hours
Tuesday - Friday: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Saturday, Sunday, Monday: Closed
Island Catholic Schools, the Pastoral Centre, and
Parish offices in the Diocese of Victoria will be
closed on September 30th
"Truth and Reconciliation Day" so that staff and
students may commemorate the day
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.
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 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.
Posted on: April 13, 2021
Message from the Catholic Bishops of Canada to the Faithful on the Expansion of Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide in Canada
Please find attached a message from the Catholic Bishops of Canada about the expansion of euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada.
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:
There are numerous ways to learn more about Indigenous worldview, history and culture. This is just one you might wish to complete
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:
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.