Diocese of Victoria
The Catholic Diocese of Victoria comprises the whole of Vancouver Island, the islands off the west coast and the islands to the west of the main shipping channel up the Inside Passage. The Diocese of Victoria ministers to approximately 94,000 Catholics on Vancouver Island.
Jubilee Year of Mercy: Visit the sick
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in the Diocese of Victoria
Bishop Gordon's homily—Ash Wednesday
“Lent is to receive a Mercy that transforms lives so that solidarity with my neighbour becomes the only way we can live, so that solidarity and communion becomes the way to peace on this earth. But it can only happen when our hands looks like the hands of Jesus: always open.” Read the full homily or access other homilies
Ecumenical and Interfaith Declaration on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide – Campaign for additional signatures
From www.cccb.ca ~ This past October 29, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) launched a joint Declaration on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. The sponsoring signatories to the Declaration intend now to engage in a concerted effort in view of obtaining signatures from a wide spectrum of people in Canada who agree with the principles outlined in the Declaration. The number of signatures has grown to 2,264 as of January 12, 2016... read more
The Diocese of Victoria is pleased to offer Catechist Workshops Victoria in March. Click here to find out more!
Syrian Refugee Crisis
The images and stories filling the media of the current refugee crisis in the Middle East have touched everyone, and the natural response is to want to offer help. In response to the crisis a special collection for Syrian refugee emergency relief has been sanctioned and promoted within the Diocese.
The Diocese of Victoria has entered into a partnership with the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia to enable our Catholic parishes to sponsor refugees through a Memorandum of Understanding under the Anglican Sponsorship Agreement with the Government of Canada.
Click here to access our Syrian Refugee page