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
The Jubilee of Mercy begins on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, December 8, 2015, and concludes on the Feast of Christ the King, November 20, 2016. Pope Francis declared that the Jubilee of Mercy is a unique time for the whole people of God to encounter the face of mercy in Jesus Christ, and to reveal the mercy of the Father to all people in order that the Joy of the Gospel may be experienced... read more
2015 Journey of Hearts & Hands Appeal:
i share, we care
An invitation to mercy
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As you may be aware, Pope Francis has declared a Jubilee Year of Mercy for the faithful, which will open on December 8, 2015, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. To mark this significant event, Mass will be held at St. Andrew’s Cathedral on that date at 7 PM to open the Jubilee Year of Mercy and commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the close of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council... read 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