Diocese of Victoria
The Roman 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, and ministers to approximately 94,000 Catholics.
Homily – Feed my sheep: Ordination of Fr. Michael Tran
“Because the initiative of vocation, the ability to even hear the voice of God, the grace to be able to say Yes to the will of God, the gift of being able to be a priestly people through our baptism—it is all from God. It is all gift, it is all grace.”
~ Bishop Gary Gordon
Pray, Give, Speak Out: Crisis in South Sudan
In February, the Catholic Bishops of South Sudan appealed for international assistance and called for peace and reconciliation among their people. Plagued with violence and severe drought conditions, the UN has declared a famine in parts of South Sudan, Yemen, Northeast Nigeria, and Somalia, in the world’s largest humanitarian crises since the Second World War. 1.74 million are refugees from South Sudan; 260,000 people have died in Somalia, half of which are children under the age of five; cholera will affect 250,000 people over the next six months in Yemen; and 1.9 million people have abandoned their homes in Northeastern Nigeria.
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has joined an ecumenical and interfaith appeal concerning the famine and food shortage in South Sudan, Yemen, Northeast Nigeria, and Somalia. The appeal is to involve a joint fundraising initiative which engages the CCCB and the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace. It is entitled Pray, Give, Speak Out ... read more
Diocese of Victoria to be consecrated to the Blessed Virgin Mary
On July 1, 2017, at the 5pm Mass, Bishop Gary Gordon will consecrate the Diocese of Victoria to the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Holy Family Notre Dame Parish in Port Alberni. Bisho Gary has also encouraged all priests in the Diocese to consecrate their parish communities to the Blessed Mother on that same day... read more
The Daily TV Mass available online
In 1998, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) engaged Michael McManus and asked him a question: "How can we present the Catholic Church on television?" The result was the Daily TV Mass. The National Catholic Broadcasting Council, through the use of modern media, provides access to the Daily TV Mass and the National Catholic Mission, as a way to stay near the Church and our Catholic Faith.
The Daily TV Mass and the National Catholic Mission have become an important connection to the Church for hundreds of thousands of the faithful across Canada and around the world via YouTube.
You can access the Daily TV Mass directly here.