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.
Rev. Anthony "Tony" Gonsalves OFM – RIP
Your prayers are requested for Fr. Tony Gonsalves OFM, who passed away suddenly from a massive heart attack at St. Clare's Monastery in Duncan, BC on Friday, July 10, 2015, at the age of 75. Read more ...
Decree Regarding Closing and Sale of Our Lady Queen of the World Church and Property, Shawnigan Lake, BC
Having received the recommendation of the Pastor and members of the Diocesan Finance Committee, and having consulted with the Priests Consultors of the Diocese of Victoria, and in accordance with canon 1222, §2; I, Gary M. Gordon, Bishop of
the Diocese of Victoria, do hereby decree that Our Lady Queen of the World church located in Shawnigan Lake, BC (hereinafter referred to as OLQW church) be canonically closed and no longer used for divine worship effective July 30, 2015. Read more ...
Laudato Si': On the Care For Our Common Home
"Nothing in this world is indifferent to us."
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis’ first encyclical is focused on the idea of ‘integral ecology’, connecting care of the natural world with justice for the poorest and most vulnerable people. Only by radically reshaping our relationships with God, with our neighbours and with the natural world, he says, can we hope to tackle the threats facing our planet today. Science, he insists, is the best tool by which we can listen to the cry of the earth, while dialogue and education are the two keys that can “help us to escape the spiral of self-destruction which currently engulfs us”. Read more ...