In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
1 Thessalonians 5:18

Religious Education

The aim of Catholic Religious Education is to assist people in the life work of discerning and responding to God’s presence in their lives by introducing them to, and faithfully echoing for them, the Church’s lived experience, through the ages, of the Risen Lord.

This is accomplished, particularly in parish communities, through the experiential and systematic cherishing and sharing of God’s Revelation to us in Sacred Scripture (pre-eminently in the Gospels) and in the Church’s Sacred Tradition, lived out in service and celebrated in the Sacraments.

The Office of Religious Education (ORE) operates under the counsel and direction of the Bishop of Victoria, and is responsible for the support, guidance, and nurturing of catechetical programming throughout the Diocese.

Currently the ORE serves and provides resources to pastors and their parish catechetical coordinators and catechists. In addition, support is provided to the Catholic Independent Schools, Diocese of Victoria, through the Foundations of the Faith Programme offered to teachers.

Contact Information

Director, Office of Religious Education: Glen Palahicky, M.Ed

Religious Education Coordinator: James E. O'Reilly, B Ed, MREd

Coordinator of Youth Ministry: Kelly Bourke, MDiv, S.T.B.

1-4044 Nelthorpe St
Victoria, BC V8X 2A1
Phone: (250) 479-1331


Last Updated

Feb 2, 2018


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