Incorporated in 1892, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Vancouver Island comprises the whole of Vancouver Island, the Gulf Island, and islands off the west coast, ministering to approximately 94,000 Catholics. The name was changed to Victoria on September 6, 1904. The Diocese has 30 parishes and missions, six Catholic schools and two hospitals, and our Bishop is the Most Reverend Gary M. Gordon.
The Catholic Community in the Diocese of Victoria is composed of diligent, bold and creative missionary disciples on a common journey with our clergy, parishes, families and communities. Together, we form the Body of Christ in the Diocese, carrying the love and mercy of the risen Lord, in tender accompaniment with our brothers and sisters.
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