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News from the Chancery - December 8, 2023

Dec 8, 2023 11:13:20 AM

News from the Chancery is published each week to share information and upcoming events with the people of the Diocese of Victoria.  We have 5 items to share with you this week:

1) The Diocese of Victoria is now accepting applications for three positions: 

  • Accounting Clerk (applications must be received by January 5, 2024) 
  • University of Victoria / Camosun College Chaplain (applications must be received by January 5, 2024) 
  • Financial Officer (applications will be accepted until the position is filled)

The job postings may be viewed at  

2) On December 12, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Church in Canada celebrates the National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples. This year, the Canadian Council of Catholic Bishops asks us to take a moment to recall the Holy Father’s Penitential Pilgrimage to Canada in July 2022, and in particular his words of prayer offered at Lac Ste. Anne.  To read Pope Francis’ prayer, please visit

3) On January 5 & 6 2024, the Diocesan liturgical conference “The Epiphany of the Liturgy: Welcoming the Closeness of God” will be held at St. Joseph the Worker Church in Victoria. This free​conference is an opportunity to enter into a richer experience of the Trinity in our Eucharistic Celebrations, and will be valuable both for those who serve in liturgical ministries and those who participate in the assembly.  The presenters will be Dr. Glenn Byer and Dr. David Pitt, liturgical and musical educators at Catholic colleges in the U.S. The workshop will run Friday, January 5 from 7 - 9:30 pm and Saturday, January 6 from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm.  For more information and to register please visit ​;​ for assistance in registering, please email ​​or call 250-479-1331 ext 227.

4) Registration is now open for a new Indigenous Pastoral and Lay Leader Ministry Education course:  “Contemporary Effects of Colonization II: Social Justice”.  No prerequisites are required for this online course, which will run on Tuesdays in the new year from January 9 to March 5, 2024 from 2:15-3:30 pm PST. The cost is $200.  For more information and to register, please visit

5) Please note that the Pastoral Centre will be closed for the Christmas holidays on:

  • Monday, December 25th ~ Christmas Day
  • Tuesday, December 26th~ Boxing Day
  • Wednesday, December 27th - 29th ~ Although some staff may be working on these dates, the Pastoral Centre building will be closed to the public
  • Monday, January 1st ~ New Year’s Day

During the Christmas season, and especially on the days between Christmas and the New Year, we will have limited staff available in office and/or remotely, as many will take this opportunity to spend holiday time with family and friends. 



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