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News from the Chancery - February 23, 2024

Feb 23, 2024 9:28:49 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 6 items to share with you this week:

1) February 24 marks the second anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. National representatives of Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant communities, in collaboration with the World Evangelical Alliance’s Peace and Reconciliation Network, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, and the Canadian Council of Churches, have signed a Pastoral Letter on Ukraine, Canada, and the Church, inviting all to join in praying for peace.  For more information, please visit

2) Would you like to help remove invasive plants and restore the properties of St. Andrew’s High School, the Pastoral Centre, and Sacred Heart Parish?  On Saturday, March 2, all are invited to the first weekly Garry Oak Meadow Restoration Project work party.  Please meet in the Sacred Heart parking lot (4044 Nelthope Street, Victoria); the event will run from 10 am – noon, rain or shine.  Pruners and shovels will be provided, but please bring your own gloves, safety glasses, and water.  For more information and to sign up, please email

3) Holy Trinity Parish in Nanaimo (6234 Spartan Rd) invites all to join them for their Lenten Mission, led by Fr. Irek Bem, SDS.  Fr. Irek will speak at 7:00 pm each evening from Monday, March 4 – Wednesday, March 6 on the theme “A New Look at the Sacraments”.  For more information, please contact the parish at or (250) 390-2612

4) In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, Hope Lutheran, Brechin United, and Holy Trinity Catholic Parish are jointly offering a workshop on Reconciliation: Building Relationships.  The workshop will run on Friday, March 8 from 7 – 9:30 pm and Saturday, March 9 from 9:30 am – 5:30 pm at Brechin United Church in Nanaimo (2020 Estevan Road).  Guest speakers include Adrian Jacobs, senior leader for Indigenous Justice and Reconciliation with the Christian Reformed Church in North America, and Colette Jones, Snuneymuxw Elder and professor in the Studies in Women and Gender Department at VIU.  Admission is by donation, but space is limited; please register in advance at and

5) The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Vancouver Island is seeking a volunteer Treasurer to join their Board. “Jesus spoke with authority and his reputation spread throughout the surrounding region of Galilee.” As his disciples, we can also speak with authority when we put our faith into action.  If you are a CPA and are ready to answer the call, please send your expression of interest to Brian Mann, Board Chair at

6)  Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation is searching for a new Chief Executive Officer to oversee their organization. This unique position offers an exciting opportunity for a motivated, mission-based executive to make a significant and positive impact on the Roman Catholic faith, Canadians, and people around the world.  For more information and to view the job description, please visit


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