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News from the Chancery - January 19, 2024

Jan 19, 2024 10:16:29 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:

We have 5 items to share with you today:

1) Our Lady of Victory Mission on Gabriola Island has sent an update on how the Bishop’s Annual Appeal has helped their community.  To read the update, please visit​

2) To mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, all are invited to an ecumenical service at Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria (930 Burdett Ave) on Sunday, January 21 at 4:00 pm.  Bishop Anna Greenwood-Lee of the Anglican Diocese of Islands and Inlets will preside, and Bishop Gary will preach.  A reception will follow the service.

3) Holy Family Notre Dame Parish in Port Alberni will be hosting “Faith through Film”, a film festival about Jesus, during Lent 2024.  To kick off the festival and in honour of Catholic Schools’ Week, they will be showing​The Miracle Maker, an animated film, at noon on Sunday, January 28.  Lunch will be provided, and everyone is welcome!   Through grant funding made available by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal, admission to the showings is free, and popcorn as well as other movie-related snacks will be available.   To help with planning, pre-registration is encouraged; please phone 250-723-8912 or email ​  To see the full schedule of films, please visit the Diocesan Events Calendar at ​

4) Youth in grades 7-12 are invited to the annual Diocese of Victoria Youth Retreat, which runs from February 2 – 4, 2024 at Camp Homewood on Quadra Island.  This year's theme is "Seek Him", and the retreat will be presented by Face to Face Ministries.  The cost is $195 per participant, which includes all food, accommodation, and activities.  Youth are asked to register with their local parish.  For more information, contact St. Patrick's Parish in Campbell River ( or 250-287-3498), or Bonni Roset, Camp Coordinator, at ​​o r 250-203-1518.

5) There will be a Vocation Live-In on the weekend of February 10 -11 at the Seminary of Christ the King in Mission, BC. Anyone wishing to enter the Seminary in the next couple of years is welcome. For more information, please phone 604-826-8975 or email ​

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The Chancery serves as the administrative office of the Bishop and the Diocese. We support Catholic parishes, schools, and communities by providing services, resources, and ministries.

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