News & Events

Donations during COVID-19

We know that COVID-19 and the resulting economic slow-down has affected many of us personally.

Given that financial uncertainty is now much greater than ever, we understand that some of you will no longer be able to give to the parish at your regular level while those on automatic debit may need to cancel their contributions.

If you need to cancel or change your automatic payments, please do feel free to contact us at the parish office: 250-479-1611 or email us at: sacredheartchurch@shaw.ca.

In addition, to make it more convenient for those who are able to contribute, there are new online and remote options now available:

  1. Online through Canada Helps
  2. Automatic Debit (PAD)
  3. E-transfers: We are accepting e-transfers through the Development Office e-mail address: developmentoffice@rcdvictoria.org. Please include YOUR name and OUR parish in the e-transfer message

We are very grateful that you are part of our Catholic parish family. May God continue to bless you and your families.

Some good news to share from the Views at St. Joseph’s in the Comox Valley!

The Views at St. Joseph’s, a non-profit Catholic health care organization, was previously owned and operated by the Bishop of Victoria and is now operated by Providence Living. Bishop Gordon serves as a founding member of the Society. The Views, inspired by the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, is dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of those served through compassionate care, teaching and research. The Views is committed to maintaining an elder-centered community fostering companionship and opportunities for spontaneous interactions.

The Views was featured in a recent news story (links below) that highlighted the healing power of pets (Merlin would agree)!

Jane Murphy, President and CEO, previously served as President and CEO of St. Joseph’s Hospital from 2011 to 2017. During Jane’s tenure she led the organization through major transitions and will continue to do so at the Views at St. Joseph’s, as the Providence Living facility will build one of the provinces first dementia villages and is expected to open in 2024.

In the midst of a global pandemic, we welcome some good news in Catholic health care as we look to the future with hope.

posted July 14, 2020

Thanks from Bishop Gary (Covid-19).

posted July 12, 2020

Sacred Heart Parish 2020 Photo Directory
The final session of photos to be taken for the directory is now available from Fri, July 10 to Wed, July 15.
For further information, and to book an appointment, please call Marilyn Bojko at 250-361-4393 or email: 123sigmar@gmail.com.

posted June 28, 2020

Appointments Memo June 2020.

posted June 19, 2020

Statement of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (English).

Statement of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (French).

BURSARIES are available through the Diocesan website www.rcdvictoria.org under Programs/Bursaries and Awards.

posted June 9, 2020

Letter from Bishop Gary Gordon.

posted May 1, 2020

In solidarity with Pope Francis, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), and a number of Episcopal Conferences throughout the world, Bishop Gary Gordon will consecrate the Diocese of Victoria to Mary, Mother of the Church on Friday, May 1st 2020 at 7 pm. The last Marian consecration was last held on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017. United in prayer we continue to seek the maternal protection of our Blessed Mother during the Coronavirus pandemic. The Consecration will be broadcast via the live streaming from St. Andrew’s Cathedral at: Youtube

The attached following may be helpful as a spiritual and pastoral preparation for the Consecration:

Consecration of Canada to Mary, Mother of the Church in time of pandemic.

Consecrating Canada to Mary: Insights for Adult Catechesis.

Also, please find below the link to a letter addressed to all the faithful from the Holy Father for the month of May, issued on 25 April 2020. In this encouraging letter, Pope Francis invites everyone to pray the Rosary at home and offers two prayers to be recited at its conclusion. English: Full text

Mary, Mother of the Church and Mother of Divine Love, pray for us.

posted April 30, 2020

VICTORIA MARCH FOR LIFE - UPDATE

Due to concerns and restrictions around COVID-19, there will no longer be a March for Life in Victoria in 2020. Although this cancellation is unfortunate, this provides pro-life Canadians from across the country the opportunity to come together to defend life.

The National March for Life is organizing a week of online pro-life activities from May 10-14, culminating in a virtual rally on Thursday, May 14th. We encourage you to tune in to this national, virtual celebration of life. Let us let our entire country know that, although COVID is shutting down things across the country, it will not shut down our defence of life!

Follow our M4L Victoria website and the National March for Life website for further details and updates:

m4lvictoria.ca marchforlife.ca

Serving Soup to the Hungry

Did you know the Soup Kitchen is an essential service, and continues to provide food to those in need during the current pandemic. In this challenging time, we offer soup-to-go bagged meal service, and observe physical distancing and other prescribed practices in fulfilling our community mission.

The 9-10 Club Serving Soup to the Hungry is the oldest, completely volunteer-run food resource for the hungry in Victoria. The Soup Kitchen is located in the basement of St. Andrew’s Cathedral, and is open Monday to Friday, from 8:00 to 10:00 am.

We wish to extend our thanks, and appreciation, to the numerous volunteers and donors who have graciously supported our operations for more than 30 years. Further information is available at: www.thesoupkitchen.ca

posted April 22, 2020

COVID-19 BC Christian Leaders Letter.

posted April 10, 2020

Bishop’s Gala is postponed

A Message from Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria:
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic the Diocese has postponed this year’s Bishop’s Gala. Originally scheduled for May 2, we hope that we will be able to reschedule this happy event for early fall.

2020 Sacred Heart Parish Photo Directory

Photo Directory appointments that were made for Monday, April 20 to Sunday April 26, 2020 will be rescheduled at a time when we are able to resume our usual regular activities. The Directory will be completed but obviously delayed. Any inquiries please call Marilyn Bojko at 250-361-4393 or email: 123sigmar@gmail.com

posted April 4, 2020

Prayers of the Faithful - February 16, 2020

All are welcome to the Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast following the 9am mass on Sunday, February 16th. Pancakes, eggs, hash browns and sausages will be served. Entrance by donation to help cover the cost.

posted February 15, 2020

Announcements - February 9, 2020

All are welcome to the Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast following the 9am mass next Sunday, February 16th. Pancakes, eggs, hash browns and sausages will be served. Entrance by donation to help cover the cost.

posted February 8, 2020