Ministries & Groups

Social Justice / Development and Peace

Our mission:

We strive to cultivate awareness and sensitivity to those who are denied their human rights or the opportunity to realize their aspirations. We strive to establish solidarity with the oppressed, through actions to remove the cause of their suffering, especially where injustice lives.

Latest News:

September 2019

Every year in The Season of Creation (1 Sept - 4 Oct), Christians around the world unite to pray and act to care for creation. Again this year Pope Francis and the Vatican ask that the faithful engage in the celebration of The Season of Creation.

The 2019 Season of Creation theme is The Web of Life. All life is interconnected with its environment in the universal kinship of creation and the common Good. We need to protect all species and the glory of the Creator that each one reveals.

In the link below are reflections and prayers for each week of the Season of Caring for Creation:
Reflections and prayers

March 2019

The Sacred Heart Parish Social Justice committee had the opportunity to visit MP Randall Garrison on behalf of Development & Peace/Caritas Canada. Kathy Weswick, Stan Dzbik and Margie Noonan were there to inform him about the latest D&P campaign "Share the Journey" which is focused on helping the 68.5 million displaced people around the world. We would like Canada to do more to address the root causes of forced migration by supporting grass roots organizations in the affected regions and by investing more in peaceful and diplomatic solutions rather than military solutions.

Development and Peace Pamphlet - January 2019

This year, the Development and Peace campaign Share the Journey will focus on helping refugees. There are 68.5 million people in the world who have been forced to flee their homes. That is double the population of Canada! It is time Canada did more to end forced migration. Please click on this link to learn more about refugees and how we can help them.

Building back better in the Philippines

2018 AGM Report

Members:

Kathy Weswick, Stan Dzbik, Margie Noonan

Contact:

sacredheartchurch@shaw.ca

Links:

https://www.devp.org/en

Children's Faith Formation Ministry

Share your gifts/talents with our ministry: adults, youth, musicians, and crafty persons.
Contact:
Lidia at lidia@sacredheartvictoria.com
Ruby at ruby@sacredheartvictoria.com

Children's Faith Formation Classes

Registration is open for September classes.
Children, K to grade 7, including those preparing for the Sacraments, are invited to join classes held in the Parish Hall on Sundays from 11:00am - 12:00pm, Sept-April.
Registration Forms are available in the foyer, at the office, or downloadable here.

Sacramental Preparation For Children - 2 year program

Children over the age of 7 can prepare to receive the Sacraments of Communion and Confirmation.
Contact:
Lidia at lidia@sacredheartvictoria.com
Ruby at ruby@sacredheartvictoria.com

Catholic Women's League

President: Anamaria Medina. 250-380-0410. anamamedina@gmail.com
Communications: Carolina Solano. 250-896-9785. carolinasolanoc@yahoo.es
For more information, contact Lidia Moodie. 250-479-6495. lidiamoodie@gmail.com

Knights of Columbus Sacred Heart Council

Please contact Steve Kearsey 370-0083.

Respect Life Ministry

http://www.respectlifeministry.ca

Life and Family Support

http://www.rcdvictoria.org/family-life.php