News & Events

Dear Parishioners, Please be informed that effective November 19, 2020, all masses will be cancelled due to the social lockdown measures implemented by the BC Ministry of Health. This will remain in force until December 7 or until further notice.

Memo Directives COVID-19 Nov 20 2020.

posted November 20, 2020

As you know, Pope Francis published his third Encyclical letter, Fratelli Tutti (Brothers and Sisters All) on Sunday, October 4, 2020. Drawing inspiration from St. Francis of Assisi, and written during the unexpected eruption of COVID-19, the Encyclical aims to promote a universal aspiration toward fraternity and social friendship as this global health emergency has demonstrated that “no one can face life in isolation”. We are invited to truly “dream, then, as a single human family” in which we are “brothers and sisters all” (Par 8).

If you would like to reserve a copy of the Pope’s New Encyclical ‘Fratelli Tutti’, please call or email the parish office. The cost is $20. Delivery will roughly be in two weeks.

posted October 31, 2020

Catholic Women’s League (CWL) 2021 Membership Drive $40.
New members welcome. Registration form.
Payment drop off: at the church, mailed to SH, E-transfer
Join our Dec. 5 Advent Retreat with Fr. Alfie.
Questions? Email Miriam: mirpod@yahoo.com.

Dear Parishioners,
Perhaps someone in your life would enjoy a soft and warm cashmere Pashmina, 75" x 29, with a Madonna logo. The cost is $30, plus a maximum of $5 for shipping. Orders are being taken until November 10. Contact Miriam Podmoroff at 250-888-8797 or by email at mirpod@yahoo.com.

You have 3 beautiful colours to choose from:
Blue with light blue Madonna
Cream colour with light blue Madonna
Elegant Black with light grey Madonna

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Please note that the Parish Office will be closed on the following dates:

Wednesday, October 28
Wednesday, November 4
Wednesday, November 11 (Remembrance Day)
Wednesday, November 18

posted October 24, 2020

Beginning in the month of October, Bishop Gary Gordon will invite all the faithful across the Diocese of Victoria to consider making a gift to the Bishop’s Appeal, Horizon of Hope.

When you donate to the Bishop’s Appeal you are truly making a difference in the lives of so many people in our communities, and for this, we are grateful. Through your generosity, children and youth are discovering Jesus in our Catholic schools and spiritual formation programs; we are inspired through faith formation and evangelization; we care for our retired clergy; and small parishes and missions are able to survive through difficult times.

To access the Bishop’s Appeal website and watch Bishop Gary’s inspiring message of hope click here.

God bless you for your generosity and kindness!

Cynthia Bouchard, Chancellor
Diocese of Victoria

posted October 3, 2020

Life Chain Poster.

posted September 13, 2020

Messages from Diocese of Victoria.

Pastoral Care Webinar on Hope and Healing

Tuesday, September 29 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Pre-registration is required.
Sponsored by Gardens of Gethsemani and the BC Catholic Health Association.
Register now.

Children’s Faith Formation / Sacramental Preparation

Registration is now OPEN for remote catechesis. **Start date to be determined**
Please scan completed form (click here for download) to lidia@sacredheartvictoria.com or drop off in the mailbox at the Parish Office.
Any questions or concerns can be emailed to Lidia Moodie at the above address.

posted September 12, 2020

D & P Fundraising for Beirut

Following the deadly explosions that devastated Beirut, thousands of people have been affected as 159 people have died, more than 6,000 have been injured, and over 300,000 people have been left homeless. Development and Peace, the official international development organization of the Catholic Church in Canada, is working with Caritas Lebanon to provide food, water, medical aid, and psychological and social support to those impacted by this crisis.

You may donate directly to Development and Peace online or by calling 1 888 664-3387.

Any donations made to Development and Peace before August 24, will be matched by the Canadian government.

posted August 16, 2020

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