Meet Our Pastor

A very warm and heartfelt welcome to you. Thank you for choosing Sacred Heart Parish as your spiritual home and haven.

You have joined a diverse and multicultural community from around the world. If you are new to Canada, or Victoria, you are very welcome to come visit at any time!

Do feel free to participate and volunteer your time and talents, as well. We will be happy to have you.

Know that I am here for you if you need to have a chat, feel lost or distressed, or want to share some cheerful news. Please contact the Parish Office to schedule an appointment.

I look forward to meeting with you.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Jan Grotkowski, SDS

Fr. Jan Grotkowski, SDS, was born and raised in Mikolow, Poland. At age 19, he entered the Seminary for the Salvatorian Fathers of the Divine Saviour and was ordained a priest in 1989.

In 2007, his Superior sent him to Halifax, Nova Scotia where he served at St. Mary’s Basilica. In 2008, he was appointed Pastor and Administrator of the Good Shepherd Pastoral Unit, the parishes of St. Paul and St. Anthony, and of St. Faustina’s Polish Mission. After five years in Halifax, Fr. Jan was appointed Pastor of St. Patrick’s Parish, Campbell River.

On 1st November 2023, Fr. Jan officially began his appointment as Pastor of Sacred Heart, and was Installed as Pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Sunday, 5th November 2023 by Most Reverend Gary Gordon, Bishop of Victoria.

In Fr. Jan’s own words, “there is no you and me; there is only us.”