St. Patrick's Parish

2060 Haultain Street, Victoria BC, V8R 2L7
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Our Mission: To witness the presence of God by loving and caring for each other and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ
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Summer News - Thursday, August 15, 2019


Good Day Parishioners and Friends, 

Attached please find the St. Patrick’s Parish Bulletin for the:

18th to 21st Sunday’s in Ordinary Time – August 4 to August 28th, 2019. 

The Mass Intentions in this Bulletin cover from Saturday August 3rd to September 1st, 2019. 

The next Sunday Bulletin will be produced for Sunday September 1st, 2019. 

Remember in your prayers this summer for safe travels for our many parishioners, families and friends that will be travelling during August for summer holidays.

We wish them a pleasant trip and a safe journey back home.

A big thank you to all parishioners who attended the joint St Patrick’s/ Holy Cross Parish Picnic held several weeks ago on Sunday July 21st at Willows Beach.

Father William of course supplied outstanding sunny warm weather for this Annual Event.  We hope everyone had a great afternoon and met many new parishioners.

A special thanks to our Parish Council, Knights of Columbus and the CWL for all your support and hard work for making this event happen. 

Our Pastor Father William will be away on holidays and returning on Thursday September 12th.

We welcome Father Frank Franz during the next 6 weeks who will be celebrating  week day and Sunday Masses. 

Blessings to everyone during this month of August.

Brian Zawacki and Deborah Mackay

Administrative Assistants


Pastoral Appointments and Ministry changes May 14th - Friday, May 17, 2019

             M E M O

Date:  May 14, 2019

To:      Clergy, Parishes, Religious, Principals, Staff

From: Bishop Gary Gordon

Cynthia Bouchard, Chancellor

 Re:      Pastoral Appointments and Ministry changes

As we look to the future and the pastoral ministry challenges 

we face in the Church and in our Diocese, we are invited as 

people of God to embrace the poverty and the graces of our reality. 

We recognize the pressing need to move towards a model of 

collaborative and shared ministry.

To that end, Bishop Gary Gordon has, in consultation with the 
Priest Personnel Committee, made the following pastoral appointments 
and ministry changes:

Effective JULY 15, 2019:

Fr. Dean Henderson, in addition to serving as Pastor of 
St. Rose of Lima Parish in Sooke, is also appointed Pastor 
of Our Lady of the Rosary Parish in Langford.

Fr. David Hogman, is appointed Pastor of Christ the 
King Parish in Courtenay/Comox.

Fr. Alfredo Monacelli, in addition to serving as 
Pastor of St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Victoria, 
is appointed Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Victoria.

Fr. Eduardo Santos, in addition to serving as Pastor of Our Lady 
of Fatima Parish, with additional responsibility for the Latin-American 
community in Victoria, is appointed Bishop’s Delegate and Chaplain 
to St. Andrew’s Regional High School.

Other Pastoral Ministry changes: 

Fr. Marek Paczka SDS, a member of the Salvatorian community, 
has been reassigned by his Religious Superior to a new mission 
assignment in Zambia, Africa.

Fr. Pawel Szczur SDS, a member of the Salvatorian community, 
has been reassigned by his Religious Superior to Holy Cross 
Parish in Burnaby, BC.

Fr. Dino Villadiego, will leave the North Island Parish communities 
of Port McNeill, Port Hardy, Port Alice, and Alert Bay as he has been 
granted a sabbatical from his home Diocese in the Philippines.

Effective AUGUST 1, 2019: 

Fr. Roger Poblete, is appointed Pastor of St. Ann’s Parish in Duncan, 
and Assistant Priest at St. Francis Xavier in Mill Bay.

Fr. Devane Sam, is appointed Assistant Priest at St. Andrew’s Cathedral.

Sr. Lilia Semeniego RVM and Sr. Janet Bayron RVM are appointed 
Pastoral Administrators of Holy Family Parish in Ucluelet, St. Francis 
of Assisi Parish in Tofino, and St. Lawrence Parish in Ahousaht.

Fr. Michael Tran, is appointed Assistant Priest at Our Lady of the 
Rosary Parish in Langford, and St. Rose of Lima Parish in Sooke.

Other News:

Fr. Harrison Ayre, in addition to serving as Pastor of 
Holy Family/Notre Dame Parish in Port Alberni, has been 
granted permission to pursue on-line Graduate Doctoral Studies.

Bishop Gary Gordon, in addition to his responsibility for the 
pastoral needs of the whole Diocese, will continue to Pastor 
St. Peter’s Parish in Nanaimo, and Our Lady of Victory on 
Gabriola Island for the time being.

The Bishop and Personnel Committee continue to discern the 
options for care and sacramental priestly ministry pertaining to 
St. Peter’s Parish in Nanaimo, the West Coast Communities, 
the North Island Parish Communities, the Polish Community, 
and the University/College Chaplaincy.

Thank you for your continued support and prayers for the 
ongoing pastoral needs of the Diocese of Victoria.



We are a faith community of over 800 families and part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria. The parish was created in 1912 under the patronage of Our Lady of Lourdes. Our present church, dedicated to Saint Patrick was completed in 1960 and the Parish Centre and St. Clare Villa, a life-lease residence for seniors, were added in 1999.

St Patrick's School, which opened in 1956 provides Kindergarten through Grade 7 and emphasizes both the academic and spiritual development of our students.