St. Patrick's Parish

2060 Haultain Street, Victoria BC, V8R 2L7
TEL: (250)592-7391 FAX: (250) 592-7392
E-MAIL: stpat190@telus.net
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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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.

 

News

PREPARING FOR THE SACRAMENTS

Friday, September 21, 2018

PREPARING FOR THE SACRAMENTS

All adults and children seeking to learn more about our Catholic Faith, and who wish to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, First Communion, and/or Confirmation, are invited to join in our classes for the 2018-2019 year!

“The purpose of the sacraments is to sanctify men, to build up the Body of Christ, and finally, to give worship to God. Because they are signs they also instruct. They not only presuppose the faith, but by words and objects they also nourish, strengthen, and express it.” - CCC 1123


SACRAMENTAL PREP FOR CHILDREN: The Parish will be restarting the Sacramental Prep Program in September. Classes will be on Sundays from 9:30-10:30am; children preparing to receive the Sacraments, along with their parents, are expected to attend the classes.

Year 1 classes are for children in Gr. 2 and above who have yet to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Year 2 classes are for children who have had their first Confession, and are now preparing for the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion.

Classes from September-December will focus on the Word of God, and encountering and responding to God’s love. Classes from January-April will focus on the specific Sacraments they will receive.

For further info on registering, or volunteering to teach, contact the Religious Education Coordinator, Barb Shenton at bjeens958@gmail.com.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Friday, September 21, 2018

RCIA: (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults): RCIA offers adult instruction in the faith as well as a living experience of the Church Community. We welcome anyone interested in furthering their knowledge about the Catholic Faith, along with those seeking to receive one or more of the Sacraments. Adults preparing to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist will do so during the Easter Vigil (Saturday April 20, 2019). Classes will take place each Wednesday from 6:30-8:00pm & Sunday 9:30 am-10:30 am from September 2018 to May 2019. To register please email Margaret Hollands at: margarethollands@yahoo.com

Statement by the CCCB on the findings of the Pennsylvania Investigating Grand Jury

Friday, September 21, 2018


Statement by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops on the findings of the Pennsylvania Investigating Grand Jury

2018 FALL BAZAAR & USED CLOTHING SALE

Friday, September 21, 2018

2018 FALL BAZAAR & USED CLOTHING SALE

St. Patrick’s Parish Centre (2060 Haultain St., Victoria)

St. Patrick’s Catholic Women’s League

  We are welcoming donations for all stalls…please refer to p.  2, “Reminders” for unacceptable items

 

Good Used Clothing Sale ( 2 days)

Fri. September 28 & Sat. Sept. 29, (9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)

Donations of clean, unstained clothing, shoes for men, women, children & household linens.

 

Fall Bazaar and Silent Auction

Stalls/Conveners p. 2 & 3

                                September 29, (9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m (one day)

Articles for stalls to be left in cloakroom beside “Lady of Lourdes Hall” 

“Silent Auction” items on display at Bazaar

Do you have a one of a kind of item or a contribution of service that would attract bidders?

Please call Maria Perri-Weeks 250-514-8310

 Please call Conveners for pick-up of donations for Clothing Sale or Bazaar          

 Lorna O’Neill 250-477-6331, Pauline Scherr 250-592-9434, Lorrie Van Somer 250-595-5981

Volunteers needed if you are able to help out.

(Items left over from bazaar are donated to our charities in need.)

 

Our proceeds will serve various charitable needs like: St. Vincent de Paul (Rosalie’s Village), Oak Bay Volunteers, Anawim House, Mt. St. Mary’s Hospital, Birthright, Bridges for Women, Compassionate Warehouse, Missions in Canada (Ucluelet) & Abroad (Haiti), African Eloquence Society, Single Parent Resources Centre, Sandy Merriman House, Development & Peace, 9/10 Club (Soup Kitchen), Our Place, St. Patrick’s / St. Andrew’s School & Student Bursaries as well as other charitable needs.

Upcoming Events

Friday, September 21, 2018


 

Memo from Bishop Gary Gordon February 1, 2018

Friday, February 9, 2018


Catholic Diocese of Victoria
Office of the Bishop


M E M O
DATE: February 1, 2018
TO: Pastors, Parishioners, Principals, Teachers, and Support Staff FROM: Bishop Gary Gordon
RE: CCCB organizes interfaith news conference to address the Summer Jobs program



On Thursday, January 25, 2018, with ecumenical and interfaith organizations, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) organized a news conference at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Toronto. Present at the news conference were His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins; Mr. Bruce Clemenger, President of The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada; Rabbi Chaim Strauchler of Shaarei Shomayim Congregation, Toronto; Imam Refaat Mohamed of the Canadian Council of Imams; and others from faith communities who had received funding in the past through the Canada Summer Jobs program.

During the news conference, four spokespersons released an ecumenical and interfaith statement signed by more than 80 leaders of faith communities, organizations and institutions. The statement called for the Prime Minister and the Government of Canada to amend the present Canada Summer Jobs guidelines and application process to enable religious organizations to remain true to their identity and beliefs. A copy of the statement is attached for your convenience, to be inserted in the weekend bulletin, and posted on the bulletin board.

The interfaith news conference was in response to the government’s update of the program released on January 23 that failed to address concerns among Catholic Bishops brought forward to the Honourable Patricia A. Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour on January 22, 2018. The discussion with the Minister highlighted that beliefs and practices of not only Catholics but also of other faith traditions may be excluded from receiving funding through the Canada Summer Jobs Program due to present guidelines, which amounts to coercion in matters of conscience, religious belief, and freedom of expression.

The CCCB offices are currently gathering the statements of a number of Canadian Bishops for circulation and posting on the CCCB website, along with a list of summer jobs that are being affected. Together, let us affirm and stand firm, with our religious brothers and sisters, in upholding the Charter of Rights for Freedom of Religion, Conscience, and Expression.


• The video of the news conference is on the Archdiocese of Toronto Facebook page, and the Salt + Light TV website.

• CCCB link to the statement: http://www.cccb.ca/site/eng/media-room/statements-a- letters/4872-faith-leaders-ask-government-to-revise-canada-summer-jobs-requirements