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

Pastoral Appointment and Ministry Change

Saturday, February 16, 2019

 

M E M O 

Date:      February 9, 2019

To:         Pastors, Parishes, Religious, Principals, Staff

From:     Bishop Gary Gordon

Cynthia Bouchard, Chancellor

Re:          Pastoral Appointment and Ministry change

As we look to the future and the pastoral ministry challenges we face in the Church and in our Diocese, we recognize the 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 appointment and ministry change:

Effective March 1, 2019:

 

Fr. William Hann, recently returned from his sabbatical, will continue to serve as Pastor of Holy Cross Parish, in addition to being appointed as Pastor of St. Patrick’s Parish in Victoria and Bishop’s Delegate to St. Patrick’s School.

Fr. Bernardo Injou Lee, will retire from full time pastoral ministry. We are most grateful for the replacement assistance offered by Fr. Lee to St. Patrick’s Parish.

Fr. Karam Alraban, will continue to assist Bishop Gary Gordon at St. Peter’s Parish in Nanaimo, and Our Lady of Victory on Gabriola Island for a period of time, given the Bishop’s responsibility for the pastoral needs of the whole Diocese.

Your continued support and prayers for the ongoing pastoral needs of the Diocese of Victoria are greatly appreciated.

A message from Fr. William Hann & the Parish Liturgy Committee:

Friday, February 15, 2019

*New Mass Times for Holy Cross and St. Patrick's Parishes commencing March 2, 2019

As Father William Hann accepts responsibility for both Holy Cross and St. Patrick's Parish, our first priority was to create a new Mass schedule to accommodate both parishes. On Wednesday, February 13, Father William met with three Liturgy Committee Representatives from each parish and collaboratively, through discussion and prayer, we created the following schedule which begins the weekend of March 2nd and 3rd. The weekday Masses in both parishes will remain the same. We will keep this schedule for 6 months and re-evaluate it then. Thank you for your understanding and co-operation. Your prayers are requested in this time of transition and opportunity. 

St. Patrick's Mass Schedule

Saturday 6:00 p.m.    Sunday 11:00 a.m. 

Holy Cross Mass Schedule

Saturday 4:00 p.m.   Sunday 9:00 a.m


PREPARING FOR THE SACRAMENTS 2019

Friday, January 18, 2019

Sacramental Preparation

Confession, Confirmation & First Holy Communion 

December 2018

 Dear Parents,

In January 2019 we will continue with our sacramental preparation program at St. Patrick’s Parish.  So far, this school year, we have had ten students make their first confession in early December. They will now begin preparing for Confirmation & First Holy Communion.

In January we will have two groups of children. Each of the groups will be comprised of students from both the parish program and from St. Patrick’s school.

Mr. Keefer Pollard will work with the grade three and up, students who have received the sacrament of Confession and are now preparing to receive Confirmation & First Communion. There are twenty students in this class. The date for Confirmation & First Communion is set for May 5, 2019 at the 10:30am Sunday Mass with Bishop Gary Gordon presiding.

Mrs. Shenton will work with the grade two students who are preparing to receive the sacrament of Confession for the first time. We have 23 students in this class. We anticipate having the First Confession celebration on March 9, 2019 at 9:30am in the church with Father Lee.

The first meeting/class will be on January 13, 2019 at 9:30am in the church! Attendance at all classes is mandatory. Parents are expected to accompany their child in this journey of faith. This will be a special time for you and your child as they prepare to be Confirmed with the Holy Spirit and to receive the Eucharist for the first time.

If you have not already registered your child for classes please contact Barb Shenton at bjeens958@gmail.com as soon as possible.

On behalf of Keefer Pollard,

Thank you for your prayers and support!

Barb Shenton

Sacramental Preparation Coordinator