St. Patrick's Parish

2060 Haultain Street, Victoria BC, V8R 2L7
TEL: (250)592-7391 FAX: (250) 592-7392
E-MAIL: stpat190@telus.net
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More pictures of Father William at Newfoundland - Friday, August 14, 2020

 

Pictures of Father William from Newfoundland - Sunday, August 2, 2020

 

Additional News: - Sunday, August 2, 2020

Dear Parishioners and Friends, 

  • Please find attached the St. Patrick’s Parish Bulletin for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time for August 2, 2020
  • Father William has arrived safely in Newfoundland and is enjoying the view of the ocean (complete with breaching whales)

and the solitude he finds at his home in Champney’s West, while he still self isolates for two weeks.  

  • Find  the Registration Form for Sacramental Preparation of the Sacraments of Confessions, Confirmation & Communion. in the Bulletin secttion
  • SOME KEY POINTS: If you have a child entering Grade 2 in September, they are ready to register for Sacramental Preparation for Reconciliation. Children entering Grade 3 are ready for the Sacramental preparation for Confirmation and First Holy Communion. If you would like to register your child(ren) for Sacramental prep please see the bulletin notice regarding registration.  Our Sacramental prep coordinator    is: Barbara Shenton.  Please contact her if you have specific questions in this regard: barbshenton@ics.rcdvictoria.org

 

  • Saturday Mass – August 1st - 4:00pm also live streamed Mass from St. Andrew’s Cathedral

with one of the residing Priests at the Cathedral celebrating.

It can be accessed at:  https://youtu.be/iX8-LY2We0U

  • Live Streaming Masses from St. Andrew’s Cathedral with Bishop Gary Gordon

Sunday Mass August 2nd - 10:00am

Daily Mass:  Monday to Friday at 7:00pm

Click the link: https://www.rcdvictoria.org/diocese-of-victoria-live-stream

 

 

  • Important News: Our Pastor Father William Hann will be away on holiday’s from July 20th to August 31st for his annual 6 week well deserved trip to Newfoundland.
  •  In his absence Father Frank Franz will be taking his place at St. Patrick’s & Holy Cross Parishes until Father William returns in September. 
  • Father Frank Franz will be presiding over all Masses at both parishes during this time.  He will also preside any funerals or baptisms that arise over this time that cannot wait for Father William’s return.  
  • We welcome Father Frank, and are grateful for his service to our parish during this time.
  • During Fr. William’s absence, Sunday Mass at Holy Cross and St. Patrick’s will not be livestreamed. 

We wish Father William a safe and healthy holiday back in Newfoundland.  May God Bless you!

 

  • Please DO NOT leave any messages on Fr. William’s office phone line, or email him during this time. He will not be checking office messages, and his email only sporadically.  If you need to reach Fr. William, or have an inquiry of any kind, please call the office from Tuesday to Friday between 9:30am to 3:30pm  at 250-592-7391 or email the office email: stpat190@telus.net.

 

  • Other news to draw to your attention: Scam alert still in effect. There is a scam going around using the Bishop of Victoria’s name, BUT there has also been a resurgence of the scam involving Fr. William’s name which has gone around in the past.
  • Father William is on vacation and self-isolating in Newfoundland, he won’t be reaching out to anyone anytime soon, so ignore any incoming texts or emails from him – especially if they are asking for gift cards or money.  These texts can be sneaky because they often start with a preliminary text that simply reads “Hi, this is Father William. Please text me back, it’s important.” Then when you text back you get asked for money or e-transfers. IGNORE, IGNORE, IGNORE.  Or call the office if you are unsure as to legitimacy.

 

  • FYI: If you get an email or text from “Father William” asking for money or gift cards, please just ignore. 

Call the office at 250-592-7391 if there is an uncertainty as to the validity of the text or email.

 

  • At St. Patrick’s Parish you must still register for which day of the week you would like to attend Mass.

To do this please call Deborah or Brian at St. Patrick’s Parish Office at: 250-592-7391 or email stpat190@telus.net

  • Our Mass schedule remains the same for now with a maximum of “50” parishioners allowed at each Mass:

Tuesday – Friday: 12:00pm Mass – all “4” Masses are all still open.

Saturday: 6:00pm Mass (full) 

Sunday: 11:00am Mass (full) 

  • Please note that if these Masses are inconvenient for you, you may select a Mass time from Holy Cross Parish’s Mass schedule.

You can register by emailing Joanie Bidlake at: officeassistant@holycrossvictoria.org

 

  • The Pastoral Diocesan Centre has new summer office hours. Notably, they will be closed on Fridays for the months of July and August.

 

  • Apartment for Sale at ST. CLARE’S VILLA

Available listing - Apartment for Sale at St. Clare’s Villa, #206 – 2045 Carrick Street.  

One Bedroom & Den - Apartment is attached to St. Patrick’s Parish. 

For further information visit the website: www.primeteam.ca. or call realtor Tony Joe at 250-370-7788

 

  • A reminder that our Eucharistic Adoration Chapel is still available 24 hours every day. 

Please call the office if you need a code to access the Chapel.

       Only 3 persons at a time are permitted in the chapel.  Please keep your physical distance.

 

  • St. PATRICK’S CHURCH is OPEN FOR PRAYER & VISITATION from:

Tuesday to Friday from 1:00pm till 3:00pm.  Please keep your physical distance at all times.

  • HOLY CROSS PARISH is OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER & VISITATION from:

Tuesday to Friday from:  9:30am to 11:00am.

 

  • Father Frank Franz will be hearing confessions at St. Patrick’s Parish on Fridays from 1:00 to 2:00 pm

in the new Sacrament of Reconciliation Room “Place of Mercy” and also hearing confessions

every Saturday at Holy Cross Parish from 2:30pm to 3:15pm.

 

  • St. Patrick’s Parish Office is open Tuesday to Friday from 9:30am to 3:00pm - Please call or email if you need anything at all.

 

  • Please feel free to forward this bulletin and email on to any parishioners who may not be on our contact list.

We can also send some by mail for those who have no access to computer during this time.

If you know of any such parishioners please send us their information.

 

  • We continue to pray for one another, those who are sick, and for our whole society that we may live in charity,

that our gracious God will bring a swift end to the COVID-19 Virus pandemic and grant us strength in these challenging times.

 

Special Blessings to all of our parishioners during this beautiful August long weekend!

BC Family Day is Monday August 3rd

 

Keep Calm, Be Kind and Be Safe!

 

Father William Hann - Pastor

Deborah Mackay & Brian Zawacki

Administrative Assistants

 

Additional News: - Friday, July 17, 2020

Dear Parishioners and Friends, 

  • Please read the St. Patrick’s Parish Bulletin for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time for July 19, 2020 
  • Live Streaming Mass from Holy Cross Parish with our Pastor Father William Hann

Saturday July 18th – 4:00pm

Click the link: http:/www.youtube.com/c/St.PatricksHolyCross/

  • Saturday Mass - July 18th - 4:00pm also live streamed Mass from St. Andrew’s Cathedral

with one of the residing Priests at the Cathedral celebrating.

It can be accessed at:  https://youtu.be/iX8-LY2We0U

  • Live Streaming Masses from St. Andrew’s Cathedral with Bishop Gary Gordon

Sunday Mass July 19th - 10:00am

Daily Mass:  Monday to Friday at 7:00pm

Click the link: https://www.rcdvictoria.org/diocese-of-victoria-live-stream 

  • Important News: This is the last weekend our Pastor Father William Hann will be here for masses before  Father William goes on holiday’s from July 20th to August 31st for his annual 6 week well deserved trip to Newfoundland.  In his absence starting  Tuesday July 21st, Father Frank Franz will be taking his place at St. Patrick’s & Holy Cross Parishes until Father William returns in September. 

During Fr. William’s absence, Mass at Holy Cross and St. Patrick’s will not be livestreamed. 

We wish Father William a safe and healthy holiday back in Newfoundland.  May God Bless you! 

  • Please DO NOT leave any messages on Fr. William’s office phone line, or email him during this time. He will not be checking office messages, and his email only sporadically.  If you need to reach Fr. William, or have an inquiry of any kind, please call the office from Tuesday to Friday between 9:30am to 3:30pm  at 250-592-7391 or email the office email: stpat190@telus.net. 
  • Fr. Frank Franz will be presiding over all Masses at both parishes during this time.  He will also preside any funerals or baptisms that arise over this time that cannot wait for Father William’s return.  We welcome Fr. Frank, and are grateful for his service to our parish during this time.
  • Other news to draw to your attention: There is a scam going around using the Bishop of Victoria’s name, BUT there has also been a resurgence of the scam involving Fr. William’s name which has gone around in the past. If you get an email or text from “Fr. William” asking for money or gift cards, please just ignore.  Call the office at 250-592-7391 if there is an uncertainty as to the validity of the text or email. 
  • At St. Patrick’s Parish you must still register for which day of the week you would like to attend Mass.

To do this please call Deborah or Brian at St. Patrick’s Parish Office at: 250-592-7391 or email stpat190@telus.net

  • Our Mass schedule remains the same for now with a maximum of “50” parishioners allowed at each Mass:

Tuesday – Friday: 12:00pm Mass – all “4” Masses are all still open.

Saturday: 6:00pm Mass (full) 

Sunday: 11:00am Mass (full) 

  • Please note that if these Masses are inconvenient for you, you may select a Mass time from Holy Cross Parish’s Mass schedule.

You can register by emailing Joanie Bidlake at: officeassistant@holycrossvictoria.org 

  • The Pastoral Diocesan Centre has new summer office hours. Notably, they will be closed on Fridays for the months of July and August. 
  • Apartment for Sale at ST. CLARE’S VILLA

Available listing - Apartment for Sale at St. Clare’s Villa, #206 – 2045 Carrick Street.  

One Bedroom & Den - Apartment is attached to St. Patrick’s Parish. 

For further information visit the website: www.primeteam.ca. or call realtor Tony Joe at 250-370-7788 

  • A reminder that our Eucharistic Adoration Chapel is still available 24 hours every day. 

Please call the office if you need a code to access the Chapel.

       Only 3 persons at a time are permitted in the chapel.  Please keep your physical distance. 

  • St. PATRICK’S CHURCH is OPEN FOR PRAYER & VISITATION from:

Tuesday to Friday from 1:00pm till 3:00pm.  Please keep your physical distance at all times.

  • HOLY CROSS PARISH is OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER & VISITATION from:

Tuesday to Friday from:  9:30am to 11:00am. 

  • Father Frank Franz will be hearing confessions at St. Patrick’s Parish on Fridays from 1:00 to 2:00 pm

in the new Sacrament of Reconciliation Room “Place of Mercy”.

  • St. Patrick’s Parish Office is open Tuesday to Friday from 9:30am to 3:00pm - Please call or email if you need anything at all. 
  • Please feel free to forward this bulletin and email on to any parishioners who may not be on our contact list.

We can also send some by mail for those who have no access to computer during this time.

If you know of any such parishioners please send us their information. 

  • We continue to pray for one another, those who are sick, and for our whole society that we may live in charity,

that our gracious God will bring a swift end to the COVID-19 Virus pandemic and grant us strength in these challenging times. 

Special Blessings to all of our parishioners during this beautiful summer month of July.

Keep Calm, Be Kind and Be Safe! 

Father William Hann - Pastor

Deborah Mackay & Brian Zawacki

Administrative Assistants

 

Additional News: - Sunday, July 5, 2020

Dear Parishioners and Friends, 

  • Please read the St. Patrick’s Parish Bulletin for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time for July 5, 2020 
  • Live Streaming Mass from Holy Cross Parish with our Pastor Father William Hann

Saturday July 4, 2020 – 4:00pm

Click the link: http:/www.youtube.com/c/St.PatricksHolyCross/ 

  • Live Streaming Masses from St. Andrew’s Cathedral with Bishop Gary Gordon

Sunday Mass July 5th - 10:00am

Daily Mass:  Monday to Friday at 7:00pm

Click the link: https://www.rcdvictoria.org/diocese-of-victoria-live-stream 

  • At St. Patrick’s Parish you must now register for which day of the week you would like to attend Mass.

To do this please call Deborah or Brian at St. Patrick’s Parish Office at: 250-592-7391 or email stpat190@telus.net

  • Our Mass schedule remains the same for now with a maximum of “50” parishioners allowed at each Mass:

Tuesday – Friday: 12:00pm Mass – all “4” Masses are all still open.

Saturday: 6:00pm Mass (full) 

Sunday: 11:00am Mass (full) 

  • Please note that if these Masses are inconvenient for you, you may select a Mass time from Holy Cross Parish’s Mass schedule.

You can register by emailing Joanie Bidlake at: officeassistant@holycrossvictoria.org 

  • The funeral Mass for Eugene Potvin will be held on Friday July 10th at 2:00pm.   Please note that this is a closed, family-only funeral.

Any cards of condolence can be dropped off or mailed to the office in advance. 

  • The Pastoral Diocesan Centre has new summer office hours. Notably, they will be closed on Fridays for the months of July and August. 
  • OPENING AT ST. CLARE’S VILLA

Available listing - apartment for sale at St. Clare’s Villa, #206 – 2045 Carrick Street.  

One Bedroom & Den - Apartment is attached to St. Patrick’s Parish. 

For further information visit the website: www.primeteam.ca. or call realtor Tony Joe at 250-370-77

 

  • A reminder that our Eucharistic Adoration Chapel is still available 24 hours every day. 

Please call the office if you need a code to access the Chapel.

       Only 3 persons at a time are permitted in the chapel.  Please keep your physical distance. 

  • St. PATRICK’S CHURCH is OPEN FOR PRAYER & VISITATION from:

Tuesday to Friday from 1:00pm till 3:00pm.  Please keep your physical distance at all times.

  • HOLY CROSS PARISH is OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER & VISITATION from:

Tuesday to Friday from:  9:30am to 11:00am. 

  • Father William will be hearing confessions at St Patrick’s Parish on Fridays from 1:00 to 2:00 pm

in the new Sacrament of Reconciliation Room “Place of Mercy”. 

  • St. Patrick’s Parish Office is open Tuesday to Friday from 9:30am to 3:00pm - Please call or email if you need anything at all. 
  • Please feel free to forward this bulletin and email on to any parishioners who may not be on our contact list.

We can also send some by mail for those who have no access to computer during this time.

If you know of any such parishioners please send us their information. 

  • We continue to pray for one another, those who are sick, and for our whole society that we may live in charity,

that our gracious God will bring a swift end to the COVID-19 Virus pandemic and grant us strength in these challenging times.

 

Special Blessings to all of our parishioners as we begin the month of July and our summer holiday months.

Keep Calm, Be Kind and Be Safe! 

Father William Hann - Pastor

Deborah Mackay & Brian Zawacki

Administrative Assistants

 

Additional News: - Friday, June 26, 2020

Dear Parishioners and Friends, 

  • Please read the St. Patrick’s Parish Bulletin for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time for June 28, 2020

 There will be no Mass on Canada Day – Wednesday July 1st.    The Parish office will also be closed.

 Live Streaming Masses from St. Andrew’s Cathedral with Bishop Gary Gordon

Sunday Mass June 28th - 10:00am

Daily Mass:  Monday to Friday at 7:00pm

  • To access please follow this link:

https://www.rcdvictoria.org/diocese-of-victoria-live-stream

 Live Streaming Mass from Holy Cross Parish with our Pastor Father William Hann

Sunday June 27th – 4:00pm

Click the link: http:/www.youtube.com/c/St.PatricksHolyCross/

 

  • At St. Patrick’s Parish you must now register for which day of the week you would like to attend Mass.

To do this please call Deborah or Brian at St. Patrick’s Parish Office at: 250-592-7391 or email stpat190@telus.net

  • Our Mass schedule remains the same for now:

Tuesday – Friday: 12:00pm Mass – all “4” Masses are open

Saturday: 6:00pm Mass (full)    

Sunday: 11:00am Mass (full) 

  • Please note that if these Masses are inconvenient for you, you may select a Mass time from Holy Cross Parish’s Mass schedule.

You can register by emailing Joanie Bidlake at: officeassistant@holycrossvictoria.org 

  • A reminder that our Eucharistic Adoration Chapel is still available 24 hours every day.  Please call the office if you need a code to access the Chapel.

       Only 3 persons at a time are permitted in the chapel.  Please keep your physical distance.

  • St. PATRICK’S CHURCH is OPEN FOR PRAYER & VISITATION from:

Tuesday to Friday from 1:00pm till 3:00pm.  Please keep your physical distance also.

  • St. Patrick’s Parish Office is open Tuesday to Friday from 9:30am to 3:00pm - Please call or email if you need anything at all.
  • Father William will be hearing confessions on Fridays from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in the new Sacrament of Reconciliation Room “Place of Mercy”.
  • Please feel free to forward this bulletin and email on to any parishioners who may not be on our contact list.

We can also send some by mail for those who have no access to computer during this time.

If you know of any such parishioners please send me their information. 

  • We continue to pray for one another, those who are sick, and for our whole society that we may live in charity,

that our gracious God will bring a swift end to the COVID-19 Virus pandemic and grant us strength in these challenging times. 

Special Blessings to all of our parishioners on this Canada Day coming up next Wednesday July 1st. 

We are all very blessed and fortunate to be living in our beautiful country of Canada and especially British Columbia. 

HAPPY CANADA DAY 2020” – “CANADA IS NOW 153 YEARS OLD” 

Father William Hann - Pastor

Deborah Mackay and Brian Zawacki Administrative Assistants

 

Additional News: - Friday, June 19, 2020

Dear Parishioners and Friends, 

  • Please read the St. Patrick’s Parish Bulletin for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time for June 21, 2020 
  • Find also read the Diocese of Victoria – Pastoral Ministry Appointments from Bishop Gary Gordon 
  • Live Streaming Masses from St. Andrew’s Cathedral with Bishop Gary Gordon

Sunday Mass June 21st - 10:00am

Daily Mass:  Monday to Friday at 7:00pm

  • To access please follow this link:

https://www.rcdvictoria.org/diocese-of-victoria-live-stream 

 

  • Live Streaming Masses with our Pastor Father William Hann

Sunday June 21st - 11:00am

Click the link: http:/www.youtube.com/c/St.PatricksHolyCross/

 

  • At St. Patrick’s Parish you must now register for which day of the week you would like to attend Mass.

To do this please call Deborah or Brian at St. Patrick’s Parish Office at: 250-592-7391 or email stpat190@telus.net

  • Our Mass schedule remains the same for now:

Tuesday – Friday: 12:00pm Mass – all open

Saturday: 6:00pm Mass (full)    

 Sunday: 11:00am Mass (full)

 

  • Please note that if these Masses are inconvenient for you, you may select a Mass time from Holy Cross Parish’s Mass schedule.

You can register by emailing Joanie Bidlake at: officeassistant@holycrossvictoria.org

 

  • A reminder that our Eucharistic Adoration Chapel is still available 24 hours every day.  Please call the office if you need a code to access the Chapel.

       Only 3 persons at a time are permitted in the chapel.  Please keep your physical distance.

  • St. PATRICK’S CHURCH is OPEN FOR PRAYER & VISITATION from:

Tuesday to Friday from 1:00pm till 3:00pm.  Please keep your physical distance also.

  • St. Patrick’s Parish Office is open Tuesday to Friday from 9:30am to 3:00pm - Please call or email if you need anything at all.
  • Father William will be hearing confessions on Fridays from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in the new Sacrament of Reconciliation Room “Place of Mercy”.
  • Please feel free to forward this bulletin and email on to any parishioners who may not be on our contact list.

We can also send some by mail for those who have no access to computer during this time.

If you know of any such parishioners please send me their information. 

  • We continue to pray for one another, those who are sick, and for our whole society that we may live in charity,

that our gracious God will bring a swift end to the COVID-19 Virus pandemic and grant us strength in these challenging times. 

Special Blessings to all Father’s on this Father’s DayHappy Father’s Day! 

Have a great Father’s Day Weekend and Blessings to Everyone! 

Father William Hann - Pastor

Deborah Mackay and Brian Zawacki  - Administrative Assistants

 

Additional News: - Saturday, June 13, 2020

Many blessings to all of you on this Feast of Corpus Christi, 

It was a wonderful week once again seeing so many parishioners and friends attending Mass.  If you are not presently attending a scheduled mass, but would like to now, or in the near future please remember you must register in advance.  We ask that you do not just show up at a Mass, because the ushers have instructions only to allow entrance to those who are registered for that Mass.  It is easy to register, simply email Brian or Deborah at  stpat190@telus.net  or call the office Tuesday to Friday.  At this time Mass on Saturday and Sunday are full, but there is still lots of room in all the weekday Masses. 

Attached is this week’s bulletin, as well as an important letter from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops regarding racism.  

Important things to note in the bulletin this week:

  • It is bursary time in our Diocese, and St. Patrick’s is offering the Father Leo Roberts Bursary again this year. The Diocese of Victoria also has various bursaries available to apply for.  Please see the Diocesan Website www.rcdvictoria.org under Programs/Bursaries and Awards.
  • There will be no Mass on Wednesday, July 1st as it is Canada Day.  The office will also be closed on this day as well. 

This week the Mass that will be live streamed will be the Saturday, June 13th Mass at Holy Cross Parish at 4:00pm. You can watch it on the YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/StPatricksHolyCrossChurch 

Wishing you all a very happy sunny weekend,

Brian Zawacki

Deborah Mackay

Administrative Assistants

St. Patrick’s Parish Office

2060 Haultain Street

Victoria, BC   V8R 2L7

250-592-7391

StPat190@telus.net

 

Additional News: - Saturday, June 6, 2020

Dear St. Pat’s Parishioners,

We have had a successful re-start to getting Masses up and running again this week, and we have all of you to thank for that. Your patience, cooperativeness, and diligent observance of protocols have made our first week back a smooth and joyful experience. Just one important reminder - that we are all each allowed to attend only one Mass per week. The Mass you have registered for is your “community Mass”, as Father William says “your bubble”; therefore, please do not try to attend an additional Mass throughout the week, even if that Mass if not at capacity

If you have any questions about registering for Mass, or availability please contact Deborah or Brian at stpat190@telus.net or call 250-592-7391.

Attached is this week’s bulletin, you will notice a few important updates: 

  • A message from the Diocese that remind us that until further notices group meetings and events and hall rentals are still suspended.  At this point only mass gatherings in numbers of 50 or less are allowed.
  • Fr. William has decided that the church will be open for private prayer Tuesday to Friday from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm.  
  • Confession for will be by appointment only, please email Fr. William sppastor@rcdvictoria.org.

This weekend’s live stream Mass will be on Saturday, June 6th at 4:00pm from Holy Cross Parish: http://www.youtube.com/c/StPatricksHolyCrossChurch

The Pandemic may have temporarily closed access to libraries, but the internet has some website Newsletters that may provide a modest substitute for a glass of wine, a favourite chair and a book in hand.

  • Fr Richard Rohr presents an engaging and traditional Franciscan way of looking at the Christian story in his daily meditations from the Center for Action and Contemplation https://cac.org/category/daily-meditations/
  • Fr James Martin provides an “Examen” in which he encourages us to think about how God finds a way to influence our life each day. https://examen.libsyn.com/
  • Fr. Ron Rolheiser presents a twice weekly down-to-earth (he’s from Saskatchewan) reflection on our beliefs and mis-belief  https://ronrolheiser.com/

On the comic side, visit the New Yorker website to view their cartoons and the variety of captions provided by viewers for “zanny” drawings.  You can vote for your favourite one and even provide a caption. Sign up for the daily humour Newsletter Daily Humour  at https://www.newyorker.com/

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! 

Father William Hann, Pastor

Brian Zawacki and Deborah Mackay

Administrative Assistant

St. Patrick’s Parish Office

2060 Haultain Street

Victoria, BC   V8R 2L7

250-592-7391

StPat190@telus.net

 

Additional news : - Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Dear Parishioners, 

It has been an exciting and busy week here at the office as we plan to re-open the church and resume Masses this weekend. 

A few notes about Mass attendance. Remember, that you can only attend the one mass you have registered for. You may only attend ONE Mass a week, and only the one you have pre-registered for with the parish office.   Please note that the Saturday Mass is FULL and Sunday Mass has six spots left.  However, if you are still wanting to sign up to attend Mass there is still openings at all of our weekday Masses. 

See a few photos below of what the church looks like now. Ushers will direct people on where to sit as they come in, with people with mobility issues taking priority seating. Since we need to maintain a certain entry flow, you will no longer be able to choose exactly where you sit.  We also ask that you bring as little as possible with you into the church, we would like to limit items being placed on the floor or hanging off the chairs. 

This is our first week back, so it will be a bit of a learning curve for all of us, we ask that you be patient and flexible with us as we navigate what works best to keep our church community safe, and open through this pandemic time. We will depend deeply on our ushers during this time, they have an imperative role to play in our re-opening, and we are especially grateful for those who have volunteered to take on this role.  We still need more ushers for our roster going forward.  If you are interested in volunteering to be an usher at your mass please email the office. 

For those of you not returning to a regular mass time, we will continue to live stream one weekend mass a week as we have been these last several weeks.  The link remains the same, and this week’s live broadcast will be from Holy Cross Parish on Saturday, May 30th at 4:00pm: http://www.youtube.com/c/StPatricksHolyCrossChurch 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the re-opening please don’t hesitate to contact Brian or me .   We want everyone returning to feel comfortable and safe. 

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Deborah Mackay and Brian Zawacki

Administrative Assistants 

St. Patrick’s Parish Office

2060 Haultain Street

Victoria, BC   V8R 2L7

250-592-7391

StPat190@telus.net

 
New Church plan

New Church plan - Wednesday, June 3, 2020

 
 

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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.