** Effective immediately: Masses are back open to in-person gatherings. Please contact the office to pre-register for a Mass**

Memos from the Bishop of Victoria

Please take a moment to read the most recent update in protocols and memo from the Bishop of Victoria: Updated Health and Safety Protocols January 2021


As our province, country, and the world has begun the process of immunization for Covid-19, please find attached two resources that you are invited to share:

  1. Note from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith regarding the morality of using some anti-Covid 19 vaccines;
  2. Letter to the faithful on vaccines from the Catholic Bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories

In addition, the provincial government has provided the following links for more information:

Some links from the Diocese of Victoria:

For Mass times and access the live stream

For Merlin’s Musings

The Diocesan Blog

Please note that all community gatherings and meetings at the church remain cancelled until further notice. This includes:

-Parish Missions

-Wednesday Afternoon Social Group

-Bridge Groups

-Joint Wellness

-Faith Formation Courses

-Prayer Groups


-Children's Liturgy Gatherings

-Sunday and Wednesday Bridge gatherings

-Ministry Meetings (including Social and Ecological Justice meetings)

-Any Receptions

* During this time we encourage all parishioners and members of the community to abide by the Social Distancing protocols set in place by our Governments.

However, distancing physically does not mean we have to distance emotionally. Make an effort to phone and check in on those neighbours and friends in our community - we can all benefit from hearing a friendly and familiar voice in these days.

Please contact the office if you want to be added to our email mail out list for regular communication from the parish and Fr. William.

Holy Cross Catholic Parish

Located near the campus of the University of Victoria, Holy Cross Catholic Parish is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria and serves the needs of some 350 parish families in the area as well as the needs of the student population of the both UVic and Camosun College.

Holy Cross is always welcoming to new members and visitors. Please come visit us for Mass and on Sunday mornings stay for social time afterwards. All are welcome.

We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory Holy Cross Church stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

Vision Statement

Holy Cross Parish strives to be a welcoming, dynamic, vibrant, inclusive Catholic community that gathers in unity and reaches out to attend to the needs of others.

Mission Statement

Rooted in the community of Gordon Head and the University, in communion with the Roman Catholic Church, Holy Cross Parish serves the people of God by sharing, teaching and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Core Beliefs/Values Statement(s)

The people of Holy Cross Parish believe it is important:

  • to welcome all who come through its’ doors.
  • to socially engage the people of the parish
  • to serve the parish and broader community

Why Liturgy Matters

Follow the link to read the first of a four part hand out regarding the importance of liturgy and the different aspects liturgy in our faith.

» Why Liturgy Matters Part 1

» The Liturgy of the Eucharist Part 2

» Why Liturgy Matters Part 3

» Why Liturgy Matters Part 4