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.

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



Thursday, December 5th: 7pm at Holy Cross Parish  (with St. Patrick’s)

Tuesday, December 10th: 7pm at Sacred Heart Parish (with St. Joseph’s)

Thursday, December 12th: 7pm at Our Lady of the Rosary


Christmas Eve, Tues. Dec. 24th:

Holy Cross: 4pm and Midnight mass

St. Patrick’s: 6pm (family  mass with pageant), and 9pm

Christmas Day, Wed. Dec. 25th

Holy Cross: 9am

St. Patrick’s: 11am

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


Thank you to everyone who participated in our Holy Cross Bazaar! this was a successful event and together we raised much needed funds for the children at John Paul II school in Port Alberni. 

Here are some photos from the day: