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

Weather Conditions

We are expecting some cold and snowy weather over the course of the next few days.  Our best practice is never to cancel any mass, and therefore we are planning for all masses to go ahead this weekend as scheduled.

However, our parking lot and side walks do get icy and slippery. We do take precautions by using salt and clearing the walk ways, but ask that you take extra care and caution when walking and driving around the church.

New Mass Schedule

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 2 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.

Holy Cross Mass Schedule                                  St. Patrick's Mass Schedule

Saturday 4:00 p.m.                                                  Saturday 6:00 p.m.

Sunday.   9:00 a.m.                                                  Sunday. 11:00 a.m.

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

Monthly Green Tips

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