Social and Eco Justice Committee

The Holy Cross Social & Eco Justice Committee came together in the fall of 2016. Guided by Pope Francis’s teachings, which underlines the “intimate relationship between the poor and the fragility of the planet” (Laudato Si’, par. 16), we propose to:

1. promote “greener” practices within our parish;

2. advocate for a simpler lifestyle among our parishioners, in solidarity with the poor of this world;

3. organize parish activities to raise awareness of social and ecological injustice;

4. work with other groups within the parish, the diocese, and the Greater Victoria community – towards the Common Good.

In the fall of 2021, the Committee became the joint Holy Cross/St. Patrick's Social and Eco Justice Committee.  We are always looking for new members. Please consider joining us!

Contact Leslie Saxon at (Holy Cross) or Nancy Stuart at (St. Patrick's).


Annual reports










Reconciliation Corner Suggestions published in the parish bulletin

Reconciliation Corner


Monthly Green Tips published in the parish bulletin




Holy Cross is a member association of the GVAT (Greater Victoria Acting Together), which currently has two Action Research Teams focusing on:  1) affordable housing, and 2) climate justice. Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples is also an issue of high priority for GVAT.


What is GVAT and how can you participate in its work? Learn about GVAT