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



Screenings of his 6 part BBC-TV series with facilitated discussions, plus a live, in-person interaction with Prof. MacCulloch:

Saturday, September 7, 9:00am-Noon—Christ Church Cathedral, Quadra St. & Rockland Ave.

Episode 1: The First Christianity

Episode 2: Catholicism: the Unpredictable Rise of Rome

Saturday, September 14, 9:00am-Noon—Lutheran Church of the Cross, 3787 Cedar Hill Rd.

Episode 3: Orthodoxy: From Empire to Empire

Episode 4: Reformation: The Individual Before God

Saturday, September 21, 9:00am-Noon– Holy Cross Catholic Parish, 4049 Gordon Head Rd.

Episode 5: Protestantism: The evangelical Explosion

Episode 6: God in the Dock

Saturday, October 5, 9:30am-11:30am– Christ Church Catherdral, Quadra St. & Rockland Ave.

Join Diarmaid MacCulloch in person for conversation on various relevant topics.

*Admission free. Attend as much of the series as you can.  More info on the bulletin board or at the office.

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