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

Annual Diocesan Appeal 2019 - "Imagine"

Many deep and heartfelt thanks to the 110 families that have committed to supporting the Diocesan 2019 "Imagine" Appeal campaign.  Your participation and contribution will directly support Diocesan needs across the Islands and our Holy Cross local and global projects. Our parish community has been generous, however there is room for more families to "Imagine" and take part.  We are asking for 100 families to pledge $10/month.  Please join us, fill in the form and send it to the office or put it in the collection basket.  Appeal information is on the Diocesan web site, or speak to an Appeal team member.

Thanks again from the Appeal team.

The Bishop has a special video introducing this year's Appeal goal. Please take a moment to watch it: Annual Appeal Video

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: