**Please take a moment to read the letter in the link below from Bishop Gary regarding our response to COVID-19. **

Diocese of Victoria Update: Mass cancellations COVID-19

Memo regarding Meetings & Gatherings

Please read the attached letter from Bishop Gary Gordon.

In these difficult days we are called to practice social distance and follow the directives from the Chief Medical Officer and our Bishop. Nevertheless, we are still called to be community. Both churches will remain open (from 8am-12pm at Holy Cross and from 12:15pm – 4pm at St. Patrick’s) from Tuesday to Friday for prayer. 

The adoration chapel at St. Patrick’s will remain open 24/7. A code is required, contact the St. Pat’s office if you need it. Information from the Diocese will be posted on our website regularly. 

The offices will remain open, but following protocols there will be no person to person contact. Therefore please call or email first.

Fr. William will celebrate a private mass daily honoring the mass intentions for that day. However, at this time no more mass intentions will be taken. 

Given that we want to maintain operations and pay our staff I strongly encourage parishioners to contact Valentina, Brian or Deborah to set up a Pre-Authorized Donation.

May we continue to trust in God’s Mercy and Providence in this in between time.

Fr. William is available to talk to people via phone, or visit providing we follow all protocols. Fr. William retain office hours at Holy Cross from 8am-12pm and at St. Patrick’s from 12:15-4pm.

Peace in these days

Some links from the Diocese of Victoria:

For Mass times and access the live stream

For Merlin’s Musings

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


Easter Mass schedule

Lenten Reconciliation Service: Wednesday, March 25th—7:00pm, Sacred Heart Parish

Holy Week

Holy Thursday: April 9th—7:00pm, Holy Cross Parish

Good Friday: April 10th—2:00pm, Holy Cross  *  4:00pm, St. Patrick’s Parish

Easter Vigil Saturday, April 11th—8:30pm St. Patrick’s Parish

Easter Sunday: Sunday, April 12th—7:00am, St. Patrick’s  * 9:00am, Holy Cross * 11:00am St. Patrick’s 

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