** Effective immediately: Masses are back open to in-person gathering with no restrictions on numbers! **

Memos from the Bishop of Victoria

Please take a moment to read the most recent update in protocols and memo from the Bishop of Victoria: Restart Directives for August 25, 2021

For the Bishop of Victoria's December Live Stream Mass schedule click here.

WELCOME BACK!!!!!!  Masks are now mandatory inside the Church during Mass and mandatory in the parish office at all times. More information can be found here:

Mask directives and Proof of Vaccination

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.

We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory Holy Cross Church stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

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

Christmas Schedule 2021

FRIDAY December 24th, Christmas Eve: Holy Cross Parish Mass - 4pm (livestreamed);

St. Patrick’s Parish Mass - 6pm

SATURDAY, December 25th, Christmas Day: Holy Cross Parish Mass - 9am;

St. Patrick’s Parish Mass 11am.

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