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Fridays during Lent

Each Friday of Lent we have special devotions to mark the season and to assist us in our spiritual growth. We will continue to have the two daily Masses at 8 am and 12:10 pm, along with Eucharistic Adoration beginning after the morning Mass and continuing until 4:10 pm approximately with a ‘break’ during the Noon period for Mass. To these we add: 4:10 pm - Evening Prayer followed by the chaplet of Divine Mercy & Invocations for Vocations & the Clergy along with Benediction; 4:45 pm - Stations of the Cross; 5:15 pm – Mass.


Emily Carr String Quartet

During Holy Week, on Tuesday, April 16th at 7:30 pm, there will be a special concert featuring the Emily Carr String Quartet.  Come and experience a unique and meditative way of entering into Christ's Passion.  The Quartet will perform "The Seven Last Words" by Franz Joseph Haydn.  Entrance is by donation (suggested:  $20).

The Seven Last Words (Die sieben letzten Worte) by Franz Joseph Haydn was a work commissioned by the Catholic cathedral in Cadiz for Holy Week, the week preceding Easter, in 1785.  It was composed originally for string orchestra, and made up of seven sonatas plus an introduction.  The seven movements were meant to express and comment on the seven last statements of Christ as he was dying on the cross, as recorded in scripture.  Immediately after it was first performed on that Good Friday more than two centuries ago, the work was widely praised for its great intensity and reverence.


"Each Sonata, or each text, is expressed solely through the instrumental music in such a manner that it automatically makes the most profound impression on the least informed listener," wrote the composer in a letter dated 8 April 1787 to his publisher in London. Haydn made the initial melody of each movement a setting of the Latin form of each one of the “words,” not meant to be sung or heard by the audience directly, but to be felt by the performers (who see the text written in their parts) and conveyed through expressive playing to the listener.


The seven statements which correspond with each sonata are as follows:

Sonata 1       pater, dimitte illis, quia nesciunt, quid faciunt: Father forgive them, they know not what they do. Lk 23:34

Sonata 2       hodie mecum eris in paradiso:   This day thou shalt be with me in paradise Lk 23:43

Sonata 3       mulier ecce filius tuus:  Woman, behold your Son Jn14:26-7

Sonata 4       deus meus, deus meus, utquid dereliquisti me?: My god, My God, Why have you forsaken Me? Mk 15:34

Sonata 5       sitio:  I Thirst Jn 19:30

Sonata 6       consummatum est: It is finished Jn 19:30

Sonata 7       in manus tuas domine, commendo spiritum meum: Into Thine hands O Lord I commend My Spirit Lk 23:46

Haydn reworked his first orchestral version in the form of a string quartet (1796) and later as an oratorio with lyrics.


Chrism Mass

On Thursday, April 11th at 7:00 pm Bishop Gary Gordon will be the principal celebrant at a Mass that is celebrated annually. At this liturgy, we gather around the bishop for the blessing and consecration of the oils that will be used in all our parishes in the coming year.  May our presence at the Chrism Mass be a sign of our support and gratitude for their ministry—and a reminder that baptism calls all of us to lives of service. All are invited to attend. Please note: on Thursday, April 11th , Masses will only be celebrated at 8 am and 7 pm. No 12:10 pm Mass!


Diocesan Youth Conference - The Pursuit

Young people from the Diocese of Victoria, Grades 8-12, are you looking to make lasting friendships, be inspired by amazing talks and testimonies, and grow deeper in your faith?

When:        May  24 - 26, 2019

Where:      St. Andrew’s Regional High School (880 McKenzie Avenue)

Speaker: Andrew Laubacher (ALOB) is a songwriter, worship leader and speaker based in Southern California. His mission is clear - to bring the healing power of Jesus Christ to a broken world through music and speaking.


$ 80/person (including youth and youth ministry adult faith leaders) until April 19th, and you are guaranteed a conference t-shirt.

Ÿ$100/person after April 19th until May 20th, but no guarantee of a conference t-shirt.

If the cost of registration is an issue, please contact your parish priest, or Glen Palahicky at the Diocese of Victoria (250-479-1331 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

REGISTER NOW! Go to the Diocese of Victoria website: www.rcdvictoria.org/dyc and click on the “Register for DYC” button.


For Young Adults

Are you between the ages of 24 - 36?  Then you're perfect for our Young Adults Group.  Following the 5 pm Sunday Mass, we will meet each week in the Cathedral's Seghers' Hall for food, discussion and fellowship.  Our topics will be many and varied, but our primary purpose is to create a space for young adults of the Cathedral parish to make lasting friendships with other Catholics. For more information, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it




Sacraments & Devotions

Tuesday - Friday: 8:00am
Monday - Friday: 12:10pm
(Civic Holidays: 9:30 am only)
Saturday: 9:30am, 5:00pm (Sunday Vigil)
Sunday: 8 am, 9:30am, 11am, 5pm

Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 11:55am
Friday: 10:30am - 11:30am
Saturday: 10:30am - 11:30am &
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Appointments for Confession can also
be made at the Cathedral office.


Tuesday - Friday: 7:30am
Saturday: 8:30am


Monday - Friday: 11:40am
Saturday: 8:55am


Wednesday: After 12:10pm Mass

ADORATION (September to May):
Monday: 8:45am - 11:45am (Chapel)
Tuesday: 8:45am - 11:45am (Chapel)
Wednesday: 8:45am - 11:45am (Chapel)
Friday: 8:45am - 3:15pm (Cathedral)
Friday adoration concludes with
Divine Mercy Devotions and Benediction