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Fourth Sunday of Easter April 21, 2024

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To celebrate my 17th anniversary of Catholic priesthood on the 15th (made possible indirectly by my Anglican holy orders received in 1990), I decided I needed some all too infrequent time with some of my grandchildren.  Somewhat spontaneously, I invited myself, Linda, our youngest son, as well as my visiting brother and sister in law, to my eldest son’s home with a whole bunch of Romeo’s pizza.  A wonderful chaotic and loving evening uniquely affirmed the sacrament of holy priesthood within the sacrament of holy matrimony.  I have been blessed and am very grateful for your many kind wishes and prayers.

Sure enough, as I anticipated there’s a tightening squeeze on my calendar since the announcement of my June departure from OLOR.  Not only are many parishioners hastening requests for everything from weddings to house blessings, but the administration at the Cathedral are requesting guidance for everything in their calendar after June 15th.  Of course this would be a similar experience with Fr. William who now must obtain his credentials from the Department of National Defence and Military Ordinariate, to officiate at Star of the Sea (a somewhat complex process), while at the same time hand the reins over to two new pastors for St. Patrick’s and Holy Cross, one of whom isn’t even in the country yet.  You’ll be relieved to know that he has already begun to attend our Building Committee meetings and is quickly getting oriented.  Suffice to say that we’ll appreciate your prayers very much.  Speaking of the building project, there has been a great deal of construction happening on Irwin Rd. to prepare water mains, sewer lines, drainage and utilities to service our site on Irwin Rd. The City of Langford is now in close proximity to our Parish House to connect the new sewer line and prepare for us to come off the septic system.  As that project heads toward completion, we’ll start to see excavation and foundation work begin on our Church.  Very exciting……. Finally.

On the immediate horizon, we’ll be anticipating the Marian Month of May with a crowning of our Lady ceremony at the 10:30 April 28th Mass at Star of the Sea and especially inviting children to participate.   The first Sunday of May, Star of the Sea has a tradition of acknowledging the Battle of Britain toward the end of their 10:30 Mass.   They also have a lovely tradition during May of praying the Rosary at 10:20 prior to Mass.  This Saturday all are invited to join in a holy hour of adoration after the 5:00 p.m. Mass with the fellowship of Young Adults offering musical leadership. 

I hope and pray that this Easter season of celebrating the new life of Christ’s resurrection and the new spring life of this beautiful part of God’s creation supplies you with an abundance of faith, hope and love.

Fr. Dean

MASS TIMES: 

Parish House @ 2936 Irwin Road

Tuesday – Friday:   9 am

Star of the Sea @ 595 Galiano Crescent

Saturday:   5 pm

Sunday:   8:30 am & 10:30 am

CONFESSION  (Star of the Sea)

Saturday – 4:15 pm – 4:45 pm  

Sunday – 8:00 am – 8:20 am

ADORATION: (2936 Irwin Rd)

Tuesday: 9:30-10:30am

New office location:

2936 Irwin Road Langford BC V9B 5Y9

Office hours:

Mon-Fri: 9:30am – 3pm

If you’re new to the parish and would like to register, please click below to download the registration form:

Parishioner registration form

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