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Distinguised Lecture Series: Galileo to Laudate Si - Why Science Needs Faith

Bro. Guy Consolmagno SJ, Vatican Astronomer and Director of the Vatican Observatory will speak at UVIC's Bob Wright Centre B150 Flory Hall, Parking Lot 1 on Thursday, November 23rd at 7:30 pm.  No charge for admission and all are welcome.

Diocesan Conference: Faith, Science & the Wonders of Creation

Join Bro. Guy Consolmagno on Saturday, November 25th at St. Edward the Confessor Parish (2085 Maple Bay Road, Duncan, BC).  Explore the nature of the relationship between Faith and Science, and how that has changed from the time of Galileo.  Bishop Gary Gordon will celebrate Mass at 8:45 am.  To register (or for more information), please visit the Diocesan website:  www/rcdvictoria.org.


125th Anniversary

St Andrew's Cathedral has begun its 125th anniversary celebrations with special masses celebrated on Oct 29th & 30th for the Dedication of a Church. Our festivities will continue throughout the coming year which dovetails into the 150th Anniversary of Canada. Special liturgical and cultural events highlighting the architectural beauty, acoustical excellence, and historical and spiritual relevance of the Cathedral in our Victoria community will be on the calendar. Here are our final concert of the series:


Chez Nous: Christmas with Elektra

Sunday, Nov 26th @ 2:30 pm

Under Artistic Director Morna Edmundson, Elektra Women’s Choir is known the world over for the excellence of its sound, it’s beautiful and engaging repertoire, and warm performance style. The Victoria audience will be treated to music from the choir’s recent performances at the World Symposium on Choral Music in Barcelona, a beautiful a cappella suite on the Song of Solomon, as well as Benjamin Britten’s timeless A Ceremony of Carols with harpist Vivian Chen.

Come and enjoy an afternoon of choral excellence at St Andrew's in celebration of the Cathedral's 125th Anniversary.

TICKETS: $20 Adults / $15 Seniors / $10 Students; 12 & under FREE with ticket holder


Tickets are available at the Parish Office (740 View Street, 250-388-5571), Long & Mcquade Music (756 Hillside Ave) and  Ivy's Book store (Oak Bay Village).


Advent Carols & Readings

St. Andrew's Cathedral Music Ministry is pleased to present AS PROPHETS FORETOLD” Advent Carols and Readings on Friday, December 1st @ 7:30 pm.

We invite you to join the prophet Isaiah, John the Baptist and Mary, the Mother of Jesus in waiting for the Christ child...‘Emmanuel, God with Us’.


Admission is by donation in support of the 9-10 Club serving meals to those in need.  All are welcome!



St. Andrew's Cathedral is offering a 12-week course (Alpha) in which we will be exploring questions about life and faith.  The purpose of Alpha is to help those in attendance (through food, fellowship and formation) have an encounter with Jesus Christ.  Starting September 19th at 6:00 pm in the Seghers' Hall we will be exploring these most important questions or life together in a community of friendship. This is a great  course for those who have never really gone more deeply into their faith or also a great course to invite a friend to who has expressed interest in these questions.  Space is limited.  To register, please contact the parish office at 250-388-5571 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Bible Study

Starting Thursday, September 21, 2017, 9:30 am - 11:30 am in the parish centre we will be offering a 24-week study (with a break for Christmas) on the Gospel of Luke.  Most scholars conclude that Luke was of a gentile origin acquainted with Jewish history, culture and faith, so his perspective is unique and significant in Scripture.  It is interesting to note that 19 of Jesus' 35 parables are found only in Luke.

To register, please contact the parish office at 250-388-5571.  A donation of $7 to cover the cost of the materials would be appreciated.


For Young Adults

Are you between the ages of 24 - 36?  Then you're perfect for our resurrected Young Adults Group facilitated by Fr. Harrison Ayre.  Following the 5 pm Sunday Mass, we will meet each week in the parish centre 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. Contact Fr. Harrison at 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