St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
2191 Townsend Rd
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The Bishop has started a new Blog: http://www.rcdvictoria.org/bishop.php
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St. Rose’s Book Club
Meets on alternate Monday nights 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. You are welcome to drop in join us for an evening of reflection and sharing, as we seek to discuss and articulate our faith.
BIBLE STUDY - Tuesdays
Will meet on Tuesdays at 1:30 pm in the church library. All are welcome.
We will begin the New Testament on March 12th, 2013.
BIBLE STUDY – Wednesdays
You are warmly invited so come and join us!
Where: St Rose of Lima Church
When: Wednesday mornings from 10:00 am - 11:30 am.
What: Scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday
First session Wednesday, September 26
Facilitator: Maria MacDonald
Check out our new webpage and then come join us! St Rose Choirs
If you are a visitor to St. Rose of Lima, we want you to know how welcome you are, whether you have come from another part of the country, or from across the world, or simply from another parish in the Diocese. Please join us after Mass for coffee, goodies and conversation.
Masses in the early twenties were said at various homes in Sooke, principally at the home of Chief Andrew Lazar on the Native Reserve. A church was eventually erected on reserve land and was named after America's first canonized saint - Rose of Lima. It was blessed February 7, 1926 and was one of the most beautiful chapels in western Canada at that time. It was serviced semi-monthly from the Cathedral in Victoria. In 1942 St Rose was completely destroyed by fire but then rebuilt with the help of many local volunteers. Seventy years later, after much planning and fundraising, the first service was held on April 28th, 2012 at the current location on Townsend Rd in the heart of Sooke.
Read the History of St Rose