Address 740 View Street, Victoria, BC
Phone number (250) 388-5571
Mass times Saturday vigil 5 p.m.; Sunday 8, 9:30, 11 a.m., noon, 5 p.m. Tuesday – Friday, 8 a.m., Monday – Friday, 12:10 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.
Confessions Friday, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.,Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., 3 – 4 p.m., or by appointment.
Names of priests Fr. John Laszczyk, rector. Father David Hogman, associate priest. Father Dean Henderson, associate priest.
Special parish groups and activities Legion of Mary; Knights of Columbus; Catholic Women’s League; 9-10 Club (feeds the poor in the area); St. Vincent de Paul Society; morning prayer Tuesday – Friday at 7:30 a.m. and Saturday at 8:30 a.m.; rosary Tuesday – Friday at 11:40 a.m. and Saturday at 8:55 a.m.; Perpetual Help devotion Wednesdays after 12:10 p.m. Mass; adoration 8:45 – 11:45 a.m. Monday – Wednesday and Friday 8:45 – 3:15 p.m.
Music Good liturgical music, pipe organ and flute.
Acoustics Good, with a good sound system.
Fellow parishioners Wince St. Andrew’s is located downtown near tourist attractions, it draws many visitors to the area. There is a significant number of elderly Catholics and Asian immigrants.
Parking As a downtown parish, taking public transportation is always easier, but there is a city parkade across the street that offers free parking on Sundays.
Additional observations St. Andrew’s is the cathedral church of the diocese of Victoria, British Columbia, which encompasses all of Vancouver Island (there are ferry routes from Washington State and Vancouver, or you can fly). It is a majestic old church built in 1892, and features Victorian Gothic architecture, including a 175-foot spire. Due to the age of the church, renovation is ongoing. Its interior features traditional stained glass windows and artwork.