sooke harbour

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church

6221 Sooke Rd,
P.O. Box 566
Sooke, B.C. V9Z 1H5
Phone/Fax: (250) 642-3945

Fr. Michael Favero presiding

St. Rose Church

Regular Mass Times:

  • Sunday - 10:00 am
  • Thursday - 10:30 am
  • Saturday - 5:00 pm
  • 1st Fri of mo. 9:30 am

Office Hours:

  • Tuesday - 10-3 pm
  • Wednesday 10-2pm
  • Thursday - 2-4 pm

St. Rose of Lima  Events:      

Parish Calendar:

New! Here are a couple of links for you to try:

Father Mike's Blog
St. Rose meets Facebook

Check out the New Church Project Page for the latest news and pictures in the construction site report !

February Reader Schedules :
Saturday, Sunday

photo Fr Mike


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 in the church basement after Mass for coffee, goodies and conversation.

Altar at St. Rose

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. Currently, there is ongoing planning and fundraising by the New Church Project Committee to move St Rose to property on Townsend Rd in the heart of Sooke.  Read the History of St Rose