St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
6221 Sooke Rd,
P.O. Box 566
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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.
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