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. In 2012, the church moved into a new building on Townsend Road and continues to serve the people of the Sooke district.
ST ROSE OF LIMA PARISH
Registered Name: ST ROSE OF LIMA PARISH
Business Number: 129950804RR0029
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