Pender Island - St. Teresa's Chapel

St Teresa's Chapel/Roman Catholic Services

4705 Buccaneer Road, on Magic Lake

 North Pender Island

Mass times are 4:00 pm on the second and fourth Sundays each month 

with a lay-led Communion Service at 9:00 am on all other Sundays. 

Our pastor, Father Scott Whittemore, is from Our Lady of Grace Parish, Ganges.


November 2017 calendar

  • ·         Sunday, November 5th:                 Communion Service at 9:00 am
  • ·         Sunday, November  12th:              Mass with Fr. Scott at 4:00 pm
  • ·         Sunday, November  19th:              Communion Service at 9:00 am
  • ·         Sunday, November  26th:              Mass with Fr. Scott at 4:00 pm

Please note the December schedule has two significant differences from the normal schedule:

·         Mass will be celebrated on the third Sunday instead of the fourth Sunday
·         Services on Christmas and New Year’s Day will be at 10:00am

 December 2017 calendar

  • ·         Sunday, December 3rd:                   Communion Service at 9:00 am
  • ·         Sunday, December 10th:                 Mass with Fr. Scott at 4:00 pm
  • ·         Sunday, December 17th:                 Mass with Fr. Scott at 4:00 pm
  • ·         Sunday, December 24th:                 Communion Service at 9:00 am
  • ·         Monday, December 25th:                 Mass with Fr. Keith at 10:00 am
  • ·         Sunday, December 31st:                 Communion Service at 9:00 am
  • ·         Monday, January 1st:                      Communion Service at 10:00 am


Christmas Party


The annual Christmas pot-luck gathering will take place at the home of Mary Adele, 2701 Yawl Lane, on Sunday December 10th after the 4:00 Mass (approximately 5:30). Please mark this event on your calendar. Details to follow.


Bishop Gary's Trip to Rome

  • The Bishop is currently in Rome and has been issuing a daily blog about his trip
  • To see the daily entries, click and following the links for each day

Bishop Gary’s homily to the Assembly of Western Catholic Bishops 
From the Mass St. Andrew’s Cathedral on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 (attached)
All Bishop Gary's homilies are available on the Diocesan web site (

St Teresa's Parish Community

Bishop Gordon's Christmas Message Video

Bishop Gary's Christmas Eve homily

  • A copy of the homily Bishop Gary delivered at St Andrew's Cathedral is attached below. It is worth a read, especially the story at the end.
  • Bishop Gary regularly posts blog entries on the Diocesan web site. They (and lots of other interesting Diocesan news) are available at
  • Mass times throughout the Diocese are also available on this site. The group of young adults from the Vancouver area that visited us recently found out about service times at St. Teresa's from this web site.

Quote from St Teresa of Avila 

"Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands through which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body. Christ has no body now on earth but yours."

Please contact St. Teresa's Chapel via email at or 

phone (250 629.3862 or 250-629.3141) to obtain further information.

Dec 23, 2016, 10:30 AM
Jan 3, 2017, 10:42 AM