The ceramic mural on the back wall of sanctuary is unique to Holy Family ~ Notre Dame. It is a 30 by 10 foot ceramic tile mural entitled, the "Exultation of St. Francis into Heaven." I is dedicated to the first Franciscan missionaries who set foot on Vancouver Island in 1788, in honour of the 800th anniversary of Francis of Assisi. It was to all the Bishops of Victoria Diocese, to the Sisters of St. Ann, to all priests who served the Christian community in Port Alberni and, and to all the faithful Christians who have built this Catholic community.
The mural is a result of one and a half years of work by Saskatchewan artist, Lorraine Malach. The nearly 1,000 tiles in the mural weigh about two tons and were shipped from Saskatchewan in 200 boxes.
The Crucifix on the back wall of the church was carved for Notre Dame Church by well known artist and sculptor, Al Gerretsen from Calgary