Our Mission

Jesus brings life to Our Lady of Victory Parish when He says “I am the vine, you are the branches.” Guided by the Holy Spirit in the Roman Catholic tradition, we are called to minister to the spiritual formation as well as the emotional, physical and social needs of our members and the community at large. We imitate Mary whose faith led her to accept God’s mission so that we may live out our mission. As Mary serves as a model of hope for us, we as people of hope remain as life-giving branches on the vine. 


Youth Ministry Gatherings: Sundays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, in the Campus Ministry Center
Nov 15 – Middle School Youth Group
Nov 17 – Confirmation Pres Session “The Bible”
Nov 24 – High School Youth Group

Save the Dates
Mount 2000 Retreat will be Feb 7-9, 2020, at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD.  More registration details are coming soon.  Interested?  Contact Cassandra at cpalmer@olvictory.org


All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are invited to OLV Middle School
Youth Ministry. Join us for our next event on Friday, November 15th, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Campus Ministry Center. For more information, contact Mary Conney at mconney@olvictory.org


Please join us for an
evening of food & fellowship
Saturday, November 16th
Potluck Supper with the
Knights of Columbus & Ladies Auxiliary
Bring your dish to the Gathering Space
Dinner will follow the 4:00 Mass


Jack’s Retirement Party!

Thursday, November 21st from 5:30 – 7:30pm at the Hindley Hall

Come & join us celebrate and thank Jack for 29 years of service to our School & Parish. Appetizers & drinks will be provided. We welcome desserts! Please RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/407337476866445/


Emmaus Series The Christian Family: Love, Mercy, and Perseverance

Date: November 21, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Topics include:
What does “Holiness as a Family” mean in the first place?

Family Dysfunction: we all have it. What do we do with it?

Forgiveness and Humility in the Family

Family Prayer

Family Service

The importance of the family meal

Thanksgiving and Christmas are near! Prepping for the holidays


The Model of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

Who can attend?

Anyone

Cost

Free! A free will offering will be collected to benefit OLV’s Burmese Scholarship fund.

Sign up at https://olvemmausgroups.weebly.com/the-christian-family.html


Coffee and tea lovers! Our American Heritage Girls Troop will be selling Giving Bean coffee, tea and cookies as a fundraiser following the 4:00 Saturday Mass on November 23rd and at the Sunday Masses on November 24th at 8, 10:30 & 12:30. Consider not only yourselves but your workplaces and the upcoming holiday season!  Thanks so much for your support.


Parish Office Closed Thursday, Nov 28th & Friday, Nov 29th


Emmaus Series… Advent: For Everyone

Date: December 7, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign: the virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall name him Emmanuel.”– Isaiah 7:14

Who can attend?

Everyone!

Cost

Free! Please bring a brown bag lunch for yourself. Drinks will be provided. Childcare is available with advance registration.


UMBC Campus Ministry is in need of meal donations for their dinners after Mass. A home-cooked meal is very much appreciated by our students who are most likely living away from home without kitchens in their dorms.

To donate a meal for Wednesday Mass go to: https://mealtrain.com/3qro28

To donate a meal for Sunday Mass go to: https://mealtrain.com/1grqez


The Our Lady of Victory Food Pantry serves the surrounding community throughout the year, and is only able to do so thanks to your generosity!

Food may be dropped off in the blue bins located in the Gathering Space when you come to Mass, or you may drop off to the Parish Office during normal operating hours (Mon – Thu 9am – 4pm, Fri 9am – 12pm).

At this moment we are in the need of:

Sugar, Creamer, Pancake Mix, Pancake Syrup, Juice, Canned/Boxed Milk, Jelly, Peanut Butter, Pasta Sauce, Canned Tuna, Canned Chicken, SPAM, Canned Fruit, Paper Towels & Toilet Paper


Music Ministry

If you are interested in being part of our Contemporary Music Ministry or one of our choirs please contact Mary Kurek at mkurek@olvictory.org.


Passionate Appeal

Sr. Stella is passionately appealing to you to consider volunteering to be a Catechist, Catechist Substitute or a CLOW Leader in our Parish. You will be abundantly rewarded by God. Interested persons should please contact srstella@olvictory.org or 410.242.0131 ext 235.



OLV Atrium Wishlist

We are starting a new Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Atrium at Our Lady of Victory this year. If you’re not sure what that is, check out the video below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn5rFxIUsQY 

We are in need of donations of various household items, religious items, crafts, time and talents. Please click on the following link to see our OLV Atrium Wishlist https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2CUQXTV1IXS34?ref_=wl_share

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Becky Needham at bneedham@olvictory.org We are very grateful for your consideration.


SPIRITUAL ADOPTION

Everyone loves the beauty and innocence of a baby. As an expression of that love, OLV announces a spiritual adoption program for young and old alike.

Over the next nine months, which began the weekend of September 7-8, the members of our parish family will have the opportunity to spiritually adopt a child who is newly conceived .

You may “adopt” a child individually or as a family. You will be asked to name the child for whom you will be praying, thereby giving the baby the humanity he or she deserves. As we all know the power of prayer is great.
You will receive monthly reports through a parish display describing your baby’s development. Each month we will print the prayer for the unborn in the bulletin. Please keep this prayer and commit to praying it every day. Our babies will be born in June.

There are millions of unborn babies desperately in need of your prayers. Please spiritually adopt and share the love that God has given you. This is a beautiful way to teach young children to respect all life.