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.
Gloria Smith’s Retirement Celebration
Come celebrate & thank Gloria for having blessed so many of our lives! Beginning with 4pm mass and then moving to the Hindley Hall. We will have o’dourves, drinks & sweets. Please RSVP on our Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/1045607718943049/ on or before Wednesday, May 29th. Whole family is welcome!
Members of the youth group will be selling the altarpiece Easter flowers after all masses on Saturday, May 18th & Sunday, May 19th. All proceeds benefit the youth ministry trip to the Steubenville NYC Youth Conference. Please support OLV’s teens by purchasing some flowers and keeping us in your prayers!
Consecration to the Holy Family for all families
Next weekend, May 18/19, the Knights of Columbus will sponsor a Consecration to the Holy Family for all families. Here are ways to prepare:
+ Please pray together each day this week as we prepare to set our families aside for service to God through the intercession and protection of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.
+ Consider fasting from something as a family this week in order to prepare for the consecration (such as dessert or TV).
+ Try to go to confession as a family before the consecration. Let us open our hearts to the joy of the Lord through the example of the Holy Family!
Friday Afternoon Mass
We have an additional Mass here at OLV: Fridays at 3:30pm. It is a regular, 30 minute daily Mass, and will close with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, beginning our normal 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. time of Adoration. Anyone can come, but the homily and intentions will be more geared to parents and teachers.
I know the time is at the end of a long school week, and the timing is meant to be a bridge from that into the weekend. Our hope is that it provides a place for you to:
1) Thank God for His grace the previous week.
2) Place on the altar your concerns from the week.
3) Ask the Lord’s blessing on the weekend.
Mostly, though, it’s a time simply to encounter the Lord in the Eucharist and receive His mercy and grace. It’s a time to let Him remind you that He is working in and through you for the good of the children entrusted to your care.
If you are interested in being part of our Music Ministry, please contact Mary Kurek at firstname.lastname@example.org.