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.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is a Holy Day of Obligation. A Vigil Mass will be celebrated on Friday, December 7, at 7:00 p.m. The Holy Day Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 8, at 9:00 a.m.
St. Nicholas Party, December 8
Join us on Saturday, December 8, at 6:00 p.m. to celebrate the feast of St. Nicholas with a night of food, crafts, and fellowship. Our tree lighting will take place at 7:30 p.m. Food will be available, but please bring a dessert to share; free-will donations will be accepted for the benefit of OLV Parish.
Renew Group’s Annual Giving Tree
As in previous years, the Renew Group is collecting gifts, toiletries, toys, games, and gift cards for Sarah’s House and My Brother’s Keeper (MBK). Take a tag from the tree this weekend and return the gift noted in a Christmas bag (don’t wrap) the following weekend; this allows us to transport gifts in time for the Christmas parties at MBK and Sarah’s House. Make it a family affair if possible. Remember Jesus’ words, “Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least of mine, you did for me.” (Matt 25:40)
Back by Popular Demand! Learn Basic Crochet Class, December 1
Based on the popularity of our first class, the Women of Victory, Ladies Auxiliary will be leading a second class to teach basic crochet in the Gathering Space on December 1 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Men and women ages 12 and up who have never learned or have not mastered the art of crochet are invited to learn to make either a scarf or beanie (your choice). We will have kits available that include the yarn and crochet hook needed to make your item; the cost for the kits are $6 for a beanie and $10 for a scarf.
Please RSVP at 410-440-4007 or 443-392-7853.
Note: we will hold a follow-on session to ensure the successful completion of your project.
2018 Christmas Season Liturgy Schedule
Confessions during Advent (December 3 through 22):
- Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
- Wednesdays, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m
- Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
- Fridays, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
- Saturdays, 3:00 – 3:45 p.m.
Monday, December 24, Vigil of the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord
- Mass, 4:00 p.m. in the Church
- Family Liturgy, 4:00 p.m., in Hindley Hall
- Mass, 7:00 p.m. in the Church
- Musical Program, 11:30 p.m. in the Church
- Midnight Mass, 12:00 a.m. in the Church
Tuesday, December 25, Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord
- Mass, 10:30 a.m. in the Church
Monday, December 31, New Year’s Eve
- Mass, 8:00 a.m.
- Mass, 4:00 p.m.
- Adoration, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 1, 2019, Feast of Mary, Mother of God
- Mass, 10:30 a.m.
Inclement Weather Policy
We follow Baltimore County Public Schools for closings and late openings. If schools open late, there will be no morning Mass and the Parish Office will open late. If schools are dismissed early, the Parish Office will close and all evening meetings and events will be cancelled. If schools are closed, the Parish Office will be closed and all services, meetings, and events will be cancelled.
Sunday morning Religious Education activities will be held unless you receive e-mail notification of cancellation.
Information will be posted on our Facebook page, MyParishApp, and Flocknotes.
If you are interested in being part of our Music Ministry, please contact Mary Kurek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pilgrimage to Italy Hosted by Father John Rapisarda, November 4 – 14, 2019
Click on the following link to see the flyer for more information: Piligrimage to Italy Flyer