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. 


It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Fr. Conan Timoney.

Family and friends may gather for a public visitation at Patronage of the Mother of God Byzantine Church on Monday, December 16th from 2:30-6:30 PM where the Office of Burial for a priest will be prayed at 6:30 PM. The Hierarchical Divine Liturgy will take place at Patronage of the Mother of God Byzantine Church on Tuesday, December 17th at 10:30 AM.

Family and friends may also gather at St. Andrew the Apostle Byzantine Church for a public visitation on Saturday, December 21st from 10-11 AM where the service will take place at 11 AM. Interment will immediately follow at St. Charles Cemetery, 2015 Wellwood Ave, Farmingdale, NY 11735.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 601 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville, MD 21228.

https://www.ambrosefuneralhomes.com/notices/FatherConan-Timoney


We are in need of a 1st grade catechist and substitute catechists for our GIFT program. Interested? Contact Becky Needham (bneedham@olvictory.org), Mary Conney (mconney@olvictory.org) or Cassandra Palmer (cpalmer@olvictory.org) for more information


Join us for OLV Peace and Kindness Jingle Run 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, December 14, 2019. 

$35 for 5k, $20 for 1 Mile Fun Run, $10 for children under 10 with registered adult.

To sign up please go to https://olvmd.org/giving/fundraisers/olv-peace-and-kindness-jingle-run


Emmaus Series: The Blessed Virgin Mary

Date: December 19, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Topics include:

  • Who Mary is and why she is important?
  • The Scriptures and Mary
  • The difference between honor and worship
  • What the Church does and doesn’t teach about Mary
  • The Bible and Heaven: why we believe Mary is alive and involved with us
  • The Rosary
  • Mary and Charity
  • Consecration to Jesus through Mary

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-blessed-virgin-mary.html


MS Youth Ministry

All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are invited to OLV middle school youth ministry. Join us for our Advent-Christmas Celebration on Friday, December 20th, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Campus Ministry Center.

For more information, contact Mary Conney at mconney@olvictory.org


Youth Ministry Gatherings: Sundays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, in the Campus Ministry Center

Dec 22:  High School Youth Group Christmas Party

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


Our Parish is looking for a Part-Time Security Person

If you are interested please contact Jim McDonnell at jmcdonnell@olvictory.org


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:

Applesauce
Canned fruit
Canned meats (Ham & Spam)
Cereal
Coffee
Cooking Oil
Crackers
Creamer
Dish Soap
Dried Herb & Spices
Flour
Granola Bars
Juice
Laundry Detergent
Pancake Mix
Paper Products (Toilet Paper, Napkins, Paper Towels)
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Pork and beans (no other beans needed at this time)
Shelf-stable and Powdered Milk
Soup, Beef Stew and Chili
Sugar
Syrup
Tea


Thanks so much to those who have  already participated!

Time is getting short and we will be delivering to Sarah’s House and My Brother’s Keeper in the next 2 weeks. This can be an important family activity helping your children to realize the importance of Jesus words: “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”,  Matthew 25:31-46.  

Check the instructions next to the tree.  Please bring gifts before December 21 in a gift bag, and especially, pray for the recipient of your gift and their family.


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.


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.