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. 

Lenten Fasting and Abstinence Regulations

All Catholics 14 years and older are required to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays during Lent.  In addition, Catholics who are between 18 and 59 are required to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.  When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meatless meal, as well as two smaller meatless meals that together are not equal to a full meal.

2019 Holy Week & Easter Schedule

Holy Thursday, April 18th

8am Morning Prayer

7:30pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday, April 19th

8am Morning Prayer

12:30pm – 2pm Confessions

3pm Stations of the Cross

7:30pm Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

Holy Saturday, April 20th

8am Morning Prayer

7:30pm The Solemn Vigil of Easter

(No Confessions or 4pm Mass)

Easter Sunday, April 21st

8am Mass

10:30am Mass in Church & Family Mass in the Hall

12:30pm Mass

 

Friday Afternoon Mass 

During Lent, we will hold an additional Mass here at OLV: Fridays at 3:30pm. It will be 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.

OLV School Spring Break

OLV School will have early dismissal on Thursday, April 18th and will be closed from Friday, April 19th until Monday, April 22nd.

Parish Office Easter Hours

The Parish Office will be closed Friday, April 19th and Monday, April 22nd.

Music Ministry

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