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.
Inclement Weather Policy
We follow Baltimore County Public Schools for closings and late openings. If schools open late, morning Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. 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.
Friday Afternoon Mass Starting on February 8
Starting on February 8 and continuing through 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.
Our Lady of Victory Valentine’s Dinner, February 23
The Knights of Columbus, OLV Council is sponsoring a Valentine’s Dinner on February 23, 2019. A Mass and Renewal of Wedding Vows will take place at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner. The menu includes light appetizers, stuffed pork, roasted potatoes, green beans, bread pudding, cookies, soft drinks, beer, wine, coffee, and iced tea. Tickets are $70 per couple and will be available after all Masses on January 12,13, 26, and 27, or through the Parish Office or any Knight. Please note that a limited number of tickets will be available.
Third Annual Bull, Oyster, and Shrimp Roast, March 2, 2019 (6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.)
Mark your calendars for our third annual bull, oyster, and shrimp roast to benefit Our Lady of Victory School. The evening will include entertainment by DJ Dean, a silent auction, great food, and tons of fun. Tickets are $45 per person and are available through the school (410-242-3688).
Pilgrimage to Italy Hosted by Father John Rapisarda, November 4 – 14, 2019
Click on the following link to see the flyer for more information: Pilgrimage to Italy Flyer
If you are interested in being part of our Music Ministry, please contact Mary Kurek at email@example.com.