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. 


We are in need of 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. You can also call the Parish Office at 410.242.0131 ext 235


Emmaus Series: Theology of the Body

Dates: January 16, 23 and 30, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Topics include:

  • The Garden of Eden: who we were “In the Beginning”
  • Created in the Image and Likeness of God
  • What does it mean that we are body and soul?
  • Original Sin – what it was and what it did
  • The Redemption of the Body: on earth and in heaven
  • The Commandment of Love
  • The Language of the Body
  • Sexuality and Intimacy
  • The “hard sayings”: the “why” behind the Church’s more difficult teaching

Who can attend?

Anyone

Cost

Free! A free will offering will be collected to benefit OLV’s Burmese Scholarship fund.

Register at: https://olvemmausgroups.weebly.com/theology-of-the-body.html


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

January 25:  Confirmation Retreat
January 26:  High School Youth Group

Registration for Rise Up (an Archdiocesan middle school event) is opening soon!
Rise Up will be Sun, March 22nd, from 1 – 7 pm at Mt Saint Joe.
If your middle schooler would like to attend Rise Up with OLV or if you’d like more info about the event, please email mconney@olvictory.org


Emmaus Mini Retreat For Married Couples

Date: February 1, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

“Let love be sincere, hate what is evil, hold on to what is good; love one another with mutual affection, anticipate one another in showing honor. Do not grow slack in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.” – Romans 12:9-11

Who can attend?

Married couples

Cost

Free! Please bring a brown bag lunch for yourself. Drinks will be provided. Childcare is available with advance registration.

Register at https://olvemmausgroups.weebly.com/married-couples.html



Limited to 35 couples

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.

We have a large amount of green beans and corn, so no need for those right now… At this moment we are in the need of:

Boxed Juice
Boxed Milk
Canned Beef Stew
Canned Chicken
Canned Chili
Cereal (Frosted Flakes, Cheerios, Lucky Charms, etc)
Coffee
Cooking Oil
Creamer
Dish Soap
Jams (Strawberry, Blueberry, Grape, etc)
Mayo
Pancake Mix
Pancake Syrup
Paper Towels
Soup
Spam
Sugar
Toilet Paper
Toothpaste


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.