Our Lady of Victory Parish has been serving the Lord in the Palisades community since 1909. We welcome you to join us for worship, fellowship and religious education for all ages. Our mission is to faithfully embrace and promote the values and teachings of Christ through worship, education and service to others.

Fr. Dave

Latest News at Our Lady of Victory

CONGRATULATIONS to Brother Ambrose Arralde, OP who was ordained to the Diaconate this weekend! OLV continues to be richly blessed by the Dominican Student Brothers who minister in our parish. And we are the  eneficiaries of his “First Preaching” at the 10:30 am Mass this weekend.

Stations of the Cross will be at 6:30 pm in the Church followed by a light supper in Hess Auditorium on Friday, March 22.  We also are looking for volunteers who may want to assist in leading the Stations of the Cross or with meal preparation for the following weeks of Lent.  See the bulletin for contact information if you want to help.

Lenten Little Black Book: Copies of the Little Black Book, a daily meditation for the Lenten season, are available at the church entryways.

The Light is on for You: Beginning on March 13th, and on all Wednesdays in Lent, “The Light Is On For You” program will run at OLV. From 5:00 – 6:30pm Confessions will be heard in the church.  Other times for confession are Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, and by appointment.

Welcome to Fr. Joe Baker, from the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, who will be staying with us for most of the month of March. He is doing research at Georgetown University.

THANKS to some generous parishioners, you notice this weekend several updates in the church. Over many years the beautiful old material on the wall beneath the baldachino had been attacked by several molds. Despite many attempts it could no longer be cleaned. During its removal an open live electrical outlet was discovered! While installing the new dry wall, the outlet was closed and converted to a usable outlet. And the lovely hand carved linden wood crucifix has been suspended over the altar of sacrifice, offering an aesthetically pleasing connection between the sacramental and the Holy Sacrifice being celebrated below. Before Easter, doors with translucent panels will be installed in the confessional, and a tapestry of Our Lady of Victory will be hung in the sanctuary.

Upcoming Events:

  • Saturday, April 20th (Great Easter Vigil): We will be welcoming new candidates and catechumens into the faith
  • Sunday, April 21st (Easter): the latest day in the year it can be celebrated!
  • Sunday, May 5th (First Communion): 10:30am, 31 members of our parish will receive First Holy Communion
  • Saturday, May 25th (Priesthood Ordination of Br. Joseph Hagan, O.P.): 9:30am at the Great Upper Church of the National Shrine
  • Sunday, May 26th (First Mass of Thanksgiving): 10:30am at OLV, celebrated by Fr. Joseph Hagan, O.P., followed by a reception in Hess

50th Anniversary of the Annual Appeal: A Time for Reflection: Please read the bulletin for more information about the annual appeal this year.

Walking with Purpose: A Scripture Study for Women: Monday mornings 9:30-11:00 am, room in Church on Left side (facing altar). Scholarships are offered no questions asked. Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

OLV School 2019-2020 Applications: If you are interested in applying to OLV for the 2010-20 school year, our application can be found online at our website www.olvschooldc.org. Questions or queries? Please contact Contact Stephanie Quianzon, OLV Director of Admissions and Marketing, at 202-337-1421 or or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Shop at Amazon & Raise Money for Our Lady of Victory Church: OLV is participating in AmazonSmile, a program that donates 0.5% of all eligible Amazon purchases to our school and parish at no cost to you.When you shop at smile.amazon.com it's still the same Amazon site but with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the church.  Please read the bulletin for more information.

Poor Box: Donations for the month of March will benefit the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara, a missionary institute of religious sisters. Representatives of the order will speak at our Masses the last weekend in March.


Read the bulletin for March 17, 2019




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