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.
Latest News at Our Lady of Victory
PLEASE GIVE FR. TED A WARM OLV WELCOME!
Fr. Ted Hegnauer comes to Our Lady of Victory from St. Philip the Apostle Church in Camp Springs, where he spent the last seven years as the pastor. Prior to that, he served at St. Mary of the Mills Church in Laurel, St. Peter's Church in Waldorf, and St. John the Evangelist Church in Clinton. Fr. Hegnauer was born in Akron, Ohio, and grew up in Danville, Virginia. He attended the University of Virginia for undergraduate studies and the University of Maryland for graduate studies in geology. After spending many years in the DC area, he went to Immaculate Conception Seminary in South Orange, New Jersey, and was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Washington in 2009.
Summer Food Drive: This month Our Lady of Victory is holding a food drive. During the summer months many children who get their meals at school go without. Please be generous and help replenish the food pantries. Bags for the food will be at the church entrances next weekend, July 20-21, please return the bags the following weekend, July 28-29.
Work Projects Around OLV this Summer: Several major and minor projects will be happening this summer at OLV: a new main entrance to the school (a safety and ADA upgrade), a new roof for the school, a new AC system for Hess, “bricking” the walkway in the church/rectory garden, repair of rectory front steps, and moving the statue of Our Lady of Victory to one of the front niches (a fire safety issue). Please be careful of work vehicles in the parking lots. These projects can only happen because of your generous support of your parish. Thank you!
Catholic Relief Services - Helping Hands Project: Sunday, October 18, 2019, OLV will host the Catholic Relief Services Helping Hands Project. This is a volunteer and formation event to enable parishioners to serve their brothers and sisters overseas in a tangible way. Rooted in our call as Catholics to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world, volunteers will package 5,000 meals to send to people who suffer from chronic hunger as a result of cyclical drought and flooding in the African nation of Burkina Faso.
Volunteer Opportunity: We are still looking for another person or two to help water the gardens around the church, rectory and school. Please contact the office if you have time to help. And thanks to Paula and Margy who have volunteered.
Poor Box Donations for the month of July will benefit the Happy Hands Project.