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

This Week at Our Lady of Victory

Happy Easter!

Thank You: Many thanks to all who helped make our celebration of Holy Week and Easter so beautiful- the “flower ladies,” the choir and musicians, lectors, servers, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, our Dominican Deacons and parish clergy. The Easter season continues until Pentecost Sunday, 20 May.

Ordination of Br. Leo Camurati: Our very own Brother Leo Camurati, O.P. will be ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, May 19th at 9:30am at the Basilica Shrine of the Immaculate Conception by Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York. All are invited. Brother Leo will celebrate his First Mass of Thanksgiving the next day, Sunday, 20 May at the 10:30am Mass, followed by a reception in Hess. Again, all are invited.

Summer Projects: In addition to the normal summer projects at OLV, several new projects are in need of volunteer “project managers.” If any of these projects interest you, please speak with Fr Dave: handicap access to the sanctuary and rectory, rainwater collection, outdoor shrine of Mary, refurbishing church shrine of Mary, new confessional doors, renovating sanctuary baldacchino. 

Workshop for Lectors: A workshop for lectors, open to all, will be offered on Saturday, May 12 from 9am-12pm at St. Joseph Church in Pomfret, MD (4590 St. Joseph Way). This workshop will instruct lectors on how to be effective proclaimers of the Word in a liturgical setting, and it will also explain the Lectionary and the structure of the Catholic biblical tradition. A $5 registration fee can be paid at the door. Please RSVP by contacting the Office of Worship at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 301-853-4594. 

Second Collection on April 28-29: There will be a second collection next weekend for the Society of St. Vincent DePaul. SVdP works hard for the needy in our own area. Please be generous. Please make checks out to SVdP. 

Baptisms: Congratulations and welcome to our faith community to Justin and Lily Wears, Noah Medina, Addison Miller, Pierce Manders and Claire Bovich who were all baptized into our faith community this weekend at OLV.

First Communion: Please pray for the 27 parish children who will be receiving their First Communion on May 6th.

Hospitality News & Sign-Up: Many thanks to the many volunteers who have signed up this year to help out with hospitality. There are still leftover dates for hospitality in April and May that are still in need of volunteers.  Read the bulletin for more information.

SOME: So Others Might Eat is very grateful for the monetary donation received from OLV each month. These funds are used to purchase underwear and socks for the homeless population. They are also in great need of men’s clothing, shoes, belts, duffle bags and jackets. Donations can be dropped off at 71 O St NW seven days a week from 7:30am-3:00pm. Thank you for your support!

Poor Box: Donations for the month of April are for the poor in our community.


Read the bulletin for April 22, 2018




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