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
Finally, we are able to reopen! Now that DC has moved into "Phase 2", we can resume the celebration of Mass at OLV. Please note the following:
We will resume our regular summer schedule this Wednesday, June 24, at 11:30.
The 7:00 am Mass on Monday-Friday is suspended until Labor Day.
Saturday evening confessions will be available 4:00-5:00 in the church sacristy (behind the altar).
All Mass attendees will need to wear masks during Mass and maintain appropriate social distancing. Hand sanitizer will be provided in the church.
We are limited to a maximum of 100 people in the church. In order to maintain this limit, everyone attending Saturday evening and Sunday Mass is asked to register online here. (There is no need to register for weekday and Saturday morning Mass.)
Please be patient with us as we restart and adjust to new restrictions and practices going forward.
Archbishop Gregory has also issued a dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass during this time to all parishioners of the Archdiocese of Washington. Learn more about the dispensation and how you can make a spiritual communion here.
“We are aware of the rapidly developing district and state guidelines regarding the coronavirus. My number one priority as your Archbishop is to ensure the safety and health of all who attend our Masses, the children in our schools, and those we welcome through our outreach and services. Please know that this decision does not come lightly to close our schools or cancel Masses. We are profoundly saddened that we are not able to celebrate our sacraments as a community for the time being but we know Christ remains with us at all times – specifically in times of worry like this.
I have made available pastoral and spiritual resources as well as TV Mass that I encourage you to use. I also invite you to join us for Mass and prayer via livestream in our social media. May the peace of Christ settle any anxieties and fear we may have. Let us continue to pray for the people whose lives have been impacted by the coronavirus as well as those who continue to care for them.” – Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory
Offertory: You might have noticed that our offertory has been down about 50% for the last six months. If after prayerful consideration you find that you would like to help meet the shortfall, we would appreciate it. Here is a form to sign up for Faith Direct if you would like to give that way. Thank you and God bless!
Please follow the protocol: It is so nice to be able to attend Mass! Please use the sanitary gel, wear a mask and practice social distancing. Together, we can keep each other safe. Let us know if you need more info or have any questions.
Register online for Mass: Please register online here for weekend Masses. No registration is required for daily Mass.
Poor Box Donations for the month of August will benefit So Others Might Eat (SOME). SOME provides meals and clothes for the poor here in the district. During this pandemic many more are in need. Please be generous.
Support a parish in need: At a time when the coronavirus shutdown of public Masses has impacted the offertory collections vital to parish operations, Archbishop Wilton Gregory has launched a parish support initiative to help Catholics in the Archdiocese of Washington make online donations directly to their parishes. Please go to adw.org to learn more.