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.

Welcome to Our Lady of Victory

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Read the bulletin for May 9, 2021 

Join Us for Mass

  • Our Mass schedule is available on the homepage of our site or by clicking here.
  • 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 and hand sanitizer will be provided in the church.

Weekly Announcements:

Hospitality: Please join us after the 10:30am Mass for hospitality under the tent in the parking lot. Panera will be catering the coffee and goodies!

Parish Outreach:  The parish is assembling an outreach team of parishioners willing to contact members of the parish to check in on those who continue to be somewhat isolated and unable to attend Mass. The goal is to provide a welcoming link to the parish and to inform them of parish activities and the steps OLV has taken to insure a safe environment, a call script and template will be provided. if you are interested in participating in this important parish ministry, please read the bulletin for this week to get contact information.

Confirmation Update: Due to the number of Confirmandi and the current limits on the number of attendees for Mass, a tentative plan has been set for Confirmation on June 5th at 10:00am in the hope that some of the restrictions may have been lifted. Our administrator, Msgr. Jamison will administer the sacrament and Fr. Bill will preach. For now, please continue to support your child's work in the workbooks. More information and an at-home retreat resource will be shared closer to the date of the celebration. If you have questions, please contact Sheila Martinez This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Janice at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you for your support and understanding in these unprecedented times. Please let us know if we can support you in the faith formation of your child.

OLV Care for Creation (C4C) Activities: Despite the disruptive effect of the Pandemic, the OLV C4C team has made substantial progress in planning and making improvements to the physical plant’s landscape. C4C represents our parish’s action program to implement aspects of Laudato Si’, the environmental encyclical previously issued by Pope Francis. Please read the bulletin for more information on these activities and how to get involved.

Registration Open for Angels in the Bible: A Summer Bible Study. This summer in June and July 2021, OLV parishioners are invited to join St. Matthew's parishioners for a 6-session Bible Study newly published by Little Rock Scripture Study, "Angels in the Bible." Register for either of two parishioner-led groups that will meet virtually once each week - one on Sunday afternoons, and one on Monday evenings.

A Week of New Music: OLV parishioners are invited to join St. Matthew's for a very special Nathan Laube Week at St. Matthew’s, May 17 – 21. Every morning at 6am we will post on the Cathedral YouTube account a new video of a virtuosic organ piece by Nathan Laube, our 2019 Great Organ Dedicatory Recitalist, recorded on the Cathedral Great Organ earlier this spring. The recordings are impeccably engineered and edited for an optimum virtual recital experience. Don’t miss it! Check the listing of works and composers you will hear and plan to listen and enjoy.

Wednesday Afternoon Recital. On May, 26, join us in the Cathedral when Rebecca Yoder appears for a midday concert on the Great Organ following the 12:10pm Mass. Mark your calendars for the 12:40pm performance; enjoy it live and in person or livestreamed on YouTube (link to follow).

Updates on the Coronavirus, Live Streamed Masses and Prayers: The archdiocesan website is updated regularly. Please see adw.org/coronavirus for information related to the coronavirus for a listing of live stream Masses and prayers, and cathstan.org and elpreg.org for the Catholic Standard and the Spanish- language El Pregonero newspapers.

Fr. Bill's Weekly Message and Video

Dear parishioners and friends,

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers of Our Lady of Victory! Prayers for all of you as well as for your mothers near and far, living and deceased.

This past week we started a weekly Holy Hour of Adoration on Wednesday evenings in the church from 7 to 8 PM with Solemn Benediction. Afterwards, we have a wine and cheese social in the tent outside.

Remember, we’re gathering a corp of phone-calling volunteers to reach out to all parishioners, especially those who haven’t been able to return to Mass yet for whatever reason. If you’d like to help, see the information in the bulletin below.

The ninth video in my Friday afternoon concert series is a tribute to our mothers. It’s a song I use a lot during my parish missions by Randy Travis called “When Mama Prayed”. Enjoy the video here.

In Jesus and Mary who give us the victory,

God bless you in Jesus, Mary and Joseph,

Fr. Bill, OP
Sacramental Minister  



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