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.

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Read the bulletin for April 4, 2021 


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  • 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:

Mass of Thanksgiving: Fr. Ambrose Arralde, OP, who served as a deacon at Our Lady of Victory up until the pandemic will return on Sunday, April 11 at 10:30 AM to celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving at the usual 10:30 AM Mass. Due the the pandemic, he wasn’t able to offer a Mass of Thanksgiving last year. Fr. Ambrose assisted with the RCIA program during his assignment at OLV. And so it is fitting that he has received delegation to provide the Sacrament of Confirmation to Alyx Grogan at the same Mass. Her confirmation was also delayed due to the pandemic.

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.


Fr. Bill's Weekly Friday Message and Video

Dear Parishioners and Friends of Our Lady of Victory:

Jesus is risen! He is truly risen! May the One who triumphed o’er the grave raise up in you and your loved ones whatever needs the new life which only our Lord Jesus can give. If you haven’t already, visit my YouTube channel in order to listen to the 4th video of the Friday afternoon concert series. It’s a song by Don Francisco called “He’s Alive!”.  The link is:  He’s Alive, 4th Video in Series

A blessed Easter to one and all! 

Fr. Bill, OP
Sacramental Minister

 


Letter from Msgr. Ronald Jameson (Canonical Administrator):

My dear OLV parishioners,

Recently we have experienced freezing temperatures, snow, sleet, freezing rain, and ice. Just a few days ago we saw the thermostat climb to 60 degrees. In a couple weeks we will see the change to daylight saving time. Hopefully, that means a transition to springtime and warmer weather.

You have also experienced a transition. It is never easy to have a pastor leave for a new assignment. It is even harder to see a pastor leave in mid-year and the reason being an ongoing health condition. We want what is best for Fr. Ted. You will miss him. But I am sure you have questions about the next four months or so. Be assured that the ministry of the parish, and the school as part of the ministry, is a priority of the Archbishop. I have been the Dean of the Northwest-West Deanery for many years. I know well the staff, school principal, and other parish leaders. In fact, some of my families have students here in the school.

I have been appointed the parish’s Canonical Administrator. Fr. Garrott will minister to the pastoral needs of the parish. He will be living here at the rectory. My responsibility will be for the general administration of the parish and to have oversight of the parish and school in general. I will be in frequent touch with the staff and will be available to them whenever they need me. However, I am still the Rector of the Cathedral and Lent and Holy Week are extremely busy times. I am sure you realize that. But I will always do my best to listen, to walk this journey with you, and to work with you during this period of transition.

Please pray for me and I will pray for you. I am here to be of service to you. If we all work together, with God’s help, this journey will work out well. God bless.

P.S. Someone who was well-known to many of you was very well-known to me. He was my pastor when I was a little kid in Southern Maryland. Later he came to OLV and was such a kind and caring priest to the patients and staff at Sibley as well as to the OLV family. Let us pray to Msgr. Harry Echle to intercede for us during these months.

Msgr. Ronald Jameson
Canonical Administrator

  

 

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