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
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.
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!
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 Friday Message and Video
Happy Easter! "But Fr. Bill, Easter was last Sunday!" Yes, that's true, but the wonder of Easter is such that the Church celebrates the day of Easter for an octave of days all the way through the 2nd Sunday of Easter -- Divine Mercy Sunday. St. Augustine points out that the Easter Season lasts 7 weeks, a week longer than the Lenten Season, in order to emphasize that the glory of resurrected life, to which we are all called by our Baptism, outshines our earthly woes and will last forever. This Sunday April 11 we are blessed to have Fr. Ambrose Arralde, OP return to offer a Mass of Thanksgiving at the 10:30 AM Mass. Fr. Ambrose served at OLV as a deacon brother but was unable to offer a Mass of Thanksgiving due to the pandemic lockdown. At the same time, he has also been delegated by the Cardinal to confirm Alyx Grogan whom he taught in the RCIA program last year. Panera Bread will provide coffee and bagels after the 10:30 AM Mass under the tent. (Last weekend's tent gatherings were a great success!) Unfortunately, you won't see me this weekend or for the following week since I'm taking a week's vacation which was planned before I accepted this assignment at OLV. I'll return Saturday afternoon, April 17.
The 5th video song "You Raise Me Up" in the Friday Afternoon Concert Series can be found here.
Christ is risen! He is truly risen! Alleluia!
Fr. Bill, OP
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