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!
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.
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,
Blessings to you as the Archdiocese of Washington celebrates the Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord! As Pope Leo the Great reminds us the Son of God did not leave the Father’s side when He became incarnate on earth and likewise when Jesus ascended to the right hand of the Father, he did not abandon us. He is still with us through the gift of His Spirit (Pentecost) and through His presence in the Sacraments: “the visible presence of our Redeemer has passed into the Sacraments.”
You may have noticed from the e-bulletin that we have lots of openings for Mass intentions. Do consider this act of charity towards the faithful departed. Every Mass is offered for both the living and the dead but the Church has had the long standing practice of allowing the faithful to request that their loved ones and their intentions be singled out. We do this because our Catholic faith teaches that souls in a state of grace when they die but not quite ready to see the Lord face to face undergo a purgation in Purgatory. We can assist those souls by our prayers and the highest form of prayer is the perfect once-for-all Sacrifice of Christ offered to the Father on our behalf at the Holy Mass. Most dioceses set up the typical suggested donation for a Mass intention but a donation is not required. In the Archdiocese of Washington the suggested donation is $10. If you would like to have a Mass offered for your own intention or for a loved one, please call Janice in the parish office.
Our Holy Hour of Adoration continues each Wednesday evening at 7 PM in the church followed by a wine and cheese social.
Here’s the link for my Friday afternoon video concert series. This week it’s a song by Johnny Cash.
God bless you!
Fr. Bill, OP