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

Important Letter from Fr. Ted:

Dear Parishioners,
 
The District of Columbia has instituted new restrictions for religious services beginning today. We may now only have a maximum number of 50 people at Mass. In order to comply with these restrictions, I ask everyone to once again register for Sunday Masses using our online sign-up page:
 
 
Our Masses this Thursday and Friday (Nov. 26 & 27) will be held at 10:30 am following the holiday schedule.
 
Finally, we are looking to livestream Masses over the internet more in the near future. We have successfully done this a couple of times for the school, and we are planning to do so for Christmas and possibly other events in the future. If you or a family member is knowledgeable about Zoom and web video streaming and would like to help us out with this, please get in touch with me at the parish office.
 
Happy Thanksgiving!
Fr. Ted

Changes due to the pandemic:

  • Saturday evening confessions will be available 4:00-5:00 in the church sacristy (behind the altar).
  • Please follow the protocol: 
    • 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 50 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.)

ADVENT WREATH RETREAT AT HOME: Thank you to Mr. Pullano for assembling the materials and resources for the Advent Wreath Retreat usually held at OLV on the First Sunday of Advent - Sunday 29, November, 2020. These materials are available at the back of Church this weekend for families to use for an Advent Retreat at home. Please help yourself: first come, first served.

Book of Remembrance: In November, we remember all the souls that have gone before us. All Mass intentions will be for the Souls this month. If you would like to add the names of your loved ones to the Book of Remembrance, please fill out the form in the bulletin at the church or you can contact us online for more information.

Little Books: Because of COVID‐19, we realize that many people are not coming to church these days. Could you please put a note in your bulletin and/or on your parish website like this: Little Books can be ordered directly from the website at littlebooks.org. They are available in paper and ebook formats. You can also get all the seasonal books on the Little Books app available for iOS and Android devices. To learn more about the app, go to littlebooks.org/app

Religious Education: Many parishioners have been calling for information about our Religious Education programs. Due to Covid 19, we have had to seriously consider exactly how to provide this important instruction. As of today, we are gathering materials to send home to those preparing for Confirmation and 1st Communion. If your child is in the second year prep for 1st Communion, please contact Janice in the Parish office at 202‐337‐4835 ext.10 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so she may order materials. Religious education itself is still pending due to the need of a coordinator, and the decision on whether to do at home or on‐line instruction. Please be patient as we work on providing this program.

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.

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!

Poor Box Donations for the month of November will benefit Catholic Charities. Catholic Charities assists individuals and families in need, especially those who are most vulnerable. We believe in helping people develop the skills and strength to move from crisis or isolation to stability and growth. We focus on prevention when possible, intervention when needed and advocacy when resources or opportunities are either inadequate or unfair. We are guided in this work by the richness of Catholic Social Teaching. We are strengthened through partnerships with other providers, government agencies, foundations, businesses, individuals, schools and churches, especially our Catholic parishes. We collaborate with these resources and other community assets to offer programs that are effective and fiscally sound.

Read the bulletin for November 29, 2020 

 


 

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