• Our Lady of Victory Church
  • "Everyone is always welcome at Our Lady of Victory Church"
  • Our Lady of Victory is a welcoming Catholic community dedicated to the mission to Know, Love and Serve God by living the Eucharist,
  • The Chapel will continue to remain open daily (from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.) for your personal visits and prayer times. It is cleaned and sanitized daily.

Toy Bingo

Toy Bingo event has been cancelled due to new covid restrictions.

 

Christmas Giving Tree

This year’s need remains the same.   Can you help?

Sunday Mass – November 29th

Message from Fr. Rich

Happenings This Week

Week of  November 29th – December 5th

  • Today ……… Toy Bingo, CANCELLED
  • Monday……. Confessions, 6:00-7:00 P.M.
  • Tuesday ……. Events Committee, 7:00 P.M.
  • Thursday …… Knights of Columbus, 7:00 P.M.
  • Friday ……….. First Friday of the Month
    8:00 A.M.: Mass & Exposition
    11 A.M. Holy Hour & Benediction
  • Saturday …… Confessions, 3:00-4:00 P.M.

Future Happenings

  • Dec. 7 ……… Evening Holy Day Mass
  • Dec. 8 ……… Holy Day: Immaculate Conception
    Holy Name Society
  • Dec. 13 ……. Baptism Class
  • Dec. 14 …….. Penance Service
  • Dec. 18 ……. Pack Food Baskets for Needy

Diocesan Annual Appeal

The Diocesan Annual Appeal has begun in all of our parishes. Regional videos have been prepared that feature ways the Diocesan Annual Appeal supports ministries in our area and throughout the Diocese. Please take a look at our region’s Appeal video.

Thank you for considering a gift to this year’s Appeal. For more information, please visit www.annualappeal.org

Online Contributions

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We are grateful for your support of our church. Online Giving allows you to make contributions to our church without writing checks or worrying about cash donations.  Read More… 
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Stay Connected With Our Parish

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Elijah Cup Program

The Elijah Cup Program is sponsored by our Holy Name Society. It is a program of prayer to help increase vocations to the priesthood and religious life in the Church. You would receive the Elijah Cup at Mass, take it home, and offer prayers all week for vocations. A program book is provided. Sign up today.

“All life has inestimable value even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect.” Pope Francis

Parish Mission Statement

Our Lady of Victory is a welcoming Catholic community dedicated to the mission to Know, Love and Serve God by living the Eucharist,

Parish Registration

We always welcome new members to our Parish family. Registration is important to us so that we may serve your spiritual needs. Call the office to register in the parish. One must be registered in the parish in order to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism and Marriage or be granted letters of eligibility for sponsorship of Baptism and Confirmation.

Advent Penance Service

Monday, December 14th at 7:00 P.M. There will be four priests here for confessions. There will not be a public prayer service, but one that you can read and reflect on your own. But it gives everyone an opportunity to go to confession. The Church and rooms will be set up for social distancing as well as privacy for confession. Plan to attend and receive Christ’s peace through the forgiveness of sins.

Registering For Masses

For Masses during the weekdays, there is no need to register. Just sign in when you arrive. For weekend Masses, we are taking reservations so that we can accommodate all who want to attend that Mass. With proper social distancing, we are able to handle over a hundred people in the combined Church, Chapel and Upper  Meeting Room before moving into the Hall. So  please call the Church at (570-629-0593) if you are planning to attend one of the weekend Masses. If it becomes necessary, we will add an additional Sunday Mass.

News and Announcements

Christmas Giving Tree

The need remains the same. If you could and would like to help, please take one of the tags and purchase a gift for that child. In some cases, there is a suggestion listed.  Gifts must be returned unwrapped no late than December 13th.

Live Streaming Mass – Help Needed!

Since we stopped the outdoor Mass for the winter, people would still like to attend Mass and receive Holy Communion. I would like to live stream all our Masses and then offer Holy Communion afterwards at an outside station for those who are still unsure about coming inside the Church. But I can’t do this […]

Diocesan Annual Appeal – Bound Together in Hope

Bound Together in Hope: Our Parish Goal this year is $52,000 and at the moment we have received gifts or pledges from 126 gifts totally $22,715.00. That’s about 15% of our parish and we have attained 43% of our goal. As you can see, we are far from our goal. Can you help?

Food Pantry Baskets

We continue to stock our food pantry to help needy families and individuals. We just gave out baskets for Thanksgiving and are now looking at Christmas. If you know an individual or a family that could use a food basket for the holidays, please let me know. We will then check with them to see if they want one. All calls are confidential. Let’s help one another.

Christmas Mass Schedule

We have been working on the Christmas Mass schedule. It doesn’t seem like the attendance restrictions and social distancing are going to change anytime soon. So as it stands now, the schedule for Christmas is: Thursday, Dec. 24th : 3:00 P.M. & 5:00 P.M. Friday, Dec. 25th : 8:30 A.M. & 10:30 P.M. If reservations […]

Mens Clothing Drive

Mens clothing drive is being sponsored by our Knights of Columbus and Holy Name Societies. They are seeking warm clothing, coats, sweaters, etc. new or used, that will be provided to the Allentown Rescue Mission. They could also use new socks and men’s underwear. A container is just inside the door of the Church. Thank […]

Mass Attendance and Health Requirements

We continue to use the reservation system for Mass attendance. We do so to make sure there is room for all who wish to attend. So please make use of the system, either by signing up the week before or calling the church or responding to the flocknote message.

Stay Connected With Our Parish

Receive emails or text Messages as reminders to the gatherings, happenings & events in our parish. Click the link above for more information.

Confessions Schedule

CONFESSIONS are being heard weekly. Monday evenings from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. and Saturday afternoons from 3:00 to 4:00 P.M. Confessions are being heard in the chapel.

Guidelines for attending Masses

          The following are the guidelines for our Masses. Masses are held in Church and, if necessary, at the same time, live streamed into the Church Hall. Seating is marked off to follow proper social distancing. Each Mass will be limited to a certain number in attendance and then doors closed. […]

Events

KIDS’ TOY BINGO

November 29, 2020

CANCELLED due to new occupancy guidelines from State.

First Friday of the Month

December 4, 2020
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

8:00 am  …  Mass & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament   Church remains open all morning for private prayer time   11:00 am … Holy Hour of Prayer concluding with Benediction

Holy Name Society

December 8, 2020
7:00 pm

Meeting: Tuesday,  December 8th  at 7:00 pm in Hall All men of the parish welcome to attend and join Plans for upcoming events will be discussed We will continue to  discuss future events and what we can do as a parish society in the midst of the pandemic.

Baptism Class

December 13, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

We have started scheduling baptisms. Next Class is Sunday,  December 13th at 1:00 pm in the Upper meeting Room. Parents need to attend one of these classes before setting a date for Baptism. Godparents are always welcome to attend as well.   Call the Church (570-629-4572) to reserve your attendance at this session