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Pastor’s Post

Be That Miracle

by Fr. Rich

How many people can you feed with two fish and five loaves of bread? Jesus fed five thousand. I believe generosity is contagious. Share a little something with another, whether that be a stranger, friend, neighbor or family, and watch what happens. It seems to spark something inside oneself. Whether that is from guilt, compassion, […]

True Leadership

by Fr. Rich

What is a leader? Is it someone who takes control of everyone and everything around them? Is it someone who wants and demands the respect and obedience of others? Is it someone who likes a title? In today’s Gospel, Jesus gives us the example of true leadership: The Good Shepherd. His leadership is rooted in […]

Kindness Will Repeat Itself

by Fr. Rich

What do you pack when you go on vacation? How about just a weekend trip? What do you take with you for a trip to the beach? After thinking about this, now go back and read today’s Gospel. Jesus is sending His disciples out into the world to proclaim the Good News to everyone. He […]

Diocesan Annaul Appeal – Thank You!

by Fr. Rich

A very sincere THANK YOU! We made our goal! Our Lady of Victory Parish always comes forward to help those in need. The Appeal money helps so many in so many ways. Again, THANK YOU for your generosity!

Independence Day

by Fr. Rich

Today we celebrate Independence Day. As a nation we became an independent union. We have a Declaration of Independence that states that we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. We will celebrate with cookouts, family gatherings, parties and just relaxing. But […]

The answer?… Compliment

by Fr. Rich

What doesn’t cost anything, but is worth so very much? What can be given many times, and you never run out of? What can you give to others that makes you and the other person feel good. In all cases the answer is a compliment. Today’s Gospel talks about healing, the little girl back to […]

Happy Father’s Day

by Fr. Rich

Happy Fathers Day to all our fathers. And we offer you this special prayer: We give our thanks, Heavenly Father, for the fathers in our lives. Fatherhood does not come with a manual, and reality teaches us that some fathers excel while others fail. We ask for Your blessings for them all and forgiveness where […]

Planting A Seed Of Faith

by Fr. Rich

Did you ever think about planting a seed of faith? Where would you plant it? Maybe in your children or in your parents. Maybe in your friends. Maybe even a stranger. What does that seed look like? Maybe it’s the words, “I’ll say a prayer for you.” Maybe it’s complimentary words when someone is down. […]

The Eucharist is the source and summit of our Faith.

by Fr. Rich

The Eucharist is the source and summit of our Faith. It brings Jesus into our lives through the consecrated bread and wine, now the Body & Blood of our Savior. Last weekend, we published a letter from Bishop Bambera inviting and welcoming people back to Mass. There is a video of that message on our […]

Honor, Respect and Remembrance

by Fr. Rich

Veterans are among the many heroes who deserve our respect and remembrance, thanks to their service. One of the ways that we respect those who make sacrifices for our country is by remembering them each year on Memorial Day. Thank a Veteran. Visit the grave of a deceased Veteran. Or at least say a prayer […]