OUR LADY OF VICTORY
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From Bishop Kettler,
NOTICE OF LISTENING SESSION -- There has been a recent allegation of sexual misconduct involving Father Robert Smith. Because of that allegation, Bishop Kettler has asked a Diocesan Response Team to hold listening sessions for the people of all the parishes in which Father Smith served.
Fr. Smith was pastor at Our Lady of Victory in Fergus Falls from October, 1957 to June, 1968; and St. Leonard of Port Maritus Church in Pelican Rapids from March, 1958, to June, 1964.
There will be a listening session on Tuesday, August 18th, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Leonard’s Church in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota. The Diocesan Response Team will be present for any parishioners who wish to attend. The listening sessions will not be open to the news media.
This listening session will have three primary goals: 1) to assure parishioners of Bishop Kettler’s support and assistance; 2) to offer a process whereby sexual misconduct issues/concerns can be voiced and discussed; and 3) to allow other potential victims the opportunity to come forward and receive assistance and healing.
A Note from Father Alan,
THERE IS EXCITEMENT IN THE AIR with the beginning of Vacation Bible School beginning this Sunday from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. We are planning for more faith-filled fun than ever, thanks to Jennifer Dummer and all the VBS volunteers! Please see additional information elsewhere in this bulletin!
On a slightly different note, the St. Otto’s Cemetery Committee has been doing research, starting in 2012, on the installation of a columbarium at our cemetery. They are considering a gracefully designed, 64-inch structure (allowing for 128 urn spaces) with benches around it, creating a prayer space to be located below the altar and crucifix area. The cost is expected to be in the ballpark of $30,000+. The pastoral council will be reviewing this recommendation. If you are interested in seeing the design or finding out more information about this project, or in donating towards it, please contact Don Anderson, Leona Swanson, Mark Graff, or myself.
Blessings on your week!
Our Lady of Victory Church
207 North Vine Street
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Phone: 218 736-2429 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Parish Office Hours
8:30am - 4:30pm
Weekend Mass Times
Sunday 8:30am & 10:30am
Thursday & Friday 8:30am
Wednesday (rotating Nursing Homes-first 3 Wednesdays)
Other Wednesday's - 9:00am OLV
Thursday & Friday 9:00am