Welcome to Our Lady of Victory
The Church of Our Lady of Victory is a community of people in a primarily non-Catholic area in the Diocese of St. Cloud. Our mission is to develop unity among the unique individual believers who are committed to the mission of Jesus Christ to build up the kingdom of God through the help of the Holy Spirit.
Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord's Supper
April 17th - 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday - Celebration of the Lord's Passion
April 18th – 3:00 p.m.
April 19th – 7:30 p.m.
Resurrection of the Lord
April 20th – 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.
A Note from Father Alan ..
Welcome to HOLY WEEK as we begin our Palm Sunday celebration with the blessing of palms and “procession into Jerusalem”! (instead of the gym or fellowship hall, we have decided to gather in the gathering area, thank you! Sorry for giving you the wrong information last weekend.) You are also invited to a Holy Land slide show presentation given by John and Meg Schmidt in the fellowship hall this Sunday afternoon at 3:00.
This is the WEEK OF WEEKS for the Christian Church! I hope you and your families will experience it like a “retreat” as we celebrate the great events of our life in Christ. The Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper will begin at 7:00 p.m. I will wash the feet of pastoral and stewardship council members; you will also be invited to come in pairs to wash one another’s feet (perhaps a parent and child, or spouses would like to experience together this loving, Holy Thursday gesture). On Holy Thursday please return your RICE BOWLS full of your offerings to feed the hungry! (Or you may return them to church or office anytime this week.) We will have adoration “in the garden with Jesus” set up in the fellowship hall after Mass until 10:00 p.m. with men from the St. Joseph’s group sharing meditations.
Our Good Friday Service includes the proclamation of the Passion account, Veneration of the Cross, and distribution of Holy Communion, and begins at 3:00 p.m.
On Holy Saturday the Easter Vigil begins at 7:30 p.m. (please note there is no 4:30 Mass on Holy Saturday). This is the climax of the liturgical year and a very special and beautiful liturgy. If you have not ever attended an Easter Vigil, I especially encourage you to come! We will commemorate Jesus’ resurrection with the welcoming of new members, a beautiful (slightly expanded) Liturgy of the Word, along with ritual blessings of new Easter water and a new Easter candle. All are invited to a reception afterwards in honor of Christ’s resurrection and to welcome our new members. There will be special Easter food and drink! Masses on Easter Sunday are at the usual times, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., with renewal of Baptismal Promises and Easter Sprinkling!
Have a Blessed and Prayerful Holy Week!