OUR LADY OF VICTORY
PLEASE SEE TAB ON LEFT FOR UPDATED INFORMATION
A Note from Father Alan,
On this weekend as we celebrate the Feast of
the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, and renew our
faith in Christ’s saving love, I have some difficult news to
share. Two recent lawsuits against our parish allege that
Fr. Robert Smith sexually abused two minors while he
was assigned at Our Lady of Victory as pastor in the late
1960’s. Fr. Smith is deceased.
Our parish is one of a number of parishes that
have been sued under the Minnesota Child Victims Act.
As you may know, the Minnesota Child Victims Act
temporarily removed for three years the civil statute of
limitations for historical cases of child sexual abuse. The
deadline for victims to file a sexual abuse claim was
May 25, 2016.
We do not expect that the lawsuits will affect our
parish and Catholic school operations. I thank you for
remaining strong in your support of our ministries and
mission. Both our prayers and our financial contributions
Attorneys representing parishes and the diocese
will work hard for a fair resolution of our lawsuits and the
others while allowing the work of the Church to continue.
Please continue to pray for healing for abuse
victims and survivors, their friends and family, and our
parish community. Please also refer to the letter from
Bishop Kettler enclosed with this bulletin.
May God’s peace be with you!
Our Lady of Victory Church
207 North Vine Street
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Phone: 218 736-2429 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We're here to welcome you.
Parish Office Hours
9:00am - 4:00pm
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