On this Memorial Day Weekend, we take the opportunity to give thanks as a nation and as a faith community to thank God for those who have served and died for our country. We can include prayers for those who are serving in the military at this time, and pray for their safe return, and remember their families; and of course pray for all of our beloved deceased family members and friends. In addition to prayers at Mass this weekend, you are invited to a brief prayer service and blessing of graves at our St. Otto’s Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon, weather providing! Fr. Will Ovsak will also celebrate Mass on Monday morning at 9:00.
Speaking of that early Church council, the Council of Jerusalem (in our first reading this weekend), we continue to value and depend on the wisdom and guidance of councils and boards for the governing of our Church today, as they work in cooperation with pastors and parish staffs. I encourage you to review the information about candidates for next weekend’s elections of our Board of Education and Parish Council. I thank all those who have come forward to be considered for leadership the next several years. And I thank all who are currently serving in these and other capacities and providing the input and support necessary to ensure
good and healthy parish life.
The newly formed Area Catholic Community committee (for OLV, St. Elizabeth’s, and St. Leonard’s -Pelican Rapids) will meet this coming Wednesday at St. Leonard’s rectory. Members from our parish include John Schmidt (chair), Angie Polejewski, Mammas H. Mammas and myself. We will begin dialoguing about future collaborations, share how our parishes are staffed, and begin the process of setting goals and priorities for our committee and our parishes. This committee reports to the already established parish/pastoral councils.
Our Lady of Victory, St. Elizabeth and St. Leonard, PRAY FOR US!!
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207 North Vine Street
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
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Parish Office Hours
9:00am-4:00pm (closed noon hour)
Weekend Mass Times
8:30am & 10:30am
Thursday & Friday 8:30am
Wednesday (rotating Nursing Homes-first 4 Wednesdays)
Fifth Wednesdays - 9:00am OLV
Thursday & Friday 9:00am