OUR LADY OF VICTORY
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A Note from Father Alan,
THIS WEDNESDAY we receive the annual smudge of ashes. We are marked! Some of the other Christian churches will share in this ceremony of ashes. The ashes are a reminder of our mortality….everything physical and material in this world including our bodies…will one day again be dust. So what is it we are hanging onto to give us meaning and purpose in life? Hopefully it is our values, our faith, our relationships…and not our car and boat and bank account. What will endure, what we will be able to one day “take with us” will be the love and kindness and forgiveness we were willing to give away. So the ashes mark us for renewal of our discipleship…everyone will know by the Ash Wednesday smudge that we are followers of Jesus who is our Way, our Truth and our Life. They will help us begin the Lenten renewal with a clear focus on what is essential….our relationship with God and one another. AFTER THE 5:30 MASS you are invited to share in a simple soup supper and support our faith formation program with a free will offering.
This coming Friday, March 3, (just in case you haven’t heard!) will be our first Lenten fish fry (walleye dinner). Read all about this elsewhere and thanks to all who will make the Friday suppers a special time of Lenten service, table fellowship, and hospitality to the larger community. You can still sign up on the table in the gather space to help out.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS also begin this Friday evening following the fish fry at 7:15 p.m. We meditate on these saving acts of Jesus that show His great love for us and that cause us to look around with compassion on the sufferings of others.
WELCOME TO THE ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY MEN’S CHOIR with their director, Axel Theimer as they join us for this first Friday fish fry, Stations of the Cross and a CONCERT at 8:15 p.m. Thanks to parishioners who are offering them a place to stay overnight, and you may still contact Nick Leonard, firstname.lastname@example.org (218) 531-9991 or Scott Fritz SFritz@otpco.com (218) 770-7068.
May your Lent be a time of prayer and spiritual renewal!
Our Lady of Victory Church
207 North Vine Street
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Phone: 218 736-2429 or email@example.com
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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