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February 4, 2018

posted Feb 1, 2018, 5:52 AM by Diane Lapinski


· Beginning this Monday evening, February 5 and continuing for 6 weeks, I will be holding                 another ADULT EDUCATION CLASS ENTITLED THE FOUR GOSPELS. We will look at the origins of the gospels and briefly discuss the major themes proper to each gospel writer. We will begin at 7:00 PM and end at 8:00 PM. The class will be held in the Activities Center as usual. If you want more penance for the Lenten season, this is the way to do it! Come and listen to me.

· On February 9, the Athletic Council will once again sponsor TRIVIA NIGHT. There will be a live Trivia Competition. Auction Items, Raffles, Games, Cash Prizes, snacks, beer and wine and much fun. Doors will open at 6:30 and Trivia competitions will begin at 7:00 PM. Everyone had such a good time last year and I am sure this year will be the same.


OUR FATHER JONATHAN has received an additional assignment from the Bishop.  Father Jonathan is now the Chaplain at St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy.  His assignment has started already.  I feel this will be a good assignment for him since it is my hope that Father can continue to grow youth ministry here at OLV and now has the additional resources from St. Joe’s.  Please keep Father in your prayers as he continues his ministry here at Our Lady of Victory and St. Joe’s.

I am once again grateful to parishioners of OLV for their generous contributions towards the CHRISTMAS COLLECTION this past year.  Now that the totals have been finalized, a grand sum of $71,922.00 was      collected.  This amount is $7,717.24 above last year’s total.  I am very grateful to all who continue to support the parish through your generous contributions.  May God bless you all and thanks again.

I want to THANK all those who made our CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK so successful and enjoyable for the students.  Beginning with the Mass last Sunday and continuing throughout the week, the students truly      enjoyed celebrating their Catholic identity through our school.  We do indeed have a wonderful school (Middle, Elementary and Pre-School), dedicated administrators and teachers and staff, great volunteers and               wonderful, supportive parents.  I am very proud of the school and continue to ask God’s blessings upon us.  Thanks everyone.

Thanks to everyone who went to Kelly’s Steak and Seafood House last Sunday as a fundraiser for the               Pre-School. I went at 5:00 PM and by the time I left, the restaurant was crowded, hopefully with many                  parishioners and friends. THANK YOU for taking the time out of your schedule to support the Pre-School.

This weekend I have place THE WORD AMONG US for the Lenten season at the entrances of the church doors.  I know that Lent is not until next Wednesday, but I wanted to have the booklets in the hands of          parishioners ready to begin their journey through Lent.  They are excellent resources feeding the heart,         preparing us for the great Easter Event.  Please feel free to take one and use it throughout the 6 weeks of Lent.



HUMOR FOR THE WEEK - Little known Chocolate facts, especially before Lent:

·   Chocolate is derived from cacao beans. Bean = vegetable. Sugar is derived from either sugar CANE or     sugar BEETS. Both are plants, which place them in the vegetable category. Thus, chocolate is a vegetable.

·   To go one step further, chocolate candy bars also contain milk, which is dairy product. So candy bars are a health food.

·   Chocolate-covered raisins, cherries, orange slices and strawberries all count as fruit; so eat as many as you want.

·   If you've got melted chocolate all over your hands, you're eating it too slowly.

·   Problem: How to get 2 pounds of chocolate home from the store in a hot car. The solution: Eat it in the parking lot.

·   Diet tip: Eat a chocolate bar before each meal. It'll take the edge off your appetite, and you'll eat less.

If calories are an issue, store your chocolate on top of the fridge. Calories are afraid of heights, and they will jump out of the chocolate to protect themselves. (We're testing this with other snack foods as well.)