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June 9, 2019

posted Jun 7, 2019, 6:07 AM by Diane Lapinski

Another reminder that next Sunday, June 16, our nation REMEMBERS OUR FATHERS, on FATHER’S DAY.  We need to stop and thank our Dads (if they are living) for all the things they have done for us.  We need to say “thanks” before the time comes when we will not be able to say it to them while on this earth.  As we always have done in the past, our fathers will be remembered on their day at the altar during the Masses.  If you would like your father remembered, whether living on earth or with God, please return the envelopes found at the entrances of the church.  They will be placed in the sanctuary for the remaining weeks of June.


This Tuesday, June 11, we will celebrate the SACRAMENT OF THE SICK at Our Lady of Victory Church  beginning at 6:00 PM.  “My dear friends, we are gathered here in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ who is present among us. As the gospels relate, the sick came to him for healing; moreover, he loves us so much that he died for our sake.  Through the apostle James, he has commanded us: “Are there any who are sick among you?  Let them send for the priests of the Church, and let the priests pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith will save the sick persons, and the Lord will raise them up; and if they have committed any sins, their sins will be forgiven them.” Let us, therefore, commend our sick brother/sister N. to the grace and power of Christ, that he may save him/her and raise him/her up.”  These words are from the prayers found in the Rite of Anointing of the Sick.  Therefore, I invite those who are elderly or suffering from sicknesses and who wish to be anointed to please plan to be with us this Tuesday.


I want to take this time to THANK all those parishioners who heeded my call for more financial help for OUR CAPITAL CAMPAIGN for the school safety/improvements project.  Because we have had many parishioners who understood the reasons for the needed increase by pledging new financial assistance cards or through upping their original pledges, we are almost near the goal of $1,630,000.00.  Once that goal is reached, all projects will be underway, including the air-conditioning of the gym.  I am so very grateful to all who contributed and who will contribute yet to this most needed project.  As your pastor, I can only take all of you to God, asking for His blessings upon each and every one of you. I am humbled with such a response to my plea.  And remember, it is for the kids and their safety.


As we closed out another SCHOOL YEAR at Our Lady of Victory, I want to thank Samantha and Dawn, all the teachers, aides, staff and volunteers who made this year a wonderful year.  As we all know to work at a Catholic School has to be a labor of love, a labor that sees working at a school as an act of MINISTRY.  Due to a lack of funds from the government, as public schools receive, salaries are based more on what a parish can afford.  Since I have been here, our teachers have had raises that place them above all other teachers in the Diocese.  But it is not enough in my estimation for the work and love they bring to their students.  But I have to work with what I have.  I am so very grateful for their generosity in seeing their position as part of God's call to participate in His ministry to His children.  I hope and pray that God will bless them for their sacrifices.  Also, I want to thank all parents who chose a Catholic Education for their child/children.  I know the sacrifices you are making to ensure that your child receives a wonderful Catholic education.  Being faithful to your tuition agreement, participating in our only fundraiser – the walk-a-thon- and supporting the various projects throughout the New Year gives our school that specialness not found in other schools.  Again, I hope and pray that God will bless you for your many sacrifices made for His children.  Now, let’s enjoy the summer.


If you are vacationing, please remember, we do not take a VACATION FROM GOD. Please check out for a list of churches in the areas you are visiting and their Mass times.



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