For the past several years, Our Lady of Victory Parish has been involved in several building and major maintenance projects. The cost of these projects have amounted to over five million dollars ($5,000,000). By the grace of God and your generosity, these expenses have been paid off. With a few projects unfinished yet, (such as, statuary in the Prayer Garden, Permanent stand for Church Statuary) the parish has to do the regular maintenance of the facilities. To show our gratitude to God, the parish has donated $50,000 to the Church in Haiti. The parish Our Lady of Victory is helping in the Diocese of Les Cayes in North East Haiti. The Bishop of Les Cayes has assigned us Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in that Diocese. I have heard from Father Jean Macnel, Pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Father says the parish is nine years old; it has 375 children in school; the parish consists of a main church and school with six chapels. The major challenges Father lists are: add on to the school which now has 375 students; install a floor in the church and install electricity in the rectory and church/school complex. The parish has 8000 members.
We hope to correspond with the parish regularly and to involve the children in the Religious Education Program in I this parish aid project. More information will be forthcoming.
Thank you for your support.
Many thanks to Carol Ann Bradley, the OLV Choir, our friends from the North Broadway United Methodist Church and other instrumentalists for their Advent and Christmas performance on Sunday, December 14.
The performance gave all who attended the opportunity to reflect on the most precious gift given to us by God…His Son, Jesus Christ.
The 2014 Bishop’s Annual Appeal will begin on May 3 and 4, 2014. It is the largest individual funding source for the pastoral and charitable ministries and programs of the Diocese of Columbus. This year’s theme “Christ the Sure Foundation” reminds us that He is our source of strength from which all blessings flow. In establishing His church on earth Christ entrusted to us its care and the care of each other. Your willingness to share these gifts for the benefit of others is an act of faith and helps to form us all into the people the Lord has called us to be.
Our parish has been asked to raise $58,878. This year the parish will combine the Bishop Annual Appeal with Our Lady of Victory Maintenance Appeal. Monies the parish raises above the appeal target will be returned to the parish. The parish will use the refund to finance parish maintenance projects. Maintenance projects include:
Replace sidewalks at Church entrance
Build a gathering space at Church entrance
Improve prayer garden with new statuary on Church grounds
Seal Church parking lot
Re-varnish front and side doors of Church and front door of Rectory
Install inter-com system (two-way) in the Religious Education Center
Build new stands for Church statuary
I am most grateful for your willingness to share your time, your talent and your treasures in support of our Diocese and Parish Community.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Monsignor Borrelli has helped at Our Lady of Victory with Liturgies for the past decade. Monsignor has been very loyal and devoted to Our Lady of Victory. Recently, Monsignor Borrelli has developed a lung condition and had to transfer to:
The Villas at St. Therese Assisted Living
25 Noe Bixby Rd.— Room 123
Columbus, OH 43213-1461
Monsignor will be happy hearing from you and would appreciate your prayers.
Msgrs. Romano, Borrelli and Missimi, Deacons Baumann and Joseph and the parish staff extend to all of you Best Wishes for a Merry and Blessed Christmas!
On this wondrous Feast Day, which sees worshippers gathered in our Churches as perhaps on no other celebration throughout the year, we should cast out all fear and anxiety, all worry and concern. As we open and cherish our gifts, and the love of others that they express, as we hear again and again the word Glory sung, or seen on our cards, and as we absorb the glow of Christmas lights and candles, let all of these remind us that God has sent His only Son, Jesus, to become flesh, one of us. “God loved the people of this world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who has faith in Him will have eternal life.”