From the Pastor

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,
    Father Romano

    From the Pastor

    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.

    From the Pastor

    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.”

    From the Pastor

    The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has asked that all dioceses in the United States hold a special collection to raise desperately needed funds to assist the recovery following the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan. Bishop Campbell has designated the weekend of November 30-December 1, 2013 for this collection.

    This storm destroyed entire villages and wrecked cities across the Philippines and Vietnam. As many as 10,000 people are feared dead and more than 9 million people have been affected. The full extent of structural damage is still unknown. On this weekend that follows our national celebration of Thanksgiving, let us show our gratitude for the good things we enjoy by supporting those who are suffering in the Philippines and southeast Asia.

    We wish to thank the Knights of Columbus and all the parishioners, including the Youth, who helped with the Spaghetti Dinner last Sunday.

    Last November 9, the Parish held the Annual Holiday Bazaar. Special thanks to Mary Waterfield and Judith Mitchell who co-chaired the event. We thank all those parishioners who, through their generosity and hard work, helped make the event a big success. Net proceeds: $4,266.21. Thank you!

    From the Pastor

    Rev. Ravi Kiran Dasari, from the Diocese of Gallup will be speaking at our Masses, the weekend of October 12 & 13 supplying us with information on ways that we might help to further the mission works in his Diocese. The Diocese of Gallup encompasses 55,000 square miles and serves 61,900 Catholics – 52 Parishes & 22 Missions – this makes it one of our nations largest and poorest diocese. Covering the entire Navajo Nation, the Diocese of Gallup is spread across two states, Arizona and New Mexico (an area about the size of Illinois and Wisconsin).

    Who serves the Diocese of Gallup?
    Active Priests: 32
    Permanent Deacons: 29
    Seminarians: 5
    Religious Sisters: 110
    Religious Brothers: 8

    There will be a second collection taken during all Masses the weekend of October 12-13 to help the Diocese of Gallup, please be generous.