Catholic Church - 1559 Roxbury Road, Columbus, Ohio

From the Pastor

Date posted: March 25, 2016

The Parish Priests, Deacons and staff wish you a Happy Easter and wish to thank you for your prayerful participation in the Holy Week and Easter Services. All the Holy Week services have been well attended.

We thank the Choir, Instrumentalists, the Ushers, Altar Servers, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, and those who decorated the Church so beautifully. We thank everyone for helping in any way.

From the Pastor

Date posted: December 23, 2015

Msgrs. Romano, 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

Date posted: August 18, 2015

The Parish has hired Krista Joseph as the new Director of Religious Education. Krista, an OLV Parishioner since 1991, has been married to Deacon Rob Joseph for 28 years. Some of Krista’s accomplishments are that she served and/or chaired VBS and CLOW for 10 years; Taught 5th-8th grade religious education for 4 years including confirmation; Received Advanced Certification from the Diocese of Columbus in Religious Education; Participated in 12 years of Bible Study and Catechism studies; Eucharistic Minister since 1991 in OLV Parish; Created and taught a bible study at Our Lady of Peace Catholic School for 7 years; Boy Scout leader for 5 years and a Girl Scout leader for 5 years; Krista’s passion is for handing down the faith to our children in public school through Religious Education and is evident in all her works here at our parish and in our community.

The Parish has also hired Rosemary Finneran as the Director of Adult Education and Parish Ministry. Rosemary is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Theology from the Josephinum Seminary. She has been involved in various ministries in the Diocese of Columbus such as facilitating a number of Women’s Study Groups, helping with the Catholic Women’s Conference and the Serra Club of Columbus. At Our Lady of Victory, Rosemary will work with the Senior Group already in existence, coordinate Bereavement Groups, will help with the RCIA Program and assist with Sacramental Programs for parents; Rosemary will also explore new adult programs for the Parish such as the Alpha Program.

The Parish has also hired Anita Milano-Gay as the new Youth Director. Anita attended Our Lady of Victory School, Trinity School, Bishop Ready High School and graduated from Ohio Dominican University with a degree in Special Education. Anita has been a lifetime member of Our Lady of Victory Parish. She has been Director of Vacation Bible School at Our Lady of Victory and teaches in the Religious Education Program. Anita has always been interested in teaching the Catholic Faith to young people.

The Parish thanks Michelle Fishpaw and Holly Jo Monnier for all their hard work in Religious Education and our Youth Group.

From the Pastor

Date posted: April 17, 2015

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.

In Christ,

Fr. Romano

From the Pastor

Date posted: December 18, 2014

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.

From the Pastor

Date posted: April 23, 2014

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

    Date posted: January 25, 2014

    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

    Date posted: December 20, 2013

    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

    Date posted: November 21, 2013

    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

    Date posted: September 29, 2013

    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.

    From the Pastor

    Date posted: August 15, 2013

    We thank everyone who contributed in making our Festival such a successful event. We thank Jesse Oddi for chairing the Festival.

    We thank all those who chaired/cochaired the various Festival activities. We thank all the parishioners for the spirit of fellowship that prevailed throughout the two-day event. Every one of the visitors remarked about the family feeling.

    In spite of the economic hard times, parishioners have been very generous in supporting our Festival. As soon as the net figures become available, we will publish them.

    From the Pastor

    Date posted: May 3, 2013

    The 2013 Bishop’s Annual Appeal will begin in our Parish May 4 & 5. The Appeal provides the opportunity for each of us within our Parish to share in the good works of our diocesan family. In the words of Bishop Campbell: “As a Diocesan family, our united response to the goodness of God enables us to bring Christ to the sick, the imprisoned, the poor – both individual and needy parishes, missions and schools. Together we defend human life at all levels and promote the dignity and importance of marriage and family life, the foundation of any worthy society. We prepare seminarians to become the priests who can powerfully proclaim the Gospel and lead the faithful in worship. We hand on our holy faith through our Catholic schools and religious education programs; for what we ourselves have received, we must pass on to another generation. To all those in any spiritual or material need we say “we care about you and we love you”. Please see the charter which outlines Diocesan needs and programs the Bishop Annual Appeal supports. Our Parish family has been asked to raise $57,704. Please know that Bishop Campbell and I are grateful to you for your sacrifice, regardless of the amount.

    After four years as Director of Religious Education at our Lady of Victory, Lisa Schechter is leaving the position. In her four years as Director, Mrs. Schechter has added the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd to the program; she has recruited excellent teachers and advanced their certification. Mrs. Schechter leaves behind a very well established program. We thank Mrs. Schechter for all her efforts and dedication in helping in the Christian formation of our children.

    The Parish has hired Michelle Fishpaw as the new Religious Education Director. Michelle, currently a teacher at Newark Blessed Sacrament School, has been in the field of education for several years. She holds a Masters Degree in Education and is currently a 5th Grade Teacher in the OLV Program. We know Michelle will continue the good work of Mrs. Schechter.

    Mass Times

    Masses:

    Sunday: 8:30am & 11:00am
    Saturday: 5:00pm
    Monday - Friday: 8:00am
    Holydays - 8:00am & 7:00pm
    Saturday after First Friday - 8:00am

    Confessions:

    Saturday: 4:00pm - 4:30pm
    Other times by appointment

    Contact

    Address:

    1559 Roxbury Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212

    Telephone:

    Voice: 614-488-2428
    Fax: 614-488-0507

    Social Media:

    YouTube: OLVColumbus
    Email: [email protected]

    Parish Staff

    Pastoral:

    Monsignor Romano Ciotola, Pastor

    Monsignor Anthony Missimi, (Retired)

    Deacons:

    Rob Joseph
    Richard Baumann, (Retired)

    Church Secretary:

    Terrie Harlor, 614-488-2428
    Office Hours 9:00am - 2:00pm (M-F)