Catholic Church - 1559 Roxbury Road, Columbus, Ohio


An important goal of the Catholic Church is to prevent future incidences of sexual abuse of children by anyone associated with the church -whether ordained, staff or volunteer. Our Lady of Victory will follow the Diocese of Columbus Safe Environment Program which states all volunteers, age 18 years or older, are to complete the following requirements prior to working with children

Volunteers are indispensable to many of our parish programs such as CLOW, Religious Education, Christmas program, etc. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the many people who volunteer so unselfishly in our Parish. If you are interested in working with our young people, please complete the following three steps in order to be compliant with the Diocese:


We can do no great things, only small things with great love. —Mother Teresa

Step 1 – Complete the Volunteer Application

Step 2 – Attend a Protecting God’s Children Session

Participate in a “Protecting God’s Children” session. To register for a Protecting God`s Children program online, access and click on the yellow link, “Registration”, on the left side of the page. On the next page, you can either view a list of upcoming sessions or begin the registration process. When asked to select your organization, scroll to “Columbus OH” and then click “Select”. If you have questions, please email the Religious Education Office at [email protected] or call us at 614-486-7678. There is no fee for this course.

Step 3 – Submit to a Criminal BCI Background Check (not FBI)

A – Attend a Protecting God’s Children session. Some sessions offers fingerprinting/background checks; If you are new to the parish or you have transferred from another parish where you volunteered or moved from out of state you need a BCI and FBI report from FastFingerprints or at the Protecting God’s Children course if Fingerprinting is offered at that Session. All fingerprinting reports MUST be sent directly from the fingerprinting center (FastFingerprints) to the Diocese of Columbus. We cannot receive fingerprinting from you in person.

BFastFingerprints, Bethel Centre, 1486 Bethel Road, takes 10 minutes. PLEASE DOWNLOAD this REGISTRATION FORM and take with you.

Our Lady of Victory Safe Environment Policy
Our Lady of Victory Safe Environment Policy (pdf)


On-Line Educational Bulletins:
Virtus also has regularly scheduled on-line bulletins which reinforce the knowledge points made during Protecting God’s Children sessions. These bulletins cover a wide variety of educational topics such as – “Effective Communication with Teens”,  “Cyber-bullying”  and “The Importance of Self Esteem in Children.” These bulletins can be accessed at


Please see the Diocese of Columbus website for all updated information regarding statements, articles, or resources on the Sex Abuse Crisis/Revelations at the link below:


Need to confide in someone? Need to communicate warning signs?
Contact one of the following confidential sources:

Mass Times


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


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



1559 Roxbury Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212


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

Social Media:

YouTube: OLVColumbus
Email: [email protected]

Parish Staff


Monsignor Romano Ciotola, Pastor

Monsignor Anthony Missimi, (Retired)


Rob Joseph
Richard Baumann, (Retired)

Church Secretary:

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