Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church
481 South Main Street
P.O. Box 669
Andover, Ohio 44003
Our Lady of Victory Catholic Parish - Andover, Ohio
Our Lady of Victory, Pray for us!
Thank you for visiting our parish website. Here you will be informed and inspired as you
journey in your faith as a parishioner or as a visitor to our parish. You are welcome to visit
our parish anytime and you are encouraged to check back to the website often for new
information and details on current events.
Since the late 1940s, our parish has served the people of Andover village and the hundreds
of visitors each summer to the Pymatuning Valley. We are delighted to welcome you as the
21st Century generation of our parish family.
Whether a member or visitor, you are welcome to become involved in our parish in
whatever way the Lord is leading you. Together, we will labor and pray to build up the
Kingdom of God in our world. God bless you and your family!
Welcome To Our Website!
The Mass Schedule is as follows:
4:00 p.m. Our Lady of Victory
10:30 a.m. St. Patrick
6:30 p.m. St. Patrick
8:30 a.m. Our Lady of Victory
Fr. Michael A. Mikstay
CAPT, CHC, USN (Ret.)
Servants of Mary Center for Peace First Sat. Mass
Mass & breakfast on Every First Saturday 8:30 am.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SCHEDULE A
MASS for a friend or loved one, deceased or
living, or a specific intention, or in
thanksgiving, please call the office or drop a
note in the collection basket marked "Mass
Intentions." The stipend for a Mass is
$10.00. Sanctuary Candles are also available
to be lit for a week in memory or honor of
someone or an intention. The stipend for the
weekly Sanctuary Candle is $5.00. You can
call the office or drop a note in the collection
for the Sanctuary Candle also.
Please call the office to make an
Monday - Friday
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
MERGER OF ST. PATRICK AND OUR LADY OF VICTORY: The Most Rev.
David J. Bonnar, Bishop of Youngstown has accepted the recommendation of Rev.
Michael Mikstay, pastor of Our Lady of Victory Parish in Andover and St. Patrick
Parish in Kinsman, along with his parishioners, to merge the two parishes,
effective March 17, 2022. In accordance with Church law, the decision was made
after having also heard the advice of the diocese's presbyteral council, which was
favorable. Bishop Bonnar had visited the parishes for Holy Mass in February, after
which he was invited to a parish meeting where the request was made. In a letter
addressed to parishioners this weekend (March 19 and 20), Bishop Bonnar
commended parishioners for their initiative, noting that "This effort did not come
from the diocese but from your work." He also noted that the request by the two
parishes is "a model for living the mission of the Church through collaboration and
sharing." He cited the merger as an example of parishioners embracing the
diocese's ongoing regional pastoral planning and Pope Francis' vision of a Church
driven by what Pope Francis calls a "missionary impulse capable of transforming
everything, so that the Church's customs, ways of doing things, times and
schedules, language and structures can be suitably channeled for the
evangelization of today's world rather than for her self-preservation" (final quote
from Pope Francis, Joy of the Gospel, #27 - quoted in Bishop Bonnar's letter to
parishioners). The parish will now include both church buildings, which will
continue to retain their names, and Bishop Bonnar has invited parishioners to
recommend a new name for the parish to him, reflecting "one parish community
with a shared mission."