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
SAVE THE DATE!!!!
We will be honored by a visit of the United Nations
International Pilgrim Virgin Statue Fatima Centennial
Tour this August. The statue will be at Our Lady of
Victory on Thursday August 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30
p.m.; at Servants of Mary Center for Peace in
Windsor (Deacon Ed Heinz) on Friday August 18 from
7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; and at St. Patrick on Friday
August 18 from 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Please make
some time during these two days to come, pray,
venerate, and ask for the many graces and blessings
we need in our earthly sojourn to heaven. Our late
pastor, Fr. Jeff, had made arrangements for this visit
prior to his passing.
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. There
are many dates available for 2017.
Do you have a prayer intention for yourself, a
loved one, a friend?
If you do, we would be happy to add it to our prayer
1. Place your prayer requests in the Book of Prayer at
the back of each church.
2. Call Jean Fasnacht at 440-293-3179
or Carolyn Barker at 330-876-0677
to be placed on the prayer line of both parishes.
3. Email your prayer request to
firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be entered into
the book and added to prayer line
Servants of Mary Center for Peace First Sat.
Mass & breakfast on Every First Saturday 8:30 am.
PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS:
God our Father, we thank you for calling men
and women to serve in your Son's Kingdom as
priests, deacons, religious, and consecrated
persons. Send your Holy Spirit to help us
respond generously and courageously to your
call. May our community of faith support
vocations of sacrificial love in our youth. We
ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, who
lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (USCCB)
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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!
E-Giving Now Available!
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manage its resources more effiiciently by
making your donations electronically.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome To Our Website!
The following letter was read at all Masses on July 2,
Dear parishioners of Our Lady of Victory and St. Patrick Parish,
Since the untimely death of your pastor, Father Jeffrey Stealey, your
parish has been served by several diocesan priests who have appreciated
your hospitality and cooperation. Thank you for welcoming us with a fine
I write to inform you that Bishop Murry will soon be naming a pastor to
your parishes. He is Father Michael Mikstay who has just retired from
serving as a chaplain in the U.S. Navy. Father Mikstay is 62 years old,and
has requested to serve your parishes.
Because Father Mikstay is currently in a transition period which includes
an informal sabbatical, he will not begin his pastorate at your parishes
until January 1, 2018. Until then, Our Lady of Victory and St. Patrick will
continue to be served by diocesan priests assigned by me from the
Chancery. Please know that I am deeply appreciative of your
understanding and patience during this time of an acute shortage of
Bishop Murry and I assure you f our prayers and gratitude.
God's blessings to you and yours,
Father John Jerek
Vicar for Clergy
4:00 p.m. Our Lady of Victory
8:30 a.m. Our Lady of Victory
10:30 a.m. St. Patrick