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Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church
481 South Main Street
P.O. Box 669
Andover, Ohio 44003
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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 line.
You can:
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 melaniegiff@gmail.com and they will be entered into the book and added to prayer line

Servants of Mary Center for Peace First Sat. Mass
Mass & breakfast on Every First Saturday 8:30 am.
www.servantsofmary.org

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)

SCRIPTURECHAT: Visit scripturechat https://scripturechat.wordpress.com/ for an online reflection on the Sunday Gospel of the Week or visit on Facebook www.facebook.com/scripturechat.'

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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!

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Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome To Our Website!
The following letter was read at all Masses on July 2, 2017:

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 spirit.

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 priests.

Bishop Murry and I assure you f our prayers and gratitude.

God's blessings to you and yours,
Father John Jerek
Vicar for Clergy
Mass Schedule
Saturday
4:00 p.m. Our Lady of Victory
Sunday
8:30 a.m. Our Lady of Victory
10:30 a.m. St. Patrick