Our Lady of Victories

The First French Roman Catholic Parish in Boston

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Welcome to the Our Lady of Victories Web Site. It is the joy and privilege of the Marist Fathers to serve you on the Internet. As you can see in the photo, our Shrine, completed in 1891, is very beautiful. It is located in the Back Bay section of Boston about a five minute walk from the Back Bay Train Station and eight minutes from the South End of the Boston Common.
The Shrine is named for Our Blessed Mother, Mary, who leads us to Jesus and VICTORY over the struggles, hurts, addictions, sufferings, sicknesses and sins of life. The statue of Our Lady of Victories shows Mary holding her son on the globe of the world. Jesus wears the crown of Victory through his death on the cross. Mary wears a crown of Victory because she was the first to believe when the angel appeared to her at the Incarnation. She stood in silent belief at the foot of the cross and then saw the victory of her Son in the Resurrection and Ascension.

It is our hope that this Shrine will be a place of destination and pilgrimage when you are in Boston. Come and pray here and allow Mary to gently lead you to the open arms of her Son. We priests of the Society of Mary will happily pray and celebrate with you the sacraments of the Holy Eucharist, Reconciliation, and Anointing of the Sick.

Many have asked to have their Marriages here. It is our joy to serve you if it is possible. Please read the directives for Marriage in the special section locate here.

If you are not able to come to Boston and would like special prayers or advice, you can contact us through the email or phone number listed on the web page. You can have Masses offered for your intentions throughout the year.

May Mary watch over you and lead you to the Victory of peace in mind and heart which only Her Son, Jesus, can bring.

Sincerely in the love of Jesus and Mary,
The Parish Team

 

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THE TRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD

The Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord celebrates the revelation of Christ’s divine glory on Mount Tabor. After revealing to His disciples that He would be put to death in Jerusalem, Christ, along with Saints Peter, James, and John went up to the mountain and He was “transfigured before them, and His Face did shine as the sun, and His garment became white as snow.”

EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

“The hand of the Lord feeds us,” sings the psalmist; “He answers all our needs.” Often, though, it is with the open hands of generous stewards willing to share His many gifts that God’s people are fed and their needs met. See Psalm 145.

NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION

The Novena to Our Lady of the Assumption continues this Wednesday after the 12:10 p.m. Mass and concludes next Wednesday, August 13th. Looking at Mary’s life, we try to understand what may be holding us back from entering deeply into the fullness of life God holds out to each of us.

CONTRIBUTIONS

This past week we received $244.00 from the week-day collection and $1,062.00 from the week-end collection. We thank you for your generosity.

HOLY FATHER’S PRAYER INTENTIONS

Refugees. That refugees, forced by violence to abandon their home, may find a generous welcome and the protection of their rights.

Oceania. That Christians in Oceania may joyfully announce the faith to all the people of that region.

FELLOWSHIP THIS SUNDAY

Please join us for coffee and donuts in the rectory after all the Masses on Sunday, August 3rd. It’s our opportunity to share with fellow parishioners and visitors.

THE CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES

This week’s second collection is for Catholic Relief Services. This collection supports emergency relief, human development, and peace initiatives in 99 countries around the world, where nearly half the population lives on less than $2.00 a day. The collection funds the ministries of five Catholic Church organizations: Catholic Relief Services; Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.; Migration and Refugee Services; Social Development and World Peace; and The Holy Father’s Relief Fund.

PRAYERS TO OUR LADY OF VICTORIES

Each week, as the priests of the Marist Community here at Our Lady of Victories gather for Evening Prayer of the Church, the intentions placed in the basket in front of the statue of Our Lady of Victories are prayed for. Some of the intentions placed in the basket include: for peace and contentment in the year’s remaining; for discerning God’s will; for health and safety of the family; for a successful job change; for the passing of various tests; for  physical, emotional, and spiritual strength in facing cancer;  for the conversion of family members; for the innocents of Palestine; for a peaceful death; for finding employment; for those suffering from alcoholism; and for victory over fear and indecisiveness. All intentions are prayed for. We encourage you to make a visit to the Virgin’s altar and place your intentions in the basket.

BAPTISMS

With great joy we welcome Aurelia Mae Flynn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Flynn, and Adelaide Carol Nelson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Zachary Nelson into the Catholic faith community. These children were baptized here at Our Lady of Victories on July 26th and July 27th, respectively. They are children of God because they were baptized in a loving and personal relationship with Jesus. May God bless these wonderful parents and children with His love.

SANCTUARY LAMP MEMORIALS

 

The Sanctuary Lamp near the Blessed Sacrament in the church is available as a memorial. The candle each week will be lighted in memory of loved ones. If you would like to have a Sanctuary Lamp lighted in memory of your family or loved ones, please call the parish office and schedule the particular week. The donation for these Sanctuary Lamp memorials will be $25.00. The Sanctuary Lamp will be lighted this week in memory of the Alfred Donovan Family. Please keep them in your prayers.

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2014 09:08
 

Litany of Our Lady of Victories

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LITANY OF OUR LADY OF VICTORIES

LET US PRAY:  Our Lady of Victories, we come before you in prayer.  You are in complete union with the will of the Father and with the mission of your Son, Jesus Christ.  We ask your intercession that all that binds us and burdens us will be overcome by the saving death and resurrection of your Son.  We pray in His name, Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives forever and ever. Amen.

 

V.     Lord, have mercy.                                          R.     Lord, have mercy.

V.     Christ, have mercy.                                       R.     Christ, have mercy.

V.     Lord, have mercy.                                          R.     Lord, have mercy.

 

V.     God, the Father of heaven,                            R.     have mercy on us.

V.     God the Son, our Redeemer,                        R.     have mercy on us.

V.     God the Holy Spirit                                          R.     have mercy on us.

V.     Holy Trinity, One God,                                    R.     have mercy on us.

 

V.     Holy Mary, Mother of God,                                                R.     pray for us.

V.     Our Lady of Victories,                                                        R.     pray for us.

V.     For victory over lack of faith,                                             R.     pray for us.

V.     For victory over sin, both personal and social,              R.     pray of us.

V.     For victory over the culture of death,                               R.     pray for us.

V.     For victory over abortion and euthanasia,                      R.     pray for us.

V.     For victory over war and all forms of violence,              R.     pray for us.

V.     For victory of sexual and physical abuse,                      R.     pray for us.

V.     For victory over pornography and sexual exploitation, R.     pray for us.

V.     For victory over racial hatred and prejudice,                  R.     pray for us.

V.     For victory over poverty and homelessness,                  R.     pray for us.

V.     For victory over alcoholism and drug addiction,            R.     pray for us.

V.     For victory over nicotine and gambling addiction,         R.     pray for us.

V.     For victory over all forms of addiction,                             R.     pray for us.

V.     For victory over cancer and heart disease,                     R.     pray for us.

V.     For victory over dementia and Alzheimer’s disease,    R.     pray for us.

V.     For victory over HIV/AIDS,                                                R.     pray for us.

V.     For victory over mental and emotional illness,              R.     pray for us.

V.     For victory over all sickness and disease,                     R.     pray for us.

V.     For victory over family strife and discord,                       R.     pray for us.

V.     For victory over ignorance and fear,                               R.     pray for us.

V.     For victory over materialism and greed,                         R.     pray for us.

V.     For victory over indifference and negligence,               R.     pray for us.

V.     For victory over pride and a judgmental spirit,              R.     pray for us.

V.     For victory over despair and hopelessness,                 R.     pray for us.

V.     For victory over the bonds of death itself,                      R.     pray for us.

 

V.     That our parish might trust in your will,                                                                  R.    Hear us, O Lord.

V.     That our community might share more fully in the victory of your Son,              R.    Hear us, O Lord.

V.     That our community might grow, both in faith and in numbers,                            R.    Hear us, O Lord.

 

V.     Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,                                          R.     spare us, O Lord.

V.     Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,                                          R.    hear us, O Lord.

V.     Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,                                           R.     have mercy on us.

 

LET US PRAY: Loving and merciful God, hear with a longing to share more fully in the victory of your

Son in His cross and resurrection.  With the intercession of Mary, our Mother and Our Lady of Victories, we offer this prayer in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns forever and ever.  Amen.

 

27 Isabella Street

(Corner of Berkeley & Columbus)

Boston, MA 02116

(617) 426-4448
Fr. Joe McLaughlin, SM, Pastor

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Church Hours:

Monday through Saturday

7am - 5:30pm

Sunday 7am  - 12pm

 

Masses:

Monday through Friday

7:15 a.m.

12:10 p.m.

Saturday

9:00 a.m.

5:00 p.m. (vigil)

Sunday

8:00 a.m.

9:30 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

Civil Holidays

9:00 a.m. only

 

Confessions:

11:55 a.m. Mon-Fri

and 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

 

Adoration:

Wednesdays: 3:30 - 5:30pm

with Benediction at 5:30pm

First Friday Adoration:

7:45am - 12:00pm

 

Monday Bible Study:

5:00pm - 6:00pm

(ring at 27 Isabella St.)

 

Spiritual Direction available:

Please call (617) 426-4448

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