Our Lady of Victories

1 Fairfield Road Market Harborough Leicestershire LE16 9QQ 01858 462359

Our Lady of Victories endeavours where possible to maintain an open door policy for the Church and whilst like most Churches we have recognised Service times we also welcome worshippers to come in their own time for personal prayer and thought.

 

OUR PARISH MISSION STATEMENT:

 

We, the faith community of Our Lady of Victories Parish, with our values rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, accept our mission:

 

to come together to worship God,

to welcome everybody,

to work with and in our local community as Christians in the Catholic tradition,

in openness and fellowship with Christians in Churches Together in Market Harborough,

to love, learn from, and support each other, in our spiritual growth,

to witness to our faith in words, actions and compassionate service to others.

 

Week beginning Sunday 16 August 2020 - Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 

Women, you have great faith.

Please note that because of restricted numbers, you will have to pre-book your intention to come to the Mass of your choice.  See News Section for details on how to reserve a place and the arrangements for coming to Mass and the procedure you MUST follow. 

 

Saturday (15 Aug): Feria

Private Mass - Personal Intention

11.00 am - Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

6.00 pm - First Mass of Sunday - The Parishioners

 

Please note that because of restricted numbers, you will have to pre-book your intention to come to the Mass of your choice.  See News Section for details on how to reserve a place and the arrangements for coming to Mass and the procedure you MUST follow.

 

Sunday (16): Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

9.00 am - Personal Intention

11.00 am - Wellbeing of Princy Romy

 

Please note that because of restricted numbers, you will have to pre-book your intention to come to the Mass of your choice.  See News Section for details on how to reserve a place and the arrangements for coming to Mass and the procedure you MUST follow.

 

The Electricans are working on the new lighting system - no access to the Church from Monday to Friday. 

 

Monday (17): Feria

Private Mass - Walter Fialkowski R.I.P.

 

Tuesday (18): Feria

Private Mass - Tony Dalby R.I.P. (birthday memento)

 

Wednesday (19): Feria

Private Mass - In Thanksgiving for the Golden Jubilee of Sr Collette Iles

 

Thursday (20): St Bernard

Private Mass - God's Blessings for Good Friends and Family

 

Friday (21): St Pius X

Private Mass -  Wellbeing of Elizabeth Rippon

 

Saturday (22 Aug): The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Private Mass - Personal Intention

11.00 am - Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

6.00 pm - First Mass of Sunday - Marian Kwacz R.I.P. (13th anniversary)

 

Please note that because of restricted numbers, you will have to pre-book your intention to come to the Mass of your choice.  See News Section for details on how to reserve a place and the arrangements for coming to Mass and the procedure you MUST follow.

 

Sunday (23): Twenty-first Sunday of Ordinary Time

9.00 am - The Parishioners

11.00 am - Peter Cockrell R.I.P. (FM)

 

Please note that because of restricted numbers, you will have to pre-book your intention to come to the Mass of your choice.  See News Section for details on how to reserve a place and the arrangements for coming to Mass and the procedure you MUST follow.

 

Mass Intentions, Baptisms, Weddings and Funeral Services - Please contact the Parish Priest

 

Some Service times may change due to the religious calendar please check on our Current News / Calendar Page or contact the Parish Priest. 

 

THE FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION:

 

The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is traditionally and normally celebrated on August 15th. But because the 15th falls on a Saturday this year, the Bishops of England and Wales have decided to observe the celebration on Sunday for a number of reasons, but especially so (before Lockdown) to give many more people the opportunity to actually take part in the celebration, thus giving it a greater emphasis and importance liturgically, and also marking this article and belief of our faith, with all the joy, reverence and solemnity that it deserves.

 

Pope Benedict XVI wrote that “precisely because Mary is with God and in God, she is so very close to each one of us. While she lived on this earth, she could only be close to a few people. Being in God, who is actually in all of us, Mary shares in this closeness of God.” She “knows our hearts, can hear our prayers, can help us, and, being the mother of the Son, participates in the power of the Son and in his goodness. We can always entrust the whole of our lives to this Mother.”

 

Assumed into heaven, Mary reveals our own destiny:

 

“That transfiguration of our material bodies to which we look forward one day has been accomplished - we know for certain - in her.”   (Msgr. Knox)