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Our Story of What Victory is All About

Posted by Randi Hom

Our daughter, Emma, had extensive knee surgery in the 3rd grade.  The doctors explained Emma would be non-weight bearing for a few months after the surgery and not able to get around easily… even with the use of crutches.  Emma’s grade and classrooms were on the top floor of ... Read More »

We Have Found a Family in Victory

Posted by Randi Hom

The Catholic faith has been at the forefront of the life of our family. T.J. and I were married, had our children baptized, celebrated their First Communions, and had the funeral services of two of our children at St. Dominic. While carrying our son to term with ... Read More »

Vocations: Don’t Be Afraid To Be A Priest

Posted by Fr. Benedict O'Cinnsealaigh

October 21, 2018

The high school I attended in Dublin was founded by the Missionary Congregation of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. The school and its college prepared young Irish boys for the priesthood; young men who would travel around the world answering the Lord’s command: “go into the ... Read More »

Why the Hughes Family Loves Victory

Posted by Randi Hom

My husband Nathan and I, along with our three kids, joined Our Lady of Victory parish 8 years ago when our oldest daughter was going into the 1st grade.  We looked at a few different schools before choosing Victory and when we went to the open house it ... Read More »

Do we have the courage to give up everything, so we can have everything?

Posted by Fr. Benedict O'Cinnsealaigh

October 14, 2018

Although I am a really, really, bad golfer I really love playing golf. I don’t know that you can really call it golf to be honest. It’s more like field hockey with a smaller ball and stick. I don’t always follow the rules either. I have ... Read More »

Feast of Our Lady of Victory

Posted by Fr. Benedict O'Cinnsealaigh

October 7, 2018

We are a nation and a people that knows from our own experience that victory very often requires sacrifice, sometimes, great personal sacrifice. How many families have experienced the loss of a loved one while serving in our armed forces usually defending freedom in other parts ... Read More »

Your prayer matters to God — So make it count!

Posted by Fr. Benedict O'Cinnsealaigh

August 12, 2018

“In my sufferings I make up for what was lacking in the sufferings of Christ.” This statement is a heresy – right? Well no, it’s not. It is the teaching of St. Paul which appears in his Letter to the Colossians (1:24). What it indicates is ... Read More »

Put Your Mother to Work

Posted by Fr. Benedict O'Cinnsealaigh

August 5, 2018

Are you aware that the Rite of Baptism says that after the pouring of water the newly baptized child is wrapped in a white blanket as a sign of their Christian dignity?

In a few weeks my mother and one of my nieces will be visiting ... Read More »

Fr. Ben’s Vision for Our Lady of Victory

Posted by Fr. Benedict O'Cinnsealaigh

July 29, 2018

“With God all things are possible!” or “If you’re not going to dream big, why bother dreaming?”

When President John F. Kennedy, visited Ireland in June of 1963, he addressed both houses of Dáil Éireann (Irish Parliament), and in that speech he quoted the Irish literary genius Charles ... Read More »

A Message from Fr. Ben

Posted by Fr. Benedict O'Cinnsealaigh

July 22, 2018

As a child and a teenager, I never cared for school. As soon as school let out for the day I would run home, throw my bag of school books in a corner just inside the front door of our house, have a quick sandwich, and ... Read More »