Parish Blog

Parish Blog

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 »

Message for 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr. Benedict O'Cinnsealaigh

July 15, 2018

Jesus sent His disciples out “two by two” to proclaim the Good News of the coming of the kingdom of God. Interestingly, we usually only have one priest in a parish, one bishop in a diocese, and one Pope in the Church. Let’s face it, most ... Read More »

Message for 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr. Benedict O'Cinnsealaigh

July 8, 2018

Saddened by the lack of faith displayed by the people of His own town, Jesus only performed a few healings for the sick who had come to hear and see Him. What a missed opportunity that must have been for those who needed Jesus the most. ... Read More »

Welcome Fr. Benedict!

Posted by Fr. Benedict O'Cinnsealaigh

July 1, 2018

Being appointed pastor of Our Lady of Victory parish comes as a gift and I am very grateful to God our Father and Archbishop Schnurr for appointing me as your parish priest. Also, many thanks to Fr. Reutter for his outstanding pastoral ministry as pastor. May ... Read More »

Message on Family Unity

Posted by Randi Hom

Click HERE to read the full message from Archbishop Schnurr

Goodbye from Fr. Reutter

Posted by Father James Reutter

June 24, 2018

This is a very sad week for me, as I prepare to leave the parish on the afternoon of next Sunday, July 1st.  I will have the Sunday Masses and a going away reception and then have to “ride off into the sunset” to my ... Read More »

Fr. Benedict Makes Profession of Faith & Oath of Fidelity

Posted by Randi Hom

Click HERE to read letter from Archbishop Schnurr