Vacation Bible School 2021

Our Rainforest Explorers had a great time at Vacation Bible School!!

Explorers learned that Jesus keeps his promises and the rules He gives us or the Ten Commandments help keep us healthy, holy and happy.

We learned that Jesus heals us and that He wants us to follow him! We read from the bible each day and learned that praying is very important. We sang songs, made great crafts and laughed, played and had yummy snacks. We even colored our own t-shirts and we made new friends!

Thanks to everyone who prayed for us! And a great big thank you to our adult and teen leaders from both churches who made our VBS a great experience for our children! This is what a faith community is all about, coming together and using our gifts and talents! May God bless you for your good works! Pam Urbanski

Vacation Bible School
Days 3 & 4

Days 3 and 4 of Vacation Bible school were great! On Wednesday we read the Gospel passage from Matthew when Jesus called Peter and James and John to follow him. To be fishers of men.  We talked about how Jesus wants us to follow him too!  He gives us directions for living and His love.  He wants us to tell others about him! We sang songs, colored sheets and even ate snacks of fishing nets and fish!

On Thursday, our students lived out this Gospel from Matthew by inviting friends to come with them to VBS so they could learn about Jesus!  I am so proud of them for bringing a friend! It was a great two days!

Pam and the VBS team

Vacation Bible School

Our Vacation Bible School is off to a great start! 

Our Rainforest explorers are learning that Jesus leads the way! 

The first day we learned that God keeps his promises and we got to climb in the ark with Noah and all the animals!  

Day 2 of VBS we met Moses and read about God giving Moses the Ten Commandments.  The Ten Commandments are God’s gift to us so we have direction in life.  The commandments keep us happy, healthy and holy!

We are having so much fun singing, dancing and making new friends!

Mass, Confession & Adoration Times
New as of July 1, 2021

Saturday Vigil
4:00pm at OLV
5:00pm at GOH

7:30am at OLV
9:00am at GOH
10:30am at OLV

Monday 7pm at GOH
Tuesday 9am at OLV
Wednesday 9am at GOH
Friday 9am at OLV


Saturdays from 2:00-3:30pm

Odd Months at Gate of Heaven
Even Months at Our Lady of Victory

Eucharistic Adoration 

Sunday: 3:00-5:00pm at Gate of Heaven
Tuesday: 5:00-6:00pm at Gate of Heaven
First Friday of the Month: 8:30-9:00am at Our Lady of Victory

Schedule for the Week of July 19- July 25:

Monday, July 19
6:30pm    Rosary & Novena Prayers at GOH
7:00pm     Mass at Gate of Heaven

Tuesday, July 20
9am     Mass at Our Lady of Victory
5-6pm      Eucharistic Adoration at GOH
7pm  Flame of Love Devotions at OLV

Wednesday, July 21
9am      Mass at Gate of Heaven
6pm  Flame of Love Devotions at GOH

   Thursday, July 22
NO Masses

    Friday, July 23
9:00am       Mass at Our Lady of Victory
9:30am   Divine Mercy Cenacle at Our Lady of Victory

Saturday, July 24
2-3:30pm   Confessions at Gate of Heaven
Please enter through Sacristy Door

 4pm      Mass at Our Lady of Victory (Public & Livestream)

5pm     Mass at Gate of Heaven

Sunday, July 25:  17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Livestream of Mass Available on Gate of Heaven Our Lady of Victory Facebook Page

7:30am   Mass at Our Lady of Victory

9:00am   Mass at Gate of Heaven

 10:30am  Mass at Our Lady of Victory

12:00 Noon  Distribution of Holy Communion in Gate of Heaven Parking Lot

3:00-5:00pm    Eucharistic Adoration at Gate of Heaven

Please Check Back for Updates on Resuming CCD Classes


Please complete the CCD registration for either GOH or OLV programs.


Each year, on the 13th of the month from May through October, Our Lady of Victory hosts Devotions to Our Lady of Fatima.
Last year, due to COVID restrictions, we were only able to host the Devotions through a virtual platform on Facebook Live.

We are happy to announce that in addition to the streaming on Facebook, we will open the Church up to public attendance.

As of JULY, reservations are no longer required to attend in person.

Our next Fatima Devotion will be held on Friday, August 13th at 7pm.

Masks will be required at all times for those who are not fully vaccinated.
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to start.
Fatima Booklets will be handed out as you enter the door.
You will be required to keep the booklet and bring back it back each time you attend the Devotions.

You may also print out your own copy of the prayers here:

In order to maintain proper protocols, we will not be holding any type of fellowship in the hall after Devotions.

We hope to see you there!

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!

Distribution of Holy Communion from Gate of Heaven Parking Lot

We will still be live-streaming Masses on Sundays at 8am on our Facebook Page.   You are welcome to receive Holy Communion after watching the live stream.

Everyone has the opportunity to receive Holy Communion in the Gate of Heaven parking lot at Noon on Sunday Mornings.  Please note the start time change due to the commencement of Religious Education for the school year.  Do not arrive early, as CCD will be dismissing students at 11:30am.

Please go to the parking area near Spring Street and receive instructions.  Upon directions from the staff, you will leave your car and proceed to the spot where communion is distributed.  Please wear a mask and social distance from people in other cars.

Confessions Every Saturday from 2 - 3:30

The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be held at Gate of Heaven during the odd Months (January , March) and at Our Lady of Victory during the even months (February, April).  Please enter through the Sacristy Door at GOH and the Cry Room Door at OLV.

A Note from the Pastor regarding the Parish Prayer Hour

At our Parish Prayer Hour, we pray for our parishioners and all that we do as a parish.  The Parish is always in need of prayer, but now even more.   Prayer allows us to open ourselves up to God’s action in our lives.   Prayer is a time when we humbly approach our Lord and submit our lives, intentions and plan for his guidance, insights, strength and providence.

The Parish Prayer Hour rotates between Churches (odd months at GOH and even months at OLV) on the second Wednesday of each month at 6pm.  It is open to the public and does not require a reservation.  Please download, print, and bring with you the Prayer Packet below.



In preparation for the live stream of the Holy Mass on Sunday

The following prayer is very important to help you enter into the communion part of the Mass…so as to experience a spiritual communion with the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.

You may pray it when I am receiving the Body and Blood of Christ at the altar, just before I purify the vessels. 

Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus,
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love you above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you as if you were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.

After Spiritually receiving the Graces of Holy Communion you may pray the following prayer

Anima Christi

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O Good Jesus, hear me.
Within your wounds hide me.
Permit me not to be separated from you.
From the wicked foe, defend me.
At the hour of my death, call me
and bid me come to you
That with your saints I may praise you
For ever and ever. Amen.





"May we pray for the wisdom and courage to embrace not merely the story of Jesus’ birth but especially his life, death and resurrection – at the heart of which we discover the surest means of achieving life and lasting peace."
Bishop Joseph C. Bambera