Welcome to our new Pastor,
Rev. Andrew S. Hvozdovic!

Get to know Father Andrew

  • Son of Margaret (Louise) Balint and the late Andrew Joseph (Butch) Hvozdovic
  • Born May 10, 1961 at Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Member of the former Sacred Heart of Jesus Slovak Church, Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Graduated from the former Sacred Heart of Jesus Elementary School, Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Graduated from the former Bishop Hoban High School, Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Graduated from the former St. Pius the X Seminary, Dalton, PA/University of Scranton, Scranton, PA with a BA in Philosophy
  • Graduated from Immaculate Conception Seminary/Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ with a M.Div. in Theology and a minor in Church History
  • Deacon at St. John the Evangelist Church, Honesdale, PA
  • Ordained a Priest on Saturday, September 5, 1987
  • Assistant Pastor: Epiphany Church, Sayre, PA
  • Assistant Pastor: St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston, PA
  • Assistant Pastor: St. Joseph Church, Hazelton, PA
  • Pastor: St. Luke the Evangelist Church , Jersey Shore, PA
  • Pastor: Epiphany Church, Sayre, PA
  • Current Pastor: Gate of Heaven Church, Dallas/Our Lady of Victory Church, Harveys Lake
  • Current Scranton Diocesan Coordinator of Pilgrimages
  • Current Chaplain of the North End Slovak Citizen’s Club, Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Current Supreme Chaplain Slovak Catholic Sokol, Passaic, NJ
  • Current National President Slovak Catholic Federation, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Mass, Confession & Adoration Times

Saturday Vigil
4:00pm at OLV
5:30pm at GOH

7:30am at GOH
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 Noon until 1pm
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
Friday: 2:00-3:00pm at Gate of Heaven

Schedule for September 13 – 19:

Monday, September 13
6:30pm    Rosary & Novena Prayers at GOH
7:00pm     Mass at Gate of Heaven
7:00pm   Fatima Devotions at Our Lady of Victory

Tuesday, September 14
9am     Mass at Our Lady of Victory
5-6pm      Eucharistic Adoration at GOH
7pm   Flame of Love Devotions at OLV

Wednesday, September 15
9am      Mass at Gate of Heaven
Cenacle to the Blessed Virgin Mary after Mass
6pm  Flame of Love Devotions at GOH

   Thursday, September 16
NO Masses

    Friday, September 17
9:00am       Mass at Our Lady of Victory
9:30am Divine Mercy Cenacle at Our Lady of Victory
2:00-3:00pm   Eucharistic Adoration at Gate of Heaven

Saturday, September 18
12 Noon- 1pm Confessions at Gate of Heaven
Confessions will be heard in the Confessional

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

5:30pm     Mass at Gate of Heaven

Sunday, September 19:  25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Livestream of Mass Available on Gate of Heaven Our Lady of Victory Facebook Page

7:30am  Mass at Gate of Heaven

9:00am   Mass at Gate of Heaven

 10:30am  Mass at Our Lady of Victory

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 Monday, September 13th at 7pm.

Doors will open 30 minutes prior to start.
Fatima Booklets will be handed out as you enter the door.

You may also print out your own copy of the prayers here: https://www.goholv.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Fatima-Prayer-Packet.pdf

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!

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Every Saturday from Noon – 1pm

Confessions are heard at Gate of Heaven during the odd Months (January , March, May, July, September & November) and at Our Lady of Victory during the even months (February, April, June, August, October & December).

We have resumed using the proper confessionals for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

A Note 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