• Saint Mary of Victories Catholic Church

    Reverent           Faithful           Welcoming Since 1843
  • Saint Mary of Victories Catholic Church

    Reverent           Faithful           Welcoming Since 1843
  • Saint Mary of Victories Catholic Church

    Reverent           Faithful           Welcoming Since 1843
  • Saint Mary of Victories Catholic Church

    Reverent           Faithful           Welcoming Since 1843
  • Saint Mary of Victories Catholic Church

    Reverent           Faithful           Welcoming Since 1843
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About St. Mary of Victories

Historic Saint Mary of Victories Catholic Church, just south of the Gateway Arch, is a splendid and unique part of the heritage of old Saint Louis.

Founded in 1843 for German immigrants, it became the city's Hungarian Catholic Church and cultural center in 1956. Its acclaimed architecture, beautiful old paintings, ornate statuary and noted historical personalities have earned it a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. It is one of the few consecrated churches in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, and has a magnificent high altar with hundreds of sacred relics.

Saint Mary’s accordingly offers a classically reverent style of worship in proclaiming the joy of Christ's Gospel to locals and tourists alike. The 11 a.m. Sunday Mass is mainly in English, with a touch of Hungarian in Scripture and song, while the 9 a.m. Mass shows the continuity between contemporary Catholic worship and its ancient sources: the modern rite is celebrated, but with plentiful use of Latin, Gregorian chant and other traditional options.

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Reflections From Our Saints...

  • SMOV - Infant of Prague
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  • SMOV - Elizabeth
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Hungarian Parish

St. Mary of Victories has been the official home of the Hungarian Catholics in St. Louis since 1957... Read More
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Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos

Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos once preached at St. Mary of Victories... Read More
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Latin Novus Ordo Mass

St. Mary of Victories is the only place in St. Louis that celebrates the Modern Rite, ad orientem, with Gregorian Chant... Read More
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Oblates of Wisdom

The priestly Society of the Oblates of Wisdom was founded in 1979 to foster love for Jesus through Mary... Read More
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History

St. Mary of Victories has played an important role in the development of St. Louis... Read More
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Architecture

St. Mary of Victories is an excellent example of pre-Civil War architecture in St. Louis... Read More
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Features

Synod on Marriage and the…

Synod on Marriage and the…

Divorced and Remarried Catholics:  A Question of Diminished Imputability Cardinal Walter Kasper and many other ‘revisionist’ prelates and theologians are insisting that the Church start admitting some divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to Communion, even though all previous popes have ruled this out as incompatible with Jesus’ clear teaching that such a relationship is adultery.  Fr. Brian Harrison, O.S., S.T.D., well known as an orthodox…

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Five First Saturdays Presentations

Five First Saturdays Presentations

Five First Saturdays Presentation and Discussion Series Join us on First Fridays between February and June at 10 am for a series of information presentations and discussions on various topics.  These topics range from Postures and Gestures during the liturgy to Religious Liberty as described in Vatican 2 documents.   The Parishioners of St. Mary of Victories invite you to come learn more about our…

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Upcoming Events

Feb
21

02.21.2016 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Feb
21

02.21.2016 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Feb
28

02.28.2016 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Feb
28

02.28.2016 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mar
6

03.06.2016 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Mar
6

03.06.2016 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mar
13

03.13.2016 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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A Prayer for St. Mary of Victories

Our heavenly Father, / long ago you inspired our German forefathers in the Faith / to raise this beautiful house of prayer and sacrifice / in honor of your Son's most holy Mother, / Our Lady of Victories. Your Providence then brought many Hungarians here / under the co-patronage of the holy King, Saint Stephen. / We humbly place before you today / the spiritual and temporal needs of our historic church / and its present-day community. / Grant us the grace to discern your holy will, / and to fulfill  it zealously as faithful witnesses to the Gospel, / here in the old heart of our city, / for as long as it may please your Divine Majesty.

Saint Mary of Victories, pray for us!
 Saint Stephen of Hungary, pray for us!

Amen.

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