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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9:00 AM - Latin-English Mass
The Modern Roman Rite in Latin with Gregorian Chant
Coffee and Donuts After 9 am Mass
Pot Luck Brunch - First Sundays (Except July and August)
11:00 AM - English / Hungarian Mass
The Modern Rite in English with a "touch of Hungarian"
Hungarian Lunches After Mass - Third Sunday of the Month
Fridays (except First Friday) at 9:00 AM (Following 8 AM Mass in the Extraordinary Form).
Fatima First Saturday Devotion
Confession at 7;30 am, Mass 8:00 am (Extraordinary Form), followed by Rosary, Adoration, and Benediction at 9:00 am.
Monthly Tridentine Missae Cantatae
Sung Mass in the Extraordinary Form with Gregorian Chant.
176th Annual Homecoming Picnic
Join us for the 2019 St. Mary of Victories Parish Picnic in honor of St. Stephen of Hungary, on Sunday, August 18, following the 11 am Mass. This year's event is a potluck: no food will be sold, and attending families are invited to bring along a plate. The parish will provide the main course (fried chicken), so bring your favorite side, salad, drink, or dessert for everyone to enjoy!
This will be a scaled-back event; we will not have live music or raffles this year.
Those planning to attend are invited to RSVP at this link: https://smv.app.rsvpify.com/
Please let Nathan & Elizabeth Thompson know if you have any questions!
Send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on the events line at 314-293-8344.