• 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

  • 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

  • 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
  • St. Therese of Liseaux
  • St. Elizabeth of Hungary
  • SMOV - Cabrini
  • SMOV - Anthony (1)
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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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Liturgy Schedule

Mass Times

 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

Confessions: Sundays 8:30 - 9:00 a.m and 10:45 - 11:00 a.m.
On other days, by appointment.
                                                                                                           

Eucharistic Adoration

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. 

11 March 2018, 4th Sunday of Lent (Year B)

Station at Holy Cross in Jerusalem

IntroitLaetare

            N.B. On this Sunday, the day of the second scrutiny of the candidates for baptism, the Rite of Sprinkling replaces the usual form of the Penitential Rite. While the celebrant sprinkles the congregation, all sing the antiphon, women of schola will sing the verse, then all repeat antiphon. The Collect of the Mass immediately follows the concluding prayer of the rite.

AntiphonAsperges mePBC, p. 22 

Offertory: Thou loving maker of mankind, p. 350. 

N.B. As we have done previously, we will sing it to the tune Rockingham, p. 341

Communion (Year B)Jerusalem quae aedificatur

RecessionalLift high the cross, p. 244.

Ordinary from Mass XVII, PBC, p. 71. No Kyrie today. Credo I, PBC, p. 75

The Introit antiphon has three phrases: 

1.    Laetare Jerusalem: et conventum facite omnes qui diligitis eam:

2.    gaudete cum laetitia, qui in tristitia fuistis:

3.    ut exsultetis, et satiemini ab uberibus consolationis vestrae.

This Sunday's Mass shows the first buds of the spring of Easter joy. Somewhat differently than the rather subdued Gaudete before Christmas, Laetare joy is fuller, reaching a climax at exsultetis. But even here the melody observes a restraint common to liturgical hymns. It contends itself with the range of a seventh. Laetare has b. for its highest note, and this will dominate diligitisJerusalem has as its highest note c, which is the supporting note for conventum facite. The clivis on the last syllable of Laetare is to be extended somewhat, but the conventum facite is almost like the ringing of bells, calling us to this joy.

            In the second sentence, the final cadence of the solemn lesson tone, c g d f, is continued over cum laetitia. Between the similar forms over (tristi)-tia and (fu)-istis, which are characterized by the melancholic effect of the repeated b, there is placed on the first syllable of this word an energetic b. The third sentence returns to the solemn tone of the first sentence and amplifies it. The vivid exsultetis closes with the dominant, while a tristropha prepares for the brilliantly executed satiemini. The word closes with a kind of modulation in A minor (a b a), which renders the second part of the sentence with its recurring b all the more effective. The broad intervals, fourths and fifths, also indicate the fullness of consolation; but this is achieved most effectively by the rich final cadence which rhymes with the first sentence. The final syllable of uberibus is rendered softly. The execution should bring out the sweetness of divine consolation. The exultant mode V breaks forth in the psalm verse, Laetatus sum, quickening the pace at the repeat of the antiphon.

(Year B) The Communion antiphon has two phrases:

3.    Jerusalem, quae aedificatur ut civitas, cujus participate ejus in idipsum:

4.    illuc enim ascenderunt tribus, tribus Domini, ad confitendum nomini tuo, Domine.

The key word for this antiphon is obviously Jerusalem. The climax comes at the words illic enim ascenderunt tribus with a harmonic melody and an excellent expansion of the motifs of ejus in idipsum. This is intentional. In medieval Rome, one commentator notes, 'even the ascent to today's station church “in Jerusalem” was a reality, since it went from the Lateran down into a valley, then higher up again. Even today, despite the filling in of the lower parts of this valley, this is still discernible from the course of the old city walls which are found at that place.' The purpose of the rising melody, however, is not only to portray a melodic image of ascent. It is an echo of the joyful songs that the Israelites, dressed for the solemn occasion, sang on their pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and an anticipation of the songs of the catechumens, when, at the Easter vigil, vested in their white robes, they went up to the altar from the baptistry in order to take part in the Eucharist (participatio). It is truly a foretaste of that heavenly Jerusalem, to which we are all ascending in pilgrimage.

            As the commentator quoted above alluded, the Roman stational church today is that of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem. The next time the Roman church gathers in that building will be on Good Friday, to ascend the hill of Calvary and honor the holy cross and the wounds of our Saviour.

Mass Times

9:00 AM  -  Latin / English "Novus Ordo" Mass
   The Modern Roman Rite in Latin with Gregorian Chant

 11:00 AM - English / Hungarian Mass
   The Modern Rite in English with a "touch of Hungarian"

Hungarian Lunches on Third Sundays ater 11 am Mass

 Confession 30 Minutes Before Every Mass

Holy Hour / Benediction - Fridays at 9 am (after 8 am Extraordinary Form Mass)

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Address and Phone

744 South 3rd Street (at Gratiot)
Saint Louis, MO 63102-1645
(314) 231-8101

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