• 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. 

18 March 2018, 5th Sunday of Lent (Year B)

Station at St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican

IntroitJudica me,

Offertory: Stabat Mater, PBC p. 143

Communion (Year B)Qui mihi ministrat

RecessionalWhen I survey the wondrous cross, p. 341.

Ordinary from Mass XVII, PBC, p. 71. Credo I, PBC, p. 75

The Introit antiphon has three phrases:

1.    Judica me, Deus, et discerne causam meam de gente non sancta:

2.    ab homine iniquo et doloso eripe me:

3.    quia tu es Deus meus, et fortitudo mea.

Psalm 42 has been sung on the present Sunday for many centuries, long before it became part of the prayers at the foot of the altar, where it was placed because of its verse: 'I will go to the altar of God, to God who gives joy to my youth.' [In the EF, we are still reminded of this when today, and on the following days until Holy Saturday exclusive, this psalm is not said at the foot of the altar.] One phrase of this Introit immediately draws attention: eripe me—deliver me! In the time when the antiphon with its cry of affliction was heard after each verse of the whole entrance psalm the effect would have been even more pronounced. The entire melodic development works up to a climax at this point.

            So when we sing these words of the psalmist, who prays to be snatched from destruction? We are on the eve of the solemn celebration of the Passion of the Lord, so obviously it is first Christ Himself. Our Lord began His Passion on Mount Olivet with just such a plea. Then He is betrayed by Judas, 'the unjust and deceitful man.' He sees Himself before a tribunal, as before a 'nation that is not holy.' His inner Self cried to the Father: Judica me, eripe me! Despite the suffering, God was utimately His God and His strength. But also, as St Augustine reminds so often in his commentaries, when the Head prays, so too does His entire body, the Church, and all of us who are His members. Here we are upon His holy mountain, in His tabernacle, with His light and His truth to guide us.

            In the melody, the first and third phrases have the same ending, while the second has a similar close a fifth higher over (eri)-pe me, the climaxThere is some resemblance between the first half of the first two phrases and the second half of the third phrase. Over causam meam sorrow comes to the surface in the second phrase with gathering force. With a, bb, c, the melody works up to d. This results quite naturally in a forceful crescendoThe annotated manuscripts of the tenth and eleventh centuries marked T (=tenere, to hold) over first few notes of the third phrase, stressing that the ultimate resolution of the conflict rests in God our strength.

(Year B) The Communion antiphon has two short phrases:

1.    Qui mihi ministrat me sequatur

2.    et ubi ego sum illic et minister meus erit

With its range of an octave and a fifth, the melody of this short antiphon takes up to the heights, where Jesus is, then down to the depths of our own lowliness. But today's Gospel, the source of our text, reminds us that the first heights to which Jesus is lifted up are those of the cross, where he is the ultimate suffering servant of all. The exaltation of Christian service is ultimately that of the cross.

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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Our Lady of Victories, Pray for Us!  St. Stephen of Hungary, Pray for Us!
Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos and Venerable Cardinal Mindszenty, Pray for Us!
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