• 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. 

21 October 2018, 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

IntroitEgo clamavi

AlleluiaLauda anima

OffertoryMaiden yet a mother, p. 367

CommunionDomine, Dominus noster

RecessionalA hymn of glory let us sing, p. 359, vv. 1, 5, & 6

Mass XI, PBC p. 58. Credo III, PBC p. 77

The Introit antiphon, taken from a (Tuesday, week III) Lenten formulary in the EF, is a cry for help but a confident one in the very declarative third mode. The antiphon is long enough that we won't repeat it between the psalm verse and the GP. It has four phrases, the second of which is subdivided:

1.    Ego clamavi quoniam exaudisti me Deus
2.    (a) inclina aurem tuam 
(b) et exaudi verba mea
3.    custodi me Domine ut pupillam oculi
4.    sub umbra alarum tuarum protege me.

The great scholar John Mason Neale cites the Jesuit commentator, Balthasar Cordier on this verse.

The psalmist, as Cajetan very well observes, sets us a memorable example in two respects. The one, his trust in God, 'You will hear me';  the other, his acknowledgment that he has no merit of his own, 'incline Your ear to me,' because my words have in themselves no power or force to reach it. Or, to apply these words to our divine Lord: 'I have called upon You when I said, The hour is come: glorify Your Son, that Your Son may also glorify You; when I prayed, Father, glorify Your name; when I said, Father, I will that they also whom You have given Me may be with Me where I am. But now, as the hour of My Passion approaches, as the redemption or damnation of the human race depends upon My drinking or not drinking the cup, now in a different and deeper sense than before incline Your ear to me, and hear My words, those seven words which I shall speak on the Cross: for others: Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do; for Myself, Father, into Your hands I commend My Spirit.

The first half of this text is also used as a Communion antiphon on the 9th Sunday of the year—a Sunday that often drops out before Lent/after Pentecost. The different treatment of the same text in the two antiphons is a good example of how context and usage affects the development of the melody.

The Communion antiphon is another chant taken from a Lenten formulary in the EF (week II). It has two phrases, the second of which is subdivided:

1.    Domine Dominus noster
2.    (a) quam admirabile est nomen tuum
(b) in universa terra.

(Ladies, please note in the first verse of the psalm the termination over super caelos is abbreviated.)

Psalm 8 is a song of praise to the creator King and the special dignity He has given to the human person. From very earliest days of Christianity, it was also seen as a prophetic reference to the unique person of Jesus. St John Chrysostom comments:

The prior Psalm (7) ends with a promise, 'I will praise the Name of the LordMost High.' Here we have its fulfilment. 'O Lord, our Governor.' God's name is twice repeated: for He is twice our Lord,in that He made us and in that He redeemed us. The Lord of the heathen, as having created them; but ours doubly, in that He is known to us; in that He is our Lord, we are His servants; in that we are His servants, in all that He possesses, we have a special interest; 'in all the earth,' and not in Judea alone, seeing that, in the fulness of the time, the Gentiles also were to be added to the Church. And that Name, when first set up as a title over the Cross, was written in three languages, as a sign that hereafter it should be preached and should be worshipped by every tongue and nation.

So once again we join our voices to those of the Church universal, along with the angels and saints, in praising God with words He Himself gave us.

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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