• 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. 

6 January 2019, Epiphany of the Lord (OF)

IntroitEcce advenit

Alleluia: Vidimus

After the Gospel: Epiphany Proclamation of feasts for new year (chanted by Celebrant)

OffertoryAs with gladness, V2H p. 236

CommunionVidimus stellam

Post-Communion (during the ablutions): The venerable antiphon Tribus miraculis.

Post-Communion Blessing & distribution of chalk for the Epiphany home blessing. 

RecessionalThe First Nowell, V2H, p. 235, vv. 2, 5, & 6. 

Mass VIII, PBC, p. 52ff; Credo III, PBC p. 77ff. 

The Introit has three phrases:

1.    Ecce advenit dominator Dominus:

2.    et regnum in manu ejus

3.    et potestas, et imperium.

            The melody begins with the notes of the Per omnia saecula, which in the EF is part of the introductory dialogue to the Preface. That tells us that we are about to announce something important, something both solemn and sacred. It next increasingly emphasizes the word advenit, then leaps an interval of a fourth over dominator, to come directly to the dominant fa, where this dominant really dominates and then over Dominus rises above it. The second phrase again shows an ascending fourth and the clear dominant, which it accentuates still more by means of the pressus over manu and ejus. Toward the end there is a modulation of exquisite construction on the full tone below the tonic. The third phrase gives an elastic form to the word potestas (the descending fourth is to be well brought out); several times it extends above the dominant and closes with a passage corresponding to Dominus in the first phrase.

            Some have noted that this melody is composed of undulations, each of which attains its melodic summit on the accented syllable of the principal word: Ecce advenitdominator Dominuset regnum in manu ejuset potestas—et imperium. Throughout Advent we've been praying: Veni. Now we sing: Ecce. Behold, the one we prayed to come is now at hand. The melody wants to draw out attention to this shift in focus, lest we miss what is before our eyes.

The Communion antiphon has two phrases:

1.    Vidimus stellam ejus in Oriente

2.    et venimus cum muneribus adorare Dominum.

The first phrase moves joyously; the second has a spirit of adoration. Only with venimus do we perceive an echo of the joy of the first phrase. For the closing formula of the first phrase the cadence of the psalm tone of the fourth mode, ti sol mi, served as a model. The tritone over Oriente is not as odd as it might otherwise be, since a twofold ti has preceded it. Still, it heightens the peculiar 'Oriental' effect of this passage. Another unusual element here is that in three words the unaccented "i" of the penult is prominent in the melody. This may be because common people accented the Latin language differently from the learned class, and plain song was considerably influenced by this 'vulgar' Latin. Or is this more Byzantine (Eastern) influence?

Antiphon sung after Communion

Tribus miráculis ornátum diem sanctum cólimus: hódie stella magos duxit ad præsépium; hódie vinum ex aqua factum est ad núptias; hódie in Iordáne a Ioánne Christus baptizári vóluit, ut salváret nos, allelúia.

We venerate this holy day adorned with three wondrous events: today, a star led the Magi to the manger; today, wine was made from water at the wedding feast; today, Christ willed to be baptized by John in the Jordan to save us. Alleluia. 

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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