• 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. 

19 January 2020, 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)

Introit: Omnis terra, begin on F (as fa)

Alleluia: Laudate Deum, begin on F (as fa)

Offertory: For the beauty of the earth, V2H, p. 207]

(Year A) Communion: Laetabimur, begin on E (as re)

 Recessional: Blest author of this earthly frame, V2H p. 239

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

 

The Introit antiphon has two phrases:

  1. Omnis terra adoret te, Deus, et psallat tibi:

  2. psalmum dicat nomini tuo, Altissime.

We're now in the first portion of 'Ordinary Time' the season before and after the year's peak time of Lent, Easter, and Pentecost. In Latin it is called the time 'per annum' [literally, 'through(out) the year'] but its alternate name has a deeper meaning. It's a time when the liturgy calls us to reflect on how the great events of salvation history, the coming, suffering, dying, rising, & ascending of our Saviour have radically changed what constitutes 'ordinary' in our world. Christ is the new 'order' in ordi-nary now, and we are invited to enter more deeply in His newness as the weeks unfold. How appropriate it is that this antiphon is in Mode 4, the contemplative mode, as we come to a time of calm reflection after the heady excitement of Christmas and Epiphany. Like the Introit of next Sunday (in Year C) and the following Sunday, this antiphon reminds us that even the most mundane and 'ordinary' elements of our lives are opportunities to transform ourselves and our world into living songs of praise to the God who works such wonders as we are privileged to see. So in the ascending fourth over terra, the melody calls us to rise up from the earth(ly). It reaches its peak over adoret, as adoring God should be the high point of our lives, and the manuscript tells us to hold on firmly as we sing the te before Deus. The same pattern of our earthly song ascending in praise to the throne of the Most High and ligering there in a moment of comtemplation is repeated over dicat nomini tuo. We will want to hold the phrasing together closely to keep the sense and mood flowing. Both times we address God directly (te Deus and Altissime) we finish on mi, a weak note that leaves us with a sense of something incomplete; orienting our lives to His work and worship is still a work in progress. This text also ties us back to the recently celebrated feast of the Baptism of the Lord, when it was sung in the Office of Readings. (Cf. 2nd antiphon and psalm).

 
The Alleluia verse has two phrases:
  1. Laudate Deum omnes Angeli ejus

  2. laudate eum omnes virtutes ejus.

The Introit had incited the entire world to adoration and to the praise of God; in the Gradual the eternal Word of God Himself fulfills this service of thanksgiving; in the Alleluia all the choirs of angels join this hymn. Here truly all sing along in the most profound adoration and blissful rapture, and the united hosts never weary of crying: Who is like God? Alleluia!

This melody presents a typical form of the fourth mode; we heard it for the first time on the third Sunday of Advent (q.v.). It does not, however, like all other pieces of this type, ascend to b♭ on the third syllable of the teat. Virtutes repeats the preceding formula of ejus.

 

(Year A) The Communion antiphon is a chant taken from Lenten week IV (Tuesday) in the EF. It has two quick phrases:

  1. Laetabimur in salutare tuo

  2. et in nomine Domini Dei nostri magnificabimur

This Mode 2 melody has a strong Lenten flavour with its—IMHO, deliberately—unsatisfactory termination. We are a people in the midst of a journey; we've not yet arrived at our destination. The high point of the melody clearly is salutare tuo, Your salvation. It alone is the source of true joy. The low point, in turn, is over magnificabimur, which mirrors much of the melody of Laetabimur. Like Mary in her Magnificat, we are made great and whole when we praise the greatness of the name of the Lord and recognize and acknowledge our own lowliness—and in that is our joy. It is assigned in Year A to reflect the last sentence of today’s Gospel reading: I have seen and testified that He is the Son of God.

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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