• 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. 

 

Dear Friends,

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Thank you in advance for your generosity!  Our Lady of Victories, Pray for Us!



 

Dear Friends,

The 174th Annual St. Mary of Victories / St. Stephen of Hungary Homecoming Picnic is rapidly approaching on August 20.  As usual, we will be having a raffle.  This is one of our most important fund raisers of the year.  Last year, due to the help of our online Catholic friends we were able to fund a Large Screen Television as our first prize.  This was a huge success!  Once again, we appeal to our online friends.  Your help is vital to us.

Small donations are an important way for struggling parishes to raise money.  Small gifts are within reach of most of our patrons. Won't you consider making a small donation to our cause today?  Our aim is to raise $600 by the end of June.

Our progress will be shown on the red thermometer on this page.  Check back often!

Thank you in advance for your generosity!  Our Lady of Victories, Pray for Us!  St. Stephen of Hungary, Pray for Us!!

  

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Photo Caption:  Gary McLeane (background left with hat) - St. Peter's Team, Chip Awalt (middle left, blue shirt) - Collinsville, IL, and Jim Hooper (right, red shirt) - St. Louis / Belleville Team evangelize at the base of the Gateway Arch in 2014.

Get Involved!

The Downtown St. Louis - Belleville Team of St. Paul Street Evangelization is dedicated to focused evangelization for Historic St. Mary of Victories Church, second oldest church in St. Louis City, and Cathedral Parish in Belleville, IL. We work closely with the Archdiocese of St. Louis and other area St. Paul Street Evangelization Teams.  If you are interested in getting involved with our team, or forming your own, contact James Hooper at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Find out more about St. Paul Street Evangelization, and sign up for membership which gives you full access to training materials and store for purchasing low-cost evangelization materials at www.streetevangelization.com.

 

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Keep up to date with evangelization happenings.  Click here to see an archive of previous messages and to subscribe to our mailing list.  

 

Upcoming Events!

 
Outing at the Arch

Saturday, April 8  - The Downtown Team is meeting at the Old Cathedral for a morning of evangelization.  We will gather in front of the Old Cathedral at 9 am, and evangelize until 12 pm.  We will have Rosaries and other materials to use for evangelizing!  Hope to see you there.  

The easiest way to get to the Old Cathedral, is to take Walnut straight east.  The street leads right into the parking lot.

Please let us know you're coming! Drop us a note at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Two Day Evangelization Workshop

Friday, March 17 and Saturday March 18, 2017
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 The Archdiocese of St. Louis and St. Mary of Victories Church is hosting Basic Evangelization Training for local Street Evangelizatizers.  Friday's session will start at 6 PM and end at 9 PM.  Saturday's session will start at 9 AM and end at 3 PM.  Lunch will be provided on Saturday.  

Where:  The Archdiocese of St. Louis - Cardinal Rigali Center.  Fleur-de-lis Room.  20 Archbishop May Drive, St. Louis, MO  63119

To Register:  Participants can register for the workshop by calling Michael Horn at 314-792-7178 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Tickets may also be purchased 
here.  Cost is $10 per person and includes lunch on Saturday.

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For the Greater Glory of God, under the mantle of Our Lady of Victories!



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!
 Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam