Our Lady of Victory
St. Joseph

The Little French Church that has
served downtown since 1868.

My dear People,

Please refer to our weekly bulletin for information about confessions and Mass times. I hope you are having a good and Holy Week. May your Easter be filled with heavenly grace.

In the Risen Lord,
Father Antinarelli
Our Lady of Victory/St. Joseph's Church requires registration for attending in-person Mass and/or Confession during this time of Covid-19. This helps ensure that we are practicing social distancing and that our Church is not exceeding its allowed capacity.

Kindly call the parish number, 585 454-2244, to register for Mass and/or Confession at least one day in advance of your desired attendance.

Masks that cover nose and mouth are required at all times.

The dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass remains in effect until further notice.

We deeply appreciate your understanding and cooperation so that we may protect the most vulnerable amongst us.
My dear People,

I encourage you to learn as much as you can about the former cardinal McCarrick, who has disgraced himself and insulted the Church by his impurities and evil desires. Pray for those in high places who have tried to shield McCarrick and his ilk from being discovered. Pray for the victims of this homosexual network that has destroyed the lives of countless people. Delve into the fact that the demons of hell rejoice over the misunderstandings they have stirred up amongst the People of God, who are confused and feel helpless, “like sheep WITHOUT a shepherd.” Even though “the gates of hell shall not prevail against it,” the people of God, abandoned in large part by their shepherds, are left without sacramental grace. Pray that our fellow Catholics may seek and find the truth, lest they lose their immortal souls. Please pray for His Grace, Archbishop Vigano who, fearing for his life, has left Italy and resides in a secret location. Read what he has to say: it is the truth.

Let us pray for one another in charity. May the Immaculate Mother of God, Patroness of these United States, protect us from further harm.

God bless you.

Sincerely in Christ,
Father Ronald A. Antinarelli
My dear People,

In these trying and confusing times, the letter to the people of our country by His Grace, Archbishop Vigano is most welcome. God bless this great Prelate! God help America.

Sincerely in Christ,
Father Ronald A. Antinarelli

My dear People,

Considering the current madness and the unreasoned and unreasonable responses of our increasingly dictatorial governmental pundits and their un-American socialistic agenda, I encourage you to read the Encyclical of His Holiness Pope Pius XI, called Quadragesimo anno, promulgated in 1931. Please share its wisdom and logic with especially our young people. Pius XI was a firebrand, unafraid to speak the Truth in the face of derision and threats to his own sacred Person.

Remember this, the Church is free and so is this country. Pray for the spread of Catholic Truth and reject whatever is contrary to it! God bless you.

Sincerely in Christ,
Father Ronald A. Antinarelli

August 25th, 2020

O Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy, at this most critical time, we entrust the United States of America to your loving care.

Most Holy Mother, we beg you to reclaim this land for the glory of your Son. Overwhelmed with the burden of the sins of our nation, we cry to you from the depths of our hearts and seek refuge in your motherly protection.

Look down with mercy upon us and touch the hearts of our people. Open our minds to the great worth of human life and to the responsibilities that accompany human freedom.

Free us from the falsehoods that lead to the evil of abortion and threaten the sanctity of family life. Grant our country the wisdom to proclaim that God’ s law is the foundation on which this nation was founded, and that He alone is the True Source of our cherished rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

O Merciful Mother, give us the courage to reject the culture of death and the strength to build a new Culture of Life.

My dear People,

I urge you to be familiar with the Syllabus of Errors, published by order of His Holiness, Blessed Pope Pius IX. I find it interesting to reread the following article condemned by that Blessed Pope: “The ecclesiastical power ought not to exercise its authority without the permission and assent of the civil government.” I know our dear and ineffectual bishops in NYS are familiar with that one. Too bad they defy it. Mr. Cuomo, I owe you nothing at all.

Sincerely in Christ,
Father Ronald A. Antinarelli

Your Excellencies, your people are being kept from receiving sacramental grace ONLY because of YOU!

June 11th, 2020
Please note that Our Lady of Victory Church will be open during the week from 10:30 AM until 12:00 Noon each day, Monday through Saturday, except Thursday; on Thursdays, the church is closed all day. On those days, confessions will be heard from 11:30 AM until Noon. Thank you for your patience and understanding. May Our Lady of Victory and St. Joseph protect you and your families. Let us pray for the liberty and exaltation of Our Holy Mother the Church.

God bless you.

Father Antinarelli
May 31st, 2020
My dear People,

I have decided to televise my Masses here for Sundays at 10:00 AM. It is difficult to try and find out what to do. I refuse to allow some people to come to Mass and tell others they cannot. I categorically refuse to do anything the governor of NYS tells me. He is not and never will be my boss.

I know your frustration in all this confusion and how much you love the Lord and His Church and Sacraments. He knows it all the better! Pray the Memorare daily that the Virgin Most Powerful may subdue the dragon underneath her foot and crush his head. Pray for the liberty and exaltation of our Holy Mother the Church. Pray for our bishops, that they finally wake up and defend and feed their flocks.

That’s all for now. God bless you.

Remember the words of my ecclesiastical hero, His Eminence Alfredo Cardinal Ottaviani: “Error has no rights.”

Sincerely in Christ,
Father Ronald A. Antinarelli, KCHS
May 29th, 2020

Bishop Matano's Letter to the Faithful Regarding the Coronavirus and the Suspension of Public Masses
Masses at OLV/SJ are no longer live streamed.
Recordings of previously live streamed masses archived on our youtube channel.

Our Lady of Victory / St. Joseph

210 Pleasant St
Rochester, NY 14604

Phone: (585) 454-2244
Fax: (585) 454-2246
Email: ourladyvictory@dor.org

Rev. Ronald A. Antinarelli, KCHS - Pastor

Weekend Masses: Saturday: 4:30 PM, Sundays 10:00 AM

Weekday Masses: Mon-Wed & Fri 12:10 PM

Confessions: Before all weekday Masses - Mon-Wed & Fri 11:30 AM

Confessions only: Sat 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM (or anytime by appointment)

Baptisms by appointment.

Music at Our Lady of Victory

Our Lady of Victory maintains a traditional liturgical music program for masses, with the “sacred treasure” of historical Catholic music at its heart. Weekend liturgies feature the chanting of the Mass Ordinary in Latin and traditional hymns, led by our fine cantors and choir, along with solo and choral music from the 16th century to the present day. In devotion to our Patroness, a seasonal Marian Antiphon or the Ave Maria is sung before mass begins, either plainchant or in a choral setting.

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