OUR LADY OF VICTORIES PARISH
Our Lady of Victories Church
P.O. Box 127
1005 Route 519
Baptistown, NJ 08803
Fr. Kris Kaczynski - Pastor
Msgr. David I. Fulton - Pastor Emeritus
Deacon John Monahan
Deacon Mike Semko
Deacon Patrick O"Boyle
Mrs. Bernadette Hunsicker - Pastoral Associate
Mrs. Gloria Nardone - Parish Catechetical Leader
Phone: 908 996 2068
Saturday: 5:15 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM
Monday: 8:00 AM
Tuesday: 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM
Thursday: 8:00 AM
Friday: 8 AM
Holy Day of Obligation Vigil at 7:30 PM
Holy Day of Obligation at 7:30 AM & 7:30 PM
Confessions on Saturday at 6:00 PM
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Second Sunday of the Month: 4 - 5 PM
Catholics in the Baptistown area attended Masses at either St. Magdalen the Pazzi Parish in Flemington or St. Philip and James Parish in Philipsburg. On June 14, 1944 St. Edward the Confessor Parish was established in Milford and Baptistown became a mission to the new parish. On June 25, 1944, the first Mass was celebrated at the Kingwood Firehouse, and weekly Masses began in 1947.
On November 7, 1948 Bishop William Griffin dedicated the new Our Lady of Victories Church. With continued growth in the area, Bishop George W. Ahr established Our Lady of Victories as an independent parish on June 22, 1973. .
Religious Education Office
Mrs. Gloria Nardone
Parish Catechetical Leader
Phone: 908 246 3093
Children are prepared for the Sacraments
of Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation through Religious Education Program.
Advent, a time of preparation and anticipation. We await two important events – the celebration of the birth of Jesus on Christmas and the return of Jesus at the end of time.
Advent is a time to reflect on the gift of holiness.
In what ways will I explore the gift of holiness during Advent?
What is my God-given mission in life?
How does my God-given mission reflect Jesus Christ in today’s world?
The Advent season reminds us that we are living in the end times. The end times begin with the first coming of Christ (when the Word of God became flesh and dwelt among us - John 1:14) and it culminates in Christ's second coming on the Day of Judgment and vindication for his people. Jesus spoke of his return in glory at the close of the ages as an indisputable fact and predetermined act which he will perform as the Judge and Ruler of all peoples, nations, and individuals who ever lived on the earth.
While the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is for certain, the time of his appearance is not yet disclosed. The Lord's day of visitation and judgment will come swiftly and unexpectedly. Jesus warns his listeners to not be caught off guard when that day arrives. It will surely come in God's good time! The Lord invites us to pray for the coming of his kingdom into our present lives and future as well. Jesus taught his disciples to pray - "may your kingdom come and your will be done on earth as it is in heaven" (Matthew 6:10). We are not only to watch for Christ, but to watch with Christ. The Lord wants us to have our hearts and minds fixed on him and his word. He wants us to be ready for his action and work of grace in our lives and in our world. Those who "wait" for the Lord will not be disappointed. He will surely come with his grace and saving help. The season of Advent is a time for rousing our minds and hearts for the Lord's coming. As his servants we watch for his will - continually seeking him. We watch for his word and his power – that he may act now to save and to deliver. And we watch for his visitation – he will surely come again! Servants of the Lord rouse yourselves! Be vigilant, be alert, be "watchmen" for the Lord pointing the way for his coming. Do you watch for the Lord's action in your life with expectant faith and with joyful hope?
December 1, First Sunday of Advent
Today we begin the season of Advent with open hearts to God's love as we prepare to welcome Christ into our lives and homes.
The word “Advent” stems from the Latin ADVENTUS, which means “coming”.
The candles of advent wreath remind us that Jesus Christ came to conquer the darkness of sin and to lead us into the light of his glorious kingdom.
The first purple candle signifies HOPE.
December 8, Second Sunday of Advent
The second purple candle signifies PEACE.