Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church
Fr. Martin L. Nelson
Priest in Residence

210 W. Barkley
P.O. Box 1359
Sour Lake, TX 77659
(409) 287-3287

MASSES

Monday and Tuesday - 8:30 a.m.

Eve of Holy Day - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday - 6:00 p.m.
Holy Days - 8:30 a.m.
Thursday - 8:30 a.m.
First Friday - 8:30 a.m.
Saturday - 6:00 p.m.
Reconciliation:
Sunday - 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
Saturday - 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.


CLASSES

CCD Classes: Sunday - 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Class: The Catholic Faith, Wednesday 7:00 p.m.


NURSERY

Sunday - 9:30 to noon in CCD Building
About Our Church

"One of the Oldest Missions"

We, the parish family of Our Lady of Victory, are part of the Universal Church and the Diocese of Beaumont. We have come through many years of hardship as we struggled to grow from a handful of parishioners to the two hundred and thrty families we are today. We have clung tenaciously to our faith even when the Mass was celebrated only every other month. Our belief in the importance of the celebration of the litergy has helped to bond us as a community whether the celebration was out of a "motor chapel" in the early days or in our lovely church today.

Over the years, Sour Lake has been a fertile field in which to sow seeds of faith, to farm, to cultivate rice, to struggle to find oil, and to fell trees for logging. This love for the things of the earth has helped us to be aware of the beauty and blessings of creation.

Our Common belief in the Fatherhood of God bonds us into a living community where no one is allowed to be a stranger. We believe that our parish shares in teh fellowship of Christ and should, therefore, be committed to serve the needs of all. No one - the elderly, ill, shut-ins - should be neglected.

We believe that we are colled to be a sign of the presence of Jesus to the surrounding community by what we are, by what we say and by what we do. Our concern for others must exceed the boundaries of this parish. To be truly Christian and Catholic calls for collaboration with the civic community as well as those of other faiths in social justice issues and in meeting the needs of the poor.

We comit ourselves to continue to build on the strong foundations lovingly laid for us by those who have come before us in teh history of this parish. We didcate our love and energies to searching for the many ways our parish can grow and expand - the number of parishioners; a comprehinsive spiritual development program for all, adults as well as children and youth; improvement of the physical plant; and increase in the number of volunteers; and a deeper concern for the alienated and unchruched.

As we take seriously our call to proclaim the Good News, we find ourselves responding to the needs both in our community and beyond, thus molding ourselves into a sign of the kingdom.


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