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Hungarian Parish

St. Mary of Victories is home to the Hungarian community in St. Louis.


Latin Novus Ordo

St Mary of Victories offers the only Latin Novus Ordo Sunday Mass in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.


Oblates of Wisdom

The priestly Society of the Oblates of Wisdom was founded in 1979 to foster love for Jesus through Mary and thus to promote the teaching of the Church in the light of her dogmatic, moral and mystical tradition.


Church History

Historic St. Mary Of Victories Church, founded at Third and Gratiot Streets in the "Chouteau's Landing" district of Downtown (south of the Gateway Arch), is one of the beloved churches of Old St. Louis. Established in 1843, the charming neoclassical red brick edifice was designed by noted St. Louis architects Franz Saler and George I. Barnett.


Divine Office Presentation

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Presentation and Discussion on the Divine Office

Join us on Saturday, January 9 at 10 am for an informal presentation and discussion on The Divine Office.  Also known as the Liturgy of the Hours, The Divine Office is a set of prayers and scripture traditionally offered at specific times during the day by priests and religious (many people commonly know the evening prayer as Vespers).  Many of the laity now enjoy this prayer as a part of their own spiritual and prayer life.

The Parishioners of St. Mary of Victories invite you to come learn more about this practice.  Noted liturgy and music scholar Stan Metheny will be presenting and leading a discussion on this topic.

Coffee and snacks will be provided.

Please let us know you are coming by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Attendance is free, but we encourage you to make a generous donation to help support our historic church community.







Christmas Ornaments

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Help St. Mary of Victories this Christmas Season by purchasing a hand-made limited commemorative Christmas Ornament.  The ornament features the image of Mary and Baby Jesus from above the High Altar.

Thanks in advance for your generosity!


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Prayer Book

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Help Support Historic St. Mary of Victories!

This prayer book plus coloring pages was produced by parishioners as a fundraiser to help support this historic church.  100% of the proceeds from this sale go to support St. Mary of Victories.  

We encourage you to share our devotion to Mary, the Mother of God, who has sustained us since 1843, by purchasing this unique publication.  Three shipping options are provided below. 

If you wish to send a check, you may do so by mailing it to

St. Mary of Victories Catholic Church
744 South 3rd Street
St. Louis, MO  63102

Please contact James Hooper at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for other shipping options or bulk / wholesale pricing.  

If you can't make a purchase, please keep us in your prayers that God increases our community so that we can be sustained into the future.


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Religious Liberty

Fr. Harrison Speaks on Religious Freedom 

Fr Harrison 1A serious dispute has arisen since Vatican Council II as to whether its Declaration on Religious Liberty, Dignitatis Humanae, can be reconciled with previous Catholic doctrine. Many have claimed that DHrepresents a significant doctrinal contradiction on the part of the Church's magisterium. If that were true, it would of course damage her credibility as the reliable teacher of Christ's truth. St. Mary of Victories Chaplain Fr. Brian Harrison, O.S., who has written two books and a number of articles arguing that there is no such contradiction, was a speaker in October 2015 at an international colloquium on this topic in Norcia, Italy. This event marking the 50th anniversary of the promulgation of DH was honored by the presence of Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, Archbishop Emeritus of St. Louis.  Listen to Fr. Harrison's presentation at the colloquium here. (right click and save as to download).

Synod on Marriage and the Family

Divorced and Remarried Catholics:  A Question of Diminished Imputability

12077031 10205250773365107 870660138 nCardinal Walter Kasper and many other ‘revisionist’ prelates and theologians are insisting that the Church start admitting some divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to Communion, even though all previous popes have ruled this out as incompatible with Jesus’ clear teaching that such a relationship is adultery. 

Fr. Brian Harrison, O.S., S.T.D., well known as an orthodox theologian, considers this the single most explosive moral and pastoral question confronting the Catholic Church today. A reversal of the Church’s bimillennial doctrine and discipline on this issue would ruin her credibility as the authentic teacher of God’s moral law. However, some revisionists are arguing that even though divorce and remarriage is indeed gravely sinful in itself, some Catholics in that situation might be excused from mortal sin (and so qualify for Holy Communion) because they lack full knowledge of its gravity, or lack full and free consent. In this powerful and clearly argued talk, Fr.  Harrison concludes that this compromise “solution” is doctrinally and theologically unacceptable. Listen as he lucidly explains why it has ‘three strikes’ against it.

You may view and download this talk in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format by clicking here.

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Mass Times & Address


St. Mary of Victories Sunday Mass Times

9:00 AM  -  Latin "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"

Confession 30 Minutes Before Every Mass

Special Masses

Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God
January 1, 2016 (Holy Day of Obligation)

11:00 AM  -  Latin "Novus Ordo" Mass
 The Modern Roman Rite in Latin with Gregorian Chant



The Memorial of St. Agnes, Virgin and Martyr
January 21, 2016

7:00 PM - Latin (Missa Cantata) Extraordinary Form Mass

Traditional Latin Mass w/ Gregorian Chant


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744 South Third Street (at Gratiot), Saint Louis MO 63102-1645
(314) 231-8101
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