Sunday, October 4, 2009

76. Our Lady of Victory (Now the Parish of Our Lady of Victory and of St. Andrew)

NOTE: In 2015 this church merged with St. Andrew Church as part of the Archdiocese of New York's great closings & mergers of 2015. Both churches will remain open for regular Masses and other events. This new combined parish is called the Parish of Our Lady of Victory and of St. Andrew.

(mass times & church info last updated 03/31/2016)
Address: 60 William St.
Phone: 212.422.5535
Weekend Mass Times: 
Sat: 5:15pm (English)
Sun: 7:30am, 10am, 12:15pm (all English)
Weekday Mass Times: 
Mon-Fri: 7:15am, 8am, 12:15pm, 1:05pm (in lower chapel), 5:15pm (all English)
Saturdays & Holidays: 7:30am (English)
Holy Days: 
Vigil: 4:30pm, 5:15pm (both English)
Holy Day: 7am, 7:30am, 8am, 8:30am, 9am, 11:30am, 12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm, 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:15pm (all English)
Mon-Fri: 8am-8:30am; 12:45pm-1:30pm; 5pm-5:30pm
DEVOTIONS (except for Holidays):
Miraculous Medal: Mondays 12:45pm
St. Anthony: Tuesdays 12:45pm
St. Jude: Wednesdays 12:45pm
The Holy Spirit Thursdays 12:45pm
The Rosary:
Mon-Fri: after the 8am Mass
Fridays 12:45pm (Except first Fridays and during Lent)
Sacred Heart Novena: First Fridays 12:45pm
Stations of the Cross: Fridays of Lent 12:45pm
Benediction & Exposition:
After all devotions until 5pm
Constructed: 1947
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Our Lady of Victory

I believe I have visited all the churches nearest me up to now on this journey so each weekend I now venture out further and further from my apartment to some distant neighborhood in Manhattan. Having recently tackled a huge amount of churches on the east side (there are a lot there) I think I now will be focusing on the many churches of the Lower East Side and downtown. This morning, I decided to go to Our Lady of Victory, one of Manhattan's most furthest south churches that I have left (though I believe Our Lady of the Rosary is the actually the southernmost Manhattan church,) because my roommate and I decided to set out from South Ferry this morning heading North, covering the distance of Manhattan lengthwise on foot.

Unfortunately, my camera battery had died so I was forced to use my Blackberry camera as backup (which is why these images of the church are such poor quality and blurred (stupid Blackberry!)) I went to the earliest Mass offered, 7:30am, of course running a little late, was completely tired as I had gone to bed late the night before, and continued being cloudy and slightly unfocused during the Mass as I've been the last few weeks.

Luckily, my roommate brought me a spare battery when meeting me at South Ferry, and then we began the journey, walking around the southern tip of the island up to the U.N., cutting across Central Park, and then on up the west side (the best side) through Riverside Park, past the G.W. bridge up to the furthest point north, coincidentally very near one of my favorite places, Indian Road Cafe, where we stopped in and had a few celebratory beers. Well deserved, and we enjoyed them.

Here's a few of the sites along the way...

additional photos...


  1. Great city shots. Who was the saint on the wall in blue? Catherine? Blessed Mother?

  2. I believe it is St. Rose as it's on the side of the building that is St. Rose's Home - a cancer hospice on the east side, (at least to the best of my knowledge that is what it is.) It seems like a nice place.

  3. Our Lady of Victory is a lovely sanctuary. My family and I have received tremendous grace from going to Mass here and taking part in the devotions. There are six masses, three hours of confession and about four hours of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament each weekday. The priests are generous and caring. This is truly a place of miracles.

  4. our lady of victory has a shrine in lackawana new york....i used to receive their literature which smelled so beautiful(a rich glorious fragrance seemed attached to their cards. Through out life I occasionally encounter a waft of that smell and attribute it to her presence and or help and or that I'm involved in some victorious enterprise that God is pleased with. I wish all helpable reading this the same experience-she is wonderful.