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**PLEASE SEE OUR PARISH NEWS SECTION BELOW FOR A FULL UPDATE ON THE COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS**

Mon-Fri 7:00 am, 12:10 pm
Sat 7:00 am

Sat Vigil 5:15 pm
Sun 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:30 am (French), 12:15 pm

Holy Days: 7:00 am, 12:10 pm, 6:30 pm
*See below for Holy Week & Easter Update


The Church Sanctuary is open:
Mon-Fri: 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat: 6:30 am - 7:30 am & 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sun: 7:00 am - 1:30 pm
*Daily from 9 a.m. thru 2 p.m.


Reconciliation: Before each weekday Mass and every Saturday from 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Adoration & Benediction: 1st Friday of every month from 10:00am - 12:00pm
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Holy Rosary: Saturdays before the 5:15 pm Mass and Sundays before the 12:15 pm Mass

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UPDATE:
CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS & MASSES 

Dear Brothers & Sisters,

The Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has sent to the bishops of the world  a Decree In time of COVID-19. This Decree by mandate of Pope Francis will only be for the year 2020.  Archbishop Cordileone and the other bishops in our nation have implemented this Decree in their respective diocese. 

Hence, on the basis of the Decree, it is with a profound sadness that I have to announce to you that Holy Week celebrations and Easter Sunday Masses will not be offered publicly this year at Notre Dame des Victoires Parish. All the other parishes in the Archdiocese of San Francisco will do the same. 

While it will not be possible for us to gather in our church during Holy Week and Easter Sunday, please click on the link below for our Archdiocese's Mass Livestreams.

Daily Masses and Weekend Masses will be suspended. This measure is necessary to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community. The suspension of Public Masses is effective as of midnight on Tuesday, March 17th and is effective until April 7, 2020, or until it is extended.
 
Our church will be open daily from 9 a.m. thru 2 p.m. so that parishioners and visitors may have the solace of prayer in a sacred space, especially before the Blessed Sacrament during this distressing time.
 
If you would like to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession, please call the rectory to make an appointment.
 
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A MESSAGE FROM FR. JUAN:
My dearest parishioners & friends, rest assure of my prayers for you and your families. I will celebrate a daily private Mass and lift you up to the Lord during this stressful time. Let us be mindful of one another and offer our love, compassion, and understanding to those who have been infected with the coronavirus. We pray for our brothers and sisters who have died, throughout the world, as a result of the pandemic. Let us also follow the guidelines given to us by our local government leaders and Health Departments of the six Bay Area Counties. 
 
I commend you to the maternal care of our Blessed Virgin Mary. Please pray for me. You might consider praying the Memorare on a daily basis.The Memorare invites us to ask the Blessed Mother for her assistance and her grace, especially when we feel most troubled in our daily lives.  Notre Dame des Victoires always listens to our pleas.
 
REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.
 

ATTENTION PARISHIONERS & THOSE INTERESTED IN BECOMING PARISHIONERS!

Parishioners are asked to fill out a Registration Update Form. We are in the process of renewing our Parish Membership Roster. If you are interesting in joining the parish or if you are presently a member, we ask that all fill out a form so that we are able to make necessary changes. Forms are located at the entrance of the church or can be accessed via the link below. Thanks for your cooperation!

Parishioner Registration/Update


~ YOUNG FRENCH ADULTS! ~

Come and join a group of young adults living in the Bay Area! It is not always easy or exciting to go to mass in a foreign country, or to go alone, this group meets before the 10:30 am mass to attend mass together and then have lunch. 
 
Every two weeks, we plan a Bible Study group, where we can share thoughts on the Evangile of the upcoming Sunday's mass, while sharing dinner.
Everyone speaks French! French natives are welcome to join us! 
 
Rejoins nous !
 

 


What if....

"... I am unbaptized but want to grow spiritually in my life."
"... I have a different faith background but want to learn
what Catholics believe and why."
"... I am a baptized Catholic but never made my First Holy
Communion and/or Confirmation."

 

..... we would love to assist you in your faith journey through an exciting and deeply enriching process in the Catholic Church called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.). RCIA is for those who are seeking a better relationship with God, who are looking for more information about Catholic Christianity, or who are seeking to grow in their spiritual or Sacramental life. The RCIA process welcomes the unbaptized person to the family of Jesus Christ. Sessions are informal and comfortable opportunities to explore the Catholic faith with presentations, discussions, and fellowship.

Explore the faith without obligation & contact Rev. Juan Gonzalez to learn more!
[email protected]

Time slots for Adoration & Benediction on April 3rd are now available. If a time you would like to be present is already taken, show up anyway! The more the merrier!  

 

 "When you look at the crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you then. When you look at the Sacred Host, you understand how much Jesus loves you now."
~ St. Teresa of Calcutta ~


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St. Peter Regulatus: Saint of the Day for Monday, March 30, 2020

Also Peter Regalado, Franciscan reformer. Peter was born at Valladolid, Spain, to a noble family, and entered the Franciscan Order in his native city at the age of thirteen. After several years, he transferred to a far more austere monastery at Tribulos, where he became known for his severe asceticism as well as his abilities to levitate and enter into ecstasies. A success as abbot, he gave himself over to bringing needed reforms to the monastery and to promoting reforms in other Franciscan ...

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St. Berthold: Saint of the Day for Sunday, March 29, 2020

Considered by some historians to be the founder of the Carmelite Order. He was born in Limoges, France, and proved a brilliant student at the University of Paris. Ordained a priest, Berthold joined his brother, Aymeric, the Latin patriarch of Antioch, in Turkey, on the Crusades. On Mount Carmel he found a group of hermits, joined them, and established a rule. Aymeric appointed Berthold the first Carmelite superior general. Berthold tried to reform the Christian soldiers in the region, having ...

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St. Venturino of Bergamo: Saint of the Day for Saturday, March 28, 2020

Dominican preacher and missionary crusader. A native of Bergamo, Italy, he joined the Dominicans in 1319 and soon distinguished himself as a brilliant preacher, attracting huge crowds throughout northern Italy. Pleased with his ability to reach large numbers of believers, he announced in 1335 his intention to go on a pilgrimage to Rome. When Pope Benedict XII (r. 1334-1342) learned of the pilgrimage, he feared Venturino might be planning to crown himself pope, and so forbade the friar to ...

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Bishop Barron

The Coronavirus and Sitting Quietly in a Room Alone

Blaise Pascal said, “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” The great seventeenth-century philosopher thought that most of us, most of the time, distract ourselves from what truly matters through a series of divertissements (diversions). He was speaking from experience. Though one of the brightest men of his age and one of the pioneers of the modern physical sciences and of computer technology, Pascal frittered away a good deal of his time through gambling and other trivial pursuits. In a way, he knew, such diversions are understandable, since the great questions—Does God exist? Why am I here? Is there life after death?—are indeed overwhelming. But if we are to live in a serious and integrated way, they must be confronted—and this is why, if we want our most fundamental problems to be resolved, we must be willing to spend time in a…

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El coronavirus y estar sentado tranquilamente en una habitación a solas

Blaise Pascal dijo: “Todos los problemas de la humanidad provienen de la incapacidad del hombre para sentarse solo y en silencio en una habitación”. El gran filósofo del siglo XVII pensaba que la mayoría de nosotros, la mayor parte del tiempo, nos distraemos de lo que realmente importa a través de una serie de diversiones (desvíos). Hablaba por experiencia. Aunque era uno de los hombres más brillantes de su época y uno de los pioneros de las ciencias físicas modernas y de la tecnología de las computadoras, Pascal malgastó una buena parte de su tiempo en el juego y otras actividades triviales. En cierto modo, él sabía que tales diversiones eran comprensibles, ya que las grandes preguntas — ¿Existe Dios? ¿Por qué estoy aquí? ¿Existe la vida después de la muerte? — son realmente abrumadoras. Pero si queremos vivir de forma seria e integrada, hay que enfrentarse a ellas, y…

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Love an Enemy This Lent

The three classical spiritual practices that the Church urges us to embrace during Lent are prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. I would strongly encourage every one of my readers to follow this recommendation, perhaps intensifying each one of the three during the holy season. But there is another Lenten discipline that I would like to put forward, inspired very much by the Gospel readings this week: forgiving an enemy. There is enough anger in the Catholic community to light up the eastern seaboard for a year. I say this not to pick on Catholics in particular; I would say it of any group of human beings. We are—all of us—sitting on a lot of unresolved rage. Thomas Aquinas defines the deadly sin of anger in his typically pithy manner as an irrational or excessive desire for revenge. Every one of us has been hurt by someone else, aggressed, unjustly harmed, insulted,…

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