28 West Sidney Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY 10550

Tel: 1.914.668.5861
Fax: 1.914.668.0161

Pastoral of Liturgy

The Liturgy Committee coordinates the various ministries, which support the community celebration of Mass.  Quarterly planning and coordination meetings are conducted for the various sub-committee chairpersons.


Sacristan - prepares the altar before liturgies;

Eucharistic Ministers – Help the priest to deliver the Holy Communion to the people attending the mass.

Gifts - carries up gifts during Mass;

Ushers/Greeters - greet the Mass participants, hand out bulletins, take up collections, and secure buildings after Masses;

Altar Servers - assist the priest during Mass (boys & girls - 4th grade through adults);

Lectors - proclaim the 1st & 2nd readings, etc. during Mass;


Musicians/Singers – form a choir to enrich musically our mass celebrations and perform during Christmas & Easter seasons.  Members of the youth choir assist with singing during Mass.

Pastoral of Solidarity

We are always searching for new volunteers to help plan and organize the various social events which are held at the Church of Our Lady of Victory-Sacred Heart throughout the year such as pot-luck dinners, traditional Brazilian June Festival , fundraising campaigns, holiday parties and more....  

This is a great way to make new friends and meet the community as a whole. Ideas and help are always appreciated. Get in touch!

Pastoral of Catechesis


In our baptism, we are re-created as the children of God and brought into the Life of God through Jesus Christ.  In baptism, we receive the Holy Spirit who makes a dwelling within us, bearing the gifts of Faith, Hope, and Love.  

Later, in confirmation, these gifts with the fire or intensity of the Spirit, will be made firm, bringing these gifts of Faith, Hope, and Love, to maturation as they begin to manifest themselves in wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, Piety (Reverence), and Fear of the Lord (Wonder and Awe).

Baptisms Celebration
Four weeks prior to the baptism, please call the rectory to make an appointment for receiving instructions.

In English
Baptism Preparation Course – Thursday before the Baptism, 8 pm.
English Baptisms – First Sundays, 12:30 pm.

In Portuguese/Brazilian
Baptism Preparation Course – Thursday before the Baptism, 8 pm.
Portuguese Baptisms – Third Sundays, after 9:30am mass.

In Spanish

Please speak to the Pastor for arrangements

Pastoral of Family

Couples Movement coming soon...

Apostolic Groups


The purpose of a prayer group is to help one another to grow in relationship to God through reflection on Sacred Scripture and faith sharing.  In this way small faith-sharing communities help to develop discerning hearts open to the on-going call to conversion. For prayer groups that meet at different times during the year, please consult the bulletin for dates.



  Coming soon...