Our Lady of Victory Cathedral (Victoria, Texas)

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The Cathedral of Our Lady of Victory
Our Lady of Victory Cathedral (Victoria, Texas) is located in Texas
Our Lady of Victory Cathedral (Victoria, Texas)
Location in Texas
28°49′27″N 96°59′31″W / 28.8243°N 96.9919°W / 28.8243; -96.9919Coordinates: 28°49′27″N 96°59′31″W / 28.8243°N 96.9919°W / 28.8243; -96.9919
Location 1309 Mesquite Lane
Victoria, Texas
Country United States
Denomination Catholic Church
Website www.olvcathedral.org
Founded 1958
Dedication Our Lady of Victory
Status Cathedral/Parish
Style Modern
Completed 1958
Number of spires One
Materials Brick
Diocese Victoria in Texas
Bishop(s) Most Rev. Brendan J. Cahill
Rector Rev. Gary W. Janak

The Cathedral of Our Lady of Victory is a cathedral and parish church located in Victoria, Texas, United States. It is the seat of the Catholic Diocese of Victoria in Texas.


Our Lady of Victory Parish can trace its roots to 1956 when the families of Thomas O'Connor Sr. and Martin O'Connor donated twenty acres of land for a new Catholic parish.[1] The cornerstone for the present church was laid on April 7, 1957 by Archbishop Robert E. Lucey of San Antonio and it was consecrated on November 4 the following year. Our Lady of Victory Catholic School opened in September 1957.

The initial planning for the parish and the construction of the buildings was done by Msgr. Frederick O'Beck who was the pastor at St. Mary's in Victoria. The Rev. Henry Rolf was named the first pastor on July 12, 1958. The parish was officially established the following day.[1]

Pope John Paul II established the Diocese of Victoria in Texas on April 13, 1982.[2] Our Lady of Victory became the cathedral for the diocese at that time.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Church History". Our Lady of Victory Cathedral. Retrieved 2011-10-05. 
  2. ^ "Diocese of Victoria in Texas". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2011-10-05. 

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