On December 18, 2020 the Archdiocese of Chicago announced its intention to close Our Lady of Victory Parish and Church during 2021. As parishioners, alumni and fellow Jefferson and Portage Park community members, we were shocked and saddened by this news. We decided to come together as a community to ensure that Our Lady of Victory will remain open for the future generations.
The Archdiocese of Chicago is governed by Canon law, passed down from the first apostles, through the generations of Catholic disciples. Canon Law stipulates very specific rationale that must exist to close a Catholic Church. It is much more than just a building!
Save Our Lady of Victory, Inc. was established in March of 2021 to support our efforts as a community to stop the Archdiocese of Chicago from closing this historic church. It is our organization's firm belief that no canonically valid rationale exists for Our Lady of Victory Church to close. We welcome all parishioners and community members to join our crusade. Together, we can make a difference.