menu close menu

Parish History

October 22, 1921 – Bishop Thomas E. Molloy establishes the Parish of Our Lady of Victory, Floral Park and appoints Father Patrick Hart to be the first Pastor. Masses were held in Firemen’s Hall on Violet Avenue and then at Child’s Hall on Tulip Avenue


July 1922 – Property is purchased for OLV Church


November 15, 1922 – Construction on the rectory was begun


March 25, 1923 – Ground-breaking for the church


June 30, 1923 – Completion of the rectory


July 6, 1924 – First Mass celebrated in OLV Church


September 7, 1924 – Dedication of the Church by Bishop Thomas E. Molloy


April 10, 1929 – Father James F. Irwin is appointed the second Pastor of Our Lady of Victory


September 6, 1930 – OLV Convent is officially opened


May 3, 1931 – Dedication of the OLV Convent takes place


October 29, 1931 – OLV Conference of the St. Vincent DePaul Society is established


1932 – Dedication of Our Lady of Victory School under the direction of the Sister of St. Joseph of Brentwood. Sister Flora Eugene, CSJ was the first principal and superior.


June 19, 1939 – Associate Pastor Father Joseph Salmon died suddenly on his 15th Anniversary of Ordination – a shrine of the Crucifixion outside the church is dedicated in his memory


1945 – OLV CYO is established


July 4, 1950 – Father James F. Irwin receives the title of Right Reverend Monsignor


March 17, 1961 – Monsignor Thomas J. Feeney is appointed the third Pastor of Our Lady of Victory upon the death of Msgr. Irwin


November 25, 1962 – Dedication of the OLV New School Extension


1968 – Establishment of the OLV Parish Council and OLV School Board


June 24, 1974 – Death of Monsignor Feeney


August 1, 1974 – Appointment of Father Charles J. Nosser as the fourth Pastor of Our Lady of Victory


1976 – Establishment of the OLV Right to Life Committee


2006 – Appointment of Father John V. O’Farrell as the fifth Pastor of Our Lady of Victory


September 8, 2012 – Re-dedication of Our Lady of Victory Church


2014 – Appointment of Father Thomas M. Fusco as the sixth Pastor of Our Lady of Victory



Our Lady of Victory Floral Park Parish History