Life Long Faith Formation

… An innovative approach to Life Long learning

We are excited to offer a variety of programs available to Our Lady of Victory that educate and enhance our understanding of our Faith.

Life-long learning is the goal of our Diocese and for our parish. Activities across the parish will be available. You can sign-up or get information by calling our Faith Formation office 391-8384.

For the Littlest One

  • Children’s Liturgy of the Word – Children’s Liturgy of the Word  is an age-appropriate Liturgy of the Word offered for ages Kindergarten through 2nd graders on Saturday 4:30 PM Mass and Sunday, 9 AM and 11 AM Mass. No pre-registration is necessary. All children are welcome and encouraged to attend.Just before the Liturgy of the Word begins for the assembly, these children are invited to go with the weekly leaders from the church to the Altar Servers Room (in the front of the church). During this special time, the volunteer teacher leads the children through prayers, songs and readings that are simplified for children.

    The children learn about the same Scripture readings as the rest of the assembly. They are taught a simplified main message of the readings and are encouraged to share that message with their parents after Mass.

  • Children’s envelopes are available to give time talent and treasure each week to God.  These are brought up to the celebrant at Mass.

For Families

Along with family sacramental preparation, send-home Faith bulletins are distributed to all families of JFK/OLV Faith Formation children, and seasonal family events to which all are invited enhance the parish unity and understanding of the liturgical year.

For Liturgical Ministers –

Liturgical lay ministries include: Lectors, Hospitality Ministers, Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion, Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers to the Homebound and members of the Choir.

Workshops are offered throughout the year for continued growth in understanding their service.  Please check the parish website and bulletin for dates and details.

For Adults

Bible studies Wednesday at 9:30 AM in the Gathering Space Meeting Room.

Advent Adult Bible Study:
This year, walk with Mary, learning from her about her humanity and how she prepared to welcome Jesus into her life and the world.  See how Mary’s encounters and experiences as she carried Jesus shed light on Advent for us.

Join us for Rejoice!  Advent Meditations with Mary on the following Sunday’s November 25, December 2, 9, and 16 from 4:00 PM-5:30 PM in the Gathering Space Meeting Room.  To register contact Jennifer at 391-8384 or davolvrek6@diodav.org.  Cost for the Advent Journal is $5 please register by November 11 in order for books to be purchased.

Please check the parish calendar for additional details.

Christian Experience Weekend (CEW)

The Christian Experience Weekend is a spiritual retreat that offers an opportunity to take a break from the demands of everyday life and look at who we are and where we are going. It is an opportunity to rediscover oneself, your faith, and connection with God. The weekend includes talks, small group discussion, private reflection, liturgy and plenty of time for fellowship. It is conducted by a team of lay people, a priest and spiritual director. It’s a weekend to listen, pray, learn, relax and be refreshed. The weekend welcomes everyone regardless of where they are in their
spiritual lives. Many people attend because they would like to improve their relationship with Christ and others to spend time in reflection.

Women’s CEW 2019: February 1, 2, 3
Men’s CEW 2019: February 15, 16, 17

RCIA

If you are interested in becoming Catholic, please contact the Jennifer at the Faith Formation office at 391-8384.  Initiation sessions meet on Sundays, after the 9:00 AM mass.

RCIA inquiry sessions will be held weekly throughout the year. Bring your questions, and our experienced team members and pastoral staff will do our best to respond. Bring someone along; spouses or friends are always welcome. Our group forms over several weeks, so it’s not too late to join us in the Gathering Space Meeting Room. No cost or obligation involved. Come and see how Catholics gather, worship and share the life of our Faith in Jesus.