… An innovative approach to Life Long parish Faith Formation
We are excited to offer a variety of programs available to Our Lady of Victory that educate and enhance our understanding of our Faith. This year we open the door to faith and complete Pope Benedict XVI ‘s call to a “Year of Faith.” We focus on the New Evangelization as a “summons to an authentic and renewed conversion to the Lord, the One Savior of the world” (Porta Fidei, 6).
The Year of Faith, is a first instance to be engaged in the new evangelization for the transmission of the Christian faith, is an opportunity for Catholics to experience a conversion – to turn back to Jesus and enter into a deeper relationship with him.
The “door of faith” is opened at one’s baptism, but during this year Catholics are called to open it again, walk through it and rediscover and renew and deepen their relationship with Christ and his Church.
The New Evangelization as a journey of faith, worship and witness, presents three opportunities or audiences for the transmission of the Christian faith:
- To engage more intently those who are faithful and need to be renewed with increased catechesis;
- To reach out to those who have never heard the gospel proclaimed; and
- To re-engage those who are baptized but have lost a living sense of the faith in their daily lives
The New Evangelization is an opportunity, a pilgrimage (journey) to rediscover the joy and confidence of believing in the Triune God and to enthusiastically profess that faith as “a true encounter and relationship with Jesus Christ.
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
- Books at church for littlest ones Children’s Liturgy of the Word / Mass booklet provided
- Children’s envelopes are available to give time talent and treasure each week to God. These are brought up to the celebrant at Mass.
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
Workshops for continuing to grow in understanding their service.
Bible studies Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Please check the parish calendar for details.
Christian Experience Weekend (CEW)
Women’s CEW 2017: Feb 3, 4, 5
Men’s CEW 2017: February 17, 18, 19
If you are interested in becoming Catholic, please contact 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.