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.

“Wisdom is seeing with God’s eyes.” – Pope Francis

Scripture and the Tradition of the Catholic Church provide an abundance of wisdom, though it can often be challenging to apply it to our lives. To help you learn to gather and live with greater wisdom, Our Lady of Victory will begin Wisdom: God’s Vision for Life on Sunday September 8 at 4:00 PM in the Gathering Space Meeting Room. For more information or to register, contact Jennifer at 563-391-8384 or davolvrek6@diodav.org. You will not only benefit personally from being part of this study; you will also help us to grow in fellowship as a parish as we grow closer to Christ together.

Participants of Wisdom will receive a journal (cost of the journal is $20) and will meet every week to view an engaging video presentation followed by a time of lively group discussion and fellowship. The eight 30-minute videos, presented by Jeff Cavins, will guide you through a variety of themes drawn from the wisdom literature of Scripture. Jeff will explain Scripture’s wisdom on
decision-making, finances, relationships, peace of mind, and speaking to one another and will look at the beauty of wisdom gained through age and at how Christ himself is the embodiment and fulfillment of all wisdom.

 

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 2020: February 7, 8, 9
Men’s CEW 2020: February 21, 22, 23

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.