Family & Church Life

Family Life Committee

Mission/Goals: The Family Life committee is a permanent part of the Pastoral Council. It meets regularly and works with the Diocesan office to promote Christian marriages and family life.


Contact: Shawn Atwater (Parish Office 563-391-4245)

Church Life Committee

Mission/Goals: This is a regular committee of the Parish Pastoral Council. It is responsible for overseeing and publishing parish activities, social events and communications.

Update: A parish Fall Fair is planned for most every September on the campus grounds. Food will be provided. You won’t want to miss the fun and entertainment for all ages. Watch the bulletin for details.

Contact:  Mike Van Speybroeck

Appreciation Dinner

The Parish Council hosts this special event in thanksgiving, celebration and appreciation for the many gifts shared by the good stewards of OLV and JFK. Adult parishioners, JFK parents and spouses or guest are cordially invited to attend. Substantial hors d’oeuvres and refreshments are served. There is no cost to attend…just the opportunity to sit back and enjoy the evening.

Parish Picnic

This annual event is held on the parish grounds in late August or early September. There are fun activities provided for all ages and great food at a minimal cost. Come join us!

If you would like to be part of future events, please contact the parish office. We need volunteers of all ages for set up, clean up and light work shifts during the picnic.

Marriage Encounter

Marriage Encounter is a Christian movement open to couples of all faiths. It is designed to strengthen a couple’s unity and help them discover God’s plan for their marriage. An annual weekend retreat for married couples is held on the parish grounds, presented by a team of married couples and a spiritual leader.

This is a private weekend devoted to renewing your marriage relationship. It is a time to become reacquainted. A time to learn, talk, and listen to self and spouse. At night, couples are encouraged to spend the weekend away from home if possible, or if not, to be alone in their own home. Couples do not sleep at Our Lady of Victory facilities. Saturday (breakfast, lunch & dinner) and Sunday (breakfast & lunch) meals are provided.

Contact: Joe and Tracy Ripslinger – Parish Office 563-391-4245.

Visit National Marriage Encounter web page at

Parish Newsletter

The Victory Voice is a quarterly parish publication mailed to all registered households. It features articles about the people in our community and the programs and activities of the parish. News of current current or coming events, photographs, and faith-related articles are welcome. Publication deadlines are announced in the parish bulletin.

Contact: Lisa Willows at 563-391-4245 or

The World Apostolate of Fatima

This group (formerly The Blue Army) is devoted to Mary. It seeks to spread the message of Fatima, pray and meditate on the rosary, receive Eucharist, do penance and offer sacrifice. There are 3 meetings per year on the 1st Sat. of January, April and July. It sponsors an all-night vigil in June and prays the rosary prior to Sunday 9:00 AM Mass.

Contact: Joan Dahl  РParish Office 563-391-4245.