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What is Stewardship?

Stewardship means giving of ourselves—our time, our talents, and our treasure—willingly and generously.  Our Lady of Victory has many opportunities available for parishioners to be good stewards of the gifts that God has given us.

Time—Spending Time with God in Prayer

Prayer is the beginning of stewardship.  Only when we spend time with God in prayer are we spiritually prepared to offer ourselves in service to others. Some ways that we can participate in prayer:

  • Attend Mass every Sunday and on Holy Days of Obligation
  • Attend Mass on weekdays as possible
  • Spend time in personal prayer each day
  • Pray together with family or friends
  • Read the Bible; attend Bible Study
  • Pray the Rosary
  • Go to confession
  • Attend 1st Friday Adoration
  • Schedule time for a Retreat

    Talent—Using My Talents in Parish Ministries

We have all been granted unique gifts (talents) by God, and it is left to us to use them to serve the Lord and each other.  Please see the Ministry Opportunities inserts for a list of ways that you can serve the needs of Our Lady of Victory as well as contact information for each opportunity.

Some opportunities for ministry at OLV can be found here

  • Liturgical
  • Altar Servers/Cross Bearers
  • Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)
  • Christmas and Easter Evangelization
  • Environment (decorate church)
  • Extraordinary Ministers of The Eucharist
    • EMHCs for the Homebound
  • Lectors/Readers
  • Liturgy Committee
  • Sacristans
  • Ushers
  • Hospitality Ministers
  • Church Cleaning
  • Music Ministries
  • Adult Choir
  • Cantors
  • Junior Choir (grade 5 – 8)
  • Children’s Choir (grade 1 – 4)
  • Educational
  • Becoming Catholic (RCIA)
  • Sunday Morning Faith Formation K – 8 (GIFT)
  • Summer Stretch at St. William of York (grade 6 – 8)
  • Family Fellowship Committee
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) classes
  • Sacraments
  • Baptism Preparation
  • First Penance Preparation
  • First Eucharist Preparation
  • Confirmation Preparation
  • Marriage Preparation
  • RCIA Sponsor/Catechist
  • Spiritual
  • Charismatic Prayer Group
  • Eucharistic Adoration
  • Rosary/Daily Mass
  • Renew Group
  • Parish Prayer Group
  • Emmaus Small Groups
  • Miscellaneous
  • Parish Office Support
  • Parish Food Pantry
  • Respect Life
  • Finance Committee
  • Fundraising
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Monthly Lottery Ticket Sales
  • Money Counter
  • Fellowship Sundays (Coffee and Donuts)
  • Parish Events
  • Health Ministry/Ministers of Care
  • Youth Ministry
  • OLV Catholic School Volunteers
  • Scouting
  • Basketball/Soccer Coach

Treasure—Making a Consistent Gift to the Offertory

In thanksgiving for God’s gifts, each household is asked to budget regular gifts to the offertory in proportion to your income. The generosity of our parishioners enables the parish to fulfill its mission in the world. Thank you for your prayerful consideration.