Ministry Opportunities

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 A Call to Ministry 
Our Lady of Victory Church

 The laity’s call to ministry and service, in other words, is not to be seen as a luxury or concession but as the natural consequence of their right and responsibility to participate in Christ’s saving mission and to use their gifts and talents to advance God’s kingdom in our day. - Howard J. Hubbard, Bishop of Albany “Fostering the Ministry and Service of the Laity” in Priests For A New Millennium, p. 131

WHY A CALL TO LITURGICAL MINISTRY?  This call is our way of recognizing the many different gifts in our faith community.  These gifts originate with God.  Thus, liturgical ministers are not merely volunteers but persons who freely dedicate and train their talents for the good of the Church.  We hope you will respond to the call.

 WHAT  MINISTRIES ARE OPEN TO ME?
Administration, Building & Grounds, Faith Formation, Health Care, Liturgy, Prayer, Social/Hospitality, Social Justice

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ADMINISTRATION:

Finance Council - Acts in an advisory capacity to assist the Pastor in the financial administration of the Parish.
Contact: Fred Wobrock


Money Counters - Assist in counting the weekly collections each Monday morning.
Contact: Nicole Gully 518-273-7602

Office Volunteers For anyone interested in assisting in general office tasks, stuffing bulletins, answering phones, bulk mailings etc.
Contact: Nicole Gully - 518-273-7602

Pastoral Council - Appointed advisory board with members consisting of populations in all facets of the parish community.
Contact: Chris Russell, Council President

 

 

BUILDING AND GROUNDS:

 

Building Maintenance:
Contact: Tom Hardy 518-273-7602

Facility Assistants:  For ayone interested in building and grounds/or indoor work
Contact: Don Lambert

St. Martha Ministry:  For anyone who enjoys cleaning house, come clean the Lords!
Contact OLV: Chris Caulkins
Contact OLS: Connie Vanderhoef 

 Veronica Ministry

Veronica Ministry:  For anyone who loves to wash and iron, to assist in caring for the linens and vesture used at all of our liturgies.
Contact: Marcia Lasky

 

Faith Formation is an on-going, life long journey.  We are always looking for people, to facilitate and break open the Word of God with children, teens and young adults.  Our catechetical programs typically run mid-September through mid-April.  If you enjoy working with Pre-K (children's liturgy of the word) children (K-6th), teens (7th-10th), youth or adults in the RCIA process we need you!  Training and curriculum is provided.  If you feel called and are ready to take on a class, team teach, or would like more information, contact Vici Armsby, Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation or Mary Eaton, Pastoral Associate of Youth Minister (7-10th) at 518-274-6269

 

 

Adult Confirmation:
Contact:  Mary Eaton, Pastoral Associate for Youth Ministry  518-274-6269

Baptismal Prep Couples:  For couples who are willing to assist Fr. in preparing families for Baptism.
Contact: Rev. Randall Patterson, Pastor 518-273-7602

Bible Study:  For anyone interested in the reading, studying and discussion of Sacred Scripture. 
Contact:  Vici Armsby, Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation  518-274-6269

CYO Basketball:
Contact: Erin Adams

Download the 2017-18 CYO Registration Application Here!

Catechist:  For anyone interested in sharing their faith with children, teens or adults  
Contact K-6: Vici Armsby, Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation 518-274-6269
Contact 7-10: Mary Eaton, Pastoral Associate for Youth Ministry  518-274-6169
Contact Adult & RCIA: Vici Armsby, Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation  518-274-6269

Faith Sharing Group:  For anyone interested in reading faith based/spiritually uplifting books and discussing
Contact: Vici Armsby, Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation 518-274-6269

Faith in Fellowship: Committed to building a strong faith community through prayer, education, fellowship and action.
Contact: Vici Armsby, Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation 518-274-6269

ENJOY VIDEOS FROM FAITH AND FELLOWSHIP'S Speaker Series - WINE, CHEESE, CRACKERS AND CONVERSATION!

PART 1 - with Fr. Randall Patterson

PART 2

 

PART 3

 

 PART 4

Faith and Fellowship Sponsored a Couples Blessing and celebration of love on February 17, 2017! 
Mary and Brian Fay facilitated a discussion afterwards on the 5 Love Languages.

 

Gatekeepers:  For individuals committed to ensuring the supervision of children and premises during Sunday morning or evening Faith Formation Sessions
Contact K-6: Vici Armsby, Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation  518-274-6269
Contact 7-10: Mary Eaton, Pastoral Associate for Youth Ministry  518-274-6269

Liturgy of the Word with Children: For anyone interested in breaking open the Word of God with children 2-10 yrs. during the 9:15 Sunday Family Mass.
Contact: Vici Armsby, Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation  518-274-6269

Marriage Sponsor Couples:  Opportunity for engaged couples to discuss marriage with couples married for some years.
Contact: Fr. Randall Patterson  518-273-7602

Parish Wedding Coordinator:  Opportunity to assist engaged couple plan and implement their wedding liturgy.
Contact: Fr. Randall Patterson  518-273-7602

Prayer Partners:  For individuals committed to remembering in prayer the children enrolled in faith formation.
Contact: Vici Armsby, Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation  518-274-6269

 

Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA):  For anyone interested in being a Catechist or Sponsor to a teen or adult interested in becoming Catholic.
Contact: Vici Armsby, Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation 518-274-6269

 

Resource Library Curator:
Contact:
 Ellie O'Rielly  518-326-0118

Vocation Ministry:  To share in the vision for a more vocation minded parish through Prayer, Education and Encouragement opportunities
Contact:  Mark Balistreri marke911@aol.com. 518-446-4530

Youth Ministry:
Contact: Mary Eaton, Pastoral Associate for Youth Ministry, 518-274-6269

 

HEALTH CARE:

 

Alzheimer's Care Team:  For anyone interested in giving respite to the caregivers
Contact: Michael Golden

 

 

Health Care Ministry:  For any health care professional & others interested in attending to the needs of the community.
Contact: Annmarie James

 

Visitation

Visitation Ministy:  For people who would like to visit parishioners unable to attend regular worship services.
Contact: Anne Prezio  or Annmarie James

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LITURGY:

Altar Servers

Altar Server: Young or adults who assist the celebrant at weekend/daily liturgies.
Contact: Fr. Randall Patterson  518-273-7602

Art-Environment: For anyone, to plan and carry out seasonal decorations for the church environment; creating signs/posters/banners.
Contact: Michele Weiss

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AV Ministry:  We assist worshiping by projecting the words to pray and sing.
Contact:   Maureen Cox  518-279-4839

Greeters

Greeters:  Enable all church attendees to feel welcome and appreciated.
Contact: Fr. Randall Patterson  518-273-7602

Leaders of Divine Office of Prayer:  Men/women who lead the Divine Office before mass on weekdays.
Contact: Fr. Randall Patterson 518-273-7602

Liturgical Coordinators:  Responsible for all details related to weekend/daily liturgical preparations.
Contact: Fr. Randall Patterson  518-273-7602

Lectors

Lectors:  For anyone interested in proclaiming the Word of God at our liturgies.   
Contact:  Ann Hansen

Music

Music Ministry:  For singers (children, youth and adult choirs: cantors) and musicians, who have been or are willing to be trained to assist in the leading of the assembly in prayerful song and music at our weekend liturgies. 
Contact OLV: Marjorie Voytko, Director 518-283-9978
Contact OLS: Michael Crandall

 

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Lazarus Ministry:  For anyone interested in preparation and carrying out funeral liturgies with bereaved families. 
Contact:  Pam Wobrock 518-421-7811 or Carol Mahoney 

Eucharistic Ministers

Minister of the Eucharist:  Confirmed men/women who facilitate the distribution of the Eucharist.
Contact: Fr. Randall Patterson/Donna Baker  518-273-7602 

Prayer and Worship:  Committee responsible for planning liturgical celebrations, prayer, environment and music.
Contact: Fr. Randall Patterson  518-273-7602

 

Usher

Ushers:  Men/women who assist with seating and offertory collection
Contact: Fr. Randall Patterson  518-273-7602

PRAYER:

Altar Rosary Society
Contact OLS: Barbara Holms

Men's Prayer:  Support group for men desiring growth in their spiritual life.
Contact:  Fr. Randall Patterson 518-273-7602

 

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ROSARY PRAYER GROUP: For those interested in assisting in the Recitation of the Rosary.  OLV the first Friday of the month after 8:30 am mass and First Saturday of the Month at 10:00 am in the Church.  OLS recitation every Tuesday evening 7:00 pm in the church.  Click on the rosary above to learn the prayer.
Contact OLV: Grace Bulger
Contact OLS:  Ray and Mary Gagnon

SARAH CIRCLE:  The women of Sarah's Circle seek to foster the growth of spirituality in their lives.
Contact: Barbara Holms, Patti Kennedy or Marianne Krahforst

 

Hospitality

SOCIAL/HOSPITALITY

Grafton Summer Festival:
Contact:  John & Julie Darling

Grafton Winter Festival:
Contact:  Mary Gentner & Mary Gagnon


Holy Thursday Pot Luck:
Contact: Mary Alice McVeigh

Hospitality 

Hospitality Team:  To provide a warm greeting and refreshments to all after each Mass monthly, and at special Events in our community.
Contact OLV: Mary Durocher
Contact OLS: Altar Rosary Society

 

Strawberry Festival:
Contact: Bob & Cathy Fletcher

 

SOCIAL JUSTICE

Columbiettes:  Women's Catholic organization serving God through Faith, Hope and Charity.
Contact:  Flo Welsh  518-235-0512

Application Form for Vendor & Craft Fair October 7th.

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Food Pantry:
Contact OLV: Nicole Gully  518-273-7602
Contact OLS:  Madonna Roy

 

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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS - Click on the Icon to learn more.
Contact:  David Bonesteel, Grand Knight

In January the Knights raised $500 for the Our Lady of the Snow Food Pantry!

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KNIT FOR CHRIST:  Click on the Icon to learn more!
Contact OLV:  Kathy Dewine
Contact OLS:  Marilyn Ficalora

Rite to Life

RCDA Respect Life: March for Life Bus Opportunities

Bus opportunities are available for the public for the purpose of marching together as a diocese with Bishop Ed at the March for Life (http://marchforlife.org)in Washington DC, Friday, January 19, 2018Bus locations and contact information to reserve your bus ticket:  Albany, Catskill & Rensselaer. Dr. Philip Frateriggo (518-456-3998); East Durham: Neil Wallace (518-634-2028); Saratoga Springs & Round Lake: Lisa Kent (518-584-6122 x 25).

For more information on the March for Life in Washington click on the image above!

Respect Life:  Click on Icon to learn more.
Contact:  Chuck & Joan Flynn

 

Social Justice

SOCIAL JUSTICE MINISTRYFor anyone with a burning passion for social justice, both within and beyond our faith community.
(Committee membership; Knit for Christ; Food Pantry; Giving Tree, meals for Joseph House homeless shelter, etc.)
Contact:  Deacon Brian Lewis, Barbara Grimm  and/or Gloria Keiber

  

Please email or call the Parish Office, 518-273-7602, for more information on any of these ministry volunteer opportunities.