FOR YOU

Take the Next Step

"And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near." — Hebrews 10:24-25

It's so important that we do not simply go through the motions as Catholics. We're called to get involved and get to know others in our faith community so that we can grow closer to God and what He's calling us to do and who we're called to become. Below are several ways to take the next step in our discipleship! 

Small Groups

Our Lady of the Valley offers small groups with the intention of connecting people to God and each other.  Groups are usually 6-12 people who meet weekly to discuss different topics of the Catholic Faith and support one another in their relationship with Christ.  If you are interested in learning more about Scripture, prayer, Church teachings, Saints, etc., then a small group is the place for you.

Small Groups - Spring 2024

To view the Class and Small Group offerings for Spring 2024 - click here

Contact

Ryan Long
ryan@ourladyofthevalley.net

Sign Up for a Small Group

To sign up for a small group at OLV contact:

Ryan Long
ryan@ourladyofthevalley.net

Men’s Group

Proverbs 27:17 says, "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpers another." As men, we need other men in order to become all who God is calling us to be for our families, in our careers, and as sons of God. Learn more about what other men are doing at OLV, we look forward to meeting you!

OLV Men's Events

Want to be in the know regarding upcoming men's events? Sign up for Flocknote!

https://olvwindsor.flocknote.com/OLVMensEvents

See below for details regarding upcoming men's events taking place in and around Our Lady of the Valley. Please reach out to Andrew Barga at andrew.b@ourladyofthevalley.net with any questions.

October

Click above for more details!

Be sure to check back regularly for updates or signup for our Flocknote newsletter! 

Knights of Columbus

We are an International Fraternal and Humanitarian Organization of dedicated Catholic men.  We are guided not only by our belief in God and the Catholic Church, but by our belief in each other, and in ourselves. 


We are guided by four principles:

Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. 

The OLV Council 11575 is dedicated to support the pastor, parish and community.

Contact

Brett Berg
coloberg@gmail.com

Knights of Columbus COUNCIL #11575 Website

Women’s Group

There is a vibrant community of women at OLV, all of us in different places and seasons in life. We invite you to get involved regardless of where you are on your faith journey or place of life. We can't wait to meet you and welcome you.

Women's Small Group

There are several women's small groups happening on a weekly basis here at OLV! No matter what your age or faith background, we would love to connect you with a group of women in a similar state in life to accompany you on your walk with Christ.

Contact

Parish Office
office@ourladyofthevalley.net

Mom’s Group

This group is moms supporting moms. The group meets every first and third Thursday of the month in the parish hall. Childcare is provided for the children. There are various special activities scheduled throughout the year.

Contact

Rachel Flowers or Tessa Knight
olvmoms@gmail.com

OLV Women's Group

This group is a service group whose mission is two-fold:  to enable all women of the parish the opportunity for Christian fellowship and provide volunteerism to the parish and the Windsor community. We meet each month and discuss what we can do as a group to support OLV – spiritually, socially and  financially. We enjoy fellowship events  and our evenings out together. New members are always welcome.

 

Contact

Elaine Steppel
elainesteppel@gmail.com

Love to Stitch

A gathering of parish women who enjoy friendship and fellowship, centered around quilting activities.


Contact

Denise Meilinger
deeceem@comcast.net

Single Sisters

A group for single women and widows.


Contact

Elizabeth Kearney
elizkearney@comcast.net

Children & Youth

OLV is committed to the on-going faith formation of your children. We have staff and resources dedicated to ensure your children encounter Jesus and the gospel at every stage of their development. Learn more below. 

Religious Education & Youth Group 2023 - 2024 Registration (Fixed Link to Register)

Registration is closed

Click here to register!

Religious Education

Religious Education Classes are held for Pre-K through 5th grade, August through May on Wednesdays & Thursdays

Registration for the 2023 - 2024 year will open August 1, 2023.

Saints Among Us

Our Lady of the Valley has restored the Order of Sacraments. This means that we will be preparing our 2nd graders for First Reconciliation and 3rd graders for the Sacrament of Confirmation. If prepared, students will receive their Sacraments in the Spring.


Questions?
Kelly Nunez
kelly@ourladyofthevalley.net

Religious Education Resources

Registration for the 2023 - 2024 year will open August 1, 2023.

RE Calendar 2023-2024

RE Parent Guidelines

Prayer Card Master List of Prayers

Saints Names and Patronage

Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy

JOURNEY TO CONFIRMATION

Confirmandi and Sponsor Discussion Questions

Godparent-Sponsor Form English-Spanish from Archbishop

Flocknote

Parents this is the primary way we communicate to you. Flocknotes is especially helpful to receive texts on snow days. If you are already signed up, please update your profile to include Religious Ed. Pre-K-5th, 2022/23

Sign Up Here

Kid Zone

The KidZone is open on Sunday Mornings

Sundays 7:45-11:30am for children ages 6 weeks to 4  years of age

8am & 10am Mass;

Rm 304… for children 6 weeks to 36 months;

Rm 305… for children 36 months to 4 years old LIMITED CAPACITY.


Small Groups
– TBD: Determined by attendance and need. We serve families with young children from 6 weeks old to 5th grade in the KidZone.


Hours of Service:

Please arrive 15 minutes early to check-in your children

All families must complete a new KidZone Agreement Form every year. Once you have registered your child using the online form below, we will send you a confirmation email with a link to SignUp Genius. You will sign up for a time slot in the nursery.


You must use signup genius each week to guarantee a slot for your child. Thank you for your cooperation!


Please be advised…

Since the opening of the nursery is based upon the dependence of volunteers, families will have to be adaptable and flexible with the opening and the closing of the nursery at the last minute. There may be times where volunteers will not be accessible at a Mass or evening and I will have to close it for that session. Notice will be provided prior to closing through FlockNote as soon as we are aware. Thank you for your cooperation


PLEASE NOTE:
The KidZone will not open unless we have reservations for at least three children per session.


Questions?
Katie Wick
kidzone@ourladyofthevalley.net

Kid Zone Resources

Kid Zone

Please fill out this online Child Care Agreement form before bringing your child into our care. Please contact Jamie Zink at KidZone@ourladyofthevalley.net or 970-686-5084 for more information.

"*" indicates required fields

KidZone: Child Care Agreement

All information will be kept confidential
Child's Name*
Birth Date*
Child's Name
Leave blank if N/A
Birth Date
Leave blank if N/A
Please list the full names of all Parents & Guardians
Address
Please note: Must be an adult; no teenage siblings will be authorized to pick up child/ren.

i.e. - diaper change, cannot soothe, sick, etc
i.e. - diaper change, cannot soothe, sick, etc. Leave blank if N/A

Helpful Information

Please list any helpful advise for us to better serve your child/ren.

Photographs and Video Release: I give my permission for my child(ren) to be included in photographs and to view videos related to Share Faith Curriculum.*
I have carefully read this Child Care Agreement, and I understand and agree to each of the covenants and conditions set forth above. This Child Care Agreement is effective for one year from the date below, unless earlier revoked.
MM slash DD slash YYYY

Disclaimer

For nursery/child care during church services, Mom's Group, RE or Small Groups (collectively "Child Care"), which will be performed by employees of the parish, or by volunteers selected or approved by the parish ("Child Care Workers"). This Agreement should only be used if the child's parent(s) or guardian(s) will be on the premises. Revised 8/21/2020

Little Flowers (K-5)

All girls grades Kindergarten thru 5th are welcome to join this fun and faith-filled club! We will meet in the afternoon on alternating Tuesdays starting in September at Our Lady of the Valley.

Registration is $30 per girl (with a 3 girl max fee) and includes all supplies and crafts. 

Little Flowers needs a new lead. Please contact Kelly Nunez with questions.


Questions?
Kelly Nunez
970-686-5084


kelly@ourladyofthevalley.net

Little Women (5-7)

We are a Catholic Girls Club for grades 5th – 7th. This is a program based on the virtue of hospitality. The program helps the girls to become confident and gracious young ladies. It is filled with wonderful stories, heroes, saints, and practical skills that will enrich the lives of the girls as they learn to grow into women.  Each girl receives a charm bracelet and earns a charm for each skill they learn. Some of the skills they will be learning are; care for the elderly, gardening, public speaking, interior design, friendship, hosting a picnic, art and beauty, and so much more.

The fee is $35 per girl with a 3 girl max fee

Little Women needs a new lead. Contact Kelly Nunez with questions.


Questions?

Kelly Nunez
970-686-5084

kelly@ourladyofthevalley.net

Middle School Youth Ministry

Join us for weekly formation, prayer, games, and snacks!  To learn more about upcoming gatherings please contact Karianne and to stay up to date sign up to receive the Youth Ministry Flocknotes.

 

Questions?
Karianne Skelton
karianne@ourladyofthevalley.net

High School Youth Ministry

We strive to create an organic environment where teens can be themselves no matter what their hobbies are, how their day has been, or where they are at in their walk of faith. Join us for weekly fellowship as we grow in friendship with one another and with Jesus!   To learn more about upcoming gatherings please contact Karianne and to stay up to date sign up to receive the Youth Ministry Flocknotes.  

 

Questions?
Karianne Skelton
karianne@ourladyofthevalley.net

Youth Ministry Resources

Texting and Social Media
The youth program communicates information through flock notes, therefore it is very important for families to join in order to stay updated on current events and any event changes. The option to receive information via email, text or both is available.

Please sign up for Flock Note: Text OLOV to 84576

Please be sure to add yourself to the “parent” group under your child/children’s youth program (sign up for high school and middle school if you have children in both), as well as sign your student up for the “high school” or “middle school” group under the same category.

Young Adults

There is often a generation missing in most parishes around the country. But at OLV, we recognize the need to meet those who are between the ages 20-39, both single and married for community centered on our faith. Learn more about our Young Adult ministry and get connected today.

Join the GroupMe

If you are looking to stay up-to-date on formal and informal OLV Young Adult Hangouts, join the GroupMe!

Click here to join the OLV Young Adult GroupMe

Counseling

Inspired by God’s love and compassion, St. Raphael Counseling extends the healing ministry of Jesus Christ by bringing psychology to the service of the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Denver. 

Counseling Resources

Living out our vocations as Christians is incredibly challenging. Whether it is in your mission in the family, at work or within a ministry, applying the Church’s teaching brings unique challenges. Together with your therapist, you can find healing in your life and come one step closer to the saint that God is calling you to be.


We have two great options for counseling at Catholic Charities. St. Raphael's Counseling is a full-service, Catholic-centered clinic with various locations across the Front Range and northern mountains.


Marisol Counseling
is another option for folks who are referred to our program. We bring together collaborative, highly-trained, highly-experienced clinicians to work with families identified by Catholic Charities or other partner agencies as folks who would benefit from our counseling.

 


St. Raphael Counseling's
goal is to change our culture by bringing together the teachings of the Catholic Church and the very best in clinical care.


Catholic Charities’ Marisol Counseling looks forward to working with referred clients - both as individuals and together as families.

Please fill out the Marisol Counseling to get started.

Support Groups

Prayer Chain

This ministry is open to anyone who has a willingness to pray for others and daily access to a computer. Prayer needs and concerns are listed for family and friends via Flocknote. Once you register with OLV’s flocknote, select prayer group. This will allow you to receive prayer requests when sent out. If you have a request for prayers, please e-mail the information to the office.

Questions?
Contact the office
office@ourladyofthevalley.net

Grief Support

Whether it was the death of your life mate, a close friend, or some other special relationship, grief is meant to be shared. This is a mutual support group. The group is not psychotherapy but it will help you navigate the difficulties of this new experience.


Each week, we will discuss the issues and concerns common to newly bereaved people.


Contact
Cele & Ken Ash
KENDOG7411@GMAIL.COM

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