SERVICE

Serve

“…As you did it to the least of these my brothers, you did it to me –Matthew 25:40

Christian Stewardship is the realization that all that we are and have is a gift from God and that we are called to share these gifts with others.  It is through Stewardship that we show our gratitude to God for His many gifts and blessings.  These gifts and blessings are commonly called our Time, Talent and Treasure, to be used in service of our Church and community to build up the Body of Christ.  The gift of our Time can be given as a religious education, teacher, lector, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, and countless other ways.  The gift of our Talent recognizes the fact that everyone has been blessed with unique talents that are meant to serve God through service to our parish.  With the gift of Treasure, we can continue God’s work by supporting our parish’s mission and its many ministries.  Christian Stewardship is more than just something we do; instead, it is the way we should live our lives.


Below you will find descriptions of the ministries we have here at OLV!

Serve in the Liturgy

There are numerous opportunities to serve at OLV. Please learn more below to find out how to start serving in the liturgy at OLV.

Proclaim the Word of God

Reader Ministry

The reader ministry is for anyone who feels called to be a part of the Liturgy of the Word by proclaiming the Sunday Scripture readings at the weekend Mass.  It is a wonderful way to enrich your love of the Word and to share it with others.  Training sessions are required.

Contact

Parish Office: 
970-686-5084 or mike@ourladyofthevalley.net


Sign-Up

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Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Consists of volunteers who are trained, committed to the Eucharistic Presence and are mandated by the archbishop.  They assist the pastor in the distribution of Holy Communion in a reverent manner at Mass.


Contact

Parish Office: 
970-686-5084 or office@ourladyofthevalley.net


Sign-Up

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Altar Servers

We invite all boys and men who have received their First Eucharist and are living their faith to serve at the Sacred Altar during Holy Mass.


Contact

Parish Office: 
970-686-5084 or kim@ourladyofthevalley.net


Sign-Up

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Become an Usher

Usher Ministry

Welcomes and assists people arriving to celebrate Mass, collects offertory during Mass.


Contact

Darcy Cangilla
970-686-5084 ext. 102 or darcy@ourladyofthevalley.net


Sign-Up

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Music Ministry

The function of this ministry is to provide liturgical music for weekend and holy day Masses, seasonal celebrations and miscellaneous parish gatherings. Singers and  musicians are welcome to join the adult choir.


Contact

Cathy or Ryan Smith
music@ourladyofthevalley.net


Sign-Up

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Decorate the Church

Liturgical Decorating

Decorate the Church for Holy Days and liturgical seasons


Contact

Maria Durbin
office@ourladyofthevalley.net

 


Sign-Up

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Adore the Blessed Sacrament

“So you could not keep watch with me for one hour?” –Matthew 26:41

 

Click here for information or to to sign up for a holy hour 

Contact
Parish Office: 
970-686-5084 office@ourladyofthevalley.net

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Serve the Parish

As a growing parish filled with growing families, there are both many needs and many opportunities to use your gifts and talents to serve others in the OLV community. Learn more below about how to start getting involved in serving the OLV parish community.

Teach the Faith to Our Children

Religious Education (RE) Catechist


Come join our team of loving, faith-filled Catholics as we assist our parents in sharing the faith.


Contact
Kelly Nunez
kelly@ourladyofthevalley.net


Sign-Up

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Teach the Faith to Our Youth

Youth Group Volunteer

Take part in catechizing our middle school or high school youth through prayer, small groups, games, and activities.


Contact
Karianne Boulduc
karianne@ourladyofthevalley.net


Sign-Up

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Kidzone Volunteer

 Volunteers, 12 and older, watch infants and toddlers during Sunday morning Mass and weekly RE and small groups at the church. Safe environment training is required.

Contact
Sandra Anderson
kidzone@ourladyofthevalley.net


Sign-Up

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Welcome New Parishioners

A group that calls new parishioners when they register to welcome them to OLV.

Contact
Maria Durbin
office@ourladyofthevalley.net


Sign-Up

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Funeral Meals & Receptions

Coordinates donations of food and volunteers to assist in serving a meal after funeral services for family and friends in the parish hall. Contact the parish office if you are interested in volunteering.

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Receptions

A group that helps with specific functions throughout the year, which include but not limited to First Sacraments, Christmas, graduation and potluck events. Members organize the serving of food and beverages for the various events.

Contact
Contact the parish office to get involved
office@ourladyofthevalley.net

Garden & Landscape

Parishioners who enjoy enhancing and maintaining the gardens and grounds are welcomed and appreciated.  Please see bulletin for announcements when volunteer help is needed.

 

Contact
Dan Self
dan@ourladyofthevalley.net

Special Projects

Odd Job Angels
Volunteers who are willing to do random small projects/tasks in the office or the church. Switching out missals, bulletin inserts, etc.


Contact
Maria Durbin
office@ourladyofthevalley.net

Serve the Community

OLV doesn't exist for herself. We exist to love and serve God and part of the way we do this is in taking his light and love outside of the four walls of the parish and into the broader Windsor and northern Colorado community.

Serve Struggling Families

Mary's Cradle

Mary’s Cradle helps struggling families by furnishing diapers, wipes, formula, clothing and community resource information.


Hours are:
Thursday 2:30-5:30 p.m. & Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.   



Get Involved: Volunteers are needed. Training required.


Contact

Kathleen Jones
kathleen.jonesph.d@gmail.com


Sign-Up

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Serve Our Friends in the Nursing Home

Nursing Home Ministry

This rewarding ministry allows the residents in the nursing home, many of whom do not have family or friends and may feel isolated, to participate in our faith community. Once trained you will find that this is not a huge commitment but very rewarding.

 

Contact
Carol Hoglund

carol.hoglund@comcast.net


Sign-Up

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Bring Jesus to Those Who Cannot Attend Mass

Hospital Ministry

Extraordinary Ministers, who discern this special calling, carry Jesus Christ into the community with the message of God’s love. It is an extension of the Eucharistic celebration at Mass.  It is a beautiful and most rewarding ministry.  Volunteers remark that they receive more from the patients than what they feel they provide to them.  There are assigned visiting days once a month, and at a convenient time of day.


Contact
Paula Neufeld 
neufeldpj@gmail.com


Sign-Up

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Serve Local Families in Need

Windsor Food Pantry

Our goal as a parish family is to help the Windsor Food Pantry to fulfill its goals in feeding individuals and families in need. 


There is a tub in the entryway of the parish hall where donations of dry goods, toiletries, etc. are always accepted. 

OLV is assigned the months of May and November for volunteers to help load the boxes, clean the food pantry area and to help distribute the boxes to the needy.


Contact
Parish Office
office@ourladyofthevalley.net



Sign-Up

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Serve at the Cold Weather Shelter

Cold Weather Shelter

 Located in Greeley. Shelter runs from November-April. Volunteers provide supper by cooking the meal, taking the meal to the shelter, and serving the meal to the homeless


Contact
Patty Pike
pikesfam@aol.com


Sign-Up

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Serve the Homeless

Guadalupe Homeless Shelter

Parishioners volunteer to provide meals to those in need and assistance for other services that the Center provides.


Contact
Dr. Mike Carey
mcareymd@aol.com


Sign-Up

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Serve the Homebound

Helping Hands Ministry

 Help those who are homebound, some temporarily and some permanently. This ministry includes:Holy Communion, light chores, visits at their home, light yard work, light snow removal, phone calls, and transportation limited to running errands or taking them to Mass or appointments).


Contact

Kathleen Talkington
dktalk.david@gmail.com


Sign-Up

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Serve Those Experiencing Loss

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry leaders are trained to offer one-on-one quality Christian care. You will help those who are experiencing loss of some type, i.e. grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness. Once trained as a Stephen Minister, you will meet with a person assigned to you once a week as long as needed.


Contact

Jean Thompson
ejeant@q.com


Sign-Up

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Home Meals Ministry

Volunteers who provide meals to families in our parish that are experiencing a death, illness, surgery, new baby, etc.  The coordinator will arrange volunteers to prepare meals, and deliver them to those in need.  Families having these circumstances should call the parish office to request meals, or if you would like to volunteer with the Home Meals Ministry.


Contact

Beth Moses Beth
Moses@comcast.net


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Respect Life

To be Catholic is to be pro-life. 

We are the visible active body of the community whose purpose is to promote respect for human life from conception to natural death as specified by the Magisterium of the Church through four paths:  Spiritual, Educational, Legislative/Advocacy, and Outreach to the parish and community.


Contact

Elaine Giersch
elainejgiersch@hotmail.com


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Faith in Action

To promote greater understanding among the parishioners of the depth of Catholic social teachings and how these should be lived out in our community. New members are always welcomed.


Contact

Patty Pike
pikesfam@aol.com


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Love to Stitch

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


Contact
Denise Meilinger
deeceem@comcast.net


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