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Ministry Opportunities

Our Lady of Victory Church - Our Lady of the Snow Mission

Don't just come to church, be the 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



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.



Councils which consist of administration volunteering, , Building & Grounds, Faith Formation, Health Care, Liturgy, Prayer, Social/Hospitality, Social Justice




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 the Parish Office 518-273-7602





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








Pastoral Council is an appointed advisory board with members consisting of populations in all facets of the parish community and parish ministries.  They meet every month from September- June and break in the summer.  Agendas and Minutes from the meetings can be found at the Pastoral Council Page.

Contact: David Benjamin, Council President





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

Facility Assistants:  For anyone interested in building and grounds/or indoor work

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


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 Mary Eaton, Director Faith Formation and Youth Ministry  518-274-6269

Are you interested in passing along our Faith?  Catechists are always welcome and needed.  A Catechist is anyone interested in sharing their faith with children, teens or adults.

Gatekeepers:  For individuals committed to ensuring the supervision of children and premises during Sunday morning or evening Faith Formation Sessions.

Children's Liturgy of the Word: For anyone interested in breaking open the Word of God with children 2-10 yrs. during the 11:15 am Sunday Family Mass.

Prayer Partners:  For individuals committed to remembering in prayer the children enrolled in faith formation.


Mary Eaton,
Director Faith Formation and Youth Ministry 



Adult Confirmation and RCIA

Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA):  For anyone interested in being a Catechist or Sponsor to a teen or adult interested in becoming Catholic.
Contact: Mary Eaton, Director of Faith Formation and Youth Ministry 518-274-6269


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


CYO Basketball:
Contact: Michael Eaton or (518) 2725813.
Download the 2021-2022 CYO Registration Application Here!

Eucharistic Adoration MinistryTo deepen our awareness of the true presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist
Contact: Mary Eaton  or Sharon Ryan

Mary and Brian Fay facilitated a discussion afterwards on the 5 Love Languages.



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

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



Resource Library Curator:
 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 518-446-4530




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



Altar Server: Young or adults who assist the celebrant at weekend/daily liturgies.
Contact: Fr. Tom Morrette  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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Minister of the Eucharist:  Confirmed men/women who facilitate the distribution of the Eucharist.
Contact: Fr. Tom Morrette  518-273-7602 

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


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


Altar Rosary Society
Contact OLS: Barbara Holms

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


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 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


Grafton Summer Festival:
Contact:  John & Julie Darling

Grafton Winter Festival:
Contact:  Mary Gentner & Mary Gagnon

Holy Thursday Pot Luck:
Contact:  Parish Office

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




Women's Catholic organization serving God through Faith, Hope and Charity.
Contact: Megan P. Williams 518-225-3355 or [email protected]



Food Pantry:
Contact OLV: Gloria Kieber  518-273-7602
Contact OLS:  Julie Darling


KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS - Click on the Icon to learn more.
Contact:  David Bonesteel, Grand Knight 518-279-4322




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

Respect Life:  Click on Icon to learn more.
Contact:  Christine Golden


SOCIAL JUSTICE MINISTRY: For 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.