Stewardship Annual Report
Dear Family of God,
I am pleased to present Our Lady of Joy’s 2022-2023 Annual Stewardship Report. The report highlights the important work accomplished by nearly 400 volunteers whose work spans 40 ministries as well as committees, programs, and services that touch the lives of our parishioners and also those in need within our diocese.
As our fiscal year ended on June 30, 2023, we felt blessed to experience the full restoration of parish life that had been compromised by the pandemic. This restoration was marked by a truly special celebration on November 12-13, 2022—the 50th anniversary of Our Lady of Joy. The entire parish celebrated “50 Years of Grace” with a festive weekend that included a special Mass and dinner attended by past and present clergy, Auxiliary Bishop Nevarez and other diocesan personnel.
As Pastor, I am keenly aware of the hard work and sacrifices made by parishioners over these five decades. From the construction of our first building in 1974, two years after the parish was officially founded, to the seven buildings and a convent that now serve our community, our mission to help people on their faith journey continues to flourish.
Whenever I am asked what I would like my legacy to be as Pastor of Our Lady of Joy, my response is: “If I can get one person to heaven, it is worth it. If I can get two or more, all the better!” This is a special place not only to me, but to many.
Thank you for continuing to serve the Lord and Our Lady of Joy by your tireless support, your presence and worship-offering. I am grateful for each of you and the generous support you have given to the parish, Father Clement, and myself.
Yours in Christ through Mary,
Fr. Jess Ty