Family Ministry

“The Church is not a place we go to, but a family we belong to.”

Fr. Clement Attah, Associate Pastor

Family ministry at Our Lady of Joy seeks to create a supportive environment for families with children to grow in faith and fellowship, build up Catholic culture, and find in the church a second home.

We hope to meet the real needs of families and allow friendships to form. We at Our Lady of Joy want to support you as we live this journey together.

2021-2022 Tentative Gatherings

First Wednesday Gatherings September through April

From 5:30-7:00pm, there will be a fun filled night for the whole family followed by dinner!

  • Praise & Worship, Inspirational topics, Prayer Ministry, and Discussion for Parents in the Church
  • Activities for Children K-5th & Edge Youth Ministry for middle school
  • Child-care available for toddlers (contact us in advance to ensure space)
  • Confession Available
  • All ages family friendly Eucharistic Adoration
  • Dinner Provided!!

Note: We are in need of volunteers who are safe-environment trained to help in various ways with these gatherings.

Third Wednesday Gatherings September through April

From 5:30-7:00pm, there will be a fun filled night for the whole family followed by dinner!

  • Family activities for parents and children
  • Small group show and tell presentations of activities
  • Parent Small Group Discussion
  • Children’s lessons and activities