Youth Ministry enhances the total personal and spiritual growth of young people in our parish in Grades 7 to 12.  Catechetical instruction, activities, and a variety of prayer and worship experiences draw young people into responsible participation in the Catholic faith community.  Leadership, service, and community building opportunities empower adolescents to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in the world today. 

October Events: Faith Formation/Youth Ministry

NCYC 2013 Information Session: 6:30pm, Wednesday, October 3rd, in the Education Center.  An informational meeting for any youth who might like to attend the 2013 National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis, IN, November 21-24, 2013.  Attendees must be in high school (grades 9-12) by November ‘13.  At least one parent/guardian is requested to accompany interested youth to this meeting. 

The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is a biennial event that draws together nearly 25,000 high school youth from all areas of the country, for three days of prayer, worship, service and FUN.  Both OLV and the Albany Diocese have been sending delegates to NCYC since 1985!  Approximately 300 youth from the Albany Diocese alone, attend each event.  This meeting is open to any teens in high school next year, who may be considering attending NCYC 2013.  A parent/guardian is asked to please accompany each young person to this meeting.  If you or a teen in your family is interested in attending NCYC 2013, but cannot make the info session, please contact Ms. Conroy in the Faith Formation Office for additional information.  OLV must submit the names of all youth and adults planning to attend NCYC ’13 to the Albany Diocese no later than Friday, October 12th!    NCYC 2013


In compliance with safe environment standards set by the Albany Diocese, all adults ages 18+, paid or volunteer, are required to complete a VIRTUS training, background check, and sign a Code of Conduct, prior to beginning ministry with children or youth.   Background check forms and Codes of Conduct may be obtained by contacting the parish or faith formation offices.

Keep checking this web site and the parish bulletin for updates!

Contact: Laura Conroy, Youth Ministry Coordinator @ 274-6269 or email,
Youth Ministry
The Catholic Community of Our Lady of Victory      55 North Lake Avenue, Troy, NY      518-273-7602