Parish Announcements

OLV Music Ministry

posted Sep 23, 2019, 12:00 PM by Diane Lapinski

OLV Music Ministry Fall Season! All performing ensembles are reforming for the fall season!   There is a group for your schedule and your talents.

OLV Sanctuary Choir – rehearses Thursday evenings, at 7 PM in the Music Room of the Activities Center.  Check your schedule and just “drop in”.  You will find a welcoming, friendly group that will help you find your way through the songs! Teens are welcome!

Contemporary Ensemble – is the guitar/piano/flute/singers group that sings and plays at 9:30 or Noon Mass. Stop by before Mass and sing along.  A “laid-back” group that anyone can fit into and add to the “musical message” of the day!  Contact Mary Weidenhof at: 814-571-2552 or see her after Mass.

Spirits of Fire – is the youthful group that plays at Saturday, 4 PM Mass on the 1st Saturday of the month!  This group is open to people of all ages - who have the music “Spirit” in their hearts. All are welcome –               especially young people – Middle thru High School!

Resurrection Choir – is the group that volunteers to sing at funerals throughout the year.  This group is open to anyone who wants to sing at any funeral as their schedule allows. We are grateful for their care, concern, support and singing at this difficult time.


Religious Education

posted Aug 30, 2019, 9:57 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Sep 13, 2019, 6:04 AM ]

Substitute Catechists Needed!  Too many commitments already?  Don’t let that hold you back from   volunteering.  We are in need of substitute catechists. Please contact Jim Hoy at 237-7832 or via email at [email protected] to find out how you can positively influence the spiritual life of a younger     generation.  

Religious Education For K-8 begins on Sunday, September 15: Classes begin at 10:45am in the                    gymnasium of the school and end at 11:50.  Please register in advance. Use this link to the form or connect via the Religious education website:

High School Religious Education:

Families with High School students 9-11th grade for this academic year 2019-20 please ensure that you have registered for Religious Education.  The diocese has a 3 year Confirmation process and it is imperative that all incoming 9th - 11th grade students register for Rel. Ed to be confirmed in their 11th grade year.

Upcoming Sessions:

Sunday, Sept. 22 at 1:30pm. Regular sessions for grades 9, 10 & 11.

Sunday, October 6 at 1:30pm.

           Grade 9 - Regular Session

           Grade 10- Regular Session

           Grade 11 - Mandatory Session (Includes Rel. Ed., SJCA, and homeschooled students)


K-11 Online Registration: Please use this link to the online registration form: for the 2019-2020 school year. Registration takes 

and you may pay online, by check, or cash.  Please register as soon as possible.


Capital Campaign - We still need your pledge!

posted Feb 1, 2019, 5:40 AM by Diane Lapinski

We Still Need Your Pledge that Benefits the WHOLE Parish Community! The planned upgrade to our school building and security system will not only benefit our current and future student body, but also the many others who make use of our school facilities--such as participants in the CCD program and other parish groups. Make your pledge TODAY by filling out a pledge card (available in the Gathering Space) or online at Your pledge is vital to the success of this project that is slated to begin in Spring 2019! 


Side Door to Become Exit Only

posted Nov 21, 2018, 8:06 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Nov 21, 2018, 8:07 AM ]

In order to improve the physical security of the church during Masses and other Church events, starting Saturday, December 1, the side door nearest the Pre-school will be modified for EXIT ONLY.  We will only have two entry ways for the church, the front and back doors, for those attending Mass.  Thank you for your patience and understanding in this change.


Catholic Community Group Sales 2019-2020

posted Jul 27, 2018, 11:23 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Jul 19, 2019, 5:35 AM ]

Catholic Community Group Sales 2019 -2020

             Penn State Center for the Performing Arts            

  Broadway Musicals, Theatre, Circa and Dance Companies.

All tickets available at discounted group sales prices. Checks payable to Our Lady of Victory.  Orders and payment for the 2019 Fall due September 9thand 2020 winter and spring performances due by December 2, 2019.   For order information,  contact Chris Kirkpatrick  at [email protected] or 814-237-7832.  Check PSU Website for more details


Broadway MusicalsA BRONX TALE,  Wed., Oct 30, 7:30pmRENT 20th Anniversary, Tues., Nov. 19, 7:30pmJERSEY BOYS, Tues., Jan. 28, 7:30pm THE COLOR PURPLEWed., April 15, 7:30pm. 


Circa and DanceDance Theatre of Harlem 50th Anniversary Tues., Nov. 12, 7:30pmHumans by the Circa Ensemble, Tues., Jan. 21, 7:30pmStep Afrika! Drumfolk, Fri., Jan. 31, 7:30pm; Hong Kong  Ballet ALICE (in wonderland), Fri., April 24, 7:30pm. 


Music Orchestra, Jazz and OperaAn Evening with Itzhak Perlman, Thur., Nov. 14, 7:30pm;  MosaicPSU School of Music, Sun., Dec 8, 4:00pmThe National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine Volodymyr Vynnytsky, pianist, Tues., Feb. 11, 7:30pmApollo's Fire: Cleveland Baroque  Orchestra  Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Rediscovered, Thurs, Feb. 27, 7:30pmJazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: Thurs., April 2, 7:30pm; CARMEN OPERA, PSU School of Music,  Fri., March 27, 7:30pm and Sun., March 29, 2:00pm.  


Family Entertainment Mexico Beyond Mariachi Sugar Skull! A Dia de Los Muertos Musical    Adventure,  Sun., Sept 29, 4:00pm; Showtime with Shakespeare New Hip Hop Musical, Sun, Nov. 3, 4:00pmErth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure   The Mystery of the Dinosaurs of the Deep: Thurs., Feb. 20, 7:30pmNight Train 57 A Sensory-Friendly Comic Folk Opera, Sun., April 5, 4:00pm.


Is God Calling You to a Life of Service as a Deacon?:

posted Jul 27, 2018, 7:35 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Aug 31, 2018, 5:42 AM ]

All those  interested in learning about the Formation, Ministry and Life of the Permanent Diaconate, please contact Deacon Michael Russo at  the Office of the Permanent Diaconate at (814) 693-9870 or email: [email protected].



posted Jul 19, 2018, 5:24 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Oct 5, 2018, 11:15 AM ]

Tune into WJVM 90.3-FM & WEJO 104.7-FM this fal! Important Note: WAOB recently converted to a new streaming service. At this time, the corresponding i-Phone & Android apps for our family of stations are still in development. Please visit for the latest updates. We apologize for the  inconvenience to our phone “listeners.”  Stay tuned! If you would like to  receive our monthly programming e-blasts,  contact Sheryl Balkey at (814)238-6288 or [email protected].   Remember, just $100/day keeps our Catholic voice on the air.  Our 501(c)3 organization is  volunteer-run and your tax-deductible donation may be mailed to: Voice of Divine Mercy, PO Box 862, State College, PA 16804-0862.  We receive no direct funding from the local parishes or  diocese, so your faithful support is vital to our evangelization effort.


Catholic Ministries Drive

posted Mar 2, 2018, 5:47 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Jul 19, 2018, 6:43 AM ]

We have received $238,049.00 with 556 families contributing. We have now  surpassed our goal of $142,237.00, so all monies received will be returned to OLV for our use. If you have not turned in your pledge envelope, mail it to OLV, place it in the Sunday collection or bring it to the church office (use the mail slot if after business hours). 


Relgious Education News

posted Sep 1, 2017, 8:56 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Jul 26, 2019, 5:34 AM ]

Classes will begin on Sunday, September 8 for all grades.

Gr. K-8 - 10:45am

Gr. 9-11 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm.


ATTENTION!  Do you have a desire to serve Our Lady of Victory?  Do you want to learn more about your faith while sharing your knowledge with others?  Join our team of catechists and aides and keep that light out from under the bushel basket.  You are needed.  Please contact Jim Hoy at 237-7832 or via email at [email protected] to find out how you can positively influence the spiritual life of a younger       generation.  



Gabriel Project

posted Aug 10, 2017, 6:05 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Jan 26, 2018, 7:46 AM ]

Gabriel Project Babies: The Gabriel Project is a Pro-Life movement offering parish-based pastoral care to women in a crisis pregnancy. It is the goal of the Gabriel Project to help such women with all their practical needs, as well as offering them unconditional love in an apostolate of friendship throughout their pregnancy. For more information about the Gabriel Project, please call 867-5511.

If you can help the Gabriel Project, please put your monetary donations in the Sunday collection, or mail them to Betty Gummo, c/o Our Lady of Victory Church, 820 Westerly Parkway, State College, PA 16801. A check made out to “The Gabriel Project/OLV” (a 501c3 non-profit) can be used as a tax deduction.

Donations of diapers, onesies, etc., can be placed in the wooden bin in the back of the church, marked The Gabriel Project. Due to liability, we cannot accept used toys, strollers, cribs or car seats. Thank you very much for your support of these mothers and their babies, especially with prayer.

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