Parish Announcements

Breakfast to Benefit Hope for Anawim

posted Apr 13, 2017, 11:08 AM by Diane Lapinski

Breakfast to Benefit Hope for Anawim - On Sunday, May 7 there will be a fundraising breakfast sponsored by Knights of Columbus in support of Fr. Charles Ugo's Nigerian Children’s Fund.  The event will be held in the Gardner Social Hall of the OLV Activities Building from 8:30 - 11:30am.  Pre-sale of tickets will take place after all Masses on the weekend of April 22,23 and before and after all Masses on the weekend of April 29,30.  Tickets will be available at the door on May 7.  Pre-sale tickets prices:  Adults and children over 10 - $8 or 2/$15, Children (5-10 years) - $5, Children under 5 – free, Family ticket - $25.  Tickets at the door:  Adults and children over 10 -  $10, Children (5-10 years) - $5, Children under 5 – free, Family Tickets -$25

Cash and checks made out to “Anawim” will be accepted. Menu will include scrambled eggs, assorted pancakes, ham, sausage, breakfast potatoes, muffins, fruit, and beverages. Please join us in this fundraising and community building event.



posted Jan 6, 2017, 8:47 AM by Diane Lapinski

FORMED - As a special Christmas gift to Our Lady of Victory Parish,  generous parishioners have    renewed our subscription to FORMED. FORMED is an online Catholic teaching website program for adults and children through Lighthouse Media that presents some of the best Catholic faith media resources in the world. Everyone in the parish will have full access (free of charge) to such  programs such as the SYMBOLON Series, Bishop Robert Barron's CATHOLICISM series, movies, audio files, e-books [for nooks, kindles, i-pads, or other mobile devices], plus new Spanish programs.   All of these catechetical materials will be available to you in the comfort of your own home or can be used for a number of bible studies and gatherings. Check out the website <> just to preview what is available.  Our parish code is FJ4ZRR. The password is case sensitive. You will need to fill out a brief registration page. Please take advantage of this great opportunity to grow in your faith!


Singers Needed

posted Nov 4, 2016, 8:44 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Jan 6, 2017, 8:45 AM ]

Singers Needed!  - Sanctuary Choir is looking for some new singers. Even if you don’t feel like you’re a great singer, and would like to help - consider joining the choir on Thursday night at 7:00pm in the AC Music Suite. We’re having a great time making a “joyful noise” or at least noise - and would like some help. Everyone has some vocal talent - perhaps it’s time you tried out one of the choirs at OLV. See Joe Malafarina or any choir member for more information.  Contact Joe at joem@ourladyofvictory,com or 814-571-3088 or 237-7832, or just stop by in the Activities Center at rehearsal.


Religious Education Information

posted Jul 29, 2016, 2:35 PM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Apr 7, 2017, 9:12 AM ]

No CCD Classes on April 16.


PRIORITY CCD REGISTRATION -- It's time to register for CCD grade K-11 for 2017-2018.  $50.00 for 1st child, $45.00 for 2nd child, $40.00 for 3rd child, $35.00 for 4th child, No charge for 5th child.  Deadline for  Priority registration is April 30.  After April 30 fees increase $10.00 per child.  If you have a child in 8th grade attending Our Lady of Victory Catholic School and your child is attending State High next year parents need to register for CCD.  A priority registration form is online, under parish forms.


Vacation Bible School - June 19-23, 9:00am to 12:00pm. It's time to register for VBS.  There is a        registration form on our parish website,  Look for Parish Forms in VBS folder.  A hard copy was sent home this past week with children in Pre-School, OLVCS, and CCD.   Our theme this year, "Maker Fun Factory, CREATED BY GOD and Built for a Purpose."  Registration fee: $20.00 per child.   Family fee $20.00 per child for two children and $10.00 for each addition child.  Registration          deadline is April 20.  We can only accommodate 75 children.  Questions, please contact Eva at       


Vacation Bible School Leaders - Group leaders are needed for this year's VBS, June 19-23.  Youth                   entering 6th grade through 12th are welcome to sign up.  A registration form is on our parish                              website,  If you would like a registration form emailed please contact Eva,  Deadline to sign up is May 1.


INCLEMENT WEATHER:  Kindergarten-8th Grade: In case of bad weather, look on our website,  On the main page look for "Inclement weather," and click on Religious                  Education.  This link will take you to the page to see if CCD is canceled.  The cancellation will be posted by 8:30am.  


High School Religious Ed.:  

Next Class: April 23, 2:00pm to 3:30pm  -  REQUIRED FOR ALL 9th &10th - Group Service Project,

  Regular class for grade 11 (all 11th graders are invited to this last class).

  Rite of Sending at Noon Mass on Sunday, April 23.


   9th & 10th grade, please bring in your service hours and reflection forms

   9th grade, please bring in your sponsor form

Questions, please email Kristy and Brendan Bagley at


The Voice of Catholic Radio is on the Air!

posted Nov 22, 2013, 9:45 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Jun 17, 2016, 2:06 PM ]

Free iphone and android apps are also available- visit for details.  We are now scheduling for our    regular July prayer slots, as well as requesting   extra “pray-ers” of the Divine Mercy Chaplet during this jubilee year.  We thank Sara Getson, Charlotte Getson, and Rose Marboe for their recent  recordings. If you would like to pray or receive our monthly programming e-blasts, contact Sheryl Balkey at (814)238-6288 or 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. 






OLV Benefactor's Memorial Walkway & Benches

posted Aug 31, 2012, 11:05 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Oct 3, 2016, 1:57 PM ]

In preparation for our School’s 50th anniversary, OLV has created a Benefactors’ Memorial Walkway leading to the Blessed Mother statue between the School and Preschool.  Bricks and Pavers are available for sale in a range of prices for various levels of giving.  Funds raised will be for the Our Lady of Victory School and Preschool Endowment.


·        Commemorate special events: Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, Wedding, Ordination, Graduation, First Day of School

·        Honor a teacher, family member or family

·        Memorialize a loved one

Forms are available below.

 or in the Church Gathering Space.

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