Parish Announcements

Youth Ministry

posted Jul 27, 2018, 11:23 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Sep 7, 2018, 5:35 AM ]

As we kick off the new school year, OLV Youth Ministry will meet Sundays before high school religious education.  Our youth ministry gatherings will begin at 1:30 and will end at approximately 2:15 when the religious education students will dismiss and report to catechesis.  Pizza will be provided and all youth from middle school to high school are encouraged to attend.  The first meeting will be 9/23.  Please continue to check the bulletin or olvyouthministry.com for more information.

OLV Youth Ministry is planning another outdoor movie night on Saturday September 22.  The movie will start at 8:00pm.  Please check olvyouthministry.com or click on the youth ministry link on our website for updates and weather related cancellations.   

  

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].

 

WJVM

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 www.waob.org 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 Oct 5, 2018, 11:16 AM ]

CCD CATECHISTS AND KINDERGARTEN AIDES ARE NEEDED!: We need a permanent catechist for 5th grade!  Please prayerfully consider teaching the Faith or aiding our instructors during this school year. Class registration fees are waived for parents who teach or aide. Contact Jim Hoy at jh[email protected] for more information. 

 

K-8 Home School CCD:  Parents who homeschool their children for Religious Education also need to          register for CCD. The online registration form is on our parish website (see above).  Please set up a time with Jim Hoy to obtain materials and other information you may need. See above for email address.

 

Adaptive Rel. Ed. - The OLV CCD program is offering a class for Developmentally Challenged Children, grades 1-8. This class includes children who are unable to function in a general classroom setting due to problems with their cognitive ability, expressive and receptive language skills, ability to focus, and/or developmental delays.  The program is an adaptive form of OLV CCD's curriculum: Finding God.   Class meets at 10:45am to 11:50am in the School Library. For questions, please contact Anne Bord [email protected] or Jim Hoy (CCD office director)  To enroll your child in this new program, please contact Jim Hoy @ [email protected] Thank you!

 

High School Religious Education:  Upcoming Sessions 1:30pm to 3:30pm

October 7  -   Grades 9 (regular class)  -  Grade 10 (regular Class)   

   -11th Grade Confirmation Retreat - 10/6 & 10/7 at Bethany Retreat Center. Bus returns 3:30pm- 4:00pm.   

October 21

- Regular Class for grades 9, 10 & 11

November 11

- Grade 9 - Mandatory Class

- Grade 10 - Regular Class

- Grade 11 - Mandatory Class

 

SHYCON- Reminder for all students: If attending SHYCON the deadline is Oct. 7. (NO FORMS ACCEPTED AFTER 10/7).  Please turn in forms to the Parish office or bring to class. Chaperones are needed.

 

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.

Outreach

posted Apr 28, 2017, 5:50 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Jun 20, 2017, 7:37 AM ]

Got a few minutes? The OLV Outreach  committee would like to offer you an easy opportunity to spend a few minutes each week learning more about your faith.  Each week we will send to your inbox an internet link for a short video, article, or meditation. With one click you can spend a few minutes, at your   convenience, nurturing your relationship with God. If you would like to receive this link, please send an email to: [email protected].

 


 

FORMED

posted Jan 6, 2017, 5:47 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Jun 29, 2018, 7:10 AM ]

Don’t Take a Vacation from Your Faith.  Formed.org - free Catholic website with Parish Code FJ4ZRR. WATCH “Pope St. John Paul II,” “Mother Teresa,” and for children “The Saints, Our Heavenly Friends” plus more great Catholic       content – books, audios, videos, for adults, teens, and children.

 

OLV Benefactor's Memorial Walkway & Benches

posted Aug 31, 2012, 8:05 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Oct 3, 2016, 10:57 AM ]

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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