Parish Announcements

Singers Needed for Christmas

posted Sep 7, 2017, 1:13 PM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Nov 10, 2017, 11:58 AM ]

Sanctuary Choir is beginning to rehearse Christmas and is looking for some new singers. Even if you don’t feel like you’re a great singer, if you enjoy Christmas carols, and would like to help - consider joining the choir on Thursday night at 7:00pm in the AC Music Suite. 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.


Relgious Education News

posted Sep 1, 2017, 8:56 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Nov 17, 2017, 8:10 AM ]

K-8 Religious Education: We are currently participating in the Jared Box Project. Each family with a child in Religious Education received a box with instructions. Boxes are due back on December 3.

Needed! CCD Substitute Catechists for K through 8th Grade - Please prayerfully consider substitute teaching this year. Please contact Jim Hoy at for more information.

Adaptive CCD: If you have any questions about the Adaptive class, please address them to Anne Bord at or Olivia Leskowicz at To enroll your child in this new        program, contact the CCD director, Jim Hoy at

Living Nativity: Signups are open for participants and volunteers for the Annual Living Nativity during the 6:30pm Mass on Christmas Eve. Please contact Jim Hoy to sign up.

Prayer Partners:  We are in need of seasoned prayer warriors, with 60 or more years experience, to pray for our parish children preparing for their First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.   To participate, please contact Jim Hoy at (814) 237-7832 Ext. 421 or via email at


High School Religious Ed.:   Registration forms can be found at the parish website and list the current          registration fees.

Next class: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19

9th Grade (Required for all 9th grade- CCD, SJCA & Home School) Rite of Blessing at Noon Mass, then           

                  Retreat from 1 to 3:30pm (lunch will be provided)

 10th Grade, Regular Class, 2:00pm to 3:30pm in the Activities Center

 11th Grade class  - Mandatory for 11th grade - CCD, SJCA & Home School) 2:00-3:30pm, Ch



Christmas Stockings for our Troops

posted Sep 1, 2017, 8:53 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Sep 29, 2017, 8:42 AM ]

Christmas Stockings for Our Troops - On October 26, Catholic Daughters will be stuffing about 100 handmade Christmas stockings to send to  our troops via Operation Shoebox.  We need white crew socks as well as financial contributions to help with mailing expenses.  You may put your financial contributions in the collection  basket.  Checks can be made to OLV with a memo indicating Operation Shoebox.  Socks can be put in the military collection box in the church.  Thank you in advance for helping to give our troops a bit of Christmas cheer from home!


Gabriel Project

posted Aug 10, 2017, 6:05 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Sep 1, 2017, 8:51 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 knew a woman who was pregnant, who had 8 kids already, three who were deaf, two who were blind, one mentally retarded, and she had syphilis, would you recommend that she have an abortion?  If you said yes, you just killed Beethoven!

If you can help the Gabriel Project save some of these babies, 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.

Parish Emergency Response Plan

posted May 17, 2017, 11:45 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated May 17, 2017, 11:50 AM ]

Security and Safety - Please see and review the OLV Emergency Reponse posted here. Your

comments are invited. Please offer any ideas, comments or corrections by the end of June (2017) 

to Andy Mazzara at 814-571-2956 or  Please click on the link below.


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:




posted Jan 6, 2017, 5:47 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Aug 10, 2017, 6:04 AM ]

198 OLV Individuals/Families have logged on FREE to Have YOU? Easy to          register: Enter parish code: FJ4ZRR. See the growing selection of Catholic audios, videos,        movies, and books available to you and your   family (some in Spanish).  August Monthly       Features: Program “Symbolon, The Catholic Faith Explained;” Audio “Theology for Beginners” by Frank Sheed; Book “Love Unveiled,” by Edward Sri; Movie “St. John Bosco.”


Religious Education Information

posted Jul 29, 2016, 11:35 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Aug 4, 2017, 5:22 AM ]

CCD Registration- K-11 grades for 2017-2018.  Register by August 13 to save $15 per child. Fees are $60.00 for 1st child, $55.00 for 2nd child, $50.00 for the 3rd child, $45.00 for the 4th child, no charge for the 5th child.  If you have a child who graduated from 8th grade at OLVCS and will be attending State High next year, parents need to register for CCD (see below for students who will attend SJCA). The new registration form is online, under parish forms. CCD for K-8 begin Sunday, Sept. 10. If you have questions please contact, Jim Hoy,  


Home School CCD- Parents who homeschool their children for Religious Education also need to register for CCD. The Registration form is on our parish website, under parish forms.  The parent meeting will be at the end of September.  Please register by August 13.  After August 13 the registration fees increase $15.00 per child. If you have questions please contact, Jim Hoy,  


Wanted - CCD Catechists K-8 Grade - “As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” 1 Peter 4:10. Please contact Jim Hoy at


High School Religious Ed.:  

ALL High School students are to receive catechesis through the parish. The registration forms for High School are the SAME as K-8 with the exception of St. Joe's students. If your child will be attending SJCA, please ENSURE you are filling out the Registration form for SJCA students. There are some hard copies of forms in the back of Church on the Youth Bulletin Board. Otherwise the registration form can be downloaded from the “Forms” section of the OLV webpage. Questions, please email Kristy and Brendan Bagley at  CCD for grades 9-11 begins Sunday, Sept. 10.



The Voice of Catholic Radio is on the Air!

posted Nov 22, 2013, 6:45 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Jun 17, 2016, 11:06 AM ]

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, 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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