Parish Announcements

Catholic Ministries Drive

posted Mar 2, 2018, 5:47 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Apr 13, 2018, 5:38 AM ]

We have received $162,185.00 with 420 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 Apr 6, 2018, 11:59 AM ]

Cancellations: Check the parish website for announcements regarding cancellations due to weather -

Vacation Bible School: This year’s Vacation Bible School will be held July 16-20 for children entering grades K-5. The theme is “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus.”  Registration forms can be found on the Religious Education website: More information to come!


K-8 RE Homeschool: Please submit work samples by mail or drop off if you are not using the online reporting system with Loyola Press.


High School Religious Education for Grades 9-11

April 8 - Grades 9 &10 Mandatory Group Service Project (please wear gardening clothes and bring shovels, rakes, hand trowels, etc., labeled with Family name.

     Grade 11 - Final class, not mandatory, but all are invited for special last class.

Confirmation Rehearsal, April 12 at 6:30pm.  Confirmandi and sponsor/proxy must attend. Group photo will be taken at rehearsal.

Confirmation is Sunday, April 15 at 3:00pm.  Confirmandi and sponsor arrive at 2:00pm in Gardiner Social Hall in the Activities Center.


REMINDER FOR ALL STUDENTS: Please turn in your service hours and reflection papers if you have your 15 hours of service complete.

In the event of inclement weather, check the HS Rel. Ed. site at



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.


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 Apr 6, 2018, 12:00 PM ]

Free to Parishioners:Great Catholic faith media resources at  OLV Code: FJ4ZRR.


The Voice of Catholic Radio is on the Air!

posted Nov 22, 2013, 6:45 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Apr 13, 2018, 5:37 AM ]

WJVM 90.3-FM thanks you for helping to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday! The radio apostolate celebrated a joyous feast day with a Divine Mercy Holy Hour and reception.  Special thanks to Fr. George Jakopac, pastor of St. John the Evangelist Church, our celebrant, Fr. Boniface Hicks, O.S. B., Fr. Michael Wolfe, Fr. Cyprian, O.S.B., and the St. Benedict Schola Cantorum.  It was wonderful to meet many members of our   listening audience and to thank the supporters of the station.  Congratulations to the winners of our portrait giveaways:  Susan U. (OLV) - Holy Family, Linda W. (St. John the Evangelist) - Good Shepherd, Cindy H. (St. John the Evangelist) - Our Lady of Good Success, Lucy T. - Infant of Prague.

Remember, our evangelization effort is sustained by your faithful prayers and contributions. It costs just $100/day to keep our Catholic voice broadcasting.  Donations 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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