Parish Announcements

Relgious Education News

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

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


Rel. Ed. Grades K-8: No classes on Sundays, March 4 & 11.

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

Next Classes:

Feb. 25 -  Regular class for grades 9, 10 & 11, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

March 18 and March 25.

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 Feb 16, 2018, 7:26 AM ]

Featured for LENT on Formed.orgA Lent to Remember - Watch - Forgiven: The Transforming Power of Confession.  Free with OLV Parish Code: FJ4ZRR.


The Voice of Catholic Radio is on the Air!

posted Nov 22, 2013, 6:45 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Feb 16, 2018, 7:26 AM ]

Tune into WJVM 90.3-FM & WEJO 104.7-FM for Catholic Radio this Lent! The Lenten homilies of Bishop Robert Barron and his fellow bishops are featured on the “Heralds of Faith” program that airs weekdays at 9:30am and noon. (Free i-Phone & Android apps for the  stations are available- visit for details.) We are now recording groups/families for  our February prayer slots.  We thank the members of the St. Martha’s Helpers (OLV) for their recent chaplet recording.  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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