Hurricane Relief: Our parish will soon send a check to Catholic Charities U.S.A. to help those suffering from the recent hurricane along the Atlantic Coast. If you would like to add to the amount, make out your check to OLV Church, mark it “Hurricane Relief” and drop it in the collection.
Cookie Social/Giving Tree: This weekend we will hold the annual Cookie Social in the Gathering Space after all Masses to open the “Giving Tree” season at OLV. Whether you like cookies or not, please come to the Gathering Space and select an ornament tag from the tree with a suggested gift for a needy person or family. We expect about 600 ornaments on the tree again this year.
Sanctuary Choir Concert: This will be in our church this Sunday, Dec. 2nd from 2:30pm to 3:30pm. Free admission, but donations to help pay for their trip to Rome are welcome!
Advent Reading Material: Advent spiritual reading material is on a table in the Gathering Space. There is no charge, but the supply of pamphlets is limited.
1st Reconciliation: Congratulations to the members of our First Holy Communion Class who received the sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time on December 1st. Please continue to pray for them, their parents, and their catechists.
Penance Service Schedule:
Monday, Dec. 3 - 7:00pm - Penn State Catholic Community
Mon., Dec. 10 - 7:00pm - St. John, Bellefonte
Tues., Dec. 11 - 7:00pm - St. Matthew, Tyrone
Wed., Dec. 12 - 7:00pm - Queen of the Archangels, Clarence
Thurs., Dec. 13 - 7:00pm - Good Shepherd, State College
Sun., Dec. 16 - 2:30pm - Our Lady of Victory, State College
Holy Day Schedule: Because the feast of the Immaculate Conception (Dec. 8th) falls on a Saturday this year, the schedule is a bit different. For the Holy Day of Obligation, the Masses will be at 6:00pm, Friday, Dec. 7th, and 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30am on Sat., Dec. 8th.
(The Saturday Vigil Mass at 5:00pm will not fulfill the obligation for the Holy Day.)
The confession schedule will be 7:30 and 9:30am, 4:00 and 7:00pm on Thursday, 5:00pm on Friday and 4:00pm Saturday.
OLV Advent of Christmas Party - Fr. Matt Baum, Fr. Chinemere Onyeocha, and Msgr. David Lockard request the honor of your presence (adults 21years of age and older) on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in our parish Activities Center Gardiner Social Hall between the hours of 4:30pm and 7:30pm.
We ask those who attend to bring one of the following to share: some of your favorite finger food, casserole, salad, dessert or baked goods to supplement the food tables for this celebration. For your and our convenience, please use a disposable or non-returnable container for this purpose.
To make reservations, please call our parish office at 237-7832 no later than Friday, Dec. 7. The best time to call is Monday through Friday, between 9:00am and 4:00pm.