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February 25, 2018

posted Feb 23, 2018, 6:12 AM by Diane Lapinski

FROM THE PASTOR…..MY DEAR PARISH FAMILY, as stated last week, you will find below the SCHEDULED LENTEN PENANCE SERVICES FOR THE NORTHERN DEANERY.  Please take a look and schedule the day that will best fit into your schedule. Just a reminder that our Penance Service will be the last scheduled service for our parish. As always your priests will be in attendance at the services so please be patient, as you always have been, if you cannot reach us.  Please note when a penance service falls on a Wednesday, EUCHARISTIC ADORATION WILL END AT 3:00pm, ALLOWING YOUR PRIESTS TRAVEL TIME.


                  Wednesday, March 7            St. Joseph, Renovo                           7 pm              

                  Sunday, March 11                 Holy Spirit, Lock Haven                     3 pm

                  Monday, March 12                St. Matthew, Tyrone                           7 pm              

                  Thursday, March 15              SS Peter & Paul, Philipsburg             7 pm

                  Tuesday, March 20               Good Shepherd, State College          7 pm

                  Wednesday, March 21          Queen of Archangels, Clarence         7 pm

                  Thursday, March 22              Most Holy Trinity, Huntingdon            7 pm  

                  Sunday, March 25                Our Lady of Victory                         2 pm  

                  Tuesday, March 27                PSU, University Park                         7 pm


IN CASE ANYONE MISSED IT LAST WEEKEND - ATTENTION CARE GIVERS AND IN HOME              VOLUNTEERS: Below you will find some new, unused home care products that are no longer needed by the person donating them.  He thought someone who is giving home care might use them:

            -  Tranquility Over Night Briefs, from medium to extra large

            -  Reassure Booster Pads and disposable bed pads

            -  Tena Washing cream and body cleansers 

            -  Travel wheel chair with pad and a walker

These items are available at NO COST.  If interested please call the rectory and we can make the necessary arrangements.


Two weeks ago, the ATHLETIC COMMITTEE SPONSORED A TRIVIA NIGHT to raise funds for the athletic programs at OLV School.  I can testify that the night was a huge success.  The attendance this year was  double from last year (word got out on the street).  It truly was a fun and entertaining evening for all in                 attendance.  I would like to thank all those who helped make it a wonderful event for the parish and the school.  Thanks is extended to Chris and Kathleen Hulburt, our Keynote Sponsor; Balfurd Dry Cleaners and the Knights of Columbus #4678, Gold Level sponsors; Englehart Dentistry, Redline Speedshine, State College Family Medicine, State College Orthodontics, Silver Level sponsors; Chris and Samantha Weakland, Jeff and Kathy Peters, Result Training Plus, St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy, The Lingle Corporation, Vantage Investment Advisors, Friends and Family Level; Beth Anne Whalen, chairperson; MaryAnn Stolberg, co-chairperson; Andrea Englehart, Annie Foytak, Kelly Kurpekis, Lee Ann Kris, Kathy Peters, Kristina Poust, Jen Rogan, Sue Stayers, Peter Whalen; Will Morse, OLVCS Athletic Director and Dean of Students and Jeff Peters, Athletic Council Chairperson; Mark Griffin, Master of Ceremonies.  Thank you so much for giving of your time helping in this event.  I am not sure how much was raised; but considering the crowd, it will most definitely be more than last year. As pastor, I am very grateful to all who came and enjoyed themselves.  The laughter and friendship was very heartwarming to hear and see.  God bless to all who made this event such a wonderful success.


HUMOR FOR THE WEEK – (Since I love going to New York City, I understand) - Before going to Europe on business, a man drove his Rolls-Royce to a downtown New York City bank and went in to ask for an        immediate loan of $5,000. The loan officer, taken aback, requested collateral and so the man said, "Well then, here are the keys to my Rolls-Royce."  The loan officer promptly had the car driven into the bank's           underground parking for safe keeping, and gave him $5,000.  Two weeks later, the man walked through the bank's doors, and asked to settle up his loan and get his car back. "That will be $5,000 in principal, and $15.40 in interest," the loan officer said. The man wrote out a check and started to walk away.  "Wait, sir," the loan officer said, "while you were gone, I found out you are a millionaire. Why in the world would you need to borrow $5,000?” The man smiled. "Where else could I park my Rolls-Royce in Manhattan for two weeks and pay only $15.40?"