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March 4, 2018

posted Mar 2, 2018, 5:46 AM by Diane Lapinski

FROM THE PASTOR…..MY DEAR PARISH FAMILY, 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. This coming Wednesday will be the first Wednesday it will affect.


                     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


For the longest time, as I celebrate the 7:00 AM or 9:00 AM Mass, I look out and see parishioners who are Lectors in the pews. I have been approached by some as to their willingness to volunteer reading at the morning Masses.  And I was wondering if others would be interested in reading at our morning liturgies.  Therefore I am WORKING ON REVISING THE MORNING MASS LECTOR SCHEDULE. I have talked this over with both Frs. Antony and Jonathan and they are fully behind it and see no reason not to.  Therefore, if any parishioner is interested in proclaiming the word of God at morning masses, please call the rectory and give us your name, day of the week you would be interested and time of liturgy you would be willing to serve.  I will make up a new schedule and distributed it to all involved.  I would like to have this accomplished by Easter so that we can start sometime in April.  Thanks and God bless.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS - Our Lady of Victory parish will be sponsoring 2 PARISH BUS TRIPS in the near future.  On Tuesday, April 17 we will visit the Shrine of St. John Neumann in Philadelphia.  I will  celebrate Mass at the Shrine.  After having lunch at the Shrine (order-in pizza), the trip will be followed by the spring blooms of Longwood Gardens. We will have dinner at Miller’s Smorgasbord (which is a fantastic dinner stop) on the way home in Lancaster.  The second trip will be on Tuesday, May 15 to see “Jesus” at Sight and Sound Theatre, followed by dinner at Good and Plenty Restaurant.  The trip to Philadelphia will cost is 100.00 per person and the trip to see “Jesus” will cost $95.00, which are great deals when compared with other agencies planning the same trip. For more information please call Chris Kirkpatrick at the rectory.  If you are planning to go, reservations can be made at that time.  Since our trips are very popular, call soon.


HUMOR FOR THE WEEK - Sister Mary Ann, who worked for a home health agency, was out making her rounds visiting homebound patients when she ran out of gas.  As luck would have it, a Texaco Gasoline          station was just a block away. She walked to the station to borrow a gas can and buy some gas. The            attendant told her that the only gas can he owned had been loaned out, but she could wait until it was        returned. Since Sister Mary Ann was on the way to see a patient, she decided not to wait and walked back to her car. She looked for something in her car that she could fill with gas and spotted the bedpan she was         taking to the patient. Always resourceful, Sister Mary Ann carried the bedpan to the station, filled it with      gasoline, and carried the full bedpan back to her car.  As she was pouring the gas into her tank, two   Lutherans watched from across the street.  One of them turned to the other and said, 'If it starts . . . I'm               turning Catholic'.