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May 19, 2013

posted May 17, 2013, 10:43 AM by Diane Lapinski

Annual Catholic Appeal: The Annual Catholic Appeal is a vital part of the Catholic Church’s  mission in Central Pennsylvania.  If you have not made a gift to the Annual Catholic Appeal, please pick up a spare envelope in the Gathering Space. You may return it to the parish   office, place it in next week’s offertory, or mail it to OLV.

To date 616 households have pledged $205,107.00 towards our goal of $133,917.  Thank you for your generous support!   


Pews for Sale: As we announced previously, we are replacing the pews in the Church this summer. If you would like to buy a pew (or two or three), please contact Deacon Lapinski at 237-7832 or [email protected]


Catholic Men’s Conference: The theme this year is “Fear Not...Have Faith in Christ!”  It will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the JFK Center on the Campus of St. Francis University, Loretto, PA. The program runs from 8:45am til about 5:00pm. $35.00 fee covers the cost of lunch. ($30.00 if registered by May 31). Registration forms and more info on the day are in the Gathering Space, or email Jeff Philbin at [email protected]


Interfaith Human Services, of which OLV and Good Shepherd are members, was created by the State College faith communities to help our neighbors in need. Please join the ZUMBATHON to support the IHS Displaced Residents Fund on Sunday, May 19, from 4 to 6pm at Christ Community Church, 200 Ellis Place, off Benner Pike. The IHS will also participate in Centre Gives, a 36-hour online giving event sponsored by Centre Foundation. From 6:00am Wednesday, May 22 to 6:00pm Thursday, May 23, donors can visit   to help Interfaith Human Services (IHS) raise additional money for the IHS  Displaced Residents Fund. All donations will be matched by Centre Foundation. Thus far the Displacement Fund has helped 16 families with over $18,000. However, many are still in need of our help!