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Upcoming Penance Services

posted by Diane Lapinski


·  Monday, December 17, St. Matthew, Tyrone at 7:00 PM

·  Tuesday, December 18, Good Shepherd, State College at 7:00 PM

·  Thursday, December 20, SS Peter and Paul, Philipsburg at 7:00 PM


OLV Giving Tree

posted Sep 19, 2018, 5:38 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Dec 7, 2018, 7:06 AM ]

Parish Giving Tree - The Family Life Committee and all of the recipients of the generosity of the OLV parishioners would like to thank you for your participation again this year in our Parish Giving Tree Project.  Your kindness and generosity at this time of year are appreciated by the many agencies providing support of the less fortunate in our community.  May God Bless you all for taking the time to open up your hearts to brighten the celebration of Our Lord’s Birth with so many other people.  Please return your gifts this weekend with the original tag securely attached to the wrapped package.  It is the only way we have to identify the recipient.  If you have a gift card, please attach the ornament label and put it in the mail slot in the church office.  If you return a gift card during the week, please drop it at the church office or put it in the mail slot in the parish office if the office is closed.  If you return any gifts during the week, please leave them in the parish office.  If you need to bring your gifts next weekend, please leave them under the tree in the Gathering Space and we will make sure they are delivered.  Be sure to put gift cards in the church office mail slot.  If you have any questions, please contact Pam Scott, 861-4585.



Walking With Purpose

posted Sep 10, 2018, 10:38 AM by Diane Lapinski

Walking With Purpose - Are you interested in getting together with a group of women to grow in your Catholic faith and see how the Scriptures apply to your everyday life? If so, Walking with Purpose is for you! Walking With Purpose is a Catholic Bible Study that aims to bring women into a deeper relationship with Christ. Through personal study and small group discussion, we link our every day challenges with solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and the Catholic Church. Interested in learning more? An informational meeting will be held on Friday, Sept. 28 and    daytime weekly  group sessions will begin Fri., Oct. 5. Childcare is provided. Walking with       Purpose is a Catholic Bible study that aims to bring women into a deeper relationship with Christ. Through personal study and small group discussions, we link our everyday challenges with solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and the Catholic Church. Interested in learning more? Please join us on Sept. 28 after daily Mass (9:45 am) for our Kick Off Event! We will gather in the Assembly Room of Activities Center. Contact Elizabeth Stoddard at [email protected] or (502)930-5326 with any questions or check   www.walkingwithpurpose.com

Below is the registration form and the calendars.


OLV Christmas Party for adults 18+

posted Sep 7, 2018, 5:34 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Dec 7, 2018, 7:08 AM ]

Mark Your Calendars for the OLV Parishioner Christmas Party for Adults: (18 years and older) on Saturday, December 15, from 5:15pm to 8:30pm at the Ramada Inn, South Atherton St. Cash bar opens at 5:15pm followed by a light deli fare at 5:45pm. Seating will be limited so please call the rectory with your reservation by Tuesday, December 11.


Music Opportunities at OLV

posted Aug 3, 2018, 8:38 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Oct 26, 2018, 5:28 AM ]

Music Opportunities at OLV - Now that Fall is fast approaching, with school starting and steamy summer starting to fade, it’s time to start thinking of new opportunities.  It’s one of the busiest times of the year but a time to consider starting anew.  I’ve tried to spend some of my summer time during Mass to actually LISTEN to people around me.  And, as Music Director here at OLV, I’m very pleased with what I’ve been hearing.  Many people are actually singing out when participating in the Mass.  Some are more shy, more reserved, but still singing, and that’s a good thing.  You may not  realize it but, you ARE NEEDED at OLV.  You may notice the organists, cantors, singers, instrumentalists, lectors, readers, ushers,   Eucharistic ministers and others who are quite  visible at Mass.  Take some time to consider how YOU may help in the near future.  Just like “getting your feet wet” this summer, before splashing in the pool, you have the opportunity to “get your feet” wet in one of the music programs here at OLV.  Next week, I’ll be more specific in your “opportunities”, but start thinking about all of the groups who really need YOU in service to our Lord and OLV.   God Bless, Joe Malafarina, Music    Director.

The OLV Choirs will begin rehearsing and singing in the coming weeks.  If you’ve ever thought about adding your voice to one of the groups, this is your chance to get started. No previous experience is necessary!  OLV needs YOUR help!

The Sanctuary Choir sings at 9:30am or Noon Mass on Sundays throughout the year.  They rehearse on Thursdays at 7 PM in the Activities Center Music Suite.   You don’t have to be a great singer or great reader to get started in this warm, welcoming group!  Give it a try!

The Contemporary Choir  alternates 9:30am and Noon Masses on Sundays. ,  This is a low pressure way to get started in an OLV Choir with the group singing regular, “contemporary  music”.

Spirits of Fire, a small, contemporary ensemble, sings on the first Saturday of the month with rehearsal the previous Wednesday at  7 PM in the AC Music Suite.  This group  welcomes singers, guitarists, percussionists and other instrumentalists as well.  Come make a “joyful noise” with us!

OLV Bell Choir – see Gail Ritchey for more information on their rehearsal and performance schedule.   For more information, call Gail at 883-3022. 

Resurrection Choir – sings regular hymns at all funeral and memorial Masses throughout the year.  This group is made up of mostly retired parishioners, but anyone is welcome to sing at any funeral Mass. 

Instrumentalists – we have many talented musicians in the parish and some instrumentalists are well known.  Some of our OLV Talent is NOT well known, but still needed at various times of the years.  Please give Joe a call if you want to offer your services.  Even if you are a beginner, check out the opportunities available.  Not sure – call Joe. Contact info is listed below. 


For more information on the choirs, please contact Joe Malafarina at 814-237-7832, ext. 423, (cell) 814-571-3088, (home) 466-6343 or email:  [email protected].



Fr. Dadey’s Catholic Community Group Sales Penn State Center for the Performing Arts

posted Apr 6, 2018, 11:56 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Oct 26, 2018, 5:30 AM ]

Catholic Community Group Sales

Penn State Center for the Performing Arts            

Fr. Neil Dadey invites you to join us for outstanding performances of

  Broadway Musicals, Theatre, Cirque and Dance Companies.

Tickets discounted group sales prices. Orders and payment for the 2018 Fall due ASAP and 2019 winter and spring performances due by December 1, 2018.   For order info. Contact Chris Kirkpatrick at [email protected] or  814-237-7832.  More event details   https://cpa.psu.edu/events. All events at 7:30pm in Eisenhower Auditorium unless otherwise listed.  All seats are in orchestra.

Soweto Gospel Choir Celebrating the Centenary of Nelson Mandela  7:30pm  Tue. 11/27/18;  Eisenhower Auditorium    Adults $32.50,  18 & under $23.80   PSU students $12.75

School of Music Feature Mosaic 4:00 pm Sunday,  12/2/18;  Eisenhower Auditorium Adults, 18 & under $30.00   PSU $10.00

2019 Winter and Spring performances:   

FINDING NEVERLAND Broadway Musical - 7:30pm  Wed., 1/23/19; Adults $57.80  18 & under $43.35  PSU students $42.50.

Body Traffic, dance company, 7:30pm Sat., 1/26/19; Eisenhower Auditorium  Adults $35.70  18 & under $27.20   PSU students $42.50

BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Broadway Musical; 7:30pm  Wed.2/20/19  Eisenhower Auditorium   Adults $57.80   18 & under $53.00  PSU students $42.50

Czech National Symphony Orchestra 100 Years of Leonard Bernstein, John Mauceri, Conductor, Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano 7:30pm  Wed.2/27/19   Adults $50.50  18 & under $41.65   PSU students $12.75

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra Tales of Two Cities: The Leipzig-Damascus, Elisa Citterio, Music Director 7:30pm Schwab Autditorium    Adults $37.40  18 & under $28.90   PSU students $12.75

Urban Bush Women, Hair & Other Stories, dance company:  7:30pm  Thurs. 3/14/19; Eisenhower Auditorium   Adults $35.70  18 & under  $27.20  PSU students $12.75

THE KING AND I  Broadway Musical  7:30pm Thurs. 3/28/19.  Eisenhower Auditorium  Adults $57.80  18 & under $43.35  PSU students $42.50 


Preschool Gift Card Sales & Box Tops for Education

posted Jan 21, 2016, 6:36 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Dec 1, 2017, 6:53 AM ]

Gift cards can be purchased at OLV Preschool, Monday through Friday, 8:30AM to 3:00PM (238-6616) or by email to l[email protected]. Gift cards are available for the following:  Giant & Weis Markets, Sheetz, Barnes & Noble, Texas Roadhouse, The Original Waffle Shop, Home Delivery and Kelly’s Steak & Seafood Restaurant.  You can purchase them after all Sunday Masses on December 10 & 17 in the Gathering Space of the Church.

Box Tops for Education Every box top is worth 10 cents to the school. So every time you throw one away you are pitching a dime!   The Box Tops go to OLV Preschool where the money will be used to buy all sorts of neat things for the kiddos. For a complete list of products with Box Tops, go to www.Boxtops4education.com. For more info,  call the Preschool at 238-6616.



Sound System Survey

posted Oct 3, 2013, 7:58 AM by Fr. Matthew Baum   [ updated Jan 23, 2015, 12:16 PM by Diane Lapinski ]

As you may be aware, we've had some concerns expressed about our new sound system.  Since the Church, like most spaces, if very different when full than when empty, we need to get more input from you about exactly where and when you may have trouble hearing.  (and of course where it works well).   

So please take two minutes of your time to fill out this survey!

Please note that we made some significant improvements on Tues, Oct 1st, so please treat this survey as "things you hear after Oct 1st"

Becoming A Catholic

posted Aug 31, 2012, 7:41 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Jun 29, 2018, 7:10 AM ]

Do You Know Someone Looking For
A Church Home?
Ask them if they would like to find out about
the Catholic Church!

Information meetings July 26 & August 23, at 7:00pm in

the OLV Activities Center. 

For more information, please call 814-237-7832, ext. 217 or email 

[email protected].


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