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OLV Parish Picnic - Sunday, August 26 4-7pm

posted Aug 3, 2018, 8:38 AM by Diane Lapinski

OLV Parish Picnic 

Sunday, August 26   4 to 7pm

Knights of Columbus Picnic Pavilion

850 Stratford Drive

(The Knights Picnic Pavilion on Stratford Drive is one block from Whitehall Road just off of Blue Course Drive.)


Menu: Hot dogs, hamburgers, pulled pork barbeque, water, soft drinks and tableware provided by the parish.


       You bring: yourselves, some lawn chairs, and a dish   according to the list below.

       If your last name begins with the letter:

              A – F   please bring an appetizer

              G – N    please bring a salad or vegetable

              O – Z    please bring a dessert

But – If you have a specialty that you enjoy making for picnics, please feel free to bring it and share what you love to make with your fellow parishioners!


Schedule for the Picnic:

4 - 4:30pm Arrival/Appetizers

4:30 – 5:30pm Dinner

5:30 - 7 pm Games/Activities (for all ages – prizes too!)


 If you would like to volunteer in any way to help with the picnic (setting up, cooking, shopping, games, music or other entertainment, cleaning up), please call Mary Hershey at 441-2511.

Save the Date

posted May 25, 2018, 5:55 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Jul 27, 2018, 7:31 AM ]

Save the Date for Fr. Dadey’s Fall Bus Trip to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and the Flight 93 Memorial - The bus trip will take place on Monday, Sept. 24 and the bus will depart from OLV at 7:45am. We will travel to the Laurel  Highlands in southwestern PA to tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece Fallingwater. In the afternoon we will visit the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville. Cost of trip is $60.00. Full payment due Aug. 24.   

Bus trip is now full, but we do have a waiting list.

. For reservations and information, contact Chris at 237-7832 or [email protected]


Fall Enrichment Classes

posted May 18, 2018, 7:37 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Jul 27, 2018, 7:32 AM ]

To become once again a Church driven by evangelical momentum and audacity, we must again become faithful and evangelized disciples. –Pope Francis

Formation in the faith is a lifelong pursuit, both the duty and the joy of the Christian life. The Office of Adult Enrichment and Lay Ecclesial Ministry has announced classes for 2018-2019 which begin this fall. For class information and registration forms please visit us online at www.dioceseaj.org/lay-ecclesial-ministry/ or contact us directly at (814) 361-2000 or by email at [email protected] All are welcome!


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 Jun 12, 2018, 11:53 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 September 8th 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.

Cantus Alone Together: Male Vocal Ensemble - 7:30pm Tuesday, Sept. 25 - Pasquerilla Spiritual

Center - Tickets: Adults $37.40,  18 and under $28.90, PSU Students $12.75.

Cirque  Eloize - Hotel  7:30pm  Wed., on 10/3/18;   Eisenhower Auditorium   Adults $35.70, 18 & under $27.20: PSU students $12.75.

Joshua Bell violinist, 7:30pm Thurs. 10/11/18; Eisenhower Auditorium   Adults $59.50,  18 & under $45.05, PSU students $21.25

Ballet Hispánico, dance company 7:30pm  Wed.  10/17/18;  Eisenhower Auditorium  Adults $35.70, 18 & under $ 27.20   PSU students $12.75

SOMETHING ROTTEN! Broadway Musical   7:30pm  Wed., 11/7/18; Eisenhower Auditorium $57.80, 18 & under $43.35   PSU students $42.50

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 


Annual Anniversary Liturgies

posted Mar 9, 2018, 5:37 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Jul 27, 2018, 7:39 AM ]

Bishop Mark Bartchak and the Family Life Office cordially invite all couples celebrating 1, 5, 10, 25, 40, 50, 55, and 60+ Wedding Anniversary in 2018 (and their families) to attend the Annual Wedding Anniversary Liturgy. Couples may attend Sunday, Sept. 9 in ALTOONA at Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament  or Sunday, Sept. 16 in JOHNSTOWN at St. John Gualbert Cathedral. Both locations are handicap accessible. Liturgies in each location begin at 2:00pm. Bishop Mark will be the celebrant and homilist at each celebration.              Refreshments/snacks will be available after the Mass for anniversary couples and their families. Reservations must be made through your parish for either celebration by Tuesday, Aug. 21.





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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