Upcoming Events
Stay up to date on what's happening at OLV by regularly checking this section of the website.  

Hope for Anawim Breakfast Fundraiser

posted Apr 18, 2017, 12:31 PM by Diane Lapinski

Breakfast to Benefit Hope for Anawim - On Sunday, May 7 there will be a fundraising breakfast sponsored by Knights of Columbus in support of Fr. Charles Ugo's Nigerian Children’s Fund.  The event will be held in the Gardner Social Hall of the OLV Activities Building from 8:30 - 11:30am.  Pre-sale of tickets will take place after all Masses on the weekend of April 22,23 and before and after all Masses on the weekend of April 29,30.  Tickets will be available at the door on May 7.  Pre-sale tickets prices:  Adults and children over 10 - $8 or 2/$15, Children (5-10 years) - $5, Children under 5 – free, Family ticket - $25.  Tickets at the door:  Adults and children over 10 -  $10, Children (5-10 years) - $5, Children under 5 – free,  Family Tickets  - $25.  Cash and checks made out to “Anawim” will be accepted. Menu will include scrambled eggs, assorted pancakes, ham, sausage, breakfast potatoes, muffins, fruit, and beverages. Please join us in this fundraising and community building event.


Brewing the Faith

posted Feb 10, 2017, 5:10 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Apr 18, 2017, 12:36 PM ]

A Brewing the Faith series is being held once again. The goal is to provide a forum for adults to learn more about and discuss their faith in a relaxed social setting. The series are held on Wednesdays through May 10, at 7:00pm at the Ramada on Atherton Street in State College. The series is coordinated by Ron and Denise Quinn, members of Our Lady of Victory Parish in State College.

April 19 - Topic:  Similarities of the Islamic Faith: Allah, Prophets and Books., Oh my!                                                                                                    Speaker: Zaharlya Khayat, The Islamic Society of Central Pennsylvania

April 26 - Topic: Similarities of the Anglican Faith: One Holy and Catholic                                                                                                                                      Speaker: Most Rev. Council Nedd II, PhD., Anglican Bishop, St. Alban’s Anglican Church

May 3 - Topic: Similarities of Judaism: Rites of Atonement and the Sacrament of Reconciliation
Speaker: David E. Ostrich, Rabbi, Congregation Brit Shalom

May 10 - Similarities of the Hindu Faith and Catholicism
Speaker: Father Antony Sudherson, Our Lady of Victory  Parish


Upcoming Trips

posted Jan 27, 2017, 5:59 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Apr 7, 2017, 6:00 AM ]

-Fr. Dadey’s Sight & Sound Bus Trip -    Tues., May 16 to see the Biblical story JonahJoin us as we experience Jonah’s inspiring story unfold in front, beside and above us. Jonah is a prophet and a man on the run from God.  After a series of wild adventures Jonah finds himself in the belly of a   giant fish!  Bus will pick up at OLV back    parking lot at 9:45am. Lunch on your own at the Rockvale  Outlets.  Show at 3pm.  Supper will be a traditional family style meal at Hershey Farm Restaurant. Cost is $85.00. There is a waiting list.

- PITTSBURGH PIRATES vs. Milwaukee  Brewers Baseball - Thursday, June 20  at PNC Park.  Game time is 12:35pm. Bus will leave the OLV back parking lot at 7:30am..  There will be a short stop at a McDonalds on the way.  We have reserved field box seats in Section 117 and are undercover,  behind home base. Total cost is $69.00 including ticket and bus.  Payment due at time of order.  RSVP by June 20. 

 - CATHOLIC COMMUNITY DAY WITH THE SPIKES -  Sunday, August 13, at 6:05pm.  Tickets are only $10.00 for a field box seat.  


Theology on Tap

posted Jan 20, 2017, 5:46 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Apr 7, 2017, 6:01 AM ]

Theology on Tap – Imagine seeing a holy card that says “Saint insert YOUR NAME here!” Please join us for our next TOT night on Wednesday, April 19th from 7:00 to 9:00pm at Lettermans Sports Grill where our speaker will be Joseph Creavey, seminarian for the Diocese of Harrisburg. Joe will be helping us explore the extraordinary adventure to which God has called each of us…sainthood! All young adults ages 21 to 39-ish are invited, and all are welcome to bring friends. For questions, contact Kristine and Mike Creavey at (717) 574-7201. Find us on Facebook at “Theology on Tap Centre County.” Upcoming Events: Wed 5/17 – Topic TBA.



Trivia Night

posted Jan 13, 2017, 6:24 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Apr 21, 2017, 7:14 AM ]

The first annual OLV Trivia Night (adults 21 and older) is being held on Saturday May 6th in the OLV school gym.   Doors open at 6:30pm and live team trivia begins at 7pm.  Tickets are $30 per person, or $240 for a table of 8.  Snacks, beer and wine are available.  A live auction will also be held during the event. The live auction will also provide parishioners with a chance to bid on reserved front row pews and parking spaces for Christmas

Come for a night of fun and a chance to win cash prizes! Seats are limited so act fast!  Tickets can be purchased in the OLV school or church offices. Visit www.olvcatholicschool.org for details. For questions, please contact Beth Anne Whalen at 720-644-7524or whalen.ba@gmail.com.  All proceeds benefit OLV  students’ athletics.



Lenten Regulations

posted Jan 6, 2017, 5:40 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Mar 3, 2017, 6:12 AM ]

Liturgical ReflectionThis Wednesday, March 1 is Ash Wednesday when the Church begins the forty day journey toward the Triduum (The Three Days) with the annual discipline of fasting, praying and giving alms. Ash Wednesday (March 1) and Good Friday (April 14 are days of fast and abstinence. All Fridays in Lent (March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & April 7) are days of abstinence.  FASTING  refers to only one full meal, with two small meals and no eating otherwise for the day.   ABSTINENCE refers to not eating meat at all during the day. All who have reached their 14th year are obliged to ABSTAIN. The Church directs the holy FAST to all those in their 18th year until their 60th year (Canon 1252). The ancient practice of fasting and abstaining can occur through other days in Lent. This is not obligatory and can take a variety of forms distinct from food.  2017, Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Liturgy Office, 925 S. Logan Blvd, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648


4th Graders of OLV Girl Scout Junior Troop 41196

posted Jun 28, 2016, 6:21 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Apr 7, 2017, 6:09 AM ]

4th Graders of OLV Girl Scout Junior Troop 41196 are holding a donation drive to benefit the  homeless and those in need.  Items needed are canned fruit, canned vegetables, boxed pasta, old tools and fasteners of any kind (nails, screws, bolts, nuts, washers).  The Troop will be delivering all food items to St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen in Altoona.  Tools and fasteners will be given to Centre County Habitat for  Humanity. Donations will be accepted until April 19.  All items can be brought to the school office.  Any  questions, please contact Danielle Montler at dmonthler29@mail.com.


Preschool Gift Card Sales & Box Tops for Education

posted Jan 21, 2016, 6:36 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Oct 14, 2016, 6:19 AM ]

Gift cards can be purchased at OLV Preschool, Monday through Friday, 8:30AM to 3:00PM (238-6616) or by email to lorenzd@olvcs.org. 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.  

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 Oct 14, 2016, 6:20 AM ]

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

Weekly meetings are Wednesdays

at 7:30pm in the Activities Center


For more information, please call 814-237-7832, ext. 217 or email becomingcatholic@ourladyofvictory.com.



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