Upcoming Events
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Single/Single Again

posted Oct 9, 2019, 5:24 AM by Diane Lapinski

OLV SSA (Single/SIngle Again) meets every 2nd Saturday of the month. This SATURDAY, 10/12, we are  going to dinner at Faccia Lun's and going to the Pumpkin Festival at PSU arboretum afterwards. Contact Ann Bord for more information at [email protected]

OLV Parish Bazaar - Saturday, November 9, 9AM to 3PM

posted Sep 20, 2019, 10:36 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Sep 30, 2019, 10:37 AM ]

The annual OLV Parish Bazaar is scheduled for Saturday, November 9, 9:00am to 3:00pm in the school gym. We will have ethnic foods, crafts, baked goods, Theme Baskets, raffle tickets, silent auction, children’s games, “tailgate” for the PSU game vs Minnesota and live entertainment. Please contact Chris Kirkpatrick at [email protected] or 237-7832, ext. 404 if you can volunteer.

             Please consider making a theme basket. Theme basket suggestions can be found below:


As the summer draws to a close we are again inviting all parishioners and groups to be involved in the yearly OLV Bazaar by making a Theme Basket. We are asking that the baskets be a minimum retail value of $50.00.  Baskets can be dropped off at the rectory office starting the week of October 29.  The Baskets will be on display and tickets will be sold ELECTION DAY, TUESDAY Nov. 5 in the Activities Center and during the OLV Bazaar 11/9/19 (9:00am to 3:00pm) in the OLV School Gym.  Empty baskets to be filled are under the steps in the Church.  If you have any questions please call Mary Grunthaner (883-0967), Pat Hopkins (238-5804), or Margaret Kowalski (238-4198).  Sign-up sheets available in the Gathering Space.


Listed  are a few ideas for Theme Baskets.


Antiques & Collectibles        American Girl Collectibles                     Baby items

Basket for Men and Women     Basket of Cheer        Bath and Body items

Beach and Swimming Pool items  Bingo items               Breakfast Foods

Car items Casserole or Crock Pot with cookbook recipes    Chips, Candies, etc.

Comfort Drinks (teas, coffee, hot chocolate, etc.)  

Cultural & Ethnic crafts and food from around the world   

           Date Night Restaurant Gift Cards     

           Family Game Night with board games, puzzles, popcorn, etc.

Fun Baskets filled with toys for little boys and girls           Gardening accessories

Gas Can & Gift Card    Gift Cards    Gift wraps for seasons and occasions

Hair & Beauty products   Handmade items (quilts, doilies, blankets, towels, etc.)

Holiday   (Christmas, Easter, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, New Year’s Eve)

      Hunting and Out Doors Activities       Kids Crafts and Book and Toys

Kitchen  and Dining items   Money Gift Baskets  Family Night Out or Date Night

Paper products                     Pet Foods & Items           Picnic items

Raffle and Lottery Tickets  Railroad and Hobby  Memorabilia  School Theme

Set of Pots and Pans   Small Appliances  (answering machine, phone)   

Small Electrical Appliances    Sports  Equipment and Memorabilia

Stationary Items (writing paper, pens, stamps, card assortment)

Tea Party   Teenage Boys and Girls items    Tools for the Handy Man

Towel Sets for Bathroom and Kitchen           Tupperware   

TV fun night (popcorn, blanket, DVD’s)    Wine (different wines, cheeses, etc.)

Yankee Candles or other Candles            Yard Ornaments, Statues, etc.


Youth Ministry - Outdoor Movie Night - Oct. 12

posted Jul 12, 2019, 6:13 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Oct 4, 2019, 5:51 AM ]

OLV Youth Ministry will be having an Outdoor Movie Night on Saturday, October 12th 7:00-9:00 PM. Popcorn and snacks will be provided! Anyone in grades 6-12 can attend. 

The next youth group meeting for anyone in grades 6-8 will be October 15st from 6:00-7:15 PM. 

The next youth group meeting for anyone in grades 9-12 will be October 8th from 8:00-9:30 PM.




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@olvyouthministry                          facebook.com/OLVyouthministries                                                        


Music Opportunities at OLV

posted Aug 3, 2018, 8:38 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Aug 30, 2019, 9:54 AM ]

Music Opportunities at OLVAll performing ensembles are reforming for the fall season! This is your opportunity to participate more fully in the Mass and OLV and “give back to God”.  There is a group for your schedule and your talents.


OLV Sanctuary Choir – will begin rehearsing on Thursday evening, Sept. 12 at 7 PM in the Music Room of the Activities Center.  Check your schedule and just “drop in”.  You will find a welcoming, friendly group that will help you find your way through the songs! Teens are welcome!


Contemporary Ensemble – is the guitar/piano/flute/singers group that sings and plays at 9:30 or Noon Mass. Stop by before Mass and sing along.  A “laid-back” group that anyone can fit into and add to the “musical message” of the day!  Contact Mary Weidenhof at: 814.571.2552 or see her after Mass.


Spirits of Fire – is the youthful group that plays at Saturday, 4 PM Mass on the 1st Saturday of the month!  This group is open to people of all ages - who have the music “Spirit” in their hearts. All are welcome – especially young people – Middle thru High School!


Resurrection Choir – is the group that volunteers to sing at funerals throughout the year.  This group is open to anyone who wants to sing at any funeral as their schedule allows. We are grateful for their care, concern, support and singing at this difficult time.


Preschool Gift Card Sales & Box Tops for Education

posted Jan 21, 2016, 6:36 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Jan 4, 2019, 5:53 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.  

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 Sep 13, 2019, 5:58 AM ]

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

Weekly sessions  Thursdays at 7:00pm

In the OLV Activities Center


For more information, please call 814-237-7832, ext. 417 or email 

[email protected].


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