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OLV Parish Picnic - Sunday, August 25

posted Jul 12, 2019, 6:13 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Aug 9, 2019, 6:19 AM ]

OLV Parish Picnic 

Sunday, August 25,   4 to 7pm

Knights of Columbus Hall and Picnic Pavilion

850 Stratford Drive, State College

 

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 a dessert

              G – N    please bring an appetizer

              O – Z    please bring a salad or vegetable

 

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.

 

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].

 

 

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 ]

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





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


[email protected].
 

 

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