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Labeling Family Giving Tree

posted Nov 22, 2019, 6:47 AM by Diane Lapinski

Family Giving Tree - You are invited to join fellow parishioners in preparing the tags and helping to hang them on the Parish Giving Tree next Sunday afternoon, December 1.  We will meet in the Gathering Space at 2:00pm and the more who come to help, the sooner we will be finished.  We expect to label and then hang about 600 ornament tags.  Please take a few minutes to help with this important parish project.  If you have any questions, call Mary         Hershey, 231-0829. 


OLV Adult Christmas Party

posted Oct 9, 2019, 5:24 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Nov 22, 2019, 6:43 AM ]

Mark Your Calendars for the OLV  Parishioner Christmas Party for Adults: (18 years and older) on Saturday, December 14, from 5:15pm to 8:30pm at the Ramada Inn, South Atherton St., State College.  Cash bar opens at 5:15pm followed by hot buffet at 6:00pm. Seating will be limited so please call the rectory by noon on Monday, December 9.


OLV Parish Bazaar Raffle Winners

posted Sep 20, 2019, 10:36 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Nov 22, 2019, 6:36 AM ]

OLV Bazaar - Congratulations to the following Money Raffle Winners: 

$1000 - Fredesvinda Luna

 $750 - Elizabeth Piazza

 $500 - Sara Washell

 $250 - Jim Kenney 

 $100 - Steve & Deb McGregor

Names of Theme Basket winners 

1 - S. Haleey

2 - L. Forsyth

3,16,57 – A. Susko

4 – D. Powell

5 – B. Ondo

6 – J. Struble

7 – L. Ray

8 – C. Dwyer

9, 45, 62 – M. Salvia

10 – D. Fuller

11 – P. Woodell

12 – E. Corson

13 – T. Yetertnesky

14 – M. Sutliff

15 – D. Kelly

17 – J. Crow

18 – S. Peterson

19 – D Casey

20 – S. Mauro

21 – D. Boyle

22 – S. Lema

23 – M. Mansell

24 – J. Shimmel

25 – A. Poust

26 – W. Taylor

27,74 – Bill Klucher

28 - NA

29 – P. Kotary

30 – NA

31 – L. Menack

32 – K. Koski

33 – NA

34 – T. Shimmel

35 – L. Schneider

36 – D. Brown

37 – B. Malafarina

38 – M. Hixon

39 – A. Razzaro

40 – D. Dieicks

41 – M. London

42 – J. Linnich

43 – L. Ray

46 – M. Grunthaner

47, 54 – G. Peterson

48 – C. Kirkpatrick

49 – S. Hendrick

50 – P. McVay

51 – V. Clouser

52 – R. Millilo

53 – C. Holden

55 – M. Colby

56 – J. Yebernetsky

58 – P. Wright

59, 61, 63 T. Dybach

64 – A. Englehart

65 – NA

66 – S. Rwell

67 – F. Dwyer

68 – M. Fritzche

69, 77  C. Berganschi

71 – NA

72 – F. Machi

73 – D. Walker

75 – W. Wolrath

76 – P. Lutz


Youth Ministry - Family Game Day

posted Jul 12, 2019, 6:13 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Nov 22, 2019, 6:46 AM ]

OLV Youth Ministry is hosting a Movie Night this Sunday, November 24th at 7:30 PM in the OLV Youth Room. Open to anyone in grades 9-12! Appropriate movie snacks will be provided. Check our social media, our website, or the back of the church for what movie we will be watching.

The next youth group meeting for anyone in grades 6-8 will be November 26th from 6:00-7:15 PM.
The next youth group meeting for anyone in
grades 9-12 will be November 26th from 8:00-9:30 PM.

ALSO: Registration for the Steubenville Conference this summer is opening soon. Please email   [email protected] with any high schoolers interested (open to rising 9th graders and graduating 12th graders). More info to come.



Follow us on:

@olvyouthministry                    facebook.com/OLVyouthministries                                                        


Music Opportunities at OLV

posted Aug 3, 2018, 8:38 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Nov 15, 2019, 6:09 AM ]

Time to Sing in the Season! - OLV music ensembles are preparing for the coming of the Christ child!  It’s time for you to take the opportunity to sing or play with one of our groups.  Everyone has some talent and it’s time for you use that talent in one of our groups. Maybe you like to sing… or perhaps play an instrument.  Maybe you’d like to learn how to ring a bell.  Whatever it is, we have several opportunities for you to explore your talent.  Most people have busy schedules and limited free time.  It may be time to examine your  schedule and make some time.  Remember that “he who sings, prays twice”.  Take the time to pray twice…and have fun doing it!  Make a call, leave a message, send an email.  Contact Music Director Joe Malafarina at: OLV Office:  814.237.7832  x 423  or:  [email protected]


Sanctuary Choir:  Rehearses every Thursday evening – 7 PM – Activity Center Music Suite
Contemporary Ensemble:  Meets before Mass on Sunday – 8:45 or 11:15
Spirits of Fire:  Sings once a month – usually the 1
st Saturday of the month
Bell Choir Ensembles – reorganizing for the New Year!  Are you a beginner or experienced?
Instrumentalist?  Keyboard?  Guitarist?  Wind player?  String player?  Percussionist?
Where do you fit in?  Call Joe and ask how you can help!  814.237.7832  x423


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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