OUR LADY OF VICTORY CATHOLIC CHURCH

State College, PA

Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church

We are located in State College, Pennsylvania

WHO WE ARE

Our Lady of Victory is a Catholic Church in State College founded in 1917 with a current membership of over 2000 families. Compelled by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we continue to serve State College and surrounding areas. In addition to our solid membership base, we recognize that State College is a highly visited area in Centre County and so we welcome all who are visiting the area. Please, come and worship with us!


OUR MISSION

Our mission is to welcome all people both churched and unchurched into the Body of Christ where through word, Sacrament, and community they can explore a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and as a result honor the great commandment of Jesus to love God and neighbor.

COVID-19 PARISH NEWS

For the latest parish news related to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Parish News page by clicking on the button below:

MASS AND CONFESSION SCHEDULES

MESSAGE FROM THE PASTOR

RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE CHURCH

YouTube: OLV State College

Ways to View Mass

FB: @olvparishstatecollege

COVID-19 Directives

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS




Bishop Announces Date for Restoring the Sunday Mass Obligation;

Extends Warm Invitation for the Faithful to Return to the Lord's Table

Bishop Mark has announced the return of the Sunday and Holy Day Mass obligation in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown beginning August 15, 2021. Local Catholics have not been obligated to attend Mass since March of 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Bishop made the announcement in a July 15, 2021, pastoral letter to the faithful of Altoona-Johnstown. In the letter, Bishop Mark shared heartfelt sentiments from parishioners with whom he has spoken. The Bishop reminded the faithful that our parish churches are our spiritual home, and extended a warm invitation for everyone to start anew.





OLV Parish Picnic - Sunday, August 15, 2021

OLV School Gym and School/Church Grounds

4:00pm to 7:00pm

Our Annual Parish Picnic returns this year!! Mark your calendars for Sunday, August 15, 2021 from 4 – 7 pm. This year we will welcome Father George and Father Mike to OLV. The picnic will be held at OLV School Gym and School/Church grounds.

You bring: yourselves, lawn chairs, picnic blanket and a dish according to your last name (A-F: Appetizer), (G-N: Salad or Vegetable), (O-Z: Dessert). However, 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! Please use a disposable serving dish.

Hot dogs, sloppy joes, pulled pork BBQ, water, soft drinks and tableware will be provided by the parish.

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 Chris Kirkpatrick at the OLV office, (814-237-7832). Look for more details in upcoming bulletins.









Announcing Our New Parish Communication System

It is important during these times that we have a way to quickly and effectively communicate with our parishioners. Please sign up for updates from Our Lady of Victory. This is a new system so please sign up even if you think you are in our old system. This will also allow us to update our records. You can sign up by clicking on the button on the right or using the following link: https://ourladyofvictory10.flocknote.com/OLVParishioner

(Please note that we will use text messaging only when necessary).






Operations and Mass Updates

CHURCH OPERATIONS:

  • Confessions will be available on Saturdays @ 9:30 and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm to 6:00pm.

  • Church hours will be from 6:00am - 8:00pm.

  • The Church Office is open, but please try to correspond using email or phone calls.

CHURCH SERVICES:

  • Weekly confession: Saturday at 9:30am and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm to 6:00pm.

  • Weekday Masses: Monday through Friday, 8:00am, Tuesday and Thursday 6:30pm, and Saturday at 9:00am.

  • Sunday Masses are Saturday Vigil Mass at 5:00pm, Sunday at 7:30am, 9:30am & 11:30am.

  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30am with Benediction at 8:00pm.

CCD and YOUTH MINISTRY:

  • For First Communion, contact Jim Hoy.

  • See the bulletin for Youth Ministry meeting times.

HELP SUPPORT AND GIVE TO OLV

TO OUR OLV PARISH FAMILY, please consider making contributions in support of our Church especially during this difficult time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The church relies on Sunday collections to pay all bills, including teachers' salaries at school. If you do not feel comfortable attending Mass, please mail in your contributions or give online. No amount is considered too small. Any size gift is valued!

There are various ways to give: ONLINE, TEXT and MOBILE GIVING - Please visit the Online Giving & Development section of this website for more information.


UPCOMING EVENTS

SUNDAY MASS

We are pleased to announce that our Masses will be broadcasted live over Radio Station AM 1450 and FM 103.7 at 9:30am.


REFLECTIONS

Please navigate to the OLV YouTube section of the website or visit OLV's YouTube channel directly to view video reflections. Please check back regularly for new videos posted. We invite you and your family to watch them at your convenience.


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