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!

To view a video of the Architecture of OLV, please click below:

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

#IGIVECATHOLIC

Giving Tuesday, November 29.

Click on the link to learn about OLV and #IGiveCatholic.

Give early! Advanced giving runs November 14 through November 28. Envelopes are in the Church Gathering Space, or click on the link below.

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

Click on the SignUp Genius

link to RSVP & Volunteer!

Mark your calendars for the parish sponsored:

St. Nicholas Day Party!

This POTLUCK PARTY will be held:

December 3rd from 6:00pm-8:00pm

(the Saturday before St. Nicholas Day)

in the Social Hall of the Activity Center.


>>>St. Nicholas Party SignUp Genius<<<


  • All entries must be submitted no later than December 16th at 3:00pm.

  • Although the entry form says "Posters will not be returned". Posters May be returned to participants. Regardless, please take a photo of them before submitting. Thank you!

Our local Knights of Columbus Council #4678 is hosting a poster contest to Keep Christ in Christmas! The goal of this program is to increase the awareness of our young people's faith, while encouraging them to speak to other youth "in their own language" about the true meaning of Christmas. Here is information about the contest.

  • The posters are to be 11x17 inches long and reflect the theme: Keep Christ in Christmas

  • There is no fee to enter, but participants must purchase their own materials; paint, ink, markers, crayons, colored pencils (pastels, chalk or charcoal must be laminated or covered with a clear plastic for submission.)

  • There is a Winner and Runner-Up in each age category. Prizes may include gift cards to:

    • Sweet Frog, The Creamery, Get Air or What a Blast Lazer Tag

  • ALL artwork must be done BY THE PARTICIPANT, although parents can help with ideas.

  • Affix the entry form (see below) to your submission and drop it off at:

    • the OLVCS Office, OLV Church Office, or the bin at the OLV Activity Center-adjacent to the Youth Group Room BookStore doors.

5025-kcic-entry-form-fillable1.pdf

The annual Children’s Living Nativity will be held at the Christmas Eve Mass at

Our Lady of Victory Church on

Saturday, December 24, 2022 at the 6:30pm mass.

Rehearsal will be on Thursday; December 22, 2022 @ 6:30pm

Living Nativity Cast


Joseph: 3rd Grade & Older Shepherds: K-5th Grade

Mary: 3rd Grade & Older Sheep: K-5th Grade

Angels: 3rd Grade & Older Donkeys: 3rd Grade & Older

The Three Kings (Gift Bearers): 2nd Grade & Older

Mass Parts (6th Grade and Older)


First Reading * Second Reading * Petition Readers


Deadline for Signups: December 20th, 2022


We could use parent helpers who have their clearances.


Please contact Ms. Bord if you are interested in your child having a role or can volunteer as a parent helper: directorccd@ourladyofvictory.com

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 Thursdays from 5:30pm to 6:00pm.

  • Weekday Masses: Monday through Friday, 8:00am, 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, from 8:30am to 4:00pm and Thursday from 8:30am with Reposition at 8:00pm.

CCD and YOUTH MINISTRY:

  • For First Communion, contact Anne Bord:

directorccd@ourladyofvictory.com

  • 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

Change to Mass Broadcast:

The OLV 9:30am Sunday Mass will no longer be broadcast on ESPN Radio 1450AM or 103.7FM.


Other options for watching or listening to a Catholic Mass are:

  • TV:WATM-23 (ABC affiliate) Sundays at 11:00am

  • TV: EWTN (Comcast Channel 54) Sat/Sun at 12:00am, 8:00am. 12:00pm, 7:00pm

  • Radio: Courtesy of Voice of Divine Mercy - We Are One Body (WAOB) Catholic Radio; local WJVM 90.3FM & WEJO 104.9FM - Sunday 12:00pm & 5:00pm. Daily Mass Sat. 10:00am, M-F 8:00am & 6:00pm.

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.


LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR LADY OF VICTORY

WHO WE ARE

OUR TEAM

MASS AND CONFESSION TIMES

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SACRAMENTS

CATHOLIC EDUCATION AND YOUTH MINISTRY

GETTING INVOLVED

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