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.

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

UPCOMING EVENTS:

OLV Catholic Community Day with the Spikes:  

Celebrate Faith Night with the State College Spikes—Wednesday, July 24!  

OLV and the Catholic Community will once again attend the State College Spikes vs. The Frederick Keys on Wednesday, July 24 at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. Game starts at 6:30pm. Tickets are only $13.00 for a field box seat. Deadline to reserve your seat is July 11.

 

This is a great way to show your Catholic Community SPIRIT.  When was the last time you went to the ball park?  Here's a great opportunity to show your Catholic pride by joining the OLV Parish at the Spikes Game on July 24. 

NOTE: The food at the stadium is quite good so why not bring the Family for dinner and the game?

 

Gates open at 5:30pm.  Our churches will participate in singing the National Anthem at the beginning of the game and God Bless   America at the 7th inning stretch.   Make check payable to Our Lady of Victory with Spikes Game in memo line. Payment due at time of order.  For reservations, please call the OLV rectory office 237-7832 or email chrisk@ourladyofvictory.com.

 

If you’re interested in singing the National Anthem and God Bless America, please contact Joe Malafarina at joem@ourladyofvictory.com .

Annual OLV Parish Picnic: Sunday, August 18

Saint Joseph Catholic Academy     Car Raffle

Saint Joseph Catholic Academy is raffling off a 2024 Ford Bronco Everglades. Cost is $100 a ticket, $500 for 6 tickets.  Maximum 200 tickets sold.  Tickets are sold online only and through Octover 5, 2024. For more information, visit www.stjoeacad.org.  To purchase a raffle ticket, click the link below.

SAINT JOSEPH SCHOLARSHIP

Apply NOW for the OLV Parish Scholarship for Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy.  Thanks to the generous donation of our parish families, OLV is offering scholarships to NEW Saint Joseph’s students (all grade levels). To be eligible for the Scholarship, the student must be a member of a family registered at OLV, have completed the online SJCA new student application for enrollment in Fall 2024.  To learn more or receive scholarship application materials, contact Mr. Chris Kirkpatrick at chrisk@ourladyofvictory.com. The application deadline is Wednesday, May 17, 2024.  Please click on the Saint Joseph Scholarship Application link above.

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

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: 

See Christmas and New Year's Schedule in the Mass and Confession section.

CHURCH SERVICES:

CCD and YOUTH MINISTRY:   

directorccd@ourladyofvictory.com

HELP SUPPORT AND GIVE TO OLV

TO OUR OLV PARISH FAMILYplease 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:

 

 

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.  

CCD REGISTRATIONS

CCD Registrations are OPEN for the 2024/2025 school year.  

Please click on this link to register your child/children in grades K-11:  https://re.ourladyofvictory.com/ 

Registrations are FREE until 08/25.  

After that a $50/child charge will be assessed for participation.


CATHOLIC SINGLES UNITED

Catholic Singles United is a new group for single Catholics, from all walks of life in our area ages 35-55, who will gather one time each month for social outings.  We will dine together, attend theater events, religious events, sports events, outdoor events and more!   Sign up below using this online form and a group representative will be in touch with you to let you know of the next group event!

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR LADY OF VICTORY

WHO WE ARE

OUR TEAM

MASS AND CONFESSION TIMES

JOIN US

SACRAMENTS

CATHOLIC EDUCATION AND YOUTH MINISTRY

GETTING INVOLVED

ONLINE GIVING