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 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:
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.
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 2023. To learn more or receive scholarship application materials, contact Mr. Chris Kirkpatrick at email@example.com. The application deadline is Wednesday, May 17, 2023. Please click on the Saint Joseph Scholarship Application link above.
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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
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.
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:
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!
Change to Mass Broadcast:
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 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
First Reconciliation Parent & Student Meetings
10/01 & 10/15 from 3:00pm-4:30pm
in the Activity Center Social Hall.
CCD Eucharistic Procession
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
First Friday Eucharistic Devotions & Holy Hours
As part of OLV's celebration of Eucharistic Revival, we will have Holy Hours on the nine First Fridays of each month, starting Friday, August 4, 2023 & ending April 5th, 2024.
The devotions will start with Exposition and Adoration at 6:00PM. At 6:30PM we will then celebrate Evening Prayer (Vespers), a Litany of the Blessed Sacrament, and Benediction.
OLV’s Eucharistic Adoration and First Friday Holy Hours are designed to offer the time needed to personally encounter Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.
ALL SAINTS PARTY &
RELIGIOUS CARVED PUMPKIN CONTEST
ALL parish families are invited to gather on Sunday, Oct. 29th from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the Activities Center Social Hall to celebrate All Saints Day! Children are to come dressed up as their favorite saint. Adults can too if they are inspired.If you need ideas, please click here: https://thenaturalcatholicmom.com/2019/10/26/quick-all-saints-day-costume-ideas/ OR https://catholicallyear.com/blog/20-easy-saint-costumes-made-of-t-shirts/
This is a POTLUCK party. Every family should bring something. Please use the Signup Genius to let us know your family is coming and sign up to bring a dish:
Religious Themed Carved Pumpkin Contest:
Children ages 6-18 are welcome to bring a religious themed carved pumpkin to be displayed and judged at the All Saints Party; 10/29. No Jack-o-Lanterns allowed! Prizes will be given out by age categories.
MESSY FAMILY UNIVERSITY
Messy Family University
OPEN TO ALL PARISHONERS ---The school of the family is here! This course is designed to open parents up to God's vision for marriage and family, and teach them the habits to transform family life. It is part marriage renewal, part parenting course, and part retreat.
Save the Dates:
Friday, November 3, 2023 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, November 4, 2023 from 8:00am – 3:00pm
Join us at St. Joseph's Catholic Academy for the Messy Family University on the dates/times above.
For more information, please contact Anna Rupprecht via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signups for the retreat will open soon!
Women of Grace with Johnette Benkovic Williams
Save the Dates:
Parish Talk on February 16th, 2024 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM after Stations of the Cross (6:30 PM)
Women's Conference on February 17th, 2024 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM