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.
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NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Parishioners of OLV Please Read!
We are entering phase three of our parish re-opening. The light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter! We are happy to announce that on Monday June 1st we will begin to distribute Holy Communion again. This is an abbreviated process until we return to Mass on the weekend of the June 13th-14th. We will distribute Holy Communion daily at 12:15 and Sunday June 7th at 8:30, 10:30, and 1:00pm. Upon arriving to the Church ushers will organize attendance according to social distancing guidelines. A very brief prayer service will be held and then you will come forth to receive communion. We realize that this is out of the ordinary but it is an essential next step until we resume Mass.
On the weekend of June 13th and 14th we will begin phase four and we will resume public mass at our regular times: 4:00 pm Saturday, 7:30, 9:30, and 12:00 pm with communion distributed after mass. We will have social distancing measures in place at this time and if the need arises we will be able to offer mass simultaneously in the school gym. The obligation to attend mass will be suspended by Bishop Mark until further notice. While all are encouraged to attend mass, we will continue to offer mass via YouTube with the option to receive the Eucharist after each mass. As already mentioned this transitional time will take some adjusting. We are grateful for your continued patience!
You will likely receive an email and a mailer with similar information. We apologize for the redundancy, but we are making every effort to reach everyone. If there are any changes to our plan, they will be available immediately on our website. Please check back often: ourladyofvictory.com.
P.S. Please sign up for our new parish communication system powered by Flocknote. Click the link on the left side of our website.
(Confessions will continue to be offered 9:30 am Saturday and 6:00 pm Sunday.)
Thank you again for your prayers and generosity!
Fathers Dadey and Jonathan
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).
Dear OLV Parishioner,
I am excited to inform you that we are in the first stage of our parish re-opening process in accord with the bishop's plan. The parish is open for private prayer only on weekday's from 7:00am - 4:00pm and on weekends from 7:00am - 3:00pm. In accordance with the guidelines there can be no more than 25 people in the church at a time. We will not monitor this. Rather, we will trust you our valued parishioner to return at a different time if there are too many people in the church. As of now, we have not seen the occupancy reach its maximum so you can assume there is room if you come into pray.
As it is public standard, please wear a mask when you come in for prayer. Material for sanitizing your hands and the seat where you sit are available in the church. Please sanitize your seat when you are finished.
The next step in the re-opening process will be re-instituting the availability for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. There is no specific timeline, rather it will be announced by the bishop when under advisement he feels we are prepared for the next step.
As always we appreciate your patience and generosity. This process is gradual, but it is important for everyone's well-being. With that being said, we are excited to be at phase one. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
Fathers Dadey and Jonathan
ALL DAILY AND WEEKEND MASSES ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
This Saturday, May 23rd we will be offering Confessions again. For the time being Confessions will be available on Saturdays @ 9:30 and Wednesdays @ 6:00 pm.
Church hours will be Saturday and Sunday from 7:00am - 3:00pm and weekdays from 7:00am – 4:00pm.
Please note that there is a maximum number of 25 people allowed in the church at any given time.
The Church Office is closed until further notice.
Weekly confessions are cancelled until further notice.
No Stations of the Cross on Fridays.
All Communal Penance Services are cancelled.
CCD and YOUTH MINISTRY:
First Reconciliation is postponed to a later date.
First Communion and Confirmation are postponed to a later date.
All Youth Ministry activities are cancelled.
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. Now that all masses have been cancelled until further notice, the Church is struggling to meet these financial obligations and need your help. If possible, please send in your contributions. No amount is considered too small. Any size gift is valued!
We are pleased to announce that our Masses will be broadcasted live over Radio Station AM 1450 and FM 103.7 at 9:30am.
OLV Mass will be posted on OLV's Youtube channel by 7:30AM every Sunday and will be available for you and your family to watch at your convenience.
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.