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

Jesus and the Eucharist: A Small Group Series for Eucharistic Revival. OLV will be hosting this weekly study series beginning Monday Feb. 5th. 


During this time of Eucharistic Revival, Jesus is inviting us to encounter Him in our life stories.  Together, we’ll explore the story of salvation as told through Scripture, fulfilled in the death and resurrection of Jesus, and lived out in the Church and the Sacraments – especially the Eucharist.  At the conclusion of this series, participants will be empowered to live out the Gospel in their own lives and share its message of hope with others.  


Jesus and the Eucharist will be held Monday evenings from February 5 – March 18, from 7pm to 8pm in the Activities Center Gardiner Social Hall. 


Each session will include an engaging educational video and small group discussion. No advance sign-up is required, and you can attend all sessions or just a few. VIDEOS CAN BE VIEWED on your own at https://formed.org . To use Formed.org go to signup and enter zip code (16801) and select Our Lady of Victory. https://watch.formed.org/jesus-and-the-eucharist-a-small-group-series-for-eucharistic-revival


Watch in Spanish. https://watch.formed.org/jesus-y-la-eucaristia-estudio-en-pequeno-grupo


Topics for each week

Light refreshments will be served. Consider making this part of your spiritual development for Lent!

Stations of the Cross"                           Fridays during Lent in the Church:

   1:25pm  School Stations of the Cross (when school is in session)

   6:30pm  Stations of the Cross


ROSIE'S PIEROGIES SOLD DURING LENT:

During the Fridays of Lent, except Good Friday, (Feb. 23, March 1, 8, 15 & 22), OLV will be selling Rosie's  Pierogies. Cost is $10.00 a dozen.  

The options available: 

freshly made with butter and onions

frozen plainfrozen jalapeno, or frozen bacon

 

They will be sold from the front of the OLV Activities Center in a drive thru manner, from 3:00pm to 5:15pm, or until we run out.  This is a great opportunity to earn community service hours. Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Please report at 2:30pm. For more information or  questions, please contact  Deacon Dave at dcfl@ourladyofvictory.com.

 

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.  

JUNIOR HIGH YOUTH DAY

Jr. High Youth Day ~ March 17, 2024!

https://proclaim.dioceseaj.org/interactive-experience-planned-for-students-at-junior-high-youth-day/

Students will start the day with mass with Bishop Mark in Ebensburg, PA 

be served lunch and then participate in the Journey to the Cross with Jesus.

Registrations are closed.

STEUBENVILLE YOUTH CONFERENCE

Registrations are due 

no later than April 7th.

PARISH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS 

& RISING 9TH GRADERS

Register to attend the life-changing Steubenville Youth Conference 

in Steubenville, Ohio, July 21st-23rd

Registration fee is $260/student. Financial assistance is available. 

 Just ASK!

2024 Steubenville Summer Conference Registration Form: June 21st-23rd

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION DATES

First Communion Dates

Saturday, April 20th: First Communion Retreat, 10:00am-11:30am, 

in the activity center social hall

Friday, April 26th: First Communion Rehearsal, 6:00pm-7:00pm, church

Saturday, April 27th: First Communion, 10:00am, church

CONFIRMATION DATES


Confirmation Dates

Wednesday, May 8th: Confirmation Rehearsal, 6:30pm, church

Monday, May 13th: Confirmation, 6:00pm, church

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!


First Friday Eucharistic Devotions & Holy Hours

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