September 18, 2020
Did you know?
The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, formerly known as Our Lady of Victory and Feast of the Holy Rosary, is a feast day of the Roman Catholic Church and is celebrated on October 7. It is also the anniversary of the decisive victory of the combined fleet of the Holy League of 1571 over the Ottoman navy at the Battle of Lepanto. We will be celebrating on that day by attending mass, completing service projects, and having a Walk-A-Thon. Please see the announcements for more information about the Walk-A-Thon.
Chad Packer, MEd
Prayer to Our Lady for Comfort
This prayer was shared with me. It is from Pope Francis to help us find comfort in these difficult times.
O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick. At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith. You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need. We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial. Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us: He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.
Important Events in the Coming Week
- September 18 - No School for Students
- September 22 - Picture Day
- September 23 Mass - Grades 6-8
Does Your Student Still Have COVID Hair? Picture Day Is Tuesday!
Information about ordering school photos has already been handed out to your student. Be sure to send in order form by Tuesday, September 22nd.
Additionally parents may order online at the Forever Young website: https://www.fysphotos.com/ The Gallery Login code for parents is: FYF123704. Once on the website you can click on the browse and buy, then enter in the login code, and follow the prompts.
Students may wear dress down day attire, per the Parent/Student Handbook (www.olvcatholicschool.org/handbook).
Special Note For Parents/Guardians of Remote Students: We have scheduled your pictures to be taken on Tuesday, September 22 at 7:45 a.m. This should accommodate social distancing and classroom schedules. Contact the school office with any questions.
Walk-A-Thon To Raise Needed Funds for New Technology
The Walk-A-Thon is our school's main fundraiser. Funds raised this year will directly support OLVCS’s goal of purchasing and implementing new technology to support our students both in the classroom and in remote learning.
Click the button below to make your family's donation online or to download forms to send in with cash or check donations. Be sure to share this link with family and friends who you know want to support Catholic education for your student.
If you would like to help in organizing this year's Walk-A-Thon or OLV Day activities, please, email email@example.com.
Crusaders Fall Short But Are Already Training Hard for Rematch With The Eagles on Monday
While on Tuesday, September 15th the Crusaders were primarily on the defensive for the first half, in the second half they powered up their offense against the Bald Eagle Area Middle School team. Unfortunately, it was not enough. The Crusaders fell to the Eagles, 0-1.
A rematch is scheduled for this coming Monday, September 21st at 3:30PM at Orchard Park (OLVCS home field).
OLV Middle School Youth Group
OLV Middle School Youth Group
Anyone in grades 6-8 is welcome to join the parish's middle school youth group that meets every other Thursday, 6:30-7:45 PM in the OLV Activities Center. A typical meeting includes games, some snacks, and some discussion and activities about why our faith is relevant to our daily lives.The next meeting will be Thursday September 24 at 6:30 PM. Masks are to be worn inside and social distancing will be maintained. Any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do Your Daughter's Leggings Reach Her Ankles?
Youth Protections Training and Clearances Needed To Volunteer
Saint Joseph's Catholic Academy Highlights
Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy Celebrates 10 Years!
As recently highlighted in The Centre County Gazette, family is at the heart of the SJCA’s community. SJCA is more than a high school…it’s a place where faculty and staff are humbled watching students embrace and live Christian values in school, in the local community, and when they graduate and become Saint Joe’s alumni. It is hard to believe the school is already celebrating its 10 year anniversary.
Click the button below to the full Centre County Gazette article.
Click the button above to read the Centre County Gazette article about SJCA's 10th anniversary.
Wolves Win Volleyball Season Opener
The SJCA Girls Volleyball Team won 3-1 against Sugar Valley Charter School on Monday, September 14, 2020. OLVCS alumni, including Ava Bevilacqua, Carly Burwell, Tara Hershbine, Maddie Mazza, Kathryn Pase, Lizzy Weller, and Samantha Zally, helped lead the way in this season opener win.
Click on link above for SJCA team game schedules and latest information about Wolfpack competitions.