Who we serve

Our Lady of Victory offers a Catholic Religious Education program for children in Kindergarten through the 11th grade for families registered at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in and around State College, Pennsylvania.

Where and when we meet and classroom links

2nd Grade will meet on Sunday mornings from 10:45-11:45am in the gymnasium of the school building.

Online Classrooms for K-8 will can be found at this link:

Religious Education for high school youth in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade meet on Sunday afternoon 2:00pm to 3:30pm.

9th & 10th Grade meet in the Activities Center and 11th grade meet in the Church Gathering Area.

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K-8 Calendar of Events and Announcements

For our rising 3rd graders who have received or who are preparing to receive their First Holy Communion, you are invited to attend a special Mass on Saturday, September 5th at 10:30am at OLV.

All children must receive First Reconciliation before First Holy Communion.

Details from Father Dadey are: the Mass will be at 10:30 am. We will have the children sitting spaced with no procession. Families can come. There is no obligation to attend. Families may continue to schedule a Mass time for First Communion that works best for them.

COVID-19 Update (August 17, 2020):

Dear Religious Education Families,

This coming school year grade K, 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 will be conducted at home using our textbook series, and guided through the assistance of volunteer catechists as well as parish staff like myself. Although work for each grade level can be completed independently, interaction in Internet based (Zoom, Google Classroom, etc.) programs will be optional but encouraged. Directions for completing assignments for attendance, contacting instructors, and supplemental material will be provided on classroom websites. It will be essential for attendance purposes to complete the textbook assignments given. Links to the websites and times for collecting materials will be sent out later in the month.

Because preparation for First Reconciliation and Communion is so essential, our current plan is that 2nd grade will meet in person during our regular meeting time, 10:45-11:45 on Sunday mornings. First Reconciliation will be in November this year, making this preparation time all the more essential. Several catechists will lead classrooms, reducing the class sizes and larger spaces in the school will be used for classrooms, as well as the outdoor spaces of the campus as weather permits. Local masking and social distancing guidelines will be implemented.

Registration remains open and I am not going to change the fees until the start of class on September 13. Please follow the link to re-register for the year if you have not already registered:

If you have questions about this, please email me. It’s best to send your email under a new subject, as multiple email replies tend to bury some responses. Thanks in advance for your cooperation and understanding through this time.

Jim Hoy

2nd Grade Sacramental Prep. Families--Please follow the link through the First Reconciliation and Communion Link in the menu. Hopefully, we can reschedule soon.

Contact Us

Jim Hoy, DRE for K-8

Brendan and Kristy Bagley, DRE for High School:

Parish Phone: 814-237-7832