RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

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.


Meeting Times

Grades K-10 will meet on Sunday mornings from 10:30 AM until 11:20 AM in the gymnasium of the school building.

11th grade meets in the Church Gathering Area (please see our Confirmation class page for more details).

K-10 Calendar of Events

Religious Education Calendar, K-10, 2021-2022

Volunteer (click arrow to expand)

Volunteer Lead teachers, Aides, and Substitutes are needed welcome! Contact Jim Hoy (DRE) at jhoy@ourladyofvictory.com. Please refer to the information below. All those working with children in our diocese enter through a thorough process to maintain a safe environment for our children.

Youth Protection and Clearances

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has established a statute that requires all individuals working with children as either employees or volunteers to obtain and submit certain clearances and complete PA-required online training. In addition, the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown requires that all OLVCS employees and volunteers submit Diocesean forms and complete the Diocean Youth Protection online course.


These requirements have been set with the safety of our children in mind.

COMPLETING THE YOUTH PROTECTION PROCESS

  • To begin the clearance and online training process, go to the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown Youth Protection website. As you complete this process you will be required to download and fill out Diocesan forms, as well as apply for and receive notifications of your clearances. You will also complete one Diocesan-required, online training program AND one PA-required, online training program.

  • Once you have completed the trainings, filled out the forms, and obtained documentation of required clearances, submit all required paperwork and copies of clearances to the OLV Youth Protection Coordinator:

  • Electronic Copies:
    Electronic (scanned) copies of paperwork and clearances should be emailed to youthprotection@olvcs.org. It is helpful if you can label your documents with your name and the type of document.

  • Hard Copies:
    To submit your paperwork as a hard copy, enclose all documents in ONE envelope and send it to the following address:

    Youth Protection Coordinator
    Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church
    820 Westerly Parkway
    State College, PA 16801
    NOTE: You only need to submit your documents one way, either hard copy or electronically.

    The OLV Youth Protections Coordinator will review your documents and submit them to the Diocese for final approval. She will contact you once your approval is granted. This approval can take 4-6 weeks.
    If you have already obtained clearances through another organization, it is recommended that you contact the OLV Youth Protections Coordinator BEFORE you begin, to see if you might be able to transfer some of these approvals.
    If you have any questions or need assistance in accessing the trainings or paperwork, contact the
    OLV Youth Protection Coordinator.


Contact Us

Jim Hoy, DRE for K-10: jhoy@ourladyofvictory.com

Parish Phone: 814-237-7832

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