Catholic Student Faith Center

Construction continues on the Suzanne Pohland Paterno Catholic Student Faith Center in State College, adjacent to the Penn State Campus. Named in honor of Sue Paterno, wife of legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, the center will serve Catholics in the Penn State University family. Joe and Sue Paterno are honorary chairs of the Capital Campaign for the center. 

Penn State Catholic Campus Ministry website

Latest Developments:

On August 17, 2011, crews placed the Cross and Steeple on the building:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 On August 29, 2011, Bishop Mark L. Bartchak blessed the Cornerstone and Steeple Cross:

 

  

Pictured Left to right: Archabbot Douglas Nowicki, O.S.B, Saint Vincent Archabbey; Bishop-Emeritus Joseph V. Adamec; Bishop Mark L. Bartchak; Rev. Matthew Laffey, O.S.B., Director of Catholic Campus Ministry at Penn State University; and Mrs.
Sue Paterno.

  

 

 

 

 

The cornerstone with medals placed on top.

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Paterno places two medals on the cornerstone as Bishop Mark looks on.

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Mary Kay Paterno Hort, daughter of Joe and Sue Paterno, speaks at the ceremony on behalf of the Paterno family.

 

 

 

 

Construction Photos (Spring 2011):