The Food Pantry Committee and those who utilize the pantry greatly appreciate your generosity. With the continued increase of those in need the pantry is running very low on supplies.

The following items are in most need: brown and white rice, sugar, flour, mayonnaise, coffee, tea, Hamburger Helper & pasta.

Donations may be brought to the rectory, Supermarket Gift Cards may be purchased at the AOLP or you can donate online at of Peace07974 Volunteers needed for Wednesdays from 10a.m -12 Noon.

Please call Marie Russo at 908-472-3868 if you can help.

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Basketball Camps

 JK’S BASKETBALL CAMP 2015 –  Coach, teacher and basketball official John Kufel is planning to hold his annual basketball camp at Our Lady of Peace Gym. There are 5 different camps, with a special Girl’s Camp for 4th – 7th grades. All other camps are available for boys and girls. For information and applications, please go to or call 908-304-4691


Basketball for Beginners (boys and girls ages 10 and younger)

June 29- July 3              9:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
July 20 – July 24           9:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.

Offensive Basketball for grades 4-7 (boys and girls)

July 6 – July 10             9:00 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.

Offensive Basketball for grades 7-9

July 13- July 17              9:00 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.

Basketball Shooting Camp (boys and girls grade 6 and older)

July 13- July 17              1:15 p.m.- 3:15 p.m.

Girl’s Offensive Basketball Camp grades 4-7

July 27- July 31               9:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.

Excel in Basketball 2015  – Coach Frank Allocco and his experienced group of coaches have taught thousands of children the game of basketball and valuable life skills emphasizing teamwork, accountability, discipline and sacrifice. Register online at or pick up a brochure in the rectory. Sessions are 9AM – 2PM

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Welcome Fr. Johan Betancourt!

Our Lady of Peace welcomes Reverend Johan Betancourt as our new Parochial Vicar in July 2015. Father Johan David Betancourt Hurtado Fr. Betancourt, 25, knew from a young age that he was destined for the priesthood. A native of Colombia, he entered the Seminario de Cristo Sacerdote immediately following high school. From there he entered Immaculate Conception Seminary, Seton Hall University. Fr. Betancourt served his diaconate at Immaculate Conception Parish in Secaucus.

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Parish Happenings

Upcoming Parish Events, see bulletin for more information:

Adult Education Please join adult education at a two week summer film festival featuring movies, all but one of which, are about men and women of the 20th century whose lives were defined by their great faith. Most of them have been canonized saints, individuals whom the church holds up as examples to inspire, emulate and edify. There is much to learn in considering their lives. DATES: Monday through Thursday July 20th– 23rd and July 27th–30th TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Parish Hall

Sandwiches for St. Joseph Social Service Center – Tuesday, July 21st Please make sandwiches for donation. On July 21st, we will deliver sandwiches made at home by parishioners to St. Joseph’s Social Service Center. The sandwiches will be used in various community outreach programs. If you have any questions or want to be placed on our reminder call list, please contact Marie Russo at 908 472 3868 or contact Arlene Hluch at 908 604 6674. Here is how you can help: • Buy a loaf of any kind of bread. • Turn the loaf of bread into sandwiches by using your choice of sandwich fillings (e.g., any type of cold cuts, peanut butter & jelly, etc. You can put a little mustard on the bread but no mayo or butter, please!). • Put each sandwich into a baggie. • Return the wrapped sandwiches to the loaf wrapper and close it up. • Tape a piece of paper to the loaf wrapper telling the kind of sandwiches you have made • Bring the sandwiches to Our Lady of Peace on the Tuesday morning: From 7:00 am to 8:45 am, sandwiches can be left in the vestibule of the church on the side closest to the Rectory.  From 9:00 am to 9:30 am, sandwiches should be brought to the lobby of the Parish Hall. • At 9:30 am, we leave to deliver sandwiches to St. Joseph’s! Thank you!


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How to Sign up for ParishPay – Electronic Giving

Our Lady of Peace has introduced electronic giving for Sunday Collections and other special collections. The company that the Church is utilizing is ParishPay. Here’s how you can sign up:

Call the ParishPay call center at 1-866-727-4741, option #1

Or to register online:
Go to to
Select Parishioner, and highlight “Register”
Enter zip code 07974 to bring up Our Lady of Peace in New Providence
Select “enroll to give” right next to the Church name
This will bring you to the “Select Funds” page. This is where you select how much to give and to which collections.
As you continue, you will be asked for name, address and if using a credit card or checking account

If you have any problems, you may call the ParishPay call center at 1-866-727-4741, option #1

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