Rosary Altar Society Bake Sale this weekend

Visit the Rosary Altar Society Bake Sale in the Parish Hall after all the masses this weekend. Support the Rosary Altar Society while buying home-baked goodies. 

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Food Pantry

The Food Pantry Committee and those who utilize it greatly appreciate your generosity. The following items are in most demand: hot & cold cereal, flour, ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard.

Any assistance you can provide would be appreciated. Thank you. The Food Pantry Committee

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Happy 75th Anniversary OLP – Reminiscence Added!!!

Our Lady of Peace Parish Anniversary ArtworkBThe Parish 75th Anniversary Celebration was a SUCCESS. The Mass was beautiful with Cardinal Tobin presiding and our choirs singing. Great food, drink and company were had by all! A special thank you to Fr. Bill and the Anniversary Committee. The next celebration will be September 10th – Mark your calendar.

To find out more about the History of our Parish, please click here!

A Reminiscence from Leo Piovano

I moved to NP from Chicago at the time when the lovely statue of Our Lady of Peace in front of our church had been commissioned for sculpturing by an artist near Carrara, Italy. When first meeting with Monsignor Hayes – of blessed memory I must have mentioned that I was working in New York in charge of an office handling export and import shipping and dealing with various countries doing business with the U.S. He told me about the statue being completed in Italy and wondered if I could help. Of course, I offered my services as a little contribution to the project. Shortly after that meeting I ended up getting in touch with the sculptor, (asked to do so by the parish committee involved). They had examined the pictures that had come from Italy and desired some retouching of Our Lady’s eyes. The sculptor took care of that, resubmitted pictures and they were approved. In collaboration with an Italian shipping company, transportation from the Port of Genova to New York was arranged. All documentation for the S/S line and for U.S. Customs was prepared. Customs clearance on arrival was given priority with transportation for the final leg of the journey from Manhattan to site ending what was a laborious but very successful undertaking. MAY OUR LADY SMILE ON EACH ONE OF US FOR A LONG TIME!

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October Events

For more information on these and other events, please click here for the Bulletins.

October 1 – Welcome Coffee and….
Rosary Altar Society Mass at 10:30 followed by meeting
BOLD High School Youth Ministry Escape the BBQ 6 pm

October 5 – First TNL 7:30 Parish Hall

October 6 – First Friday and Eucharistic Adoration
BOLD Service Opp – Help us make sandwiches 3:30-4:30 pm

October 7 – Blessing of the Animals 1 pm on grass near PH

October 13 – BOLD Middle – Halloween Party and Pumpkin Painting 7-8:30 om in gym

October 14 – Market Street Mission Clothing Collection
Community Food Bank in Hillside – volunteer to help sort food 9-11 am

October 14-15 Bethlehem Crafts -Sale of olive wood religious items benefiting Christians in the Holy Land after Masses

October 17 – Make sandwiches for St. Joseph Social Service Center in Elizabeth

October 21/22 – Rosary Altar Society Bake Sale after all the Masses

October 27 – Rosary Altar Society Soup Supper

October 28/29 – Little Sisters of the Poor Collection after each Mass

November 5th – Knights of Columbus 74th annual “Taste of Italy” dinner 4-6:30 pm PH



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Help Needed – Please Volunteer

If you are able to help in any of these areas, please contact the rectory 908 464-7600:

  • Eucharistic Ministers for Sunday Mass
  • Manor Care Eucharistic Ministers and helpers to set up for Monday Mass
  • Adult Altar Servers for weekday masses
  • Food Pantry – The Food Pantry Committee is in need of volunteers to help on Tuesdays and Wednesdays as well as Substitutes for all days. Please contact Marie Russo if interested at 908-472-3868.
  • Homeless Ministry needs volunteers
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry needs knitters and crocheters
  • Sacristy – Help is needed in keeping our Altar looking beautiful. Please consider giving an hour or so of your time on a Friday to help with the Altar candles and vessels used during Mass. If interested please contact the rectory.

Thank you!

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