Lenten Projects

St. Joseph’s Soup Kitchen
Mrs. Mahon’s umbrella stand is back for Lent. Please drop in your loose change. All money collected goes to St. John’s Soup Kitchen in Newark.


Please join the Religious Education Program and The Academy of Our Lady of Peace students in their Lenten sacrifice of almsgiving by making a donation to The CRUDEM Foundation, Inc. (Center for the Rural Development of Milot) and HSC (Hôpital Sacré Coeur). Hôpital Sacré Coeur (HSC) is the largest private hospital in the North of Haiti. The 125 bed hospital has provided uninterrupted service for almost 30 years. This premier Haitian healthcare facility has been a beacon of hope for the people of Northern Haiti as it creates a healthier Haiti, one dignified life at a time.™ Donation checks, made payable to Our Lady of Peace, may be returned by April 12, 2017.

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Lenten Information/Easter Schedule

 Archdiocese of Newark Lenten Regulations

Fridays – join us for Soup at 6:30 in the Parish Hall and Stations of the Cross at 7:30
3/24 – No Soup – Due to Women’s Night of Reflection there will not be any Soup served before Stations of the Cross

Confessions: Saturdays  3:30-4:45; Wednesday April 5th: 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Easter Schedule
Palm Sunday Masses, April 9th
Saturday Vigil Mass – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 7:30 am, *9:00 am, 10:30 am and Noon
Each Mass will be preceded by the blessing of the Palms.
*9 am Mass will include a procession with a donkey.

Holy Thursday, April 13th
8:30 am Prayer Service
7:30 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday – The Passion of the Lord, April 14
8:30 am Prayer Service
3:00 pm Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

Holy Saturday, April 15

8:30 am Prayer Service
8:30 pm Easter Vigil Mass

Easter Sunday, April 16th

7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:30 am and Noon

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March Events


1 – Ash Wednesday Ashes will be distributed during 7:00am and 12:10pm Masses as
well as 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm Prayer Services.
3- First Friday Mass and Adoration – 12:10 pm
First Friday of Lent – Soup at 7pm in the Parish Hall. A special presentation of Stations by Franciscan Mystery Players at 8pm
5 – Welcome Coffee, and.. in Parish Hall after the 9 am Mass
The Rosary Altar Society invites ALL women of the Parish to an Afternoon of Recollection at 1:00PM in the Parish Hall. The featured speaker will be former parishioner, Allan Wright.
Collecting used and new communion outfits thru the week of the 12th
7 – Bereavement Ministry – OLP and St. Teresa at St. Teresa Sacristy 7-9 for 6 weeks
10 – AOLP Tricky Tray Fundraiser 6 pm Westin Governor Morris Hotel
13 – BOLD TNL at 7:30 Summer Service
11 – Market Street Mission Clothing Collection – 9 am to noon Parish Hall
15 – Opening of Mass Intentions Book
16 – St. Patrick’s Day Party – Knights of Columbus at Paca Center
17 – St. Patrick’s Day
Advanced Ride Tickets for the OLP Fair will be available for purchase 
21 – Sandwiches for St. Joseph Social Service Center
24 – “Women’s Cornerstone presents an Evening of Reflection at 6:00PM, in the Parish Hall. Dinner will be served. Registration forms are on the rear tables in the church, or can be downloaded from the parish website. All ladies of the parish are invited to share the evening with us.”Due to Women’s Night of Reflection there will not be any Soup served before Stations of the Cross
25 – BOLD Middle – Funplex trip, sign=up required
27 – BOLD TNL at 7:30 Faith and Science

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2017 Women’s Cornerstone – Friday, March 24th

To print out flyer, click 2017 Women Cornerstone

2017 cornerstone

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From the Food Pantry Committee:

The Food Pantry Committee and those who utilize it greatly appreciate your generosity. The following items are in short supply:  flour, stew, cereal – hot & cold, canned fruit, corned beef hash and tea.

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.

Thanks for your donations!

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