Ash Wednesday (February 10th)/Lenten Services/Regulations

Here is the list of Ash Wednesday Services:
Ash Wednesday – Ashes Distributed At 7 am & 12:10 Mass, 3:30 pm & 7:30 pm Prayer Services

Begins Friday, February 12th and continues throughout Lent
 Lenten Stations and Supper – Soup and bread Supper at 6:30 pm, Stations at 7:30 pm

2016 Lenten Regulations

1. The days of both Fast and Abstinence during Lent are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, The other Fridays of Lent are days of Abstinence. On a day of Fast, only one (1) full meal is permitted. Those between the ages of 18 and 59 are obliged to fast. On a day of Abstinence, no meat may be eaten. Those who have reached the age of 14 are obliged by the law of abstinence.

2. The obligation to observe the laws of Fast and Abstinence “substantially”, or as a whole is a serious obligation.

3. The Fridays of the year, outside of Lent, are designated as days of penance, but each individual may substitute, for the traditional abstinence from meat, some other practice of voluntary self-denial as penance.

4. The time for fulfilling the Paschal Precept (Easter Duty*) extends from the First Sunday of Lent, February 17, 2013 to the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity, May 26, 2013. *Canon 920, § 1. All the faithful, after they have been initiated into the Most Holy Eucharist, are bound by the obligation of receiving Communion at least once a year.

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2017 Book of Mass Intentions Opens 2/23

Our 2017 Book of Mass Intentions will be opened on
Tuesday, February 23rd at 8:00 a.m.

The Weekday Mass Schedule is: MondayFriday 7:00 AM and 12:10 PM
Weekend: Saturday 8:30AM (Weekly Memorial) and 5:00 PM
Sunday: 7:30AM, 9:00AM, 10:30AM and 12Noon.

In order to accommodate as many parishioners as possible, we remind you:
Only three Mass intentions per household will be allowed per month.

Please be mindful that there is a limited amount of Masses to be shared by the entire parish and the book fills quickly so we are asking that you limit yourself to three weekend Mass intentions for the year 2017.

The requested stipend remains ten dollars. Checks should be made out to Our Lady of Peace.

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February/March Events

Events At A Glance

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February
3 Blessing Of Throats During Mass. (7am/12:10pm)
3 AOLP Open House/Tours 9 am-11 am
5 First Friday Adoration after 12:10 mass to 5 pm
6 Dine In Movie, ” The Spitfire Grill,” Ph 6 pm. Call rectory to reserve a spot.
6-7 Bold Teen Souper Bowl of Caring
7 Welcome Coffee
7 OLP Scout Sunday 9 am Mass
7 Rosary Altar Society Luncheon- All Ladies Welcome 1pm, Ph
8 BOLD TNL
10 Ash Wednesday – Ashes Distributed At 7 am & 12:10 Mass, 3:30 pm & 7:30 pm Prayer Services
12 Lenten Stations and Supper – Soup and bread Supper at 6:30 pm, Stations at 7:30 pm (Fridays in Lent)
12 BOLD Middle School Soup and Stations
15 President’s Day – Parish Offices Closed
16 Sandwiches for St. Joseph Social Service Center
Please make sandwiches for donation. On February 16th, we will deliver sandwiches made at home by parishioners to St. Joseph’s Social Service Center. 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. (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 You can bring sandwiches to the rectory Monday evening February 15th from 6 PM to 8 PM. You can bring the sandwiches to the church or parish hall Tuesday morning November 17th . At 9:30 am, we leave to deliver sandwiches to St. Joseph’s! Thank you!
22 BOLD TNL
23 Book of Mass Intentions Opens

March
First Friday Adoration after 12:10 mass to 5 pm
5 Cemeteries Pre-Planning Seminar, Ph 6pm
15 Sandwiches for St. Joseph Social Service Center
16 Confessions 3pm- 9pm, Ch
18 Tricky Tray, 6 pm. New Venue – Westminster Hotel, Livingston, NJ
click here for detailed information

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FOOD PANTRY

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: pancake mix, coffee, and Manwich.

The Food Pantry is seeking volunteers  to substitute on Pantry Days, Tues.-Thurs 10 am-noon. Please call Marie Russo if interested 908-472-3868.

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The OLP Country Fair Is Coming – May 18-21st!

Wednesday, May 18 to Saturday, May 21st

It’s not too early to be thinking about the Annual OLP Country Fair!

Giant 50/50 Raffle

We are working to make our GIANT 50/50 raffle the biggest it’s been yet! You will receive your books in the mail shortly!

Crafters, Consultants, or Sellers of New Items

There are still openings for Crafters, Consultants, or Sellers of New Items for the fair. It is $125 for a six foot table for all FOUR days of the fair or you can purchase a 12-foot table for $175. These spots are located inside the Gymnasium. If you are interested please contact Kimberly Johnston at KJohnston@theacademyolp.org

New Gifts

Do you have new Christmas gifts/items that you do not want or need? If so, donate them to the New Gifts Table. Please bring donations to the rectory marked OLP Fair New Gifts Table.

Volunteers – We Need You!!!

The volunteer website is also up and running. Please remember to sign up and volunteer a couple of hours. The success of the fair depends on you! You can sign up now at: bit.ly/olpfair  As always we thank you very much for your continued support and look forward to working with you again. More information on the fair will come in the following weeks

The Annual Country Fair
 Raffle Registry!

The Country Fair began over 40 years ago. It has steadily grown and is not only a school and parish function but a community event. We have raised well over $1,000,000 in funds that directly benefit the school and parish. We know you have been asked for a lot throughout the year and have been extremely generous. We are hoping you can donate one of the items below or some money to go towards one of the items. Anything you can do will be greatly appreciated.

Below are the items that are suggested for the raffle. If you cannot personally purchase these items feel free to send in cash or checks (payable to the OLP Country Fair) and we will purchase the items for you!

  1. New iPad
  2. Grill
  3. Broadway Show Tickets
  4. Sports Event Tickets
  5. Restaurant Gift Cards
  6. Flatscreen T.V.
  7. Visa Gift Cards
  8. Gift Cards to stores
  9. Vacation Getaways
  10. Canon Power Shot or any other Digital Camera
  11. Designer Handbags
  12. Apple iWatch

If you have an item that you would like to donate that is not on the list feel free to donate it and we will create a one-of-a-kind basket around it!

If you have any questions email Kim Johnston at KJohnston@theacademyolp.org

 

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