Food Pantry

The Pantry volunteers would like to thank you for your monetary and/or food
donations throughout the year. We could not make it without your help. The
following items are in most need: cereal, canned chicken breast, canned tuna, sardines, pasta, pasta sauce, boxed milk, canned fruit and pancake syrup.

September Highlights

Here is a short list of Parish events,  click here to go to the bulletin for more details:

Mondays – Weekly Sandwich Ministry  at 1 pm Parish Hall. Make or bring sandwiches for those in need also fruit and snacks are welcomed. Monetary donations needed.
Tuesdays – Food Pantry 10-12 am and last Saturday of the Month.

3 – Religious Education New Video Program Preview –  after 10am Mass Gym
4 – Labor Day Holiday – Mass at 8:30am. Parish offices closed.
5 – Protecting God’s Children Course – 1:30 PH
10 – Grandparents Day – Special Blessing at each Mass
         Bethlehem Handicrafts Sale – after Masses
19 – Sandwiches for St. Joe’s – Drop off at rectory on Monday afternoon by 4pm or Tuesday morning by 9:30am
19 – Rosary Makers 2-4pm PH
21 – “Beholding Your King” Bible Study 9-11 PH See Bulletin for registration details.

Volunteers Needed

  • The Monthly Sandwich Ministry is still in need of a driver and assistant to deliver sandwiches to the St. Joseph’s Outreach Center in Elizabeth. We are looking for a
    team to help us several times during the year. If available on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, mornings between 9 AM and 11 AM, please contact Arlene Hluch at 908 604 6674. Thank you for volunteering and joining our team.
  • If you are interested in helping at the food pantry, We need substitutes to work at the pantry on any given Tuesday from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon. If you are interested, please call Marie Russo at 908-472-3868.
  • The Altar Linens Ministry would be very grateful for your help with washing the
    Altar cloths used during Masses. Volunteers are asked to pick up linens after the Friday 12:10 Mass and return them washed and ironed on the following Thursday. A few more volunteers would allow the ladies to schedule volunteers only two or three
    times a year. If interested, please contact Lucy Westerhaus at 908-665-2616 or leave your name at the Rectory
  • The Prayer Shawl Group is looking for knitters to make shawls. Call Gail Seeley if interested – 908 464-4109.  
  • If you have made your First Holy Communion and would like to become an altar server, please contact Fr. Arlou at the rectory 


Online Mass Information

There are many sources/websites to see the Mass on tv or on-line:
OLP – OLP has installed a new camera and audio system to improve the livestream of daily and weekend masses. The masses will be livestreamed on OLP’s own YouTube channel.   Click here for YouTube  When you go to the OLP YouTube channel, please hit Subscribe. Click here for OLP’s FB page.
Click on highlighted text to go to links.
The Newark Archdiocese has a list of parishes that are live streaming Sunday Mass
click here to view
EWTN – various times on tv and online  at EWTN website
WLIW – Sunday Mass by the Passionists Community at 9 am  on WLIW or stream anytime
Boston Catholic TV Network – stream anytime  
Canadian TV Network – stream anytime
St. Teresa of Avila is livestreaming masses. Click here for information.
Little Flower is livestreaming masses on You Tube.


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    Prayer Shawls Available

    Do you know someone who is suffering physically or mentally and could use some comfort? Consider giving them a prayer shawl. The Prayer Shawl Club has been tirelessly knitting beautiful shawls while praying. Each beautiful shawl comes in a gift bag with a prayer. They are free, just call the rectory. 908 464 7600.

    Why Register as a Parishioner?

    Every Catholic should be registered in a parish. Beside the active support and involvement that the registration enables, the parish registration is also a mandatory condition for many sacraments including Baptism and Matrimony. *It is therefore important to register at your local parish as soon as you start worshiping there regularly.
     You may request verification letters to sponsor individuals for sacraments,
    receive sacraments yourself or your child (i.e. marriage, baptism).
     You will receive end-of-the-year tax contribution statements.
     The Archdiocese will know that our parish has a healthy base of registered,
    supportive parishioners.

    To register in the parish, please visit the Rectory or print out the


    on our website, fill it out and return it to the rectory.

    *You are not automatically registered if you made your Sacraments here as a child or went to the school.