Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, 2/14. There is now a button on the Menu at the top of the Home Page of the website which contains the latest Lenten Information. You can also click here for the information.
Our pastor Fr. Francisco was recently interviewed for the Portuguese language television station SPT TV! To watch the interview, click on the link below:
For those in our community who join us for Mass via our livestream, we wanted to inform you that we will no longer be reciting the Act of Spiritual Communion. We invite you instead to recite a personal prayer of your choosing at that time. If you would prefer to use the same Act of Spiritual Communion we have been using at Mass, we are including it in this post for your convenience.
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: pasta, Pasta & Rice Sides, stuffing, tuna, Spam, flour, canned fruit, coffee, bars of soap, toothpaste, individually wrapped toothbrushes & deodorant.
Here is a short list of Parish events, click here to go to the bulletin for more details:
Mondays – Weekly Sandwich Ministry at 12 to 1:30 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.
2 – Blessing of the OLP Candles after 12:10 Mass
3 – Blessing of the Throats after 8:30am Mass and all weekend Masses
8 – Walking with Purpose Bible Study – 9-11am PH
10-11 – BOLD Youth Ministry Souper Bowl Sunday – OLP Food Pantry collection after Masses
13 – Rosary Altar Society General Meeting 1pm PH Sandwiches for St. Joseph
14 – Ash Wednesday Masses at 7, 12:10, 7:30 Prayer Service – 3:30
15 – Walking with Purpose Bible Study – 9-11am PH
16 – Soup & Stations Soup at 6:30, Stations at 7:30
17– Anointing of the Sick Mass/Reception 11:30am
20 – Sandwiches for St. Joe’s – Drop off at rectory Monday afternoon or Tuesday by 9:30am
20 – Rosary Makers 1-3pm PH
21 – Stepping Stones 9:30 PH
Eucharistic Ministers Meeting – 7:30 Church
22 – Walking with Purpose Bible Study – 9-11am PH;
BOLD HS Teens Mento Mori – 7-8:30pm PH
25 – Bold HS Teens Iron Lent- 1-2pm
29 – Walking with Purpose Bible Study – 9-11am PH
Knights of Columbus – Theology on Tap, Untied Brewery – 7pm
- 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.
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.
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.
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,
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.