December Events

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

Peanut Brittle available at Rectory $12.00
Winter 50/50 Raffle – drawing on Dec. 10th
Christmas Giving Tree in Church
Advent/Christmas Appeal to benefit the Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem Palestine sponsored by Fr. Sal. Call rectory to get your postage paid envelope. 

December 1 – BOLD Middle Service Project
December 2-3 – Knights of Columbus selling Keep Christ in Christmas magnets
Rosary Altar Society Annual Poinsettia and Wreath Sale plus vendors – Sat. 10 am – 6 pm,
Sunday 8 am – 1 pm
December 3 – Welcome and ……
December 9 – Market Street Mission Clothing Collection
BOLD Middle Service Project & Christmas Party 7-8:30 pm PH
December 10 – Blessing of the Trees and Nativity Sets, Night of Carols 6:30 pm Church
Rosary Altar Society Christmas Luncheon after noon mass in PH.
December 11 – Deanery Advent  Evening of Prayer 7:30 pm Church
December 13 – REBOOT Event sponsored by OLP and Little Flower
December 19 – Sandwiches for St. Joseph Social Service Center
December 20 – Advent Confessions 3 pm – 9 pm
December 21 – BOLD High School Christmas Party 7:30 pm PH
December 24th Sunday Masses – 7:30 am, 9 am, and 10:30. No noon mass that day!!
December 24th Christmas Masses – 4 pm, 6 pm, and Midnight
December 25th Christmas Day – 8 am, 10 am, and noon


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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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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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