OLP Pastor. Fr. Bill Mahon threw an 80th birthday party for Fr. Frank Heinen on November 24, 2013. He was joined by Fr. Sean Cunneen, former pastor of OLP, and the other OLP priests. It was a joyous occasion with many current and former parishioners in attendance plus friends of Fr. Frank.
On Thursday, June 20th At Cedar Hill Country Club in Livingston, New Jersey Father Charlie was honored at the 33 Annual Judge Breslin Cornerstone Golf Classic. This event supports the The Breslin Fund for Seminarian Aid. This fund offers non-academic financial assistance to resident seminarians who experience financial need as they prepare for the priesthood at Immaculate Conception Seminary The Breslin Fund for Seminarian Aid was established in 1980 and bears the name of its founder, the late Honorable Roger W. Breslin Sr., in recognition of his many years of service to the Cornerstone Golf and Tennis Classic. Fr. Charlie, a native of Summit, NJ was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese in 1966. He then received an S.T.D. from the Theological Faculty in Trier, Germany in 1970 and spent 21 years on the faculty of Immaculate Conception Seminary teaching Sacramental Theology and Liturgy. Over the course of his priestly life and ministry Fr. Charlie distinguished himself as a theologian & liturgist, scholarly writer & loving pastor. His contribution to the life of the Church & in the lives of men preparing for service within the Church is something that will endure for many years. We are so blessed to have Fr. Charlie in residence at Our Lady of Peace.
Our Lady of Peace and The Knights of Columbus Council 783 will be conducting the \"Pray the Rosary for Religious Liberty\" service monthly through October. The objectives are to pray and to engage the faithful in this important matter, compatible with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops direction to overturn the HHS Rule. Please join us after the weekend masses following the 13th of each month at the statue of Our Lady.
The OLP Prayer Shawl Ministry provides shawls for parishioners, their families and friends. As Ministry members prepare to start each shawl, they light a candle and ask God to guide them through their work, praying constantly for the person who will receive the shawl. Upon completion of the shawl, they pray a specific dedication prayer for whomever receives it. The Ministry members knit and crochet primarily at home. The group meets every few months. To acquire a shawl from OLP, or to join the Ministry, please call the rectory or Gail Seely at 908-464-4109.