Have a Happy, Blessed Easter Season!

  Do you know what is the number one reason to celebrate Easter every year? Not referring to what is Easter about, but what’s the reason that we need to celebrate it every year? Very simply, to remind all of us of the beautiful, and completely underserving, gift that God has chosen to give us. A gift that no one else but He Himself can give, the death and resurrection of His son for our eternal salvation. As we celebrate today, and as we live our faith each and every day, let us never forget this beautiful gift that God gave us, which unfortunately we so often forget.
 To our parishioners and your families, to our friends and all those visiting us today, we, the priests of the parish, wish you a happy and blessed Easter. May the graces from this gift of God to us continue to carry all of us throughout our lives.
                   Happy Easter Everyone!!

April Highlights

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.

Blessing Bag Project – during the month of April, the Rosary Altar Society will be collecting new or gently used pocketbooks filled with toiletries and personal products to be delivered to the ladies at St. Joseph Social Service Center in Elizabeth to be given out on Mother’s Day. Donations accepted till April 28th. Collection Box in Church driveway exit door or call Gail 908 464-4109 for pick-up or delivery in Berkeley Heights. 


4 – Bible Study Fearless and Free 9-11am PH
7 – Divine Mercy Sunday
10 -BOLD HS Youth Ministry 7-8:30pm PH
12 – AOLP Pocketbook Bingo 6-9 Gym
14 – Rosary Altar Society Communion Breakfast  after 10 am Mass
16 – Sandwiches for St. Joe’s – Drop off at rectory Monday afternoon or Tuesday by 9:30am;  Rosary Makers 1-3pm PH
18 -Bible Study Fearless and Free 9-11am PH
20- Confirmation 2pm
25- BOLD HS Youth Ministry 7-8:30pm PH

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: :: pasta, pasta sauce, tuna, Spam, canned chicken breast, canned beans, canned vegetables, canned fruit, cereal, shampoo, conditioner, razors..

An Act of Spiritual Communion

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.

Volunteers Needed

  • 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.

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.