Week of 10/17

19 – Sandwiches for St. Joseph Social Service Center – click here for bulletin details
Bereavement Group 7-9 Parish Hall

23-24 & 11/6-7 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, COUNCIL 783 – “COATS FOR KIDS” Collection 
For just $20 you can give a Beautiful “NEW” winter coat to keep a needy child warm this winter. Last year, through your generosity, and despite the challenges of COVID, we received a record number of donations and distributed 456 brand NEW coats to needy children. This year we have set the bar high, but with your help, will exceed last year’s huge success. This year we will not only collect donations after masses on the weekends of October 23& 24 and November 6 & 7, but you can donate a coat by mailing a check, payable to: Knights of Columbus, Council 783, to the church or pay with a credit card, on our website: https://koc783-coatsforkids.square.site/ 100% of your donation goes directly toward the purchase of coats, so the number of coats we are able to give the kids is ONLY limited by the amount of donations received. T

October is Rocking at OLP!!

There are a number of special events happening in October to help parishioners reconnect after Covid-19. Here is the list from the Bulletin plus other parish activities, click here to find more details:

Mondays – Fr. Bill’s Sandwich Ministry  at 1 pm Parish Hall. Make or bring sandwiches for those in need also fruit and snacks are welcomed. Monetary donations are needed. 
Tuesdays – Food Pantry 10-12 am; last Saturday of the Month – Food Pantry  9-11 am

Tuesdays – Bereavement Group meets 7-9 in the Parish Hall
There is no Market Street Mission Clothing Collection

Anyone interested in CYO Basketball, please click here:  CYO sign-up

October 2 – Blessing of Animals, Bethlehem Handicrafts selling items after all Masses
October 6 – Ministry Leaders in PH at 7:30 pm
October 7 – Exposition of Relics in Church and Gym
October 10 – Mass celebrated outside at 9:00 a.m. followed by coffee and snacks on the Playground.
                            Coffee and Conversation in PH after 10 am Mass
                            Giant 50/50 Drawing
Week of October 10th – Small Christian Communities’ Meetings start
October 17 – Free Throw Contest
October 19 – Sandwiches for St. Joe’s
October 24 – Coffee & Conversation
October 31– Halloween Parade and Ministry Fair

Some more details on the events:

October 10th –   Giant 50/50 Drawing – Our big fundraiser this year will be the Giant 50/50 Raffle. Tickets are $5 each (book $50) and are available at the rectory or the back tables of the church. Drawing will be October 10, 2021. Please return short stubs and
include phone number with payment.

October 3rd – Rosary Altar Society is holding a Fall Mum Plant Sale Fundraiser. Orders are due by October 3rd in the rectory. The order form is found in the Bulletin.


Registration for Religious Education

To register for the 2020-2021 Religious Education Program, click on this link:  Online Religious Ed. Registration and Tuition Payment, it will take you directly to the parish online giving website where you will see the Religious Education Program 2020-2021 icon to register.  If you already use online giving, sign in to your account and choose the Religious Education icon to register.  Be sure to read the EVENT DETAILS, then follow the prompts.  Please email any questions to catoff@olpnp.com.

Food Pantry

The OLP Food Pantry is open on Tuesdays, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The OLP Food Pantry will open on the last Saturday of the month from 9:00 -11:00 a.m. to accommodate those who can’t come on Tuesdays, (10:00a.m.- 12:00 p.m.) 

Pre-packaged bags have been distributed to an average of 40 families per week thanks to your generosity. The following items are in most need: boxed milk, rice, jelly, cereal, pasta & deodorant.

You can drop off donations at the Rectory from Monday to Friday – 8am to 6pm
Monetary Donations are always welcome.
Thank you for allowing the Pantry to serve those in need with your donations.

Ushers/Altar Servers Needed

  • If you would like to serve as an Usher for the weekend masses now that the Covid restrictions have been lifted.  Please contact the office at 908-464-7600. 
  • If you have made your First Holy Communion and would like to become an altar server, please contact Liz Frith at efrith@theacademyolp.org .

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 and Facebook.  Click here for YouTube  When you go to the OLP YouTube channel, please hit Subscribe. Click here for FB.
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.


Check out the new mobile-friendly website! Love the site? Have suggestions for improvements? Let us know….

    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.