Christmas/Giving Tree

Hi All, Christmas is right around the corner and of course there will be changes! We are working on Christmas Mass schedules and I will post any changes the end of this month. For now:
The Giving Tree will not be in the vestibule this year. We are going virtual! We will still collect for all 3 charities but it will be through Sign UP Genius instead of actual tags. Please see the link below.

Food Pantry

The OLP Food Pantry remains OPEN on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00
p.m. Donations of non-perishable items are greatly appreciated. Since it is
only open once a week, the number of patrons is significant and the shelves
are bare by closing. The following items are in most need: hot and cold cereal, rice, peanut butter and jelly, canned fruit, pancake mix and syrup. Plastic and paper bags are always greatly appreciated to package the food.  Please do NOT donate candy or perishable food. 

You can drop off donations at the Rectory from Monday to Friday – 8am to 6pm

Thank you for allowing the Pantry to serve those in need with your donations.

 

Online Mass Information

There are many sources/websites to see the Mass on tv or on-line:
OLP – Click on the links below to see online OLP Masses. Click here to go to facebook and each weekend see live streaming of our Saturday 5 pm.   Weekday masses are now live streamed. The Archdiocese of Newark has a list of parishes that are live streaming Sunday Mass – click here to view
Click on highlighted text to go to link.
EWTN – various times on tv and online 
WLIW – Sunday Mass by the Passionists Community Sunday at 9 am  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.

Feedback?

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    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?

    WHY REGISTER?
    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

    Parish-Registration-Form

    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.

    Volunteers Needed

    If you are able to help in any of these areas, please contact the rectory 908 464-7600:

    • People to water Easter Plants. Please sign up in the Rectory to help on a Tuesday and/ or Friday: April 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, May 1, 5, and 8
    • Homeless Ministry needs volunteers to stay overnight when hosting – details in bulletin
    • Eucharistic Ministers for Sunday Mass
    • Spring Grove Eucharistic Ministers and helpers to set up for Monday Mass
    • Altar Servers for all masses
    • Lectors for all masses
    • Food Pantry – The Food Pantry Committee is in need of volunteers to help on every other Wednesdays as well as Substitutes for all days. 
    • Homeless Ministry needs volunteers to stay overnight when hosting
    • 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.
    • People to water Easter Plants. Please sign up in the Rectory to help on a Tuesday and/ or Friday: April 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, May 1, 5, and 8.