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Advent Season Giving Tree





Our parish will be sponsoring A Giving Tree to benefit St. Joseph’s Social Services Center, Family Promise and The Community Service Association (CSA).  If you want to donate electronically using SignUp genius – Click here to Donate

Please place a gift card (suggested donation $25) in a gift bag and return to the Rectory by 

December 10 (St. Joseph SSC)
December 12 (CSA and Family Promise)

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

December Highlights

Here is a short list of Parish events,  click here to go to the bulletin for 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 needed. 
Tuesdays – Food Pantry 10-12 am; last Saturday of the Month  9-11 am

There is no Market Street Mission Clothing Collection

1Rectory Closed for staff meeting
6 Bereavement Group Mass/Meeting 5 – 9 pm Church/PH
7Reconciliation – 7 – 8:30 pm Church
8 Feast of the Immaculate Conception – Masses 12:10 pm and 7:30 pm
     Rectory Closed
9BOLD TNL – 7-8:30 pm
11 – Rosary Altar Society Christmas Luncheon – 2-5 pm PH
14 – BOLD Middle Christmas Party – 7-8:30 PH
16 – BOLD TNL – 7-8:30 pm PH
19 – Community Gathering – Jesse Tree 8:30 – 10:30 am Gym
21 – Sandwiches for St. Joe’s 9-9:30 PH
24 – Christmas Eve Masses – 4 and 6 pm
25 – Christmas Day Masses – 8, 10, 12
26 – Regular Sunday Masses – 8, 10, 12

Food Pantry Gives Thanks

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, cereal, Mac
& cheese, canned pasta, toothpaste & laundry detergent.

The generosity of our parishioners has gone beyond our expectations! It astounds us each week as we see bags, and boxes of groceries donated to the Pantry. There are not enough words to express our sincere thanks. THANK YOU!
May you and your families have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving

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

  • We are looking to have 3 main ushers per weekend mass. PLEASE leave your name at the Rectory so we may schedule a meeting. This applies to current and new ushers.
  • If you have made your First Holy Communion and would like to become an altar server, please contact Liz Frith at .

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.