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Fr. Bill’s Reception 8/29

                       Farewell Reception
               Join us after 12:00 p.m. Mass
                  Sunday, August 29, 2021
      In the Parish Center as we celebrate
                        FR. BILL MAHON
Please let us know if you plan to attend so we may
prepare. Light refreshments will be served.

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

Reinstating Mass Attendance

The NJ Bishops have reinstated the General Obligation to Attend Mass

This obligation does not apply to those who are ill; those who have reason to believe that they were recently exposed to the coronavirus or another serious or contagious illness; those who are confined to their home, a hospital, or nursing facility; or those with serious underlying health conditions. One should consult the local pastor if questions arise about the obligation to attend Mass (canon 87).
If you are unable to get to Mass for the reasons stated above, you can still view livestream masses on the OLP You Tube Channel.  Click here for YouTube  When you go to the OLP YouTube channel, please hit Subscribe.

Click here for the OLP FB page.

Food Pantry

The OLP Food Pantry is open on Tuesdays, from 10:00 a.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, Pasta Sides, canned fruit & toilet paper.

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/Eucharistic Ministers Needed

  • We really could use Ushers and Eucharistic Ministers for the weekend masses now that the Covid restrictions have been lifted.  Please contact the office at 908-464-7600 if you can help.
  • If you have made your First Holy Communion and would like to become an altar server, please contact Liz Frith at .
  • Collections have been way down since Covid-19 started. Please prayerfully consider supporting the parish even if you are staying home. Unfortunately, the bills don’t stop when attendance is down! You may drop off or mail your envelopes. We also have online giving through WeShare. Click here to go to WeShare.

August Events

Mondays – Fr. Bill’s Sandwich Ministry – 1 pm Parish Hall. Make or bring sandwiches for those in need. 
Tuesdays – Food Pantry 10-12 am
There is no Market Street Mission Clothing Collection
17 – Sandwiches for St. Joseph’s 
29 – Fr. Bill’s Farewell Reception after 12:00 pm Mass in Parish Hall

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.

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.