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Gregorian Masses start 7/10

We will celebrate Gregorian Masses for the month of July.  If you lost anyone during Covid-19 and we were unable to celebrate a Mass, join us at 7:00 p.m.* for 30 days beginning; July 10.

*The schedule will be:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday and Thursday at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

Gregorian Masses are a series of Holy Masses for 30 consecutive days in this instance for the souls of those who died  from the Covid-19 virus and religious services weren’t able to be held.

Sunday Mass up to 100

We will celebrate Mass this weekend at 5:00 p.m., 7:30, 10:00 a.m. (note new time) and 12:00 p.m. As of now, 100 people are allowed in the church for each Mass. Please wear a mask, use hand sanitizer and maintain social distancing. The count includes children.
The Governor/Archdiocese may increase the number before Saturday, if so it will be posted here! Only 5:00 pm and 12:00 pm Masses will be live-streamed on facebook.  Masses will not be posted to fb after live-streaming now that Masses are open to the public.


Food Pantry

The OLP Food Pantry has been very busy since it started handing out prepackaged bags on Tuesdays. The following items are in short supply and would be greatly appreciated: canned meats, canned fruit, rice, pasta sauce, toothpaste & toothbrushes.   Please do NOT donate candy. Donations are most welcome and may be dropped off at back door of Parish Hall, (driveway closest to Rectory) between 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. or anytime in the Rectory Vestibule. Nonperishable items only please!

Plastic and paper bags are also needed. 

Thank you!

St. Joe’s Grocery Bags/Sandwiches

St. Joseph Social Service Center collects grocery items to help families of the Center affected by the covid virus. They are currently collecting grocery bags filled with specific items listed on their website @ “the emergency grocery bag project” section of their website: . If you would like to help out, bags are taken weekly
to St. Joe’s from Berkeley Heights on Tuesdays. The drop off location is:  210 Lincoln Street, Berkeley Heights. Bags may be left on the front porch for no contact donations.

Every Monday, Michael Savage collects sandwiches for St. Joe’s, St. John’s Soup Kitchen and other spots.  Click here for the bulletin on how to make the sandwiches.  Collection time is 1-2 pm in the OLP parking lot. He also accepts donations of non-perishable food for the OLP Food Pantry.

Bold Youth Ministry Prayer!

Here is a beautiful collage of encouragement from BOLD Youth Ministry! 
For a larger view,  you can click on the image below which takes you to Photo Galleries.  Then double click on that picture! Thanks to BOLD Youth Ministry for this inspiring collage!


Online Mass Information

There are many sources/websites to see the Mass on tv or on-line:
OLP – Click here to go to facebook and each weekend see live streaming of our Saturday 5 pm and noon Sunday Masses  Weekday masses are now live streamed.  The Masses can be viewed anytime on fb.
The Archdiocese of Newark is live streaming Sunday Mass – click here to view
EWTN – various times
WLIW – Sunday Mass by the Passionists of the St. Paul of the Cross Province Sunday at 9 am  or stream anytime
Boston Catholic TV Network – stream anytime
Canadian TV Network – stream anytime