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K of C Coats for Kids

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS,
COUNCIL 783 “COATS FOR KIDS”
For just $20 you can give a “NEW” winter coat to keep a needy child warm this winter.
With limited access to masses, this year K of C will not only collect donations after masses on the weekend of NOVEMBER 7TH AND 8TH, but are asking for your support through checks payable to the Knights of Columbus, Council 783 and mailed to the rectory, or by donating directly through our website https://koc783-coatsforkids.square.site/
Timing is of the essence as we must place our order with the factory by FRIDAY NOVEMBER 13TH, in order to receive the coats in time for the charities to get them to the kids before winter.
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.
Thank you!
K of C

Pray for Deacon Charlie

We regret to inform you that for the past year Deacon Charlie has been treated for a rare cancer that resulted from the poor air quality in downtown NY, where he worked on and after Sept 11th. He literally has the best doctors in the world for this disease and has made progress, but the outlook is not good. As with all of us, everything is in God’s hands.  Deacon Charlie humbly requests that you remember him, all the sick, and all those affected by the pandemic in your prayers. Peace in the Lord.   

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.

October Information

New Rectory hours, beginning September 8 will be Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00p.m.  Keys for an evening meeting will need to be picked up by 6:00 p.m. or arrangements made for entry.

October 19th – Starting Silent Prayer for 15 minutes after 12:10 Mass.

October 20th – Sandwiches for St. Joe’s  drop off sandwiches Monday before 6 pm  or Tuesday morning before 9:30 am and Bereavement Group PH 7 pm

 

 

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:  pasta sauce, rice, mustard, SPAM, cereal, instant potatoes, canned  tomatoes and canned fruit.   Please do NOT donate candy. 

Donations are most welcome and may be dropped off at back door of Parish Hall, (driveway closest to Rectory)Tuesdays  between 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. or anytime in the Rectory Vestibule and in the church. Nonperishable items only please!

Thank you!

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!

                                 

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.