On Saturday, October 26, our parish is coordinating a pilgrimage to the Basilica
of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. The
spiritual aspect of the pilgrimage is a tribute to Mary, mother of the church. This is a
spiritual journey to pray for the church and our own individual spiritual growth. You may
tour the Basilica, devotions will begin at 1:00 pm and include a concelebrated mass.
Pilgrims will have the opportunity to visit the shrine and bookstore prior to the
If you are interested in attending, please fill out the registration form found in the bulletin.
Registration Deadline is October 8. We will be sharing a bus with St Teresa of Avila. Pick up and drop off will be at OLP. Bus departs at 5:30 a.m. Anticipated return is 10:00 p.m. Cost is $25 p/p. to offset transportation costs.
The Rosary Altar Society Communion Breakfast
Date: October 20, 2019
Time: Following the 9 AM Mass
Place: Our Lady of Peace Parish Hall
All women of the parish are invited.
The cost per person is $20.
Please contact Arlene or Marlene Hluch at 908 604 6674 if you plan to attend.
Deadline for reservations is Thursday, October 10
Checks made payable to OLP Rosary Altar Society
can be left at the rectory.
Yes, I would like to attend the breakfast
Each person who agrees to participate in the process is asked to attend all 6 sessions, if possible. Each session is planned for 90 minutes. We know life happens, so you may need to miss one session here or there. If this happens you can catch up by reading the session on your own. Basically, this is a 6-week commitment.
We ask that each participant purchase his/her own book, ($10). This will permit each person to read ahead, know what to expect, be prepared, participate in the conversation. Books may be purchased at the rectory beginning September 1. We will also have books available at the first session, Oct 22.
The session topics or themes are:
Facing the Truth
Healing Our Wounds
Rebuilding Our Church
Why do I Remain Catholic?
We Are the Church
WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL JOIN US!
The Archdiocese has just issued a statement that an influx of scams have been reported. If you get a text or email from Fr Bill asking for gift cards or money please delete it immediately. He will always ask in person!
For more information on these and other events, please click here for the Weekly Bulletin.
There is an Eyeglasses for the Needy collection box in the church vestibule.
1 – St. Teresa/OLP Bereavement Group 7 pm in PH
4 – First Friday with Adoration after 12:10 Mass
4 – BOLD Youth Ministry – assemble sandwiches for Bridges 3 pm
5 – Blessing of the Animals 1 pm grassy area by PH
6 – Welcome And Coffee….. after 9 am Mass
6 – Spanish Mass 6 pm
8 – Register for Washington DC Pilgrimage
10- Register for Communion Breakfast
12 – Market Street Mission collection 9 am
15 – Sandwiches for St. Joseph Social Service Center details in bulletin drop off Monday evening or Tuesday by 9:15 am
15 – St. Teresa/OLP Bereavement Group 7 pm in PH
10-11 Rosary Congress – 24 hrs in Church Rosary/Adoration starting with Mass 7 pm on the 10 and ending with Mass 6 pm on 11th
18 – BOLD Middle Pumpkin Painting BYOP
20 – Rosary Altar Society Communion Breakfast after 9 am Mass in PH
20 – Spanish Mass 6 pm
22 – St. Teresa/OLP Bereavement Group 7 pm in PH
26 – Pilgrimage to National Shrine Washington DC 5:30 am OLP
The Food Pantry committee and their patrons greatly appreciate your generosity. The following items are in the most need: canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned chicken & tooth brushes. Please remember that out-of-date and opened food cannot be distributed. Monetary donations are always welcome.
OLP held a Listening Session about the Clerical Sex Abuse Crisis on October 28 with Sr Terri Rickard. For a summary of the responses during the meeting click below or pick up a hard copy in the Rectory.
Listening Session Summary
Thank you to all who participated in the Session.
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.
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,
To register in the parish, please visit the Rectory or print out the
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.
If you are able to help in any of these areas, please contact the rectory 908 464-7600:
- 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
- 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.