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Volunteers Needed

The Prayer Shawl Group is looking for knitters to make shawls. Call Gail Seeley if interested – 908 464-4109. 

Market Street Mission Clothes Drive is looking for volunteer to help with the Drive on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 9-noon. Please call Mary Jane Detlet at 908 464-2314. 

 

“Live Lent” Lenten Group

Sr. Terry Rickard, President of RENEW and an OLP Parishioner, will be leading a zoom Lenten Group using the RENEWS small group book, “Live Lent.” The zoom meetings will be 6 Mondays starting Feb. 15 from 7:30-8:45 pm. Additional information can be found in the Bulletin and register for the Group. You will need to pick up the book in the rectory. Fr. Bill is picking up the cost of the book.  Click here to find out more information and to register.

Ushers/Etiquette/Books/Collections

  • We really could use ushers for the weekend masses. Ushers are needed to ensure everyone has a seat and are socially distant. Please contact the office at 908-464-7600 if you can help.
  • Please be considerate of those coming in to mass after you. If there is a spot
    available please move down to next yellow dot. We want to avoid having people
    stand in the back of church.
  • If you would like a 2021 Word & Song book to follow the readings during Mass,
    please call the rectory at 908-464-7600 to have one put aside for you to pick up.
    2021 calendars as well as Advent Devotionals are also available.
  • 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.

Food Pantry

The OLP Food Pantry is open on Tuesdays, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for curbside pickup. Since we are now only open one day a week the number of patrons is significant and the supply is hard to maintain. The following is in great demand: pasta, mac & cheese, instant potatoes, canned meats, jelly and canned fruit, Hamburger Helper, Chef Boyardee, Stove Top Stuffing. 
You can drop off donations at the Rectory from Monday to Friday – 8am to 6pm
Thank you for allowing the Pantry to serve those in need with your donations.

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.

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    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.