Parish Offices including the Rectory will be closed Monday for the Memorial Day Holiday.
Mass will be at 8:30 on Monday.
Thank you to ALL Veterans who have and continue to keep our country safe, especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. May God bless you and those who have died may they Rest in His Peace.
At Mass today, Fr. Bill announced that Fr. Francisco Mendonca, the OLP Parochial Vicar, will become the new OLP Administrator. We send our Congratulations to Fr. Francisco along with our Prayers for success as he enters his new role on July 1st.
STATEMENT OF THE NEW JERSEY BISHOPS
Reinstating the General Obligation to Attend Mass
At this time, due to the observance of public safety protocols and the increase in the availability of vaccines, we have begun a return to some sense of normalcy in various sectors of our society.
Therefore, we the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey, are lifting the dispensation of the Sunday and Holy Days Mass obligation beginning on Saturday, June 5, 2021, and Sunday, June 6, 2021, Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. We welcome the Christian faithful to return to the regular participation in the Sunday Eucharist, the source and summit of our Catholic faith (cf. Code of Canon Law canon 1247 and Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 2180).
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).
Finally, safety protocols (such as wearing masks, social distancing, etc.) and liturgical directives (communion in the hand, communion under one species, etc.) in each New Jersey Diocese remains in place until modified or revoked by the respective Diocesan
If you are unable to get to Mass for the reasons stated in the third paragraph, 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.
Mondays – Fr. Bill’s Sandwich Ministry – 1 pm Parish Hall. Make or bring sandwiches for those in need. It will be Tuesday next week due to the Memorial Day Holiday.
Tuesdays – Food Pantry 10-12 am
There is no Market Street Mission Clothing Collection
7 – Bereavement Group 7-9 Parish Hall
15 – Bereavement Group 7-9 Parish Hall
15 – Sandwiches for St. Joseph’s
22 – Bereavement Group 7-9 Parish Hall
29 – Bereavement Group 7-9 Parish Hall
We continue to miss Fr. Charlie. Click below to see his June 5th funeral information.
Click here to see Fr. Charlie’s Funeral Service Information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: cereal, rice, canned fruit, bar soap, and 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.
The Prayer Shawl Group is looking for knitters to make shawls. Call Gail Seeley if interested – 908 464-4109.
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.