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Texas Shooting Thoughts/Prayers

There are no words to adequately express the outrage, grief, and helplessness we feel in light of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated last week in Buffalo and in Uvalde, Texas. Our hearts go out to all who are personally affected by these tragedies; the families of the victims, and the communities forever scarred by these horrific events. We pray for consolation, we pray for peace, we pray for change.

May Highlights

Here is a short list of Parish events,  click here to go to the bulletin for more details:

The OLP Country Fair is May 18-21. Volunteers desperately needed to help. Drop off items for the New Gifts table in the rectory.  Come to the Fair!!!
Giant 50/50 Raffle Tickets are on sale in the Rectory! Drawing Saturday night at the Country Fair!

Mondays – Weekly Sandwich Ministry  at 1 pm Parish Hall. Make or bring sandwiches for those in need also fruit and snacks are welcomed. Monetary donations needed. 
Tuesdays – Food Pantry 10-12 am; last Saturday of the Month  9-11 am

May
8 – Mother’s Day
12 – Bold High School Teen Welcome Summer BBQ 6-7:30 pm Parish Hall Lawn
13 – Bold Middle 7-8:30pm
15 – BOLD Trip to Six Flags
17 – Sandwiches for St. Joe’s – drop off at Rectory Monday afternoon or Tuesday before 9:30 am
18 – Country Fair 6-10pm
19 – Country Fair 6-10pm
20 – Country Fair 6-11pm
21 – Country Fair 1-11pm

24 – Right to Life Ministry Meeting – 7pm PH rescheduled due to Country Fair
26 – No longer Holy Day of Obligation. The Ascension of Our Lord will be celebrated on Sunday. 

Food Pantry

The OLP Food Pantry is open on Tuesdays, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and the last Saturday of the month from 9:00 -11:00 a.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: non-perishable milk, rice, pancake mix, cereal, pasta sauce, Pasta sides, canned pasta & razors. Monetary Donations are always welcome.

You can drop off donations at the Rectory from Monday to Friday – 8am to 6pm or in the Church during weekend masses. 
Thank you for allowing the Pantry to serve those in need with your donations.

Volunteers Needed Updated

  • Holy Week – Altar Servers are needed for 7:30 p.m. Mass on Holy Thursday, Good Friday Service at 3:00 p.m. and the Easter Vigil at 8:30 p.m. Training will be provided. 
  • The Food Pantry Committee needs another person to accompany our driver to the Food Bank in Hillside; two Thursdays a month from 9:00 -11:00 a.m. to pick
    up food for Tuesday distribution. If interested, please contact Marie Russo at 908-472-3868.
  • We are looking to have 3 main ushers per weekend mass. PLEASE leave your name at the Rectory so we may schedule a meeting. This applies to current and new ushers.
  • If you have made your First Holy Communion and would like to become an altar server, please contact Liz Frith at efrith@theacademyolp.org .
  • Help is needed in washing and ironing Altar Linens used during masses.
  • The Prayer Shawl Group is looking for knitters to make shawls. Call Gail Seeley if interested – 908 464-4109.