All-powerful God, increase our strength of will for doing good that Christ may find an eager welcome at his coming and call us to his side in the kingdom of heaven, where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit one God, forever and ever. Amen
This is the 2nd Annual OLP Christmas Memorial Garden. OLP is repeating a beautiful tribute to our loved ones from last year. Trees are dedicated on a first come-first serve basis. See details below. Click Here to Watch the Christmas Memorial Garden Video
The Pantry volunteers would like to thank you for your monetary and/or food
donations throughout the year. We could not make it without your help. The
following items are in most need: cereal, pasta, pasta sauce, canned pasta, boxed or powdered milk, tuna, mayonnaise, bars of soap, toothpaste, and individually wrapped toothbrushes
Here is a short list of Parish events, click here to go to the bulletin for more details:
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 and last Saturday of the Month.
2 – First Sunday of Advent
4 – Advent Reflection Series – 7pm Church
6 – Stepping Stones – 9:30am PH
8 – Feast of the Immaculate Conception – Masses 7am, 12:10, 7:30pm
9 – Rosary Altar Society Mass & Lunch – noon Church
11-Advent Confessions 9am-3pm
Advent Reflection Series – 7pm Church
14 – Bold Middle Youth Ministry – 5-6:30pm PH; Bold High School Ministry – 7-8:30pm
16 – Breakfast with Santa – AOLP 9-11am AOLP Gym
18 – Advent Reflection Series – 7pm Church
19 – Sandwiches for St. Joe’s – Drop off at rectory on Monday afternoon by 4pm or Tuesday morning by 9:30am
Rosary Makers -1pm PH
24 -4th Sunday of Advent – Masses for Sunday 7:30am, 10am, noon
Christmas Eve Masses – 4pm and 6pm
25 – Christmas Day Masses – 8am, 10am, noon
Click here to read Cardinal Tobin’s latest Rejoice in the Lord newsletter.
- The Monthly Sandwich Ministry is still in need of a driver and assistant to deliver sandwiches to the St. Joseph’s Outreach Center in Elizabeth. We are looking for a
team to help us several times during the year. If available on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, mornings between 9 AM and 11 AM, please contact Arlene Hluch at 908 604 6674. Thank you for volunteering and joining our team.
- If you are interested in helping at the food pantry, We need substitutes to work at the pantry on any given Tuesday from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon. If you are interested, please call Marie Russo at 908-472-3868.
- The Altar Linens Ministry would be very grateful for your help with washing the
Altar cloths used during Masses. Volunteers are asked to pick up linens after the Friday 12:10 Mass and return them washed and ironed on the following Thursday. A few more volunteers would allow the ladies to schedule volunteers only two or three
times a year. If interested, please contact Lucy Westerhaus at 908-665-2616 or leave your name at the Rectory
- The Prayer Shawl Group is looking for knitters to make shawls. Call Gail Seeley if interested – 908 464-4109.
- If you have made your First Holy Communion and would like to become an altar server, please contact Fr. Arlou at the rectory
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. Click here for YouTube When you go to the OLP YouTube channel, please hit Subscribe. Click here for OLP’s FB page.
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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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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.