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Mass Intentions, Prayer Requests, Deceased

Mass Intentions for Sunday, April 5
Doris Velez, Sgt Mark Matthew Pollard, Carolyn Tuminaro,
Edyie Tangreti & John Thielen.

The following will be included in the Priest’s Daily Prayers in lieu of Mass:
April 6 – People of the Parish, Bill Coyne
April 7 – Barbara Homrich, David Stecher
April 8 – Fred Witt, Mary & John Cullen

Please Pray for:
Jeff Guerriero; Steve Madonna; Joanne Madonna Morse; Theresa Oliver; Annemarie Maag; Mark Fenlon; Carmella Starycki; Tristan Correll; Arthur DeMarco; Mary Ann & John Peppe; Marcia Nesfield; Barbara Wallace; Pamela Mirabelli; Eileen Brabant; Frederick Ingram; Maria Conte; Peter Maioriello; Eileen Prendeville; Ann Oliva; Frank Pitt; Barbara Urbano Kidd; Andres Montero; Christine Russo; Jim O’Neill; Frank Hackett; Hugh Joseph; Javier Moncayo & Jason Butkus & Mary Henderson.

If you did not receive an email blast from the parish with updates that means we do not have a current email for you. If you would like updates, please send your email to secretary@olpnp.com or you may fill out the CONTACT THE PARISH FORM on the website.

Please continue to support our parish. Expenses remain even if we aren’t physically in the buildings. You may mail in your envelopes or use our on-line giving – WeShare. The link is: https://olpnp.churchgiving.com

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R, Archbishop of Newark, has announced an unprecedented fundraising initiative specifically aimed at supporting continued outreach and archdiocesan parish communities during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The effort, coordinated with GoFundMe, a global online fundraising platform, will enable parishioners to provide direct support to local churches throughout this challenging time. A dedicated website, at www.rcan.org/parishsupport, has been established for this program.

Palm Sunday and Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday, April 5- We will Live Stream the 5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday, April 4 at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 5 at 12:00 p.m.
Palms will be blessed at each Mass and placed near the Rectory for those who wish to have some.

The Following Holy Week Events will be Live Streamed:
Holy Thursday, April 9 – 7:30 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper, No Feet Washing
Good Friday, April 10 – 3:00 p.m. Passion
Easter Vigil Mass, April 11 – 8:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday Mass, April 12 -12:00 p.m.

New Updates-4/4/Holy Week Mass Schedule

From the OLP Parish Office:

IMPORTANT UPDATES:

OLP will Live Stream the following for Holy Week:

Palm Sunday – Saturday at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 12:00 .  Palms will be blessed at both Masses. Palms will not be distributed based on new guidelines from the Archbishop.

Holy Week – Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper -7:30 p.m.
Good Friday – Passion Liturgy -3:00p.m.
Saturday – Easter Vigil – 8:30p.m.
Easter Sunday – 12:00 p.m. Mass

Starting 3/30, we will live stream the Rosary/Benediction at 7:00 p.m.

Although we can’t physically celebrate together, let’s be sure to keep one another in our prayers. May God Bless you and your families through this difficult time and always.

OLP Country Fair Cancelled – 4/2

The OLP Fair has been cancelled. 😥 we will continue to hold the 50/50 raffle. You can pick tickets up in the rectory vestibule. There is a window slot they you may return sold tickets to. You can also mail them in. If you’d like to send in a check with a paper with names and phone numbers we will be happy to make out tickets for you.

Since the office is closed, I will be unable to open the 2021 Mass book on April 15.

The Archdiocese has stated that palms are to be blessed but Not distributed until a later date.

I pray my next post may have a happier message!

Thank God we have our Faith 

Food Pantry Update as of 3/31

The OLP Food Pantry will be OPEN on TUESDAYS from 10 to 12. Thank you to all of you who have been feeding the Hungry on your own! Please leave food donations before 10am.

We  have new directives from Cardinal Tobin:
o Wakes and funerals must be postponed until further notice. There are no exceptions to this, regardless of the size of the group. Burials may take place with only the priest.
o All baptisms must be postponed until further notice with the exception of an extreme emergency.
o All weddings are postponed until further notice.
o The Sacrament of Reconciliation is suspended until further notice with the exception of an extreme emergency.
o All churches and adoration chapels must be closed and locked until further notice. Private prayer in any parish building must be discontinued until further notice.
o Parish offices must be closed until further notice. Employees who provide essential services should be limited and on staggered schedules.

There are many sources/websites to see the Mass on tv or on-line. 
OLP – Click here to go to facebook and each weekend see live streaming of our Saturday 5 pm and noon Sunday Masses  The Masses can be viewed anytime on fb.
The Archdiocese of Newark is live streaming Sunday Mass – click here to view
EWTN – various times on tv,  stream anytime
WLIW – Sunday Mass by the Passionists of the St. Paul of the Cross Province Sunday at 9 am  or stream anytime
Boston Catholic TV Network – stream anytime
Canadian TV Network – stream anytime

We will do our best to keep you informed via Facebook and the Website. The Post following this one will contain Mass Intentions, Prayer Requests, and Death Notification. Please email secretary@olpnp.com or fill out the CONTACT THE PARISH FORM with any requests.

Online Mass Information

There are many sources/websites to see the Mass on tv or on-line:
OLP – Click here to go to facebook and each weekend see live streaming of our Saturday 5 pm and noon Sunday Masses  The Masses can be viewed anytime on fb.
The Archdiocese of Newark is live streaming Sunday Mass – click here to view
EWTN – various times
WLIW – Sunday Mass by the Passionists of the St. Paul of the Cross Province Sunday at 9 am  or stream anytime
Boston Catholic TV Network – stream anytime
Canadian TV Network – stream anytime

Lenten Regulations

ARCHDIOCESE OF NEWARK
2020 LENTEN REGULATIONS

1. The days of both Fast and Abstinence during Lent are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil, (on Holy Saturday
night) as the “paschal fast” to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and to
prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily His Resurrection. The
other Fridays of Lent are days of Abstinence.
On a day of Fast, only one (1) full meal is permitted, and two (2) smaller meals, which if
added together, would not exceed the main meal in quantity. Those between the ages of 18 and 59 are obliged to fast.
2. The obligation to observe the laws of Fast and Abstinence “substantially”, or as a whole,
is a serious obligation.
3. The Fridays of the year, outside of Lent, are designated as days of penance, but each
individual may substitute for the traditional abstinence from meat some other practice of
voluntary self- denial as penance.
4. The time for fulfilling the Paschal Precept (Easter Duty*) extends from the First Sunday
of Lent, March 1, 2020 to The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, June 7, 2020.
*Canon 920 All the faithful, after they have been initiated into the Most Holy Eucharist, are bound by the obligation of receiving Communion at least once a year.

March Events Cancelled

For more information on these and other events, please click here for the Weekly Bulletin.  Bulletin has been cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak.

There is an Eyeglasses for the Needy collection box in the church vestibule.

o Items are now being accepted for the NEW Gifts table. If you received a gift at Christmas that you don’t know what to do with – bring it to the Rectory. Unused items only please.

March – All activities have been cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak

3 – Bereavement Group PH 7 pm
6 – First Friday with Adoration after 12:10 Mass
8 – Welcome And Coffee….. after 9 am Mass
10 – Bereavement Group PH 7 pm
12 – BOLD TNL PH 7pm
13 – BOLD Middle Trip to Funplex  Parking Lot 5:30 pm
14 – Market Street Mission collection 9 am CANCELLED
17 – Sandwiches for St. Joe’s – CANCELLED
17- Bereavement Group PH 7 pm
20 – AOLP Tricky Tray – Rescheduled to May 29th
22 – AOLP Open House – 10 am – 12 pm
24 – Bereavement Group PH 7 pm
31 – Bereavement Group PH 7 pm

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.

Volunteers Needed

If you are able to help in any of these areas, please contact the rectory 908 464-7600:

  • People to water Easter Plants. Please sign up in the Rectory to help on a Tuesday and/ or Friday: April 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, May 1, 5, and 8
  • Homeless Ministry needs volunteers to stay overnight when hosting – details in bulletin
  • 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 to stay overnight when hosting
  • 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.
  • People to water Easter Plants. Please sign up in the Rectory to help on a Tuesday and/ or Friday: April 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, May 1, 5, and 8.