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Memorial Day

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. 

Reinstating Mass Attendance – 6/5

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.

June Events

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 

Registration for Religious Education

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 catoff@olpnp.com. 

Food Pantry

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.

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.

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.