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9/11 Rememberence

We will never forgot those who died in the World Trade Center bombing: those working, visiting, and all the first responders. May those who survived and the family and friends of those who died find comfort and peace knowing they are all wrapped in the loving arms of Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary! 

September Information

New Rectory hours, beginning September 8 will be Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00
p.m. Keys for an evening meeting will need to be picked up by 6:00 p.m. or
arrangements made for entry.

The date to open the 2021 Mass Book will be September 9 at 8:00 a.m. Stipend remains $10. Please limit your Mass count to 3 Masses during the 1st 2 weeks to ensure everyone gets their choice.

Backpack Sunday will be September 13. Bishop Elias has agreed to celebrate the
Mass at 12:00 p.m. Be sure to bring your backpack to be blessed. Due to the
limited amount of seating, Backpacks will be blessed at ALL Masses that

We are resuming our 3rd Tuesday of the month Sandwich Collection this month on
September 15 Please make sandwiches for donation. On Tuesday the 15 we will deliver
sandwiches made at home by parishioners to St. Joseph’s Social Service Center.
If you have any questions please contact Arlene Hluch at 908 604 6674.
For complete details, click here and go to page 4 

We are hoping to hold our Clothing Drive on Saturday, September 12 from 9a.m. – 12:00
p.m. in the Parish Hall. We are awaiting confirmation from Market St. Mission. Please call
before preparing bags.

Sunday Mass up to 150

We will celebrate Mass this weekend at 5:00 p.m., 7:30, 10:00 a.m. (note new time) and 12:00 p.m. As of now, 150 people are allowed in the church for each Mass. Please wear a mask, use hand sanitizer and maintain social distancing. The count includes children.
If the Archdiocese increases the number, it will be posted here! Only 5:00 pm and 12:00 pm Masses will be live-streamed on facebook.  Masses will not be posted to fb after live-streaming now that Masses are open to the public.


Food Pantry

The OLP Food Pantry has been very busy since it started handing out prepackaged bags on Tuesdays. The following items are in short supply and would be greatly appreciated: Mac &
Cheese, canned pasta, pasta sauce, rice and pasta sides, Hamburger Helper, Spam, mashed potatoes, hot cereal, canned veggies and fruit, beans.   Please do NOT donate candy. 

Donations are most welcome and may be dropped off at back door of Parish Hall, (driveway closest to Rectory)Tuesdays  between 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. or anytime in the Rectory Vestibule. Nonperishable items only please!

Plastic and paper bags are also needed. 

Thank you!

Religious Education Registration

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

St. Joe’s Grocery Bags/Sandwiches

St. Joseph Social Service Center collects grocery items to help families of the Center affected by the covid virus. They are currently collecting grocery bags filled with specific items listed on their website @ “the emergency grocery bag project” section of their website: . If you would like to help out, bags are taken weekly
to St. Joe’s from Berkeley Heights on Tuesdays. The drop off location is:  210 Lincoln Street, Berkeley Heights. Bags may be left on the front porch for no contact donations.

Every Monday, Michael Savage collects sandwiches for St. Joe’s, St. John’s Soup Kitchen and other spots.  Click here for the bulletin on how to make the sandwiches.  Collection time is 1-2 pm in the OLP parking lot. He also accepts donations of non-perishable food for the OLP Food Pantry.

Bold Youth Ministry Prayer!

Here is a beautiful collage of encouragement from BOLD Youth Ministry! 
For a larger view,  you can click on the image below which takes you to Photo Galleries.  Then double click on that picture! Thanks to BOLD Youth Ministry for this inspiring collage!