60TH ANNIVERSARY NEWS60th Anniversary Exhibit
This weekend you are invited to view our parish historyin pictures and memorabilia after all the Masses. Whilethere you may purchase a commemorative magnet for $5.00 (or bring your ticket from the dinner dance and getone free). There is no limit to the number of magnets(chances) you may purchase. Each magnet representsone chance to win one of our fabulous "Gala" prizes. Youwill also have an opportunity to purchase thecommemorative 60th Anniversary Journal for just $10.You could win a lady's or man's watch, a Mink and leather jacket, a NY Yankees ceramic Christmas tree, a lady'spendant or ring, or one of many gift certificates to localmerchants. Be sure to stop by and see some greatpictures of our parish history.
Immaculate Conception Novena
The Immaculate Conception Novena is in progress.For nine consecutive Mondays we will gather inchurch to pray the Miraculous Medal Novena. Thisyear spiritual reflections will be given on thevarious titles of Our Lady found in the Litany of Loreto. Our Novena began on Monday, October 11th at 7:30 P.M. and will continue each Monday at7:30 P.M. until December 7th.
Our Lady Queen of Peace Christmas Craft Boutique
December 12th / 10am to 5pmAdults $3.00 / Seniors $2.00 / Children FreeFeaturing a variety of handmade craftsby local artisans, bake sale, refreshments,Santa is joining us from 1:30-3:30Don’t forget to bring your camera!400 Maywood Avenue, Maywood, NJ 07607Catechism Class -
Over the summer several membersof the parish had been gathering to walk through theCatechism of the Catholic Church. It has continued to thisday. We meet on
Wednesday evening in the schoolfrom 7:30 to 8:30 PM
. If interested, come join us!
A note from our Pastor Emeritus
Dear Parish Family of Queen of Peace,Charles Dickens wrote, “It was the best of times; itwas the worst of times.” Many people would agree thatthe past several years have not been wonderful,considering the various wars, financial difficulties eachfamily faces, health issues, and the economy in general.As Queen of Peace celebrates a milestone of 60years, I am privileged to have been a part of the parish asPastor from 2004-2007. My gratitude goes to ArchbishopMyers for the opportunity to be the pastor of this greatparish for that period of time. When I arrived on January1, 2004, I wondered, “why assign me on New Year'sDay”? Well, it did not take me long to realize that, inaddition to being the start of a
, it was another
for all of us. I can truly say, despite thepolitical and economic climate, “it was the best of times”. Isincerely appreciate the great outpouring of love andfriendship, the new beginnings for many spiritualactivities, the St. Patrick Irish soda bread celebration, theSt. Joseph Sharing Table, the Parish Ministry Fair andPicnic, the growth in Ministries, the R.C.I.A. under thedirection of Fr. Kevin, as well as the beautiful art andenvironment decorations created seasonally under hisguidance.The school rental which helped to finance the parish,along with the parish Stewardship initiatives, allowed for the updating and improvements to the rectory, parishgrounds, Convent and Church buildings during thisperiod.I am grateful to the priests who have served with me:Fr. Paul, Fr. Steve, Fr. Kevin, and also to Deacon Tony,the Sisters, the parish staff, Anne, Concetta, Fran,Janina, Katie, Sr. Louise, and the maintenancedepartment of John & Mark, all of whom helped to makethose years effective.Those years went very rapidly, and unfortunately, Ihad to make a very important decision regarding myhealth issues and the fact that I was nearing the age of 70. Deciding retirement was the wise decision, I departedas Pastor and became Pastor Emeritus in 2007, thoughthe celebration of my 40th anniversary as a priest inaddition to my retirement celebration will always remain inmy memory and keep me an integral part of Queen of Peace.Now, under the pastorate of Fr. Larry, who has beena friend for many years, I know the parish is thriving as heleads Queen of Peace wisely with much prayer andreflection.You are all in my prayers and thoughts, and I willnever forget these special years as I say,Happy 60th Anniversary!Love & prayers, God bless you.Msgr. Peter J.,Zaccardo, Pastor Emeritus
LCPO Paul Bezak2/6 WPNS CO, 81st PLTUNIT 73170 FPO-AE 09510-3170Carolyn Rocco24 EFISAPO AF 09309
PRAYER FOR PEACE - Mary, Queen of Peace, save us all, whohave so much trust in you from wars, hatred, and oppression.Make us all learn to live in peace, and educate ourselves for peace,do what is demanded by justice and respect the rights of every person, so that peace may be firmly established. AmenPope John Paul
We invite all our Parish Community to write a note / letter toour soldiers overseas. We pray that they may be safe.Keep Paul Bezak, Joseph Colangelo, Carolyn Rocco, and allthe soldiers in your prayers.
Joseph ColangeloPRG 6-1-3APO AE 09354-3005