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Our Mass Schedule
Saturday - 8:30 AM and 5:00 PMSunday - 8:00,10:00 AM and 12:00 Noon
Family Mass (With Children’s Liturgy of the Word)at 10:00 AM
 Daily - Monday-Friday 8:30 AMHoly days - See Bulletin for Mass Schedule 
400 Maywood Avenue, Maywood, New Jersey 07607 
Rectory
 201-845-9566Fax: 201-845-3742
Religious Education
201-845-9545
St. Peter Academy
201-261-3468
http://www.spare.org/ 
Convent
201-845-9568
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Our Mission
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We, the Catholic Community of Our Lady Queen of Peace,under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, are called to liveand proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We Praise Godwhile sharing His Joy and Truth through Word, Worship,Community Service, and Stewardship.We share our gifts of Time, Talent, and Treasurein a tapestry of diverse cultures as we gather together to celebrate our Roman Catholic Faith.Serving our Lord God through the Liturgy andEucharist, our ministries welcome all into our  parish Family.
Served by 
Rev. Lawrence J. Fama, Pastor Rev. Msgr. Peter J. Zaccardo, Pastor EmeritusRev. Kevin Schott, Parochial Vicar Rev. Jonathan Yabiliyok, In ResidenceDeacon Anthony A. BalestrieriDeacon Joseph L. MantineoAngela Connelly, Director of Religious EducationSteven H. Taylor, Music Director Thomas Viola, Youth Minister Sr. Barbara Takacs, M.P.F. PrincipalSt. Peter Academy (Co-Sponsored School)
Reconciliation
Saturday - 1:00 PM or by appointmentSocial Services Help Line
1-800-CCS-7413
Website: http://www.olqp.org/Email: admin@olqp.org
THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD
January 2, 2011
 
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PARISH EVENTS
The Epiphany of the LordJanuary 2, 2011
 They opened their treasuresand offered him giftsof gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
— Matthew 2:11b
 
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday: 1 Jn 3:22 4:6; Mt 4:12-17, 23-25Tuesday: 1 Jn 4:7-10; Mk 6:34-44Wednesday: 1 Jn 4:11-18; Mk 6:45-52Thursday: 1 Jn 4:19 5:4; Lk 4:14-22aFriday: 1 Jn 5:5-13; Lk 5:12-16Saturday: 1 Jn 5:14-21; Jn 3:22-30Sunday: Is 42:1-4, 6-7; Ps 29; Acts 10:34-38;Mt 3:13-17
JAN. 2011
OLQP CALENDAR /
olqpbulletin@gmail.com
 
(A) Auditorium / (CH) Church / (C) Convent / (LR) Lower Rectory / (S) School
SUNDAY 1/2
8:00am10:00am12:00nEpiphany MassEpiphany MassBoth Choirs (CH)Lit. of the Word for ChildrenEpiphany Mass
MONDAY 1/3
No Bible Study
PARISH OFFICES CLOSEDTUESDAY 1/4
9:30am7:00pm7:15pmLegion of Mary (LR)Youth Group (S)RCIA / RCIC
WEDNESDAY 1/5
7:00pm7:30pmJr. Youth Group Mtg.
5 & 6 (A)
  Alive in the Spirit (LR)
THURSDAY 1/6
7:00pm7:30pmCatechist Meeting (LR)BINGO
FRIDAY 1/7
7:30pm St. Pio Prayer Service (CH)
 SATURDAY 1/8
9:00am
Eucharistic AdorationSUNDAY 1/9
8:30am10:00am11:00am12:00n1:30pm7:00pmReligious Ed. Classes (S)Family Choir (CH)Lit. of the Word for ChildrenGrades 6 & 7 Retreat Adult Choir (CH)Baptism PrepGrade 8 Speaker (CH)
STEWARDSHIP:
Diver’s Disease:
The old mountainpreacher’s text was “They brought Jesus to those whowere taken with diver’s disease.” The old preacher declared in his sermon: “Now doctors can scrutinize you,analyze you, and sometimes cure your ills, but when youhave diver’s disease, then only the Lord can cure you. Andbrethren, there is a regular epidemic of diver’s diseaseamong us.” (
To be continued next week)
 
Our Stewardship of Treasure for 12/19/10amounted to $7,566.00Our Children’s Collection = $60.00Christmas Decorations = $118.00Maintenance = $3,047.00
UPCOMING EVENTS 
Please note- Adorationwill be on Saturday, January 8th,following the 8:30 AM Mass.Please note: Parish Officeswill be closed Monday, January 3rd.
St. Pio Prayer Group
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On the 1st Friday of eachmonth, the St. Pio prayer service begins at 7:30 PM inthe Church. After the service refreshments will beserved in the Church Auditorium and a video on the lifeof the Saint will be shown.During the prayer service there is a veneration of a 1stclass relic of the Saint’s blood. If you are interestedin joining, please contact Deacon Joe atJLMantineo@aol.com / 201-845-9566so we will know how many prayer bookletsand refreshments will be required.
 
SOUP KITCHEN MINISTRY
On 12/19, we served 130 meals at Mother Teresa's inNewark. Many thanks to all who cooked, served or drove. We could not do this without you.
Our next date is January 23rd in Newark and we areserving Chili & Rice. If interested in participating,please call Mary Flanigan at 973-458-9602.Merry Christmas!
SPIRITUAL LIFE - Mark your calendars now.
Our annual parish retreats at the
Loyola House of Retreats
in Morristown have been planned during Lent.
Men's Weekend: Fri. - Sun, April 1-3Women's Weekend: Fri. - Sun, April 15-17Details to follow.
Please remember to place Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish in your Will. Those who generously did this in the past have helped us to stay out of a heavy debt.
 
CONTRIBUTIONS FOR 2010
- Anyone wishing to receivea statement of contributions to our parish for 2010 shouldcall the rectory to request a statement. (201) 845-9566
2011 CALENDARS
- Calendars are in and are available inthe Gathering Space, near the elevator, and at the sidestairs of the church. We would like to thank Trinka Faustinifor their generosity in making these calendars possible for our parishioners!
 
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LCPO Paul Bezak2/6 WPNS CO, 81st PLTUNIT 73170 FPO-AE 09510-3170Carolyn Rocco24 EFISAPO AF 09309Joseph ColangeloPRG 6-1-3APO AE 09354-3005
January 2, 2011Dear Parish Family,HAPPY NEW YEAR!Today we celebrate the Epiphany of the Lord. Wecelebrate the Magi traveling from a faraway land to honor the newborn King. He came not just for His own race, butfor all the people of the world. Epiphany means“manifestation”.Throughout my life (first as a young man, then aseminarian and now as a priest) I’ve always enjoyedsitting in front of the Nativity Set. The only lights on(whether in the living room of my parents’ home or in thechurch) would be the lights on the Christmas tree and thelights illuminating the crèche. I would sit there quietlyreflecting on the beautiful scene before me. I would lookat the various characters that are part of this familiar storyand reflect on their role.Today I want to reflect on the magi coming bearinggold, frankincense and myrrh. Each nativity scene showsthe magi either seated on camels or leading them close totheir destination. The story of the magi never is how theygot there, though. They could have traveled on foot, inchariots, or by camel or horseback – we just don’t knowThe reason we keep putting them on camels in our art is because of Isaiah’s prophecy. He predicted thatcaravans of camels would fill Jerusalem, and that peoplefrom the East would come bearing gold and frankincense:“Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem!”, he proclaims. “Your light has come.”In Matthew’s story, the magi realize that Jerusalem’slight has come. They follow the star and bring their gifts:gold – because Christ is a King, frankincense as anacknowledgment of Christ’s future priestly role, and themyrrh (which was used to prepare a corpse for burial)probably anticipated Christ’s death on the cross.By telling about these gifts, Matthew turns our attention back to Isaiah. Reading that prophecy, we,Christians, recognize the light Isaiah mentions as theLight of the World, Jesus Christ.When we see the magi seated on camels, we areremembering Isaiah – a major character in our Adventreadings. When we remember this important prophet, weremember the light that came to shatter the darkness of our world.The Epiphany celebrates the fact that the mystery of God’s love is now open to the whole world. That is theepiphany, the revelation of God’s love and goodness toevery one of us.Thank you for your Stewardship of Time, Talent andTreasure and for all that you do for our parish!Love,Fr. Larry
MASSES FOR EPIPHANY
Saturday, January 1st, 5:00 PM (Epiphany)Sunday, January 2nd (Epiphany)8, 10, 12:00 noon
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 rightsof every person, so that peace may be firmly established. Amen Pope 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.
Why should I register in the parish?-
All members of theparish should be formally registered as members of theparish. However, you MUST be formally registered if youwish to arrange a Baptism, a Confirmation, or a Wedding inthe parish Church. You MUST also be formally registered if you wish to register in the Parish School or the ReligiousEducation (CCD) Program.
 You MUST be a registeredmember of the parish for at least three months beforeyou can obtain a Sponsor Certificate or schedule aBaptism or a Wedding.
Marketing Expert Needed!
St. Peter Academy is looking for some fresh ideas toincrease marketing efforts and recruitment for the school.If you are in the field of marketing, please call St. Peter Academy at (201) 261-3468. We need your expertise!Please join us in this effort.
 May you and your family have a healthyand Happy New Year!The Clergy & Staff of the Parish
Radio Maria
Now Broadcasts in English in Newark!
Radio Maria, one of the world’s largest networks of Catholic radio programming , is now available inEnglish in the New York metropolitan area. Theprograms are available from
Monday through Thursday
from
10 PM until 12 midnight 
, and from
Monday throughFriday
from
12 AM until 6 AM 
on
WSNR Radio — 620 AM.
Radio Maria features prayers, readings and Catholicteachings relevant to our faith and lives today. Radio Mariais also available on the internet at
www.radiomaria.org
 
"Thank you to all who have dropped off gifts tothe rectory and parish office during the Christmas season." 

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