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Masses for the Week
Saturday, August 11th
8:30 a.m. Weekly Memorial Mass 5:00 p.m. Kathleen Doherty, req. The Souren Family

Calendar of Parish Activities Week of August 12, 2012
Sunday, August 12th No Scheduled Parish Activities Monday, August 13th 9:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. Ex-Cel Basketball Camp, Gym 7:30 p.m. Novena and Rosary, Church Tuesday, August 14th 9:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. Ex-Cel Basketball Camp, Gym Wednesday, August 15th 9:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. Ex-Cel Basketball Camp Gym Thursday, August 16th 9:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. Ex-Cel Basketball Camp, Gym 1:00—2:00 p.m. Holy Hour for Reparation, Church Friday, August 17th A Reminder—Rectory Offices Closed Fridays 9:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. Ex-Cel Basketball Camp, Gym Saturday, August 18th No Scheduled Parish Activities Sunday, August 19th No Scheduled Parish Activities

Sunday, August 12th - ineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
7:30 a.m. William F. Burke, req. Christine and David DeVoll 9:00 a.m. Frank Catello, req. The Catello Family 10:30 a.m. Rudy Geislinger, req. his wife and daughter 12:00 p.m. Stephen Peele, req. Peter and Patricia Berte

Monday, August 13th
7:00 a.m. For the People of the Parish and all their intentions 12:10 p.m. Judy Detig, req. her family

Tuesday, August 14th
7:00 a.m. Petronella Roberts, req. Ann Remus 12:10 p.m. Coney Mea, req. Linda Nigro and family

Wednesday, August 15th The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
7:00 a.m. Prudence Waldron, req. Our Lady of Peace Rosary Society 12:10 p.m. For the Deceased Members of the Fahey and McCormack Families, req. Anne Fahey 7:30 p.m. For the Deceased Members of the Negron and Vega Families, req. The Hernandez Family

Thursday, August 16th
7:00 a.m. Keith Amato, req. Jeanne and Fred Fusso 12:10 p.m. Assunta Scapati, req. her daughter

A Prayer for Families
Loving and merciful God, we pray for the many needs of families: for abundant love, for forgiveness and reconciliation, for a living faith to face the challenges of each day. Jesus, you were born into a human family and became our brother. You know what families need to nourish both children and parents in long-lasting bonds of love and respect. Help families of all shapes and sizes turn to you as their source of life. May your Spirit encourage husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters. Give us all the eyes to appreciate one another and to be grateful for the gift of families. Amen.
(Creative Communications for the Parish, St. Louis, MO)

Friday, August 17th
7:00 a.m. James Cawley, req. Catherine and Ed Grant 12:10 p.m. Mary and Leo Dougherty, req. The Cullen Family

Saturday, August 18th
8:30 a.m. Weekly Memorial Mass 5:00 p.m. Elise Savage, req. Michael and Paula Savage

Sunday, August 19th—Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
7:30 a.m. Thomas O’Connell, req. Jean Brown 9:00 a.m. Mary and Tony Imbimbo, req. their daughter Gail Souren 10:30 a.m. Alberico Mastroberardino, req. Flora and James Coyne 12:00 p.m. Joseph DeMarco, req. the family

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Relatives and Friends Who eed Our Prayers
Please pray especially for the following people who have recently been added to our prayer list: Rose Castaldo Helen Nastromarco Louis Delmaro Jackie Giacalone Lois Shuh Harriet Moore Marylou Perrini six special intentions Joseph Prezuhy Beatrice Ryan Gail Souren

Let us also pray for the men and women who are serving in our military in particular those who are from our parish: SSG Joseph Cornall, Army—Afghanistan CPT Tom Sullivan, Army—Kuwait PFC Nicholas Hudspith, Army—Kuwait 2LT. John Truppa, Army Please remember our dearly departed who have passed away recently especially Arlene Martini and Phyllis Meyers. May they rest in peace. Please remember that there is a special intention book located in the Baptistery of the church. Your intention can be written in it and prayed for during the Masses that are said at Our Lady of Peace.

Scripture Reading
for the Week of August 12th

ineteenth Sunday in On Tuesday, August 21st we will deliver sandwiches made at Ordinary Time home by Our Lady of Peace parishioners to St. Joseph’s So1 Kgs 19:4-8; Eph 4:30 5:2; Jn 6:41-51 Monday Ez 1:2-5, 24-28c; Mt 17:22-27 Tuesday Ez 2:8 3:4; Mt 18:1-5, 10, 12-14 Vigil of the Assumption Vigil: 1 Chr 15:3-4, 15-16, 16:1-2; 1 Cor 15:54b-57; Lk 11:27-28 Wednesday The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Day: Rv 11:19a, 12:1-6a, 10ab; 1 Cor 15:20-27; Lk 1:39-56 Thursday Ez 12:1-12; Mt 18:21 19:1 Friday Ez 16:1-15, 60, 63 or 16:59-63; Mt 19:3-12 Saturday Ez 18:1-10, 13b, 30-32; Mt 19:13-15

Will You Please Make Sandwiches For Those in eed?

cial Service Center in Elizabeth. The sandwiches are used in various community outreach programs. Please bring the sandwiches to Our Lady of Peace in the morning only:

• From 7:00 to 8:45 a.m., sandwiches can be left in the vestibule of the church on the side closest to the Rectory. • From 9:00 to 9:30 a.m., sandwiches should be brought to the lobby of the Parish Hall. • At 9:30 a.m., we leave to deliver sandwiches to Saint Joseph’s!

Food Pantry Items of the Week
Our Food Pantry’s supplies of canned fruit, cereal, tuna fish, Chef-Boyardee canned pasta meals and especially peanut butter and jelly are very low. The families who share from our pantry truly appreciate the generosity of all those who donate to it.

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Pray the Rosary for Religious Liberty Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 783
Serving St. Teresa of Avila, Our Lady of Peace and Church of the Little Flower

You are invited to join us in praying the Rosary for the protection of religious freedom and conscience rights. The next procession will be at Our Lady of Peace Church following all masses on August 18 and 19. We will start at the altar and process through the church to the statue of Our Lady outside. The Fourth Degree Knights will lead the procession.

Breath-Body-Mind Workshop for Stress Reduction & Transformation
Learn breathing techniques shown to reduce stress, anxiety and depression and to improve mood, energy and sleep at Breath-Body-Mind Workshop for Stress Reduction and Transformation led by Dr. Richard Brown, M.D., Integrative Psychiatrist, Columbia University, Wednesday August 29th from 7:30—9:30 p.m. at the Shrine of St. Joseph auditorium 1050 Long Hill Road, Stirling NJ. The fee is $20 for the evening. To register and for more information email, indicating “Breathing Workshop” as email subject.

“Year of Faith”
Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Rome

October 2012
The pilgrimage which is being sponsored by the Archdiocese of Newark a been rescheduled to depart from Newark-Liberty International Airport on Thursday, October 18th and return on Wednesday, October 24th. Highlights of the program will include the canonizations in St. Peter’s Square by Pope Benedict XVI on October 21st of Blessed Kateri Takawitha, Marianne Cope, Pedro Calungson and four others. This once in a lifetime journey will provide sightseeing in Rome, Cascia, Assisi and Florence. A brochure with a detailed itinerary as well as the statement of costs and included features may be obtained by calling Great Experiences at 201-825-3725 or Msgr. Richard Groncki at 201-621-6322 ext 127. or the Archdiocesan Office of Divine Worship at 973-497-4343.

Women’s Club of ew Providence Fund Raiser
The FWC Women’s Club of New Providence will be sponsoring a “Cards and Games Night” on Friday, September 14th at 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the New Providence Senior Center located at15 East 4th Street. The price is $10 a ticket. Proceeds will fund the New Providence Scholarship Fund and other New Providence Charities that the club supports. There will be door prizes and a silent auction.

I Loved the Wedding, Invite Me to the Marriage, Love God!

A Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend can help you do that! Marriage Encounter is 44 hours where married couples can get away from jobs, kids, chores, and phones—and focus only on each other. If you’d like grater depth, growth, and enrichment in your relationship, you’ll like the difference a Worldwide MarFor tickets please call Rose at 908-665-0678 or Lu- riage encounter weekend can make. For more informacia at 908-279-4574. Light refreshments will be tion contact Mike and Eileen Morgan at 973-827-9696 served. Bring your favorite games or cards. or by email at See you there!

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From the Catechetical Office Summer Info
Registration for fall sessions is still underway!

The Cooperative Admissions Examination
This exam will be given to students who wish to attend participating Catholic High Schools in the Archdiocese of Newark. The test date is Friday, ovember 9, 2012.

Come to the rectory to pick up a registration form or Application forms and Handbooks for the test as go to the parish website ( well as a listing of all Catholic High Schools and You may either mail or drop off your completed forms their admission requirements are available from: to the Catechetical Office in the rectory. Be sure to MCS at their Web site, or register before August 15 so you do not incur a late email and also at Catholic fee! Elementary and High Schools in the Archdiocese Registration for First Grade of Newark. FYI—children’s sacrament preparation spans three Questions or to obtain registration form, please call years. The foundation of first grade Religious Education supports the sacrament preparation for First Rec- 1-888-921-2667 or visit onciliation in the second grade and First Communion School Supplies Collected in the third grade.

for eedy Children
EED OF CATECHISTS! The Women’s Club of New Providence is again collecting school supplies for the less fortunate. All Have you considered sharing your faith with the chil- donated items will go to the New Jersey Food Bank dren of our parish? The requirements are simple: for distribution. The collection site will be the New A love for God. Providence Memorial Library during the month of A love for our Catholic faith. August. Items needed are backpacks, pads, notebooks, pens, pencils, crayons, markers, etc. Many A willingness to spread the news of Jesus Christ. retailers are offering school supplies at a lower than Catechists needed for the following grades: normal price. All supplies will be gratefully accepted.
Wednesdays Thursdays Grades K, 3, and 6 Grades K, 5, and 6


Classes meet from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Interested? Give us a call at (908)464-7600 or send us an email at

Summer hours:
Open Mon-Thurs., 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Closed Fridays through Labor Day. Office reopens on Monday, August 13th.

By sharing your faith, you grow in faith!

The Sisters of Mercy Annual Golf Classic will take place on Monday, September 17th at the avesink Country Club in Middletown, J. “Fore” all the details on the most worth while event, which benefits the retired and infirmed Sisters of Mercy, please call Linda Cavallo at 908-756-0994 ext. 4006 or email


OLP Adult Education Ministry Summer Studies
Father Robert E. Barron’s ten hour course on DVD

Journey around the world and deep into the faith Five Evenings Monday through Friday August 20-24 7:00 – 9:00 PM Parish Hall
Fr. Barron’s course is NOT Catholicism for dummies! This is an incredibly stunning, inspirational, and educational exploration of the theological, spiritual, historical, moral and intellectual richness of the Roman Catholic Church. There is something amazing and astonishing here for every Catholic! Fr. Barron is a stimulating and compelling teacher. The course is filmed against the backdrop of fifteen different countries, from the ancient sites of the Holy Land, to the artistic and architectural majesty of Rome, the exotic mysteries of Istanbul, the bustling streets of Paris and many other destinations. Enjoy eloquent images of people from all over the world, the Church Universal, who make up the “cast of thousands” characteristic of every film epic! Fr. Barron enhances his message with the finest of Catholic art and music, moving spirits as well as minds. Mark your calendars and plan on attending this amazing, epic course. You will not be disappointed. Those who attended the first offering of the course in June were well pleased! There will be opportunity for discussion and refreshments will be served. registration, no fee. Just come.
This course is appropriate for mature high school students.

No pre-


OLP Adult Education Summer Series:
Father Robert Barron’s Catholicism 8/20 - 8/24 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. - Parish Hall Preview
Lecture 1: Amazed and Afraid: The Revelation of God Become Man (Mon.) “There’s an either/or regarding Jesus. Either he is who he says he is, or he’s a bad man. He’s a sort of dangerous, strange figure . . . the only religious figure who compels a choice.” Fr. Barron Lecture 2: Happy are We: The Teachings of Jesus (Mon.) “The Christian faith centers around who Jesus is and not what he says. The great creeds never mention the words of Jesus, but they are desperately interested in articulating his identity. [But], the teachings of Jesus are [not] a matter of indifference to Christians. Once they understood that Jesus is Yahweh moving among his people, the first Christians were keenly interested in remembering and propagating Jesus’ words and teachings. Wherever they have been heard, the words of Jesus have proved fascinating, disorienting, sometimes confounding, deeply transformative and always unforgettable.” Fr. Barron. Lecture 3: The Ineffable Mystery of God: That Than which Nothing Greater can be Thought (Tues.) “Most every atheist I’ve ever spoken to does not understand what we mean by God. So what an atheist is denying, I would deny, too. Most atheists deny that there is a supreme being who is an item in the world or above the world. I would deny that too. Or that God is, at best, some kind of distant object who maybe wound things up and then went into retirement. I would deny that too, so I would tend to agree with the atheists. . .” Fr. Barron Lecture 4: Our Tainted Nature’s Solitary Boast: Mary the Mother of God (Tues.) “After Jesus, she is the most depicted figure in the history of Christian art. This woman has beguiled the imaginations of our most gifted poets. To this woman, millions come bearing the burdens of their hearts, for they believe her to be their mother.” Fr. Barron Lecture 5: “The Indispensable Men: Peter, Paul, and the Missionary Adventure (Wed.) “I often wonder if anybody thought that those little scrolls [epistles] being sent through the [ancient] Roman postal system were going to change the world!” Fr. Barron Lecture 6: A Body both Suffering and Glorious: The Mystical Union of Christ and the Church (Wed.) “We are not meant to stay hunkered down behind the walls of the Church; rather we go out from the Church to transform the world.” Fr. Barron Lecture 7: Word Made Flesh, True Bread of Heaven: The Mystery of the Liturgy and the Eucharist (Thur.) “British historian Christopher Dawson’s mother’s response when he said he was converting from Anglicanism to Catholicism, ‘It’s not the doctrine that concerns me. It’s that now you will be worshipping with the help.’” Fr. Barron Lecture 8: A Vast Company of Witnesses: The Communion of Saints (Thur.) “We’ve all been designed to be a saint; sainthood is a matter of will. A saint is someone who allows Jesus to get into her boat and invade her life with his grace.” Fr. Barron Lecture 9: The Fire of His Love: Prayer and the Life of the Spirit (Fri.) “Prayers are a good way to get to prayer; to calm down what the Buddhists call the ‘monkey mind.’” Fr. Barron Lecture 10: World without End: The Last Things (Fri.) “It’s been said that the best way to prepare ourselves for the life to come is to cultivate our capacity for surprise.” Fr. Barron


Minutes from Parish Council meeting June 20, 2011
Council meeting attendees were: Father Bill, Valerie Mitreuter, Pat Jackson, and Jerry Russo Meeting was called to order by Jerry Russo at 7:30 PM Opening Prayer-Valerie Open Discussion on the following subject: School News: a three labor contract was negotiated, signed and approved. Financial Status- revenues are still off pace with last year. We are $50,000 off on our collection year to date. Attendance at mass is down considerably. A special meeting is to be held with a group of parishioners to discuss ways to increase attendance and collections The Country Fair was a great success and the total revenues are above last year. Total revenue was in excess of $95,000. New organist: Linda will be staying with us until September. The committee is continuing to search for a replacement. Cook: The search continues. New energies: The initiative to reactivate the program to house the homeless is at a standstill. Fortnight for Freedom: The program is over. However, we are continuing the praying of the rosary once a month after all masses until the middle of October. Please see the bulletin for the exact dates. Facility Issues: Convent: We have been advised that sisters from the Dominican order are interested in renting the convent. Closing prayer: Pat Meeting was adjourned at 9: 00 P.M.


2012 Shrine Annual Country Fun Festival AUCTION & FLEA MARKET DONATIONS

We will be accepting your donations on

Saturdays: July 28 and Aug 25 ~ 9am-3pm Sundays: July 29 and Aug. 26 ~ 9am-2pm
(Down the Hill at the Quonset Hut)

All items must be in good, pristine condition. Thanks!
Jewelry & Christmas Decorations Clothing Toys & Stuffed Animals Tube TV’s Curtains, Sheets, Linens Mugs Baby Equipment & Outside Toys Luggage Sports Equipment Skis & Ski Boots Picture frames, Mirrors, Lamps Computer Equip. Glasses, Candle Sticks, Trays Exercise Bikes Pots, Pans, Tupperware, Utensils Treadmills Antiques & Collectibles Mattresses Furniture – WOOD ONLY Bed Pillows Books (Cook & Children’s only) Upholstered Furniture CDs, DVD’s, Video Games (for Electronics call office)
QUESTIONS? Call Shrine of St. Joseph 908-647-0208 M-F 9am-5pm

Shrine Country Fun Festival - Sept 22, 2012 Rain Date Sept. 29th

1050 Long Hill Road, Stirling, NJ 07980

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