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Masses for the Week
Saturday, August 25th 8:30 a.m. Weekly Memorial Mass 5:00 p.m. Ann and Edward Dougherty, req The Cullen Family Sunday, August 26th Twentieth First Sunday in Ordinary Time 7:30 a.m. Walter Melinus, req. Joseph and Ellen Martus 9:00 a.m. Margaret Duddy, req. Anne and Megan Geislinger 10:30 a.m. Helen and Ed Doran, req. The Doran Family 12:00 p.m. Rudy Kajcik, req. her daughter Carole and family Monday, August 27th 7:00 a.m. For the People of the Parish and all their intentions 12:10 p.m. Elizabeth Bernoskie, req. The Janazzo Family Tuesday, August 28th 7:00 a.m. Margaret (Peg) Culliane, req. Jack and Jane Alliston 12:10 p.m. Felix Lally, req. Kathleen Hart Wednesday, August 29th 7:00 a.m. Antonio LoPresto, req. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bario 12:10 p.m. Paul Centamore, req. Valerie and Luciano Ricciardi Thursday, August 30th 7:00 a.m. Mary Todd Everett, req. Mildred and Primo Racioppi 12:10 p.m. Harry C. Tisch Jr. Req. his wife Doris Friday, August 31st 7:00 a.m. Marie Patricia Malloy, req. Patty and Bob Gerardo 12:10 p.m. Deceased Members of the Torsiello and Iannuzzi Families, req. Anita Torsiello and family Saturday, September 1st 8:30 a.m. Weekly Memorial Mass 5:00 p.m. Biagio Lopa, req. his wife Maria Sunday, September 2nd Twentieth Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 7:30 a.m. Michelle Abbondandolo, req. her husband Joe and family 9:00 a.m. Emile Cattano, req. Jeannette Keyser 10:30 a.m. Neal Sabo, req. The Sabo Family 12:00 p.m. Anna and William Coyne, req. Peggy and family

Calendar of Parish Activities Week of August 26, 2012
Sunday, August 26th o scheduled parish activities Monday, August 27th 7:30 p.m. Novena and Rosary, Church Tuesday, August 28th o scheduled parish activities Wednesday, August 29th o scheduled parish activities Thursday, August 30th 1:00—2:00 p.m. Holy Hour for Reparation, Church Friday, August 31st A Reminder—Rectory Offices Closed Fridays 7:30—9:00 p.m. SCC Core Team Meeting, Counting Room Saturday, September 1st o scheduled parish activities Sunday, September 2nd o scheduled parish activities

Looking for a Few Good Men and Women
An invitation is extended to men and women of the parish (college age and older) to come to Eucharistic Adoration the First Friday of each month. Due to age, illness or relocation, participation at First Friday Adoration has dwindled. Recently we have experienced insufficient attendance when a parishioner finds him or herself in church alone or no one comes for the next hour. We particularly need more coverage during the late afternoon and early evening hours. Won’t you please consider coming to church for adoration one hour each month? Adoration begins after the 12:10 p.m. Mass and continues until the Holy Hour between 8:00 and 9:00 p.m. and concludes with Benediction. Come and quietly pray, perhaps say the Rosary or read an inspirational book. Our Parish Library has volumes waiting for you to borrow. If you want to join us, please call Arlene Hluch at 908-604-6674 to let her know which hour you may be available. A sincere thank you is also extended to all those who currently attend regularly as best they can.

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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 Charles Gero Joseph Prezuhy Beatrice Ryan Gail Souren seven special intentions

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 Anne McGuinness, Dorothy Mesner, Jean Ciesielski and Gerald Meola. 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 26th
Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time Jos 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b; Eph 5:21-32 or 5:2a, 25-32; Jn 6:60-39 Monday 2 Thes 1:1-5, 11-12; Mt 23:13-22 Tuesday 2 Thes 2:1-3a, 14-17; Mt 23:23-26 Wednesday 2 Thes 3:6-10, 16-18; Mk 6:17-29 Thursday 1 Cor 1:1-9; Mt 24:42-51 Friday 1 Cor 1:17-25; Mt 25:1-13 First Saturday 1 Cor 1:26-31; Mt 25:14-30

Pray for the Transforming Power of God
Loving God, You called on each by name and gave Your only Son to redeem us. In your faithfulness, You sent the Holy Spirit to complete the mission of Jesus among us. Open our hearts to Jesus. Give us the courage to speak His name to those who are close to us and the generosity to share His love with those who are far away. We pray that every person throughout the world be invited to know and love Jesus as Savior and Redeemer. May they come to know His all-surpassing love. May that love transform every element of our society. We ask this through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.

Reminder First Friday Adoration with Holy Hour Friday September 7th
On Friday, September 7th, Eucharistic Adoration will be held in the church starting after the 12:10 PM Mass. Why not take this opportunity to spend some quiet time in prayer? All are welcome whether you come alone or with family or with a friend. Thank you for signing the attendance book which will be placed on the table at the entrance of the church closest to the rectory. If you have any questions, please call Arlene Hluch at 908 604-6674.

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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 September 15 and 16. 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. Please join us even if you don not know how to pray the Rosary—we will teach you.

The Cooperative Admissions Examination

This exam will be given to students who wish to attend participating Catholic High Schools in the ArchRegistration for fall sessions is still underway! diocese of Newark. Come to the rectory to pick up a registration form or go to the parish website (www.olpnp.com). You may eiThe test date is Friday, ovember 9, 2012. ther mail or drop off your completed forms to the CateApplication forms and Handbooks for the test as well chetical Office in the rectory. Be sure to register beas a listing of all Catholic High Schools and their ad- fore August 31 so you do not incur a late fee! (The mission requirements are available from: MCS at late fee does not apply to new families.) their Web site, www.coopexam.org or email supRegistration for First Grade port@coopexam.org and also at Catholic Elementary FYI—children’s sacrament preparation spans three and High Schools in the Archdiocese of Newark. years. The foundation of first grade Religious EducaQuestions or to obtain registration form, please call tion supports the sacrament preparation for First Rec1-888-921-2667 or visit www.coopexam.org onciliation in the second grade and First Communion in the third grade. The Sisters of Mercy Annual Golf Classic will take PLEASE CO SIDER BEI G A CATECHIST! place on Monday, September 17th at the avesink Country Club in Middletown, J. “Fore” all the Have you considered sharing your faith with the childetails on the most worth while event, which benedren of our parish? The requirements are simple: fits the retired and infirmed Sisters of Mercy, A love for God. A love for our Catholic faith. please call Linda Cavallo at 908-756-0994 ext. 4006 A willingness to spread the news of Jesus Christ. or email lcavallo@mercymidatlantic.org Catechist openings: Wednesdays Grade 6 Food Pantry Items Thursdays Grade 5 Classes meet from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. of the Week We try to keep class sizes at ten students or less. InterOur Food Pantry’s supplies of tuna fish, jarred pasta sauce, laundry detergent and paper towels are ested? Give us a call at (908)464-7600 or send us an email at catoff@olpnp.com. very low. The families who share from our pantry truly appreci- Summer hours: Open Mon-Thurs., 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Fridays through Labor Day. ate the generosity of all those who donate to it espeBy sharing your faith, you grow in faith! cially during the Summer months.

From the Catechetical Office Summer Info

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Altar Memorials
for the Month of September, 2012
The Sanctuary Candle is in memory of Patrick Clarke The Altar Candles are in memory of Lena Scarangella The Altar Wines are in memory of Mildred and Frank Phillippi and Doug Urbano Jr. The Altar Breads are in memory of Peter Maggi

Baptism
WELCOME TO Charlotte Rose McVeigh WHO WAS BAPTIZED DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST, 2012 Parents who are anticipating the birth of a child please call the rectory during regular office hours for details concerning registration for Baptism and information concerning the Pre Baptism Conference.

Support Group for Parents Grieving the Death of a Child
The Office of Family Life Ministries of the Archdiocese of Newark sponsors two support groups for Parents Grieving the Death of a Child. Groups meet your ‘round on the first Wednesday of each month at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish Center, 60 Boyd Ave., Bloomfield ad on the third Monday of each month at St. Peter the Apostle Parish Center, 445 Fifth Ave., Riveredge. There is no preregistration and there is no fee. For further information, please contact the Office of Family Life at 973-497-4327 or email mccormja@rcan.org

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. For tickets please call Rose at 908-665-0678 or Lucia at 908-279-4574. Light refreshments will be served. Bring your favorite games or cards. See you there!

“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 life time journey will provide sightseeing in Rome, Cascia, Assisi and Florence.

School Supplies for eedy Children

The Women’s Club of New Providence is again collecting school supplies for the less fortunate. All donated items will go to the New Jersey Food Bank for distribution. The collection site will be the New Providence Memorial Library during the month of August. Items needed are backpacks, A brochure with a detailed itinerary as well as the statepads, notebooks, pens, pencils, crayons, markers, ment of costs and included features may be obtained by etc. Many retailers are offering school supplies at calling Great Experiences at 201-825-3725 or Msgr. Richard Groncki at 201-621-6322 ext 127. or the Archdi- a lower than normal price. All supplies will be gratefully accepted. ocesan Office of Divine Worship at 973-497-4343.

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IN DEFENSE OF RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

Knights of Columbus Supreme Council
WHEREAS, the Catholic Church teaches that the right to religious freedom is based upon the inherent dignity of the human person, which is known through both reason and divine revelation; and WHEREAS, the right to religious freedom is guaranteed by the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States; and WHEREAS, religious freedom means that all persons are to be free from coercion in matters of belief and conscience, and that no person should be forced to act in a manner contrary to his or her own beliefs or conscience; and WHEREAS, during his visit to the United States in 2008, Pope Benedict XVI reminded us that it should never be necessary to deny God in order to enjoy our rights and that it is inconceivable that believers should have to suppress their faith in order to be active citizens; and WHEREAS, the Church consistently teaches that religious freedom is an inalienable right which should be recognized in the governing laws of each country in such a way that it is acknowledged as a basic civil right; and WHEREAS, religious freedom is not a benefit that a government confers out of a sense of mere tolerance and that can be removed, but rather it is an inalienable right, rooted in the transcendent dignity of every human being; and WHEREAS, religious freedom is at the very heart of human rights because it encompasses freedom of speech, assembly and conscience, which together form the basis of civil society and respect for the individual; and WHEREAS, on August 1, 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued preliminary regulations pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that require all Americans to subsidize health insurance plans that provide full coverage for surgical sterilizations and contraception, including abortifacients such as “morning after” pills; and WHEREAS, these abortion-inducing drugs attack a developing unborn child either before or after implantation in the mother’s womb; and WHEREAS, on January 20, 2012, the Obama administration finalized this mandate and announced that nonprofit religious institutions, including the Catholic Church, would have one year to comply with the rule, and that no exemption would be granted for Catholic hospitals,

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dioceses, charities, social service agencies, schools, colleges and universities; and WHEREAS, the mandate also forces private Catholic employers and businesses — such as the Knights of Columbus — to provide all employees with insurance coverage that includes abortion-inducing drugs, contraception, and sterilization; and WHEREAS, on February 10, 2012, the Obama administration offered to religious organizations a so-called “accommodation” which did not change the mandate and was quickly rejected by the U.S. bishops because Catholic organizations and individuals would still be forced to violate their religious convictions; and WHEREAS, one of the rationales for this mandate — that abortifacients, contraceptives and sterilization are less expensive than childbirth — lays the groundwork for the government to one day mandate that all health insurance plans include abortion; and WHEREAS, this mandate sets a dangerous precedent and represents one of the most serious intrusions on religious freedom in our lifetimes; and WHEREAS, in a recent meeting with bishops from the United States, Pope Benedict XVI expressed concern over “certain attempts being made to limit that most cherished of American freedoms, the freedom of religion”; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that we will never waver in our efforts to defend religious freedom as an inherent right of all Americans; and FURTHER RESOLVED, that as American citizens and as Knights of Columbus, we will steadfastly support the free exercise of religion as it is enshrined in the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States; and FURTHER RESOLVED, that we stand in solidarity with our bishops in their call to the Catholic faithful, and to all Americans, to join together in the great struggle to oppose this mandate and to protect religious liberty and freedom of conscience; and FURTHER RESOLVED, that we call upon President Obama to rescind this mandate which is a clear and direct violation of our religious liberty rights; and FURTHER RESOLVED, that we call upon Congress to pass, and the President to sign, legislation that will protect the constitutional right of religious institutions and individuals to be free from government coercion in health care and all other matters; and FURTHER RESOLVED, that we will remain steadfast in our opposition to any future governmental action or policy that forces Catholic institutions and individuals to violate our most deeply held moral and religious convictions; and FURTHER RESOLVED, that our struggle for religious freedom at this decisive moment in our nation’s history is not only for our sake, but for the sake of our children, our grandchildren and all future generations, so that they too may know a country that is “one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

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What gives ultimate meaning and purpose to life? Why does Jesus matter? How can I begin a better life?

Tired of just fishing for answers?

Discovering Christ
Join us for this exciting new 7-session series where we gather to share a delicious dinner, listen to a dynamic teaching, and explore answers to some of the most important questions worth asking about God and finding ultimate purpose in life. Tuesday evenings, October 2nd – November 13th, 6:45-9:15 PM.* Parish Hall, Our Lady of Peace Church, 111South St., New Providence.
Join us for a delicious dinner and dynamic program offered at no cost. Seating limited to first 75 participants. *Includes a mini retreat on Saturday, November 3rd from 8:30am-1:00pm
For more information on this course call: 908 464-7600 or visit website: olpnp.com To register, cut and send bottom portion of this form by September 23th to: Our Lady of Peace Rectory, 111 South Street, New Providence, NJ 07974.

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SAVE THE DATE!
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY

-Off Kick nt! Eve

Saturday, Sept. 29th 4:00-9:00pm
All 9th—1 2th Graders a re invited for an eve ning of Contests , Raffles, Open Gy m, Food, and More !!!

Help Needed!!!
If interested in volunteering, please contact Tracey, HS Youth Ministry Coordinator, at hsyouth@olpnp.com.