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Masses for the Week
Saturday, September 8th 8:30 a.m. Weekly Memorial Mass 5:00 p.m. Thomas Martin, req. The Fezza Family Sunday, September 9th Twentieth Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 7:30 a.m. John and Angelina Dasti, req. Dotti and family 9:00 a.m. Elida Cruz, req. A of OLP Cub Scout Pack 99 10:30 a.m. Deceased Members of the McIntyre and Capone Families, req. the family 12:00 p.m. Deirdre Dreyer, req. The Fezza Family Monday, September 10th 7:00 a.m. For the People of the Parish and all their intentions 12:10 p.m. Pasquale and Louise Annelli, req. Dolores and Patrick Annelli Tuesday, September 11th 7:00 a.m. The World Trade Center Victims 2:10 p.m. Anthony P. Infante, Jr. req. Joe, Nancy and Anthony Randazzo Wednesday, September 12th 7:00 a.m. Rosalie Reiter, req. The Henn Family 12:10 p.m. George McCormack, req. Anne Fahey Thursday, September 13th 7:00 a.m. Margaret Grycock, req. The Leslie Family 12:10 p.m. Thomas Mansfield, req. Dolores Mansfield Friday, September 14th 7:00 a.m. Sophie Hildebrand, req. The McEnroe Family 12:10 p.m. Filomena and Leopoldo Mansueto, req. Bernie and Margie McGhee Saturday, September 15th 8:30 a.m. Weekly Memorial Mass 5:00 p.m. Thomas E. Reilly, req. The Reilly Family Sunday, September 16th Twentieth Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 7:30 a.m. Emile Cattano, req. The Buttery Family 9:00 a.m. Anne Maurer, req. her son 10:30 a.m. Charles and Gerry Hanley, req. Dot and Bill Hageman 12:00 p.m. Anthony Champi, req. The Champi Family

Calendar of Parish Activities Week of September 9 , 2012
Saturday, September 8th 6:00 p.m. A of OLP Cub Scout Pack 99 Popcorn Sale, outside the Parish Hall Second Collection during the 5:00 p.m. Mass for the Catholic Church in Eastern Europe Sunday, September 9th Second Collection during the Sunday Masses for the Catholic Church in Eastern Europe 8:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. The A of OLP Cub Scout Pack 99 Popcorn Sale, outside the Parish Hall 9:00 a.m. Back Pack Sunday Blessing during Mass, Church 10:00 a.m. Welcome Coffee And… Parish Hall / kitchen 1:00—4:00 p.m. Discovering Christ Training Session, Entire Parish Hall Monday, September 10th A of OLP Pre-K Classes and Aftercare begin 3:00—4:30 p.m. A of OLP Volleyball Camp, Gym Tuesday, September 11th 3:00—4:30 p.m. A of OLP Volleyball Camp, Gym 7:30—9:00 p.m. Adult Choir Practice, Church Wednesday, September 12th No scheduled parish activities today Thursday, September 13th 1:00—2:00 p.m. Holy Hour for Reparation, Church 7:00—9:00 p.m. a of OLP Parents Sports Meeting, Gym Friday, September 14th Rectory Offices Now Open on Fridays 3:00—4:30 p.m. p.m. A of OLP Volleyball camp, Gym 7:30—9:30 p.m. Middle School Youth Club Get Acquainted Night, Open Gym / Entire Parish Hall / Kitchen Saturday, September 15th Speakers during the 5:00 p.m. Mass from the: Inner City Scholarship Fund and the Knights of Columbus 7:00—9:00 p.m. Jr. Youth Club Get Acquainted Night, Open Gym / Entire Parish Hall / Kitchen Sunday, September 16th Catechetical Sunday Speakers during each Mass from the: Inner City Scholarship Fund and the Knights of Columbus 9:00 a.m. Commissioning of Catechists and Family Based Parents during Mass, Church 10:00—11:30 a.m. Catechist and Family Based Parents Communion Breakfast, Entire Parish Hall / Gym / K

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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 Elizabeth Scanlon 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 September 9th
Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Is 35:4-7a; Jas 2:1-5; Mk 7:31-37 Monday 1 Cor 5:1-8; Lk 6:6-11 Tuesday 1 Cor 6:1-11; Lk 6:12-19 Wednesday 1 Cor 7:25-31; Lk 6:20-26 Thursday 1 Cor 8:1b-7, 11-13; Lk 6:27-38

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.

Back Pack Sunday
September 9th During the 9:00 a.m. Mass

Friday All the students of the parish are invited and encouraged to bring Nm 21:4b-9; Phil 2:6-11; Jn 3:13-17 their back packs to Mass on September 9th at 9:00 .M. The students and their back packs will receive a special blessing at the Saturday beginning of this new school year. 1 Cor 10:14-22; Jn 19:25-27 or Lk 2:33-35

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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’t know how to pray the Rosary — We will be glad to teach you.

Sandwiches eeded for the eedy
On September 18th, we will deliver sandwiches made at home by parishioners to St. Joseph’s Social Service Center, Elizabeth for the needy. Please contact Marie Russo at 908-918-0779 or Arlene Hluch at 908-604-6674 for details about how to make the sandwiches. Bring the sandwiches that you have made to Our Lady of Peace on Tuesday morning, September 18th from 7:00 to 8:45 a.m. sandwiches can be left in the Church vestibule nearest the Rectory. From 9:00—9:30 a.m. please bring your sandwiches to the Parish Hall Lobby. At 9:30 a.m., we leave to deliver the sandwiches to St. Joseph’s. Thank you very much!

Men’s Cornerstone Presents A ight of Reflection
Thursday, September 20th at 7:30 p.m. Parish Hall doors will open at 7:00 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Fr. Tom Blind Food and beverages will be provided. RSVP by September 18th to Dave Janazzo 973-3096667 or Paul Johnson 908-464-6592.

From the Catechetical Office

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. Application forms and Handbooks for the test as well as a listing of all Catholic High Schools and their admission requirements are available from: MCS at their Web site, or email and also at Catholic Elementary and High Schools in the Archdiocese of Newark. Questions or to obtain registration form, please call 1-888-921-2667 or visit

We would like to thank everyone who came forward as catechists; however, we still find ourselves in need of a fourth-grade catechist on Thursday afternoons.

The foundation for Sacrament preparation begins in first grade. If you have not yet registered, please contact our office.

Important dates
September 9 – Backpack Sunday September 16 – Catechist Commissioning and Familybased Orientation

Food Pantry Items of the Week

Our Food Pantry’s supplies of September 19-20 –Religious Ed. Sessions begin. Chunky soups, canned fruit, Mustard and mayo, cof- For information, details, or any questions you may fee, shampoo and dish detergent are very low. Those have, please contact our office. that share from our pantry truly appreciate the generosity of all those who donate to it.

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Welcoming Committee ews
As a parish, we will be welcoming the following new parishioners during the 9:00 a.m. Mass this Sunday, September 9, 2012. Carolyn Maglietta, Kevin and Anne McLane and family, Anthony and Rose Muauri and family, Brawlin Cardenas and Lizett Gonzalez and families and Steve and Jessica Wysocki, Michael and Paula Jordao and family, Kevin an Ludmila O’Marra and family, Katarlyna Tchoruenska and family, John and Katherine Romano, Irene Mitreuter, Felix and Giovanna Ponte and family, Artur and Alexandra Loureiro and family, Edward and Anne Marie Pier, Gary and Carolyn Koos, Steven and Nicole Castrovinci and family, Ralph and Katie Hallenborg and family, Michael and Jennifer Sheehan Please be sure to attend this mass and then come join us in the Parish Hall for coffee and goodies to celebrate the welcoming of our newest members.

ews from the Parish Library
The Parish Library has a special request. We are in need of a used file cabinet with a lock and key. Two or four drawers would be great. A donation would be very helpful to the operation of the library. To donate or if you have any questions contact: Vicki Lewandowski at 908-464-3211 or Remember the Parish Library is open when the Rectory is open.

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 A Gentle Reminder…. the New Providence Scholarship Fund and other New The deadline for bulletin articles and inserts is HIGH Providence Charities that the club supports. NOON on the MONDAY before the Sunday you want There will be door prizes and a silent auction. For the article/insert to appear. I will do my best to accom- tickets please call Rose at 908-665-0678 or Lucia at modate articles received after that time but your article 908-279-4574. Light refreshments will be served. may not appear until the following Sunday’s bulletin. Bring your favorite games or cards. See you there! Please email articles to: Thank you for your cooperation. Joanne M.

Bowlers eeded

The Knights of Columbus are looking for men and women to bowl this season at Plaza Lanes in Madison. Support Group for Parents Grieving The league bowls on Sundays, twice a month from 6:00—7:30 p.m., from September through early May. the Death of a Child This is a great way to meet new people and get out for The Office of Family Life Ministries of the Archdiocese fun and exercise. At the end of season banquet, teams of Newark sponsors two support groups for Parents and individuals are awarded cash prizes and we all enGrieving the Death of a Child. Groups meet each month joy a great evening out. The league is a handicap on the first Wednesday of each month at St. Thomas the league so you do NOT have to be a great bowler! Apostle Parish Center, 60 Boyd Ave., Bloomfield on the Please contact: Jerry Medina at third Monday of each month at St. Peter the Apostle or 973-635-8869 or contact Mark Seely at Parish Center, 445 Fifth Ave., Riveredge. or 908-590-2301. There is no preregistration and there is no fee. For fur- Everyone is welcome, you do not need to belong to the ther information, please contact the Office of Family Knights of Columbus—all you need to do is call or Life at 973-497-4327 or email write.


USCCB Nationwide Bulletin Insert Summer 2012


ately, the Church’s teaching on contraception has been getting a good deal of public attention in the media. This has naturally led to people asking questions, especially if this teaching is news to them. Even as Catholics, we may be struggling with questions of our own. It’s good and helpful for us to acknowledge and explore our questions. And it’s healthy for us to grapple with God the Father’s desire for our happiness. He understands our human nature—his Son became one of us (Jesus is true God and true man)! Jesus, through his Spirit of wisdom and knowledge, can handle the questions, struggles, or anxieties we bring to him (see Matthew 11:28). Blessed John Paul II, quoting the words of Christ, would often encourage us: “Do not be afraid!” We should never be afraid to pursue the truth. Maybe you’ve had some of the following questions, yourself: What does the Church teach about married love? What does this have to do with contraception? Does saying “yes” to children at the altar mean never using contraception? Are couples expected to leave their family size entirely to chance? What if a couple has a serious reason to avoid having a child? Is there really a difference between using contraception and practicing natural family planning? Can some methods of birth control cause an abortion? What does any of this have to do with my marriage? Consider that in marriage, spouses love not only through words, but through the actions and gestures of their bodies. In particular, the sexual act in marriage speaks of a total commitment to a future together—a future open to welcoming the gift of a child if so blessed and open to fruitful love and service to others. The Church’s teaching on marital sexuality is an invitation for husband and wife to enter more fully into communion with each other and with the blessed Trinity, the fount of life and love. The questions above, and others like them, are answered on a helpful new web page, Are we willing to consider the questions that live in our hearts? When the teachings of Christ are understood, embraced and practiced, they can radically change our lives for the better. Christ wants us to have life to the fullest. There is nothing like walking with him. No joy can be compared when we choose to follow him and live in his joy (see John 15:11). There has been much news lately about the Church’s teaching on contraception and sterilization. As Catholics, we may be asking thoughtful questions or struggling to understand this teaching. To learn more, or to see questions others have asked, visit


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: 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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Discovering Christ
Name(s): ________________________________________, ____________________________________________ Address: _________________________________________________________City, Zip___________________________ Email: Ph #: ____________________________________________________________ Parish__________________________ (home) _____________________________ Age: (Check only one please) О High School О 18 – 29 О 30 – 39 О 40 – 49 О 50 – 65 О 66+ (cell) ____________________________
Seating Preferences: О No preference О With my spouse, who is attending О Without my spouse, who is attending О With my friend, who is attending. Friend’s name______________________



Wanted and Needed Altar Servers
Students in the 4th Grade and above, come to learn more about serving at The Table of the Lord.
Fr. Bill and Ms. Church will hold a special meeting for all Our Lady of Peace Academy Students on Wednesday, Sept. 26th at 3:15 in the afternoon in the church. A special meeting for all our other students will be held on Oct. 3rd at 3:15 during Religious Education classes. All students who are members of the parish community are welcome.


Wanted and Needed High School Lectors
Our parish community is in need of new lectors and you can fill that need. You must to be a member of the parish who has been confirmed. Training will be provided. Fr. Bill and Ms. Tracey Vieira will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, Sept.26th at 7:30 p.m. in the youth room of the rectory. Come and See.


Youth Club News
You are invited to join the Junior (5th and 6th grade) or Middle School Youth Group (7th and 8th grade). There are booklets available at the tables in back of the church or in the rectory mail slots. The booklets describe the programs offered and activities planned. Come join in the fun!!! Middle School Youth Club (7th and 8th grade)
Friday, Sept 14th Get Acquainted Night (You may register at this time) 7:30 – 9:30 pm Come enjoy games and fun!!! Boys please bring a chilled drink and girls a snack or dessert. (No nuts due to allergies!!) Friday, Oct 5th 6:30 – 9:30 pm Corn Maze in Chester, NJ Must submit permission slip and payment by 9/30/11 Permission slip available in rectory mailslot.

Junior Youth Club (5th and 6th grade)
Sat. Sept 15th 7:00 – 9:00 pm Get Acquainted Night (You may register at this time) Come enjoy games and fun!!! Boys please bring a chilled drink and girls please bring a snack or dessert. (No nuts due to allergies!!) Corn Maze in Chester, NJ Must submit permission slip and payment by 9/30/11 Permission slips available in rectory mailslot.

Friday, Oct 5th 6:30 – 9:30 pm

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 908-508-0544 or Maureen Miller Junior/Middle School Youth Minister


Join Us for 6 Weeks of Fall Sharing! Signup Week End for Small Christian Communities. Saturday and Sunday September 15th & 16th after all masses.

Are you looking to enrich and renew your faith? Do you want to make some new friends? Do you want to be part of something very fulfilling? Then join one of our Small Christian Communities. We have groups for moms, dads, women, men, women and men together, young, old. You name it we have a group! Maybe you want to start your own group. Just let us know we can help. Sign-up cards will be in the back of the Church. Fill in your preferences & return to Rectory Any questions contact: Marty Ammenwerth at 464-3887


Catholic Community Bible Study
invites you to

Wisdom literature includes the books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, the Song of Solomon, Wisdom and Sirach.

Unlock an ancient treasure and find its current application.
Make new friends while committing a few hours a week to studying God’s Word. You don’t need any background. All the answers are in the Bible and Catechism. Benefits of this study: § § § § § In-depth Catholic Bible Study using both a Catholic Bible and the

Catechism of the Catholic Church
Teachings of the early Church Fathers, popes and saints Small groups for sharing and monthly socials for fellowship DVD talks by Bible scholars including Bishop Jan Liesen Long break in December

St. Teresa of Avila Parish Upper Memorial Hall
306 Morris Avenue, Summit, New Jersey 07901

Thursdays, 9:30 am (come at 9:15 for coffee/tea)—11:30 am Selected weeks Sept. 20, 2012 to May 16, 2013
For more information, please contact: Bonnie Brophy: 908-277-6578 or Maureen Srinivasa: 973-762-3656 or CUT HERE -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------




-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

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