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Masses for the Week

Saturday, December 1st 8:30 a.m. 6Weekly Memorial Mass 5:00 p.m. Marion Pencinger, req. The Aprill Family Sunday, December 2nd - First Sunday of Advent 7:30 a.m. Herbert McSherry, req. Mildred McSherry 9:00 a.m. Eileen Culleton, req. The Cronin Family 10:30 a.m. Dougie Rillo, req. the family 12:00 p.m. Elise Savage, req. Michael and Paula Savage Monday, December 3rd 7:00 a.m. For the People of the Parish and all their intentions 12:10 p.m. Raymond Prendeville, req. Eileen and Ray Bradant Tuesday, December 4th 7:00 a.m. Timothy Viclocky, req. The Boyd Family 12:10 p.m. William French, req. The Thursday Ladies SCC Prayer Group Wednesday, December 5th 7:00 a.m. Antionino LoPresti, req. Mario and Kristy LoPresti 12:10 p.m. Marie Mazzuco, req. Dolores and Patrick Annelli Thursday, December 6th 7:00 a.m. Keith Amato, req. The Our Lady of Peace Catechetical Office Staff 12:10 p.m. For the deceased members of the Torrens Family, req. The Felezzola Family Friday, December 7th 7:00 a.m. Keith Amato, req. The Lucid Family 11:00 a.m. For the Intentions of the Families and Staff of The Academy of Our Lady of Peace 12:10 p.m. Rose Russo, req. Bernie and Margie McGhee Saturday, December 8th 8:30 a.m. Weekly Memorial Mass 5:00 p.m. For the deceased members of the McIntyre and Capone Families, req. the family Sunday, December 9th - Second Sunday of Advent 7:30 a.m. Tom Hoban, req. The Woodard Family 9:00 a.m. Marion Seripco, req. The Marchetta Family 10:30 a.m. Ted Piotrowicz, req. Carol Skrocki 12:00 p.m. Angela Gaudette, req. her husband Edward

Calendar of Parish Activities Week of December 2, 2012

Saturday, December 1st 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Annual Christmas Wreath, Plant and Bake Sale, Entire Parish Hall / Kitchen 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CYO Basketball, Gym Sunday, December 2nd 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Annual Christmas Wreath, Plant and Bake Sale, Entire Parish Hall / Kitchen 9:00 a.m. First Eucharist Preparation Mass Sacred Scripture, Church 10:30 a.m. First Eucharist Preparation Mass Sacred Scripture, Church 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. CYO Basketball, Gym 6:00 p.m. HS Youth Mass, Church 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. HS Youth Ministry Dinner, Entire Parish Hall / Kitchen Monday, December 3rd 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. OLP Gym Time, Gym 5:00 - 9:30 p.m. CYO Basketball, Gym 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Rosary Altar Society Christmas Party, Entire Parish Hall / Kitchen 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Miraculous Medal Novena, Church Tuesday, December 4th 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. A of OLP Gym Time, Gym 6:30 p.m. A of OLP Webelos Scout Den Meeting, Cafeteria 6:45 - 9:15 p.m. Discovering Christ Meeting, Entire Parish Hall / Kitchen Wednesday, December 5th 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. Religious Ed. Classes for Grades K6, School /Gym / Entire Parish Hall 7:15 - 8:30 p.m. Religious Ed. Classes for Grades 7 - 8, School / Gym / Entire Parish Hall Thursday, December 6th 12:00 - 2:30 p.m. Ladies SCC Prayer Group, Parish Hall A 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Holy Hour of Reparation, Church 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. Religious Ed. Classes for Grades K6, School /Gym / Entire Parish Hall 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. CYO Basketball, Gym Friday, December 7th 12:30 p.m. A of OLP Early Dismissal 12:30 - 9:00 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration which concludes with a Holy Hour at 8:00 p.m. 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. A of OLP Gym Time, Gym 5:00 - 9:30 p.m. CYO Basketball, Gym Saturday, December 8th 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. CYO Basketball, Gym 4:00 - 7:30 p.m. Confirmation Preparation 2nd Year, Advent Gathering Gym / Kitchen / Entire Parish Hall / Church Second Collection for the Retired Religious during the 5:00 p.m. Mass Sunday, December 9th Second Collection for the Retired Religious during each Sunday Mass 10:00 - 12:00 p.m. K of C sponsored Childrens Christmas Party 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. CYO Basketball, Gym 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. AfterShock High School Youth Ministry, Parish Hall / Kitchen / Gym

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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: Sr. Josephine Marie Dakota Temple James Nasto Walter Rutzler Julianna Edel and seven special intentions Muriel Quinto Joan Kelaher

Let us also pray for the men and women who are serving in our military in particular those who are from our parish: CPT Tom Sullivan, ArmyKuwait 2LT. John Truppa, Army Please remember our dearly departed who have passed away recently especially Barbara Smythe, Rose DiBenedetto and Eileen Doyle 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 December 2nd
First Sunday of Advent Jer 33:14-16; 1 Thes 3:12 4:2; Lk 21:25-28, 34-36 Monday Is 2:1-5; Mt 8:5-11 Tuesday Is 11:1-10; Lk 10:21-24 Wednesday Is 25:6-10a; Mt 15:29-37 Thursday Is 26:1-6; Mt 7:21, 24-27 First Friday Is 29:17-24; Mt 9:27-31 Saturday Gn 3:9-15, 20; Eph 1:3-6, 11-12; Lk 1:26-38

Give Yourself a Spiritual Gift First Friday Adoration on December 7th

On First Friday, December 7th, Eucharistic Adoration will be held in the church Starting after the 12:10 p.m. Mass and concluding with Holy Hour from 8:009:00 p.m. Bring your own prayer book, read the Bible, silently pray the rosary, or just sit and relax and enjoy the sweet peace that comes from simply being in the Presence of God. All are welcome. Why not ask a member of the family or a friend to come with you? Thank you for signing the attendance book which will be placed on the table at the entrance of the church closest to the rectory.

ational Childrens Memorial Day

and Sixteenth Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting
Sunday, December 9, 2012
By Senate resolution and a bill introduced to Congress, the second Sunday in December has been set aside as National Childrens Memorial Day and annual Worldwide Candle Lighting. The Sixteenth Annual Candle Lighting will take place this year on December 9th. At 7:00 p.m. in every zone, candles will be lighted in memory of all children who have died, creating a wave of light that will encircle the earth and create a virtual 24 hour memorial. The memorial candles are inexpensive and can be obtained locally. Please observe safety precautions for the lighting of candles in the home.

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WELCOME TO ALL THOSE WHO WERE BAPTIZED DURI G THE MO TH OF OVEMBER, 2012 Michael Louis Gigliotti Beatrice Ann Ocena Hannah Claire Reynolds athaniel Wesley Robinson Ryan Gabriel Screnci 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.

Altar Memorials
for the Month of December, 2012
The Sanctuary Candle is in memory of Vincenzo and Vincenza Mizzoni The Altar Candles are in memory of Guido Torsiello The Altar Wines are in memory of Julia ell The Altar Breads are in memory of icholas Maluso

Pizza with the Bishop

High School, college age and young adult men are invited to have Pizza with the Bishop on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Bishop Manuel A. Cruz of Union County, will be present at St. Bartholomews 2032 Westfield Ave., Scotch Plains, NJ 07076.

Food Pantry Items of the Week

Our Food Pantrys supplies of ketchup, mayonnaise and shampoo are low. Your donations are truly appreciated by the families who share from our Pantry.

Saint Helens Young Adult Group

St Helens Parish Center, Westfield, NJ 7:30 p.m.
Young adults, please join us for our Advent Faith Sharing each Sunday night after the 6:30 p.m. Mass. We gather to reflect and share our faith. There is no commitment to come every week drop by when you can! For more information, please email

Turkey Drive Update

Thanks to your generous support OLP collected 103 turkeys that were distributed to the Community Service Association of New Providence and to St. Joseph Social Service Center in Elizabeth. A special thanks is given to the 8th grade Confirmation students and parishioners who assisted in this effort: Liam Carney, Jessica Carbal, Nick Venegas, Amanda Johnson, Jordan Detlet, Timothy Skibik, Michael Raleigh and Marlene Hluch.

Volunteers eeded Giving Tree Project

St. Josephs Social Service Center in Elizabeth, is in great need of volunteers to help sort and pack gifts at Cornell Hall of St. Marys Church (Divine Mercy Parish) at 232 Central Ave., Rahway, NJ. Wednesday, December 5th to Monday December 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Please call Marie Russo at 908472-3870 with the date and time you can volunteer. Thank you in advance.

Womans Club Cookie Collection for those in eed

The Woman's Club of New Providence is having their annual cookie and candy distribution for the needy on December 10th, 2012, at the New Providence Senior Center located on 4th Street off Livingston Ave. We will be filling decorated containers with homemade cookies from 12:30 until 4:00 p.m. and we are requesting your assistance in baking cookies for this project. And if you could also spare some time that day, we would welcome your help. Please do not bring cookies with nuts.

TRI-PARISH EMERGENCY RELIEF November 11 through December 22, 2012

We are working with our neighboring Catholic parishes, St. Teresas in Summit and Little Flower in Berkeley Heights, to provide assistance to the people of Highlands, NJ, who were devastated by Hurricane Sandy. All donated items will be brought directly to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, St. Agnes Church, and Mother Teresa Regional School in Highlands for distribution. The following items are requested: Non-Perishable Food and Paper Products Cleaning Supplies Lysol, Bleach, Sponges, Rubber Gloves, Febreeze, Respirator Masks, Mops, Buckets Tools Batteries, Flashlights, Spackle, Tape for Spackling, Paint Brushes, Electric Screwdrivers Specific Clothing Needs (New Items Only) Long Johns Work Gloves Scarves Hats Underwear Socks Mens Boxers Winter Gloves Mens Work Boots (New or Used) Baby/Small Childrens Clothes & Items

No other clothing, blankets, or stuffed animals, please!

Volunteers Licensed Electricians Volunteers to clean up, sort, and distribute items at OLPH Distribution Center. Call Little Flower Parish for more information: (908)464-1585 Gift Cards* The Home Depot Shop-Rite Stop-n-Shop

Sears Target Lowes

Foodtown A&P

Boxes will be placed in each of the entranceways of the Church to collect all donations with the exception of gift cards* which should be brought to the rectory.

Rosary Altar Society Poinsettia & Wreath Sale

December 1st 8:00 am 6:30 pm December 2nd 8:00 am 1:30 pm We will have the following items: Poinsettias (Many sizes) Wreathes (Plain & Decorated) Grave Blankets Kissing Balls Christmas Cacti Baked Goods And many other items!



50/50 Raffle Form (Please Print) Return this form to either the rectory or place in the Sunday collection baskets. Make all checks payable to Our Lady of Peace Church. Mark envelope for December raffle or Attention Debbie/Kim Johnston. Please print the name or names you would like to appear on ticket.

Name: ___________________________________________

Address: __________________________________________

Telephone Number: _________________________________

Number of Tickets: __________________________________

Amount Enclosed: ___________________________________

Please check one: Pick-up in Rectory: _________ Stub mailed to address above: _______ If you have any questions concerning the raffle please call Debbie or Kim Johnston at (908) 464-1591.

Join us for a Holly Jolly Childrens Christmas Party!

Crafts, Food & Fun for Everyone!

(Kids of all ages welcome)

Sunday, December 9th 10:00 am 12:00 Our Lady of Peace Parish Hall
Admission: Non-Perishable Food for the Food Pantry
Sponsored by Knights of Columbus / Summit 783

Contact Chris Reece: or (908) 665-0822


December Youth Club News

Middle School Youth Club (7th and 8th grade)
Fri., 12/14/12 7:30 9:30 p.m. Movie Night Parish Hall Only We will be watching ???? Also, boys bring a chilled drink and girls bring a package of your favorite candy. Remember No Nuts due to allergies. Popcorn will be provided. Please support the Pajama Program see below.

***SAVE THE DATE*** 2/1/13 to 2/2/13 is our Middle School Youth Club Overnight Retreat. There will be games, pizza, movie, friends and lots of fun!!! Dont miss it! The
retreat brochures for sign-up are in the rectory mail slot. The deadline to register is Jan. 20th. In the past we have been able to extend the deadline. Because of the planning involved in this activity, we cannot and will not accept any registrations after Jan. 20th.

Junior Youth Club (5th and 6th grade)

Sat., 12/15/12 Movie Night We will be watching ??? 7:00 9:00 p.m.

Come in your pajamas and bring a sleeping bag and/or pillow. Also, boys bring a chilled drink and girls bring a package of your favorite candy. Remember No Nuts due to allergies. Popcorn will be provided. Please support the Pajama Program see below.

***I would like to thank everyone that participated in Operation Christmas Child. It was with pride and joy that I delivered a car load of boxes to the drop off site on Nov. 18th.*** Pajama Program The Pajama program provides comfort and love in the way of new pajamas and books to children-in-need and children waiting for a permanent home. By providing pajamas and books, they help to create a warm and nurturing bedtime environment to vulnerable youngsters living under difficult circumstances. The Junior/Middle School Youth club will be collecting new pajamas and books to be donated to the Pajama Program. If you would like to help, please drop off your donations at the rectory from December 7th to December 16th. If you have any questions, you can go to If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 908-508-0544 or Maureen Miller, Junior/Middle School Youth Minister


Community Service Association (CSA) of New Providence Christmas Giving Tree

Sponsored by: Religious Education Program

Celebrate the Season of Advent by giving to those less fortunate.

The Giving Tree will be in the main entrance of the church beginning the weekend of December 1, 2012. Give thanks to God for all your blessings by taking an ornament from the tree and buying a gift for a person in need. Please bring your gift to the OLP gym on December 5/6 or 12/13. The gift should be in a Christmas bag with the ornament attached. Drop off hours are during the Religious Ed Program Wednesday and Thursday afternoons between 3:30 and 4:45 p.m. and Wednesday evenings from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Gift may be brought to the rectory no later than Thursday, December 13. God will bless you abundantly! If you have any questions, please contact the Parish Catechetical Office at (908) 464-8156.


The Academy of Our Lady of Peace


A Night of Carols
To Benefit the Victims of Hurricane Sandy
(Please bring a warm item of clothing, such as, hats, gloves, long johns, etc.)

Renew your Christmas spirit as we give joy and comfort to those who are struggling. Join family and friends in song as we celebrate the birth of our Lord. Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 7:30pm Our Lady of Peace Church