December 9, 2012
OUR LADY OF PEACE CHURCH
Masses for the Week
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 Monday, December 10th 7:00 a.m. For the People of the Parish and all their intentions 12:10 p.m. Thomas A. McHugh Jr., req. Eileen McHugh Tuesday, December 11th 7:00 a.m. Matteo Apicella, req. Paula and Michael Savage 12:10 p.m. Billie and Bill Kirchner, req. the family Wednesday, December 12th 7:00 a.m. Doris Mahoney, req. Louis and Eileen Rinaldi 12:10 p.m. Thomas E. Reilly, req. The Reilly Family Thursday, December 13th 7:00 a.m. Robert Merrigan, req. Fr. Bill 12:10 p.m. Frank Vicenoese Jr., req. Dolores and Patrick Annelli Friday, December 14th 7:00 a.m. Raffaella Feoli, req. Mike and Norma Iannella 12:10 p.m. Raymond Prendeville, req. Helen Picone Saturday, December 15th 8:30 a.m. Weekly Memorial Mass 5:00 p.m. John Cullen and John McTernon, req. The Cullen Family Sunday, December 16th - Third Sunday of Advent 7:30 a.m. Carman Carone, req. his family 9:00 a.m. William F. Borke, req. Louisa and Fred Sorino 10:30 a.m. Helen and Ed Doran, req. The Doran Family 12:00 p.m. Frank E. Simone, req. his wife
Calendar of Parish Activities Week of December 9, 2012
Saturday, December 8th Second Collection for the Retired Religious at he 5:00 p.m. Mass Sunday, December 9th Second Collection for the Retired Religious at each Sunday Mass 10:00 - 12:00 p.m. K of C sponsored Children’s 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 Monday, December 10th 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. OLP Gym Time, Gym 5:00 - 9:30 p.m. CYO Basketball, Gym 7:00—10:00 p.m. High School Youth Ministry, Entire Parish Hall / Kitchen / Gym 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Miraculous Medal Novena, Church 7:30 p.m. NP Round Table—Adult Scout Leaders Meeting, Pope John Paul Room 7:30 p.m. OLP Adult Scout Leaders Meeting, Rectory Counting Room Tuesday, December 11th 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. A of OLP Gym Time, Gym 7:30 p.m The A of OLP Christmas Concert, Gym / Kitchen / Entire Parish Hall Wednesday, December 12th 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. Religious Ed. Classes for Grades K - 6, 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 13th 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Holy Hour of Reparation, Church 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. Religious Ed. Classes for Grades K - 6, School / Gym / Entire Parish Hall 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. CYO Basketball, Gym Friday, December 14th 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. A of OLP Gym Time, Gym 5:00 - 9:30 p.m. CYO Basketball, Gym 6:45 p.m. Boy Scout Pack 99 Meeting, Cafeteria 7:30—9:30 p.m. MS Youth Club Movie Night + Donations to Pajama Program, Entire Parish Hall Saturday, December 15th 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. CYO Basketball, Gym 7:00—9:00 p.m. JR Youth Club Movie Night + Donations to Pajama Program, Entire Parish Hall Sunday, December 16th 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. CYO Basketball, Gym 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. High School Youth Ministry Christmas Party, Parish Hall / Kitchen / Gym 7:30 p.m. A ight of Carols presented by the A of OLP, Church
December 9, 2012
OUR LADY OF PEACE CHURCH
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 Brian Mansfield Muriel Quinto Joan Kelaher 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: CPT Tom Sullivan, Army—Kuwait 2LT. John Truppa, Army Please remember our dearly departed who have passed away recently especially Kenneth Wecht Sr. and John Collins 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.
ational Children’s Memorial Day
for the Week of December 9th
Second Sunday of Advent Bar 5:1-9; Phil 1:4-6, 8-11; Lk 3:1-6 Monday Is 35:1-10; Lk 5:17-26 Tuesday Is 40:1-11; Mt 18:12-14 Wednesday Zec 2:14-17 or Rv 11:19a, 12:1-6a, 10ab; Lk 1:26-38 or Lk 1:39-47 Thursday Is 41:13-20; Mt 11:11-15 Friday Is 48:17-19; Mt 11:16-19 Saturday Sir 48:1-4, 9-11; Mt 17:9a, 10-13
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 Children’s 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.
Christmas wafers, unleavened layers with nativity pictures pressed into them, are now available at the rectory. In the packet with the wafers are informational sheets describing their history as well as possible prayers and devotional ceremonies that may be incorporated into your Christmas celebration. Traditions involving the wafers are particular to the individual families who follow them. Prayers are said and songs may be sung. It is a time of unity, love and sharing with those gathered around the table at Christmas.
December 9, 2012
OUR LADY OF PEACE CHURCH
The Academy's Panther Power Robotics Team Moves on to States!
On Saturday, November 17th, the Academy Robotics Team competed in the F.I.R.S.T. Lego Leagues Regional Competition at Clifton High School. The Panther Power Team went up against 33 other teams and won first place for their Project, Presentation and Innovative Solution and second place overall. This year, students researched the theme of “Senior Solutions.” After interviewing seniors, teams needed to recognize a problem that the elderly face on a daily basis. After adopting a Senior Partner from the Parish, the Team solved her problem! Not being able to open pill bottles due to Arthritis in the hands. Their design of a simple Pill Bottle opener and their “Caps Off” presentation won them the opportunity to continue on as they go up against the top 48 FLL Teams in the State competition on December 8th. Best wishes Panther Power Robotics!
100% Pure Peanut Brittle
made with Love by the Knights of Columbus Summit Council #783 from the Hammeke Family Recipe
$12.00 per one pound box
Purchase your Peanut Brittle at the Rectory Office while supplies last!! All proceeds will benefit local K of C charities.
Woman’s 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.
Food Pantry Items of the Week
Our Food Pantry’s supplies of tea, Rice-A-Roni and canned carrots are low. Your donations are truly appreciated by the families who share from our Pantry.
Volunteers eeded Giving Tree Project
St. Joseph’s Social Service Center in Elizabeth, is in great need of volunteers to help sort and pack gifts at Cornell Hall of St. Mary’s 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 908-472-3870 with the date and time you can volunteer. Thank you in advance.
Sandwiches Donation eeded for St. Joseph’s in Elizabeth
On Tuesday, December 18th, we will deliver sandwiches made at home by Our Lady of Peace parishioners to St. Joseph’s Social Service Center. The sandwiches will be used in various community outreach programs. If you have any questions about how to make and package the sandwiches or you’d like to be put on our monthly reminder call list, please call Marie Russo at 908 918 0779 or Arlene Hluch at 908 604 6674. Bring the sandwiches to Our Lady of Peace on the Tuesday morning: From 7:00 a.m. 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 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., sandwiches should be brought to the lobby of the Parish Hall. At 9:30 a.m. sharp, we leave for St. Joseph’s!
Volunteers eeded for Runnels Specialized Hospital
The Volunteer Guild of Runnels Hospital is in need of help manning the coffee shop. Staff, visitors, and residents enjoy the opportunity to socialize while enjoying a cup of coffee and a snack. There is no cooking involved, the menu is limited to hot drinks, rolls and pastries. Advent is a great time to think about how we can give back to the community. Many patients and residents from the New Providence and Berkeley Heights area are at Runnels. Please contact Mark Seely at 908-464-4109 if you would like details.
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
TRI-PARISH HURRICANE RELIEF
We are working with our neighboring Catholic parishes, St. Teresa’s 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 Coffee, Tea, Sugar Packets, Tissues
No more toiletries except for tissues, please!
Cleaning Supplies Lysol, Bleach, Sponges, Rubber Gloves, Febreeze, Respirator Masks, Mops, Buckets Tools Spackle, Tape for Spackling, Paint Brushes, Electric Screwdrivers
No more batteries or flashlights, please!
Other Needs (New Items Only) Long Johns Work Gloves Sheet Sets Towels Men’s Boxers Tissues Men’s Work Boots (New or Used)
No other clothing, blankets, quilts, or stuffed animals, please!
Volunteers Needed • Drivers to bring donated items to the OLPH Distribution Center in Highlands. • Volunteers to clean up, sort, and distribute items at Distribution Center. • Licensed Electricians. Call Little Flower Parish for more information: (908)464-1585 Gift Cards* The Home Depot Shop-Rite
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.
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!!! Don’t 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 www.pajamaprogram.org If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 908-508-0544 or email@example.com Maureen Miller, Junior/Middle School Youth Minister
High School Youth Ministry
Sunday, December 16th 7:00-9:00pm
All 9th—12th graders are invited to join us in the Parish Hall for dinner, contests for prizes, and much more! Hope to see you there. Kindly RSVP to Tracey at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our Facebook page—
“OLP Youth Ministry/ We Rock”
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.