December 16, 2012
OUR LADY OF PEACE CHURCH
Masses for the Week
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 Monday, December 17th 7:00 a.m. For the People of the Parish and all their intentions 12:10 p.m. Anne Morissey, req. John and Cynthia Kirchner Tuesday, December 18th 7:00 a.m. Barbara Burrows, req. Thomas Cahill 12:10 p.m. Mary and Stephen Bobal, req. their children Wednesday, December 19th 7:00 a.m. Philip Connor, req. his wife Evelyn 12:10 p.m. Nicholas A. Grycock, req. The Leslie Family Thursday, December 20th 7:00 a.m. Frank Sommo Sr., req. his wife and family 12:10 p.m. Kathy Howland, req. The Ventura Family Friday, December 21st 7:00 a.m. Herbert McSherry, req. Mildred McSherry 12:10 p.m. Deceased Members of the De Rose Family, req. The Felezzola Family Saturday, December 22nd 8:30 a.m. Weekly Memorial Mass 5:00 p.m. Robin Lawrie, req. The Aprill Family Sunday, December 23rd Fourth Sunday of Advent 7:30 a.m. Sherrie DeAlverez Murphy, req. her family 9:00 a.m. Martin and Helen Dragos, req. the family 10:30 a.m. Lorraine Barbaglia, req. The Ventura Family 12:00 p.m. George R. Buttery, req. Marjore Buttery
Calendar of Parish Activities Week of December 16, 2012
Saturday, December 15th 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 Blessing of the Nativity Sets 7:30 p.m. A ight of Carols presented by the A of OLP, Church Monday, December 17th 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, Gym/ Kitchen / Entire Parish Hall 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Miraculous Medal Novena, Church Confessions following the Novena until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 18th 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Sandwiches for St. Joseph’s Social Service Center, Elizabeth, Parish Hall Lobby 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. A of OLP Gym Time, Gym 5:00 - 9:30 p.m. CYO Basketball, Gym 6:45 - 8:30 p.m. Follow Up to Discovering Christ, Entire Parish Hall 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. A of OLP Webelos Den Meeting, Cafeteria Wednesday, December 19th o Religious Education Classes Today Thursday, December 20th 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Holy Hour of Reparation, Church o Religious Education Classes Today 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. CYO Basketball, Gym Friday, December 21st 12:30 p.m. A of OLP early dismissal for Christmas recess o Aftercare Today 5:00 - 9:30 p.m. CYO Basketball, Gym Saturday, December 22nd 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CYO Basketball, Gym Sunday, December 23rd 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. CYO Basketball, Gym
December 16, 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 Julianna Edel Brian Mansfield Walter Rutzler Joan Kelaher Elizabeth Souren Muriel Quinto James Nasto eight 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. 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.
for the Week of December 16th
Third Sunday of Advent Zep 3:14-18a; Phil 4:4-7; Lk 3:10-18 Monday Gn 49:2, 8-10; Mt 1:1-17 Tuesday Jer 23:5-8; Mt 1:18-25 Wednesday Jgs 13:2-7, 24-25a; Lk 1:5-25 Thursday Is 7:10-14; Lk 1:26-38 Friday Sg 2:8-14 or Zep 3:14-18a; Lk 1:39-45 Saturday 1 Sm 1:24-28; Lk 1:46-56
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.
A ote of Thanks
Dear Fr. Mahon, On behalf of The Little Sisters of the Poor and the Residents of Saint Joseph’s Home for the Elderly, I would like to thank you and your parishioners for the generous parish donation in the amount of $5,127.15 in response to our recent door Collection at Our Lady of Peace Church. The Constitution of the Little Sister lays down that “We will make charity the soul of our conduct not an obligation, but charity”. If this is true for the Little Sisters, then surly this should apply to all Christians in their relations with others. Every event and person in our lives present an opportunity for us to transcend ourselves. The Little Sisters of the Poor and our Residents appreciate the friendship and support of you and your parish community in the Little Sisters mission to serve the elderly. Please be assured that we will keep you and your parishioners in our prayers Gratefully yours, Sr. Cecilia L.S.P.
December 16, 2012
OUR LADY OF PEACE CHURCH
News from The Parish Library
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Are you a baptized Catholic who never received the sacraments of first Eucharist and/or Confirmation? Are you a baptized non-Catholic Christian? The following DVDs have been placed on the Were you never baptized? Are you, or is an adult Display Table in the Thomas More Room: you know, interested in learning about the Catholic The Christmas Blessing (Featured Films for Famifaith? A new session of the RCIA will begin at Our lies), The Nativity Story, The Bells of St. Mary’s, Booky and the Secret Santa ( Featured Films for Fami- Lady of Peace in January, and we invite you to take the next steps in your faith journey by meeting the lies), Millions, October Baby, and The Way. Borrowing is simple, write your name and phone # RCIA Team to explore new possibilities. Call Fr. on the card attached to the DVD. Place it in the box Tom Blind at 908-464-7600, ext. 112, for further near the bulletin board. information. The Parish Library is open when the Rectory is open. Grow closer to Christ during the Christmas season by visiting the Parish Library to select a book, video or audio cassette for yourself and your family.
Thank you very much!
Food Pantry Message for this Week
We are extremely grateful for your donations to our Food Pantry during the year. Advent is the perfect season to give you the gift of a little more time to reflect on the upcoming miracle of Christmas and not to ask for particular grocery items.
We truly appreciate the work that Adam Smith and his crew did for the Parish a few weeks ago. They cut, the large fallen pine tree that lay on the front lawn of the church after Sandy, into manageable and neat pieces. God bless your efforts and we are very grateful.
The Junior and Middle School Youth Clubs have been collecting Pajamas and books to provide comfort and love to children in need and children waitOn Tuesday, December 18th, we will deliver sandwiches made at home by Our Lady of Peace parishion- ing for a permanent home. All donated items should be brought to the rectory no later then Monday, ers to St. Joseph’s Social Service Center. The sandDecember 17th. NPThank you for your kindness. wiches will be used in various community outreach programs. High School Youth Ministry If you have any questions about how to make and Christmas Party package the sandwiches or you’d like to be put on our monthly reminder call list, please call Marie Russo at This Sunday, December 16th 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 908-918-0779 or Arlene Hluch at 908-604-6674. All 9th—12th graders are invited to join in the Parish Bring the sandwiches to Our Lady of Peace on the Hall for dinner, contests for prizes, and much much Tuesday morning: From 7:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., sandmore. wiches can be left in the vestibule of the church on the Kindly RSVP to Tracey at email@example.com or go side closest to the Rectory. From 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 to our Facebook page - ”OLP Youth Ministry! We a.m., sandwiches should be brought to the lobby of the Rock” Parish Hall. At 9:30 a.m. sharp, we leave for Eliza-
Sandwiches Donation eeded for St. Joseph’s in Elizabeth
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.