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Masses for the Week
Saturday, February 2nd 8:30 a.m. Weekly Memorial Mass 5:00 p.m. Mary J. Mahon, req. Evelyn O’Donohue Sunday, February 3rd Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 7:30 a.m. Mary J. Mahon, req. Cathy and Dave Kronen 9:00 a.m. Sr. Julitta Heinen, req. The Mitreuter Family 10:30 a.m. Mary and Charles Hanley, req. Dot and Bill Hagemann 12:00 p.m. Mary and Michael Celebre, req. Judy and Fred Cowburn Monday, February 4th 7:00 a.m. For the People of the Parish and all their intentions 12:10 p.m. Herbert Kropfl, req. Teresa and Walter and family Tuesday, February 5th 7:00 a.m. Rosemarie Cucco, req. Bill Cucco 12:10 p.m. Frank and Mary Caruso, req. Dolores and Patrick Annelli Wednesday, February 6th 7:00 a.m. Warren Jenning, req. Lisa McCrea 12:10 p.m. Mary J. Mahon, req. Eileen Kufta Thursday, February 7th 7:00 a.m. Jack Fennimore, req. Lisa McCrea 12:10 p.m. Peter P. Maggi, req. The Conte Family Friday, February 8th 7:00 a.m. Addolorata Lombardi, req. Rosario and Lucy Cifelli 12:10 p.m. Jeanette Keyser, req. The Palmieri Family Saturday, February 9th 8:30 a.m. Weekly Memorial Mass 5:00 p.m. Philomena Zotti, req. Dolores Felezzola Sunday, February 10th Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time 7:30 a.m. Ralph Wager, req. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Zimmerman 9:00 a.m. Iole Bergesio, req. Danny and Marisa Ferrara 10:30 a.m. Mary Jane Mahon, req. Sue Pocaro 12:00 p.m. Sr. Julitta Heinen, req. Ann Fahey

Calendar of Parish Activities Week of February 3, 2013
Saturday, February 2nd 4:00- 6:00 p.m. 8th Grade Confirmation Candidates Rite of Promise, Gym / Church Sunday, February 3rd 9:00 a.m. Scout Sunday Celebrated at Our Lady of Peace, Church 10:00 a.m. Welcome Coffee And…. Entire Parish Hall / Kitchen 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. CYO Basketball, Gym Monday, February 4th 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. A of OLP Gym Time, Gym 5:00 - 9:30 p.m. CYO Basketball, Gym 7:30 p.m. Rosary Altar Society Meeting, Entire Parish Hall / Kitchen 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Miraculous Medal Novena, Church Tuesday, February 5th 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. A of OLP Gym Time, Gym 5:00 - 9:30 p.m. CYO Basketball, Gym 6:30 p.m. A of OLP Webelos Den Meeting, Cafeteria 6:45 - 9:15 p.m. Discovering Christ, Entire Parish Hall / Kitchen 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. A of OLP H.S.A. Board Meeting, Teachers’ Lounge Wednesday, February 6th 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. SCC Ladies Prayer Group, Parish Hall A 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, February 7th 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 / Entire Parish Hall / Gym 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. CYO Basketball, Gym Friday, February 8th 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. A of OLP Gym Time, Gym 5:00 - 9:30 p.m. CYO Basketball, Gym Saturday, February 9th 10:00 - 2:30 p.m. CYO Basketball, Gym 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. First Reconciliation, Church 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CYO Basketball, Gym 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon Market Street Mission Clothing Collection, Cafeteria 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Jr. Youth Group Gathering Valentine’s Day Theme, Entire Parish Hall / Kitchen / Gym Sunday, February 10th 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. First Eucharist Preparation Mass #4 Inscription Rite, Church 10:30 a.m. Installation of New Lectors, Church 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. CYO Basketball, Gym 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Baptisms, Church 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. AfterShock HS Youth Ministry, Entire 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: Brian Mansfield Margaret Patterson Dorothy Orzech John Wirtz Elizabeth Souren Mary Klech Herman F. Larsen & Family nine special intentions Elaine Nordstrom Brooke Healey Diane Damilio

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 Dominick Rosato and Simon Innaccone Sr. 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 February 3, 2013
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Jer 1:4-5, 17-19; 1 Cor 12:31 13:13 or 13:4-13; Lk 4:21-30 Monday Heb 11:32-40; Mk 5:1-20 Tuesday Heb 12:1-4; Mk 5:21-43 Wednesday Heb 12:4-7, 11-15; Mk 6:1-6 Thursday Heb 12:18-19, 21-24; Mk 6:7-13 Friday Heb 13:1-8; Mk 6:14-29 Saturday Heb 13:15-17, 20-21; Mk 6:30-34

Steward Reflection: Resolutions
Each year, people throughout the world make New Year’s resolutions. For many, these resolutions are short lived and quickly forgotten. At our Baptism and Confirmation, we made New Life resolutions. Our baptismal promises are lifelong commitments to Jesus and the church. We recognize that all that we possess comes from God. We are God’s stewards. We have been empowered to manage the abundant gifts that we have received. As “good Stewards,” it is our responsibility to give back a portion of the time, talent and treasure we receive from our generous and loving God. Let us recommit ourselves to the Lord by taking the time to plan. Let us make stewardship of time and talent part of our lifestyle, and stewardship of treasure part of our budget. “Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (Corinthians 9:7)

Stewardship Appeal Update
Follow-up letters from Fr. Bill will be mailed to all households from whom we have not yet received a response to our Stewardship Appeal. Please respond as soon as you are able by placing your intention cared in the collection basket.

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EW LECTORS TO BE I STALLED
On Sunday, February 10 at the 10:30 a.m. Mass four new lectors will be officially installed by our Pastor Fr. Bill. The are: Justin Crescione, Kelly Donahue, Katie Mercanti and Zofia Monczki They are young and will give new energy to a very important Ministry in the service of church and parish: Proclaiming God’s Word to the people. Most OLP lectors have been serving for many years It would be desirable to have replacements available for those wishing to retire or unable to continue serving for other reasons. We extend a warm welcome to the new lectors and give special thanks to those who have been faithful in their commitment to this day. We ask anyone interested in this ministry and seeking a deeper understanding of Scriptures to leave name phone number and/or email address at the Rectory. They will be contacted, given more information and offered appropriate training. Thanks you and God bless!

Archbishops Annual Appeal Making a Difference
Individuals and families living with disabilities, particularly developmental disabilities, often feel at the margins of parish life. They also typically are additional struggles concerning their relationship with God, world , church and school systems. The Archdiocesan Department of Pastoral Ministry with Persons with Disabilities works to build structures of support at the parish level to address this special group. The department seeks to affirm the Baptism of people with disabilities, acknowledge their call to participate in the Life and mission of the Church, to the extent that each person desires and is able. This includes catechesis and faith formation, the sacramental life of the church, evangelization, outreach and pastoral ministry. Last year, with the help of this department, 112 parishes in the Archdiocese offered catechesis for individuals with disabilities. It also promotes faith based support for mothers and fathers. Inclusive Family Masses and has worked directly and indirectly with more than 500 families over the past few years. Thank you for your support of the Archbishop’s annual appeal, which helps bring to reality the experience of welcome and affirmation for individuals and families living with disabilities in the Archdiocese of Newark.

RE-EMPLOYME T SEMI AR BEGI S
Monday, February 4, 2013 - 7:30 p.m. PROVIDE CE U ITED METHODIST CHURCH 1441 SPRINGFIELD AVE. OFFICE 908-464-5535
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The second topic of the eight meetings is: How to Communicate Your Value P-A-R Workshop Bring a pencil, pad and an open mind. Your instructor will be Lloyd L. Feinstein.

IT’S OT TOO LATE!

You can still join one of the small groups that meet once each week for six weeks during Lent, beginning Rosary Altar Society -Upcoming Events mid-February, to pray, reflect upon Scripture, share February 3rd – 10:30 am Rosary Mass faith, offer mutual support, and socialize. This is wonPlease join us and pray the Rosary after Mass derful preparation for the Easter season. If you are February 4th – 7:30 pm Regular Monthly Meeting interested, pick up a Sign-up Card from the Rectory, March 3rd - 10:30 am Rosary Mass fill in your preferences and return it. Someone from Please join us and pray the Rosary after Mass th the Core Team will contact you. For additional inforMarch 4 – 7:30 pm Regular Monthly Meeting th April 7 – 9:00 am Rosary Mass and Annual Com- mation, contact Marty Ammenwerth at 908-464-3887 munion Breakfast or martya69@verizon.net. DECIDE NOW TO All women of the Parish are welcome to join us. For SPEND SOME TIME WITH US! WE PROMISE more information, please call or e-mail Pat Jackson YOU’LL BE GLAD YOU DID! 908-508-1824 or p2bnj@verizon.net

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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, February 3, 2013.

TRI-PARISH HURRICA E RELIEF

Thank you for your generous support to Hurricane Relief for the community of Highlands, New Jersey! At this point, we are working directly with Amie Castaldo and Roxy Gillespie and family, ThoMother Teresa Regional School in Highlands. mas and Dina Xhelo and family and Steven Opalewski Their current needs will best met by the donaPlease be sure to attend this mass and then come join tion of gift cards. For example:Gift Cards from us in the Parish Hall for coffee and goodies to celeSears, The Home Depot, Target, VISA, Wal-Mart brate the welcoming of our newest members. or Lowe’s If you would like to donate, gift cards should be brought to OLP rectory. Food Pantry Items

of the Week
Our Food Pantry’s supplies of tuna, coffee, canned fruit, personal hygiene products and paper products including paper towels, toilet tissue and kleenex are low. Your donations are truly appreciated by the families who share from our Pantry.

You Didn’t Clean Out Your Closets Yet!!
Maybe it’s time that you plan ahead and circle the date on your calendar when you will clean out your closets, cabinets and maybe even the attic to gather new (unused) household items for our annual Country Fair. The Fair begins on Wednesday, May 15th. Let go of all that clutter and help your parish at the same time! Please bring your donated items for the Country Fair ew Gifts Table to the rectory office.

Baptism
WELCOME TO ALL THOSE WHO WERE BAPTIZED DURI G THE PAST FEW MO THS John Robert Weinstein Jack Joseph De ivo Thomas Welsh DiQuollo Luca elson Bradley Cacie Annabel Print Peter athaniel Sondey 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.

Knights of Columbus
Summit Council 783 SAVE THE DATE! (‘Sandy’ will not stop us!) A Taste of Italy Dinner
The Knights of Columbus Council 783, serving the people of Little Flower, Our Lady of Peace and St. Teresa’s parishes, will hold the 69th year of “A Taste of Italy” Annual Dinner on Sunday Feb. 17, 2013 – 4:00PM to 6:30PM in the OLP gym, 111 South St, New Providence. Great food, great friends, some Italian, more Italian and a little more Italian! Contact Fred Cowburn 908-464-3397 (H) 908868-9010 (C) fcowburn@verizon.net. Ray Cooney 908-464-1493 (H) 908-400-9420 (C) rayirish@aol.com

SAVE THE DATE
Our Lady of Peace Tricky Tray Friday March 15th at 6pm L’Affair in Mountainside

Details to follow

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May God bless our parish children who will meet Jesus in the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time:
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Andrew Arredondo Julia Baroody Ryan Christian Bennett Jennifer Callandriello Ava Capone Kathleen Cardenas Brandon Cuccaro Mia Del Duca Brianna Doucette Madeleine Dougherty Rachel Rhea Elevathingal Caroline Evans Kailey Fahy Mackenzie Flood Mia Harris Kieran Kavanagh Phoebe Keyser Krystian Kornacki Sydney Kress Susanna Lalancette Geena Machiaverna Michael Maita Mia Rose Majewski William McCarron Derek Nesto Hannah Ocello Peter O’Mara Zachary Palmieri Giuliana Pelcher Emma SanAntonio Juliana Schickel Matthew Schraft Daniel Seib Megan Slattery Isabella Torsiello Sarah Vergura Nicholas Cole West Luke Whalen Max Woodby

Saturday, February 9, 2013
Casey Arias Victor Bannworth Courtenay Buggelli Sydney Buggelli Evan Bulan Georgia Burkitt Teresa Carbine Annalise Carioti Alanna Chobor Luke Clausen Bauer Crooks Erika Danysh Glenda Debski Emily Del Monte Lily Evers Kate Elizabeth Fennessy Leticia Fernandez Olivia Gelormini Emma Hughes Elina Kapur Meghan Lamanna Samantha Lugo Makenna McBride Veronica Melendi Anna Oliva Sean Pallotto Lily Pergola Michael Rosato John Paul Sagendorf Tanvi Silvester Liam Smith Corinne Walsh Max Zamora

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ARCHDIOCESE OF NEWARK
2013 LENTEN REGULATIONS
1. The days of both Fast and Abstinence during Lent are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, The other Fridays of Lent are days of Abstinence. On a day of Fast, only one (1) full meal is permitted. Those between the ages of 18 and 59 are obliged to fast. On a day of Abstinence, no meat may be eaten. Those who have reached the age of 14 are obliged by the law of abstinence. 2. The obligation to observe the laws of Fast and Abstinence "substantially”, or as a whole is a serious obligation. 3. The Fridays of the year, outside of Lent, are designated as days of penance, but each individual may substitute, for the traditional abstinence from meat, some other practice of voluntary self-denial as penance. 4. The time for fulfilling the Paschal Precept (Easter Duty*) extends from the First Sunday of Lent, February 17, 2013 to the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity, May 26, 2013. *Canon 920, § 1. All the faithful, after they have been initiated into the Most Holy Eucharist, are bound by the obligation of receiving Communion at least once a year.

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See what Our Lady of Peace has planned for your spiritual growth during the Year of Faith 2013
Are you ready to begin 2013 in the right direction?
Discovering Christ, a seven week experience. Have you ever wondered, “How can I begin a better life?”, or “Why does Jesus matter?” We would like to invite you to ponder these questions and others like them in a program called ‘Discovering Christ’. This is an opportunity to share a meal, fellowship, encouragement and some important discussion time. You would be our guest for dinner each week and then you will view a presentation that will address these questions. This is an opportunity for you to think deeply about your life and how you would like to live it. The time you spend with us could potentially be life-changing. January 22, 29, February 5, 19, March 5, 12, 19th, 6:45-9:15 pm, mini retreat on Saturday, March 9th from 8:30 am-1:00 pm. See the reverse side for more information and registration. Small Groups This organization provides groups of 10 to 12 people the opportunity to “know God and God’s love” by establishing bonds of faith, hope and love with one another and with the community at large. They accomplish this through dialogue, reflection, prayer, social interaction and a trusting commitment to each other and to the faith they share. Join a group with a date and time that meets your schedule. Small groups will be meeting from February 11th-March 22nd. Registration will made available in the bulletin in weeks to come. Parish Lenten Mission with Fr. Patrick Martin preaching at all Sunday Masses and from 7:30-9:00 pm Monday, March 25th Wednesday March 27th. Father Pat's life as a Catholic Priest has been dedicated to "Speaking God's Love to a Broken World." Fr. Pat states, “God’s greatest gift to me is my blindness.” No registration required. Men’s Cornerstone Retreat, The retreat provides an atmosphere for men to revitalize their relationship with God. It is an invitation to engage in quiet reflective time; to become more actively involved in one's spiritual development; and a time to meet parishioners. In doing so, it enhances the building of community. Cornerstone is a renewal process calling together members of the parish to experience personal conversion and Christian Community in the environment of our parish setting. There are opportunities for prayer, reflection, talks, small group discussion, and the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. Saturday April 13th from 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Registration begins in March. Adventure in Revelation, a bible study. DVD presentations are narrated by Jeff Cavins. He explores Revelation to demonstrate how the Kingdom established by Christ in His Church is intimately connected with the Kingdom of Heaven, especially through the celebration of the Mass. You will also learn what all the mysterious figures and images of Revelation represent, as well as what will happen during the Second Coming of Christ, what has already happened, and what is happening now in salvation history. Scheduled after Easter- for 10 weeks from 7:00-9:00 pm on April 9, 30, May 7, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, and 25th. Registration will made available in the bulletin in March. Women’s Retreat, "A day of spiritual renewal for women - a time to listen, to share, to pray, and to be pampered just a bit." Saturday, April 27th from 8:30 am-6:00 pm. Women become more actively involved in their spiritual development by examining their own stories, reflecting upon others’, forming meaningful relationships, and building community with God. Registration will made available in the bulletin in March. Following Christ, a seven week program with a retreat. Following Christ is what is next after Discovering Christ. This stage requires formation and discipleship. For all those who attended Discovering Christ and who want to continue together there are some basic disciplines regarding personally being a follower of the Lord Jesus as Catholics. Being a Christian is about a new way of living in our daily lives, not only on Sundays or the life to come! Our goal is to help people mature in Christ (Col 1:28). Those attending the course would understand that they would be making a commitment to grow in their relationship with the Lord Jesus and the Church by taking certain practical actions following each of the sessions. 7:30-9:00 pm on Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12 and mini retreat on Saturday, November 2nd from 8:30 am-1:30 pm. Discovering Christ participants may register in September.

These are just some of the spiritual growth opportunities offered at Our Lady of Peace. See www.olpnp.com for more information.

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You are invited!
To a Lenten experience of Scripture, reflection and faith sharing

Why? The call to conversion and change is a lifelong journey When? Monday evenings during Lent 7: 30 – 9 PM February 11, 18, 25 March 4, 11, 18 Where? Our Lady of Peace Convent
Your hosts/facilitators – Sisters Terry, Laura and Honora Resource (book) Lenten Longing Cycle C
RSVP – honoran@renewintl.org or terryr@renewintl.org