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Masses for the Week
Saturday, February 16th 8:30 a.m. Weekly Memorial Mass 5:00 p.m. Stephen and Mary Bobal, req. their children Sunday, February 17th - First Sunday of Lent 7:30 a.m. Helen Dragos, req. Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Molnar 9:00 a.m. Vito Cusumano, req. Eleanora Passacqua 10:30 a.m. Mary Jane Mahon, req. The Pepper Family 12:00 p.m. Ralph Wager, req. The Catechetical Office of OLP Monday, February 18th 7:00 a.m. For the People of the Parish and all their intentions 12:10 p.m. Lorraine Hauck, req. The Espinoza Family Tuesday, February 19th 7:00 a.m. William J. Lowe, req. James and Allison Farley 12:10 p.m. Sr. Julitta Heinen, req. The Catechetical Office of Our Lady of Peace Wednesday, February 20th 7:00 a.m. Annemarie Cooney, req. Shirley and Joe D’Ascoli 12:10 p.m. George Valdellon, req. The Valdellon Family Thursday, February 21st 7:00 a.m. Annemarie Cooney, req. Joan Connolly 12:10 p.m. Lena Scarangello, req. Anna, Michael, Sarah and Katie Friday, February 22nd 7:00 a.m. Elaine Lindo, req. Rich and Barbara Maggi 12:10 p.m. Claude Ravatier, req. Vince and Leslie Vyzas Saturday, February 23rd 8:30 a.m. Weekly Memorial Mass 5:00 p.m. Nichols E. Tangrenti, req. Edyie, Robert Matthew and Christopher Sunday, February 24th - Second Sunday of Lent 7:30 a.m. Donald Melega, req. his wife and daughters 9:00 a.m. Louise and Peter Maggi, req. The Maggi Family 10:30 a.m. Amy Markell, req. Rosemary Murphy 12:00 p.m. Mary Jane Mahon, req. Joan and Wayland Foote

Calendar of Parish Activities Week of February 17, 2013
Sunday, February 17th 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. K of C sponsored “Taste of Italy” Dinner, Gym / Kitchen 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. AfterShock High School Youth Ministry, Parish Hall Monday, February 18th The Academy of Our Lady of Peace is Closed Today Rectory and Catechetical Offices are Closed Today 5:00 - 9:30 p.m. CYO Basketball, Gym 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. SCC Ladies Meeting, OLP Convent 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Miraculous Medal Novena, Church Tuesday, February 19th 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 6:30 p.m. A of OLP Webelos Scout Den Meeting, Cafeteria 6:45 p.m. Discovering Christ, Entire Parish Hall / Kitchen 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Concert Planning Meeting, Counting Room Wednesday, February 20th 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. SCC Ladies Prayer Group, Parish Hall A o Religious Education Classes Today 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Confessions (The Light is on for You), Church Thursday, February 21st 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. SCC Ladies Prayer Group, Parish Hall A 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, February 22nd 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. A of OLP Gym Time, Gym 5:00 - 9:30 p.m. CYO Basketball, Gym 6:45 p.m. Soup Supper, Entire Parish Hall / Kitchen 7:00 p.m. Boy Scout Pack 99 Meeting, Cafeteria 7:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross Church Saturday, February 23rd 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CYO Basketball, Gym Sunday, February 24th 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. CYO Basketball, 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 James Castaldo 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.

The Light is on for You during the YEAR OF FAITH
Pope Benedict XVI recently announced The Year of Faith which is well under way. It seeks to enrich and reinvigorate Catholics and draw people back to the faith. Through the Year of Faith iterative we are given the wonderful opportunity to enter into a closer relationship with Christ through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. On all of the Wednesdays of Lent from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. our parish along with all the parishes and chapels of the Archdiocese of Newark will be open for individual confession. The Archdiocese has set up a website, www.YearofFaithArchNewark.org/reconciliation.htm to help you prepare. It has a video on the Sacrament of Reconciliation, sheets on how to make a good confession, answers to frequently asked questions and more. Please make plans to come on Lenten Wednesdays and spread the word of this special outreach of mercy to those you know.

Stewardship of time is one of the three interlinked dimensions of our call to stewardship. Just as with our financial resources, we talk about spending time, saving time, and wasting time. But how well do we steward our time, or use it in a way that reflects our gratitude to God for every hour of every day? According to the latest government survey, the average American spends about 5 hours of “spare” time each day in these activities: 2.8 hours watching TV, 38 minutes socializing and communicating, 20 minutes reading 20 minutes using the computer for fun, 17 minutes participating in sports, exercise, active recreation, 16 minutes relaxing and thinking, 20 minutes on “other activities” (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics) How do you use your leisure time? Where do your priorities lie? How much time do you give back to God—in prayer, study, volunteering in the parish? “Teach us to count our days aright, that we may gain wisdom of heart.” (Psalm 90:12)

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Scripture Reading for the Week of February 17, 2013
First Sunday of Lent
Dt 26:4-10; Rom 10:8-13; Lk 4:1-13 Monday Lv 19:1-2, 11-18; Mt 25:31-46 Tuesday Is 55:10-11; Mt 6:7-15 Wednesday Jon 3:1-10; Lk 11:29-32 Thursday Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25; Mt 7:7-12 Friday 1 Pt 5:1-4; Mt 16:13-19 Saturday Dt 26:16-19; Mt 5:43-48

We Walk by Faith!
A Catholic Men’s Conference will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ. This prayerful, spirit-filled, day begins at 8:00 a.m. and will end around 4:00 p.m. following Mass celebrated by Most Reverend Archbishop John J. Myers. A dynamic line-up of speakers is scheduled for this day! Ticket price is $25 for adults, $20 for students and senior citizens and priests and religious are free. Breakfast and lunch are included. For registration please visit our website at www.rcanmenscommission.org or pick up a registration form at the Rectory. For details please call 973-497-4545 or email CatholicMen@rcan.org.

40 Cans of Lent
The Knights of Columbus Council 783 are conducting a program to collect food stuffs during all of Lent for the Food Pantry. Instead of “40 Days of Lent” we are calling it the “40 Cans of Lent”. But really we need Cans, Jars and Boxes of food stuffs, etc. The one requirement is: !!! O PARISHIBLES ! ! ! Leave your donations in the FRONT vestibule of the church where the Crèche was during the Christmas season. Please do not leave them in the vestibules at the side or rear entrances. For info call Fred Cowburn 908.868.9010 (C) or email fcowburn@verizon.net.

Food Pantry Items of the Week
Our Food Pantry’s supplies of long grain rice, pancake syrup, tuna, canned fruit and individually wrapped toothbrushes are low. Your donations are truly appreciated by the families who share from our Pantry.

Marriage Anniversary Masses
The Archdiocese of Newark will hold special anniversary Masses at the Cathedral for couples celebrating special Wedding Anniversaries. On Sunday, April 7th at 3:00 p.m. a Mass will be held for couples celebrating 50 years of marriage. On Sunday, May 5th at 3:00 p.m. a Mass will be held for couples celebrating 25 and 5 years of marriage. If you would like to register, please contact Joanne M. at the rectory office. Once registered, further details will be sent to you.

A Retreat for the Downsized and Under Employed

The Institute for Christian Spirituality at Seton Hall University will hold a retreat entitled “Come and Be Refreshed” on Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. This retreat is for individuals who are experiencing work difficulties. Prayer, meditation and witness talks are intended to bring hope and to let individuals know that they are not alone. A $20 per person charge includes a light breakfast and lunch. To register for this retreat, please email/call Kristine Hudak at Kristine.hudak@shu.edu or at 973-761-9633.

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Will You Please Make Sandwiches For Those in eed?
On Tuesday, February 19 , we will deliver sandwiches made at home by Our Lady of Peace parishioners to St. Joseph’s Social Service Center in Elizabeth. The sandwiches are used in various community outreach programs.

Archbishop’s Annual Appeal
Research has shown that the time between the ages of 15 to 25 is considered the "critical decade," when young people make decisions about who they are and what they believe in. This is the time when the Catholic foundations that parents, families and parishes have instilled in their children are critiqued and challenged, often in ways that young men and women do not expect.

Please bring the sandwiches to Our Lady of Peace in the The Office of Campus Ministry for the Archdiocese of morning only: Newark provides college students at secular campuses the From 7:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., sandwiches can be left in opportunity to grow deeper in their Catholic Faith through the vestibule of the church on the side closest to the the Sacraments of the Church, especially Sunday Mass and Rectory. Confession, as well as with community service and fellowFrom 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., sandwiches should be ship with other young Catholics. brought to the lobby of the Parish Hall. The Archdiocese of Newark provides Campus Ministry At 9:30 a.m., we leave to deliver sandwiches to Saint programs on the campuses of Essex County College; FarJoseph’s! leigh Dickinson University - Teaneck; Kean University; ote: If a snow or ice storm is forecasted for the 19th, Montclair State University, Jersey City University; New we will reschedule the day to collect sandwiches to Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT); Ramapo College; Thursday the 21st. That way we can be sure that the Rutgers University - Newark, Stevens Institute of Technolroads are definitely clear when we drive out. ogy; and University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

Rosary Altar Society Upcoming Events

March 3rd - 10:30 am Rosary Mass Please join us and pray the Rosary after Mass March 4th - 7:30 pm Regular Monthly Meeting April 7th - 9:00 am Rosary Mass and Annual Communion Breakfast All women of the Parish are welcome to join us. For more information, please call or e-mail Pat Jackson 908-508-1824 or p2bnj@verizon.net

Thank you for your support of the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal, which makes the Office of Campus Ministry a reality!

ew unused household items are now being accepted for the New Gifts Table for this year’s Country Fair (May 15 - May 18). Please bring your unwanted treasures to the Rectory Office. Thank you ahead of time for your donations.

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Rediscovering the Joy of Believing: the Year of Faith and the ew Evangelization

A Women’s Commission Day of Reflection on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ. Prayerful, spirit-filled, life changing! The day begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 5:15 p.m. Mass will be celebrated by Most Reverend Archbishop John J. Myers. A dynamic lineThe second topic of the eight meetings is: up of speakers is scheduled for this day. How to Introduce Yourself, Build Confidence and Registration is $35 for adults and $20 for students and senior Project a Winning Image—Crafting the Elevator citizens and priests and religious are free. The day includes breakfast and lunch. For registration please visit and the Two Minute Pitch www.rcan.org/womcom for a registration form. To reach the Bring a pencil, pad and an open mind. Day of Reflection registrar, please call 973-497-4545 or Your instructor will be Lloyd L. Feinstein. email CatholicWomen@rcan.org



Lent 2013
Stations of the Cross and Soup Suppers

On Fridays during Lent, join with fellow parishioners and friends for a simple soup supper served at 6:45 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Each week the Soup Supper and Stations will be sponsored by a different Parish organization or society as listed below. (There will be no Soup Supper on Good Friday). February 22nd March 1st March 8th March 15th March 22nd March 29th The Knights of Columbus High School Youth Ministry Religious Education Students Small Christian Communities The Academy of Our Lady of Peace Good Friday - The Rosary Altar Society’s Mary’s Way of the Cross

Then proceed to The Stations of the Cross at 7:30 p.m. in the Church. Each week a different version of the Stations will be presented by the sponsoring group.

Then let us go forth and serve our Lord and one another through prayer and service to our parish and community.


Please join the Religious Education Program and Academy of Our Lady of Peace students in their Lenten sacrifice of almsgiving by making a donation to CRUDEM (Center for the Rural Development of Milot) and HSC (Hôpital Sacré Coeur). In September 2012, Dr. David G. Butler, MD, spoke to our Parishioners about his work with CRUDEM which is rooted in the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Hôpital Sacré Coeur (HSC) is the largest private hospital in the North of Haiti. Located in the town of Milot, the 73 bed hospital has provided uninterrupted service for 25 years. This premier Haitian healthcare facility has been a beacon of hope for the people of Northern Haiti as it creates a healthier Haiti, one dignified life at a time. CRUDEM and Hôpital Sacré Coeur, exemplify our Christian heritage of service and compassion by: • Providing accessible quality health care, • Embracing all people in need regardless of their religion, economic status or medical condition, • Responding with faith, integrity, respect and excellence, • Meeting others with an open heart and open mind, • Calling forth the self-empowerment of the people & communities we serve, and • Upholding, at all times, and in all endeavors, the inherent dignity of every individual. For more information on CRUDEM watch:

Make a Difference: Have a Heart, Help Haiti
February 14, 2013, 7:00 pm on NJTV and 11:30 p.m. on WLIW February 15, 2013, 12:30 a.m. on WNET

Look for CRUDEM envelopes on the back tables of the church beginning on Ash Wednesday, February 13. Checks, made payable to Our Lady of Peace, may be returned no later than March 24, 2013.


Sunday Feb. 17, 2013


The Academy of Our Lady of Peace - 2013 Tricky Tray Dinner/Admission Ticket Purchase Friday, March 15, 2013 6:00 PM L’Affaire 1099 Route 22 East Mountainside, NJ
Tickets are $50 per person

Each guest will receive $10 of complimentary basket tickets as our Thank You!
Please return one form for all people included in same table ticket purchase. Please include payment for all people included in same table ticket purchase. Your Name: __________________________ Phone # REQUIRED: ____________ Email (OPTIONAL): _________________________________ Please check one: Individual ticket purchase ________ ($50.00 payment included) Ticket purchase for a table of ________ (# of people x $50.00 payment included) Full table ticket purchase ________ (10 people = $500.00 payment included) * NOTE: there are a limited number of tables for 12; please add the additional 2 names, 2 payments and dinner selection. Please list the names of the people who will be sitting at your table (circle dinner

This form can be completed for yourself or for an entire table up to ten (10) people. *

1. ____________________ Chicken or Fish 2. ____________________ Chicken or Fish 3. ____________________ Chicken or Fish 4. ____________________ Chicken or Fish 5. ____________________ Chicken or Fish 6. ____________________ Chicken or Fish 7. ____________________ Chicken or Fish 8. ____________________ Chicken or Fish 9. ____________________ Chicken or Fish 10.____________________ Chicken or Fish
Please make checks payable to OLP HSA. This form and a check (or all checks for the number of names on this form) should be returned to OLP School or to the rectory

Attn: Denise Reece March 8, 2013.

If you have any questions about seating, contact Denise Reece @732-995-3906 or dncreece@verizon.net.

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