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400 Maywood Avenue, Maywood, New Jersey 07607 Second Sunday of Advent December 5, 2010

Served by
Rev. Lawrence J. Fama, Pastor Rev. Msgr. Peter J. Zaccardo, Pastor Emeritus Rev. Kevin Schott, Parochial Vicar Rev. Jonathan Yabiliyok, In Residence Deacon Anthony A. Balestrieri Deacon Joseph L. Mantineo Angela Connelly, Director of Religious Education Steven H. Taylor, Music Director Thomas Viola, Youth Minister Sr. Barbara Takacs, M.P.F. Principal St. Peter Academy (Co-Sponsored School)

Our Mass Schedule
Saturday - 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM Sunday - 8:00,10:00 AM and 12:00 Noon
Family Mass (With Children’s Liturgy of the Word) at 10:00 AM

- Our Mission We, the Catholic Community of Our Lady Queen of Peace, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, are called to live and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We Praise God while sharing His Joy and Truth through Word, Worship, Community Service, and Stewardship. We share our gifts of Time, Talent, and Treasure in a tapestry of diverse cultures as we gather together to celebrate our Roman Catholic Faith. Serving our Lord God through the Liturgy and Eucharist, our ministries welcome all into our parish Family.

Daily - Monday-Friday 8:30 AM Holy days - See Bulletin for Mass Schedule

Saturday - 1:00 PM or by appointment Social Services Help Line 1-800-CCS-7413

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Rectory 201-845-9566 Fax: 201-845-3742

Religious Education 201-845-9545

Convent 201-845-9568

St. Peter Academy 201-261-3468

Second Sunday of Advent December 5, 2010
The earth shall be filled with knowledge of the LORD, as water covers the sea. — Isaiah 11:9

Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday: Is 35:1-10; Lk 5:17-26 Is 40:1-11; Mt 18:12-14 Gn 3:9-15, 20; Eph 1:3-6, 11-12; Lk 1:26-38 Is 41:13-20; Mt 11:11-15 Is 48:17-19; Mt 11:16-19 Sir 48:1-4, 9-11; Mt 17:9a, 10-13 Is 35:1-6a, 10; Ps 146; Jas 5:7-10; Mt 11:2-11

STEWARDSHIP: Why not celebrate a counter cultural Christmas? Christmas should not be an occasion for selfishness: Assuming that a counter cultural Christmas would mirror the personal lifestyle of Jesus Christ. I think we can say that it would be a lot simpler. The first Christmas was radically simple. Weary travelers find shelter in a stable. Child is born, and his parents are greeted by poor shepherds (outcasts living on the margins of their society) and angels who proclaim “peace on Earth, Good will towards all.” Family, hospitality and solidarity with all humankind are the profoundly simple themes that surround the Lord’s birth. (To be continued next week)

Our Stewardship of Treasure for 11/28/10 amounted to $7,313.57 / Our Children’s Collection = $66.50 Decorations = $225.00
Please remember to place Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish in your Will. Those who generously did this in the past have helped us to stay out of a heavy debt.

UPCOMING EVENTS SILENT NIGHTS-The Season of Advent is a time of expectation, preparing for the re-birth of the Christ child in our hearts. The Season of Advent is often lost and frequently becomes a time for shopping. We are trying to regain something of that which has been lost. The Quiet! Silence! Times for Prayer! So, we invite you to come here to join us for Advent Silent Nights. What is a Silent Night? Silent Nights are nights of reflection, quiet, solitude right here at Our Lady Queen of Peace. We invite you to come to church where there will be soft music and candlelight and time to get in touch with our Divine Lord. Come pray! Come read the Bible! Come and just be alone for a while. Silent Nights will be here in church from 7 PM to 9 PM on the evenings of December 15 and 22. All are invited!

DEC. 2010

OLQP CALENDAR / 12/5 8:30am Religious Ed. Classes (S) 10:00am Adult Choir (CH)
Lit. of the Word for Children

(A) Auditorium / (CH) Church / (C) Convent / (LR) Lower Rectory / (S) School


12:00n 2:00pm MONDAY 12/6 6:30pm 7:30pm 9:30am 7:00pm 7:30pm

Family Choir (CH) Baptism Prep Rel. Ed. Family Catechesis Bible Study - Deacon Joe (S)
Novena (CH) - Rosary Society



Adult Ministry Appreciation Dinner
Pick up tickets after all Masses December 4th / 5th

Legion of Mary (LR) Youth Group (S) Immaculate Conception
Vigil Mass

Wednesday, Dec. 8th is the

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception (a Holyday of Obligation)

12/8 7:00am 8:30am 9:00am 7:30pm 12/9 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 6:00pm 6:30pm

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
(a Holyday of Obligation). Masses will be celebrated Tuesday at 7:30 pm and Wednesday at 7 am, 8:30 am and 7:30pm.

RECTORY CLOSED Immaculate Conception Mass Immaculate Conception Mass Adoration for Life 9a-7p (CH) Alive in the Spirit (LR) Immaculate Conception Mass Family Choir / 7:30pm - Adult Spiritual Life Committee (S) Bingo Evening Prayer Adult Ministry Appreciation Dinner

Our Lady Queen of Peace Christmas Craft Boutique


December 12th / 10am to 5pm Adults $3.00 / Seniors $2.00 / Children Free Featuring a variety of handmade crafts by local artisans, bake sale, refreshments, Santa is joining us from 1:30-3:30 Don’t forget to bring your camera! 400 Maywood Avenue, Maywood, NJ 07607 Soup Kitchen Ministry - On 11/21, we served Chili at Eva's Kitchen. Thank you very much to all who cooked, served and transported food. We could not do this without you. Our next date is Sunday, 12/19 in Newark and we are serving Ziti. If interested, please call Mary Flanigan at 973-458-9602.




12/11 12/12 Art & Environment Decorating 8:30am Religious Ed. Classes (S) 10:00am Adult Choir (CH) Lit. of the Word for Children Craft Boutique 10-5 (A) 12:00n Family Choir (CH) 1:00pm Giving Tree Gift Sort 1:30pm Baptism


From One of Our Former Pastors

Peace. I remember sitting in my room and watching one December 5, 2010 evening as the electrical lines were pulled down during very I was called by Archbishop McCarrick one afternoon, strong winds, and the power went out. For three days we lived without power and lights, until they got everything back while participating at a Finance Council meeting at St. on line. Mary’s, Dumont, asking me if I would become pastor of Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish in Maywood. I said yes I would, having been at St. Mary’s for 10 years at that time, 3 of which I worked full time with Family Life Ministries, in the area of Separated and Divorced. I later learned Bishop John Smith had suggested my name to the Archbishop, having served under him at St. Mary’s before he became Vicar General in the Archdiocese. I arrived on November 5th for the Saturday evening Mass. It was incredibly dark in the church, so on Monday morning after the 9:00 Mass, a friend and myself started changing all the light bulbs that were out. Later Monday afternoon, I was in the cafeteria for a debate on the presidential election (1988) where I looked around and asked Sr. Teresa, the 8th grade teacher at the time, when the cafeteria was last painted. She said she would find out and get back to me. Her response was 17 years. I got our maintenance man, John Baxter, and the two of us started painting until it was finished. After Thanksgiving I started on Sr. Louise’s office. Then a number of families who had children in the school would come in after work, and they finished the entire school. When I arrived at Queen of Peace, we had a little over 160 children in the school. During my second year there, we reached the number set to keep open a Catholic school. In January of that school year, I had a meeting with the school parents and informed them of the possibility that our school would have to be merged with a nearby Catholic school because of dwindling numbers. At the end of that school year, we had 105 children signed up for the upcoming year. I informed the diocese, and they thought it would be better to close and combine with a neighboring school to have a stronger school community. Holy Trinity school was looking for a partner school, but the decision was made to merge with St. Peter’s school in River Edge. Our children traveled to St. Peter’s each morning. They had more children than Queen of Peace, and we had to pay to support the effort to keep the combined school open. The nuns, under the direction of Sr. Anne Zappatta, and then, Sr. Louise Del Carpine, did a wonderful job, while the school remained open. In my first year there, the lay teachers were paid a salary of $5,000 or $6,000, without any hospital benefits. My second year there they were being paid $14,000 or $15,000 with benefits. It also meant the dissolution of the school. While I was at Queen of Peace, my health suffered. I was hospitalized for diabetes with a blood sugar count of 650 (80 to 120 is normal). I spent a week in the hospital and was back on the job. My heart was getting increasingly worse, as well. My problem was difficulty with three heart valves. So I wrote to Archbishop McCarrick, asking to go back to the ranks as an associate. I certainly enjoyed my years at Our Lady Queen of

Lastly, I’d like to thank the people of the parish for all their help and assistance in getting things restarted in the parish. It was our good fortune to get the school rented out and giving the parish a much-needed source of revenue to help with the other costs and expenses. May God continue to bless you all for your goodness and faithfulness. God Bless You! Father Don McLaughlin

Church Decorating
Come join us as we begin to prepare the church for the coming Feast of Christmas.
Sunday, December 12: 2:30- 5PM / Set up trees & stable Sunday, December 19: 2:30- 5PM / put out fresh greens

The more the merrier!
MAYWOOD AMERICAN LEGION POST #142 HONORS HORTENSE MOCK Each year the American Legion celebrates the Army Navy Football Game with a luncheon honoring a special person. This year the honoree will be Hortense Mock. Hortense served our country as a MASH (Military Army Surgical Hospital) nurse during World War II. Capt. Mock cared for our troops from D-Day to the Surrender of Germany in 1945. As a graduate and active alumni of Holy Name Hospital, all funds collected will go to a Nursing Scholarship. The date is Dec. 11th at 1:30 pm. Price of admission is a Booster. Booster cards may be obtained on that day at the Post or by calling Tom Richards at (201) 906-1104 or Ralph Clemente at (201) 368-8452. There is no set price for a Booster.
PRAYER FOR PEACE - Mary, Queen of Peace, save us all, who have so much trust in you from wars, hatred, and oppression. Make us all learn to live in peace, and educate ourselves for peace, do what is demanded by justice and respect the rights of every person, so that peace may be firmly established. Amen Pope John Paul

We invite all our Parish Community to write a note / letter to our soldiers overseas. We pray that they may be safe. Keep Paul Bezak, Joseph Colangelo, Carolyn Rocco, and all the soldiers in your prayers.
LCPO Paul Bezak 2/6 WPNS CO, 81st PLT UNIT 73170 FPO-AE 09510-3170 Joseph Colangelo PRG 6-1-3 APO AE 09354-3005 Carolyn Rocco 24 EFIS APO AF 09309

St. Peter Fourier Feast day: December 9 1565-1640

Dates Dec. 5th through Dec. 12th, 2010
Sunday - SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT Dec. 5th 8:00 am William F. Looney 10:00 am Joseph Mazzei 12:00 pm Ralph Nunnaro Monday - St. Nicholas, Bishop Dec. 6th 8:30 am People of the Parish Tuesday - St. Ambrose, Bishop & Doctor of the Church Dec. 7th 8:30 am 7:30 pm Ralph C. Rossi Theresa Di Maggio

Founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame. A native of Mirecourt, Lorraine, France, he entered the Augustinian canons regular and received ordination in 1585. He then served as head of the deteriorated parish of Mattaincourt, striving to restore it to a flowering community. Part of his effort included establishing the Congregation of Notre Dame to educate young girls. He failed to win approval for a similar organization to teach boys, but enjoyed much success with the other community. He was canonized in 1897.

Non-gluten hosts
A few members of the parish have inquired in regard to having non-gluten hosts made available to them. Happily we now have them. For those who wish to receive Holy Communion with this Altar bread, we ask the following:
1. that you contact the rectory and advise us which Mass you will be attending. 2. that you see the priest that is having the Mass at least 10 minutes before hand. 3. that you sit near the front of the church so you can be the first person to receive from the celebrant. 4. if you have called the rectory to let us know that you have this special need but are unable to attend the Mass you have stated, let us know that you will not be present. Why should I register in the parish?- All members of the parish should be formally registered as members of the parish. However, you MUST be formally registered if you wish to arrange a Baptism, a Confirmation, or a Wedding in the parish Church. You MUST also be formally registered if you wish to register in the Parish School or the Religious Education (CCD) Program. You MUST be a registered member of the parish for at least three months before you can obtain a Sponsor Certificate or schedule a Baptism or a Wedding.

Wednesday –The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Dec. 8th 7:00 am 8:30 am 7:30 pm Dec. 9th Friday Dec. 10th Dec. 11th 8:30 am 8:30 am 5:00 pm Dec. 12th 8:00 am Philip Puzziferri Peter O’ Connor Evelyn & Lawrence Sullivan Nicole Spanedda (L) Saturday - St. Damasus I, Pope 8:30 am Anita & Charles N. Arnold Annie Kehoe Cesar & Gabriela Aguilar (L) Edward Tanderis

Thursday - St. Juan Diego, Hermit

Sunday - THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT 10:00 am John Tummino 12:00 pm Antonio Vivona


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Altar Bread in Memory of Scuccimarri/Beninca Families by Matilda Beninca Altar Wine in Memory of Bob Moss by Mary & Bob Romano Altar Candles in Memory of Francine Weeth by Mary & Bob Romano Sanctuary Lamp in Memory of Jack & Eleanor Burns Note: Please remember the Altar Bread, Wine and Candles can be memorialized by calling the Rectory. 201-845-9566

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Joan Argula, Lloyd Bartels, William Bergmann, Jackie Byrne, Marie Corrigan, Judy D’Andrea, Ed Dudiak, Helen Dunleavy, Gudrun Hagele, Carmine Inga, Ed LaTourette, Marcia Laughery, Tom Loizzi, Misty Mantineo, Jonathan Mechan, Betsy Merz, Jim Minihan, Virginia Mary Minihan, Steven Monahan, Marilyn Montemarano, Elizabeth Morrell, Christine Napoli, Julius Nemes, Doris Neumann, Thomas Niemczyk, Greg Ohlendorf, Thomas O'Neill, Florence Paolella, Kathy Puzziferri, Christopher Quigley, Fran Ruffino, Diane Salsman, Paul Sanchez, Keaton Sarro, Lois Schutz, Brenda Schwarz, Bernice Stavola, Mariano Terdoslavich, Ralph Troisi, Barbara Tropia, Domenica Trovini, Dr. Robert Valgento, and Giovanni Alberto Villegas. Anyone requesting a Prayer Shawl for a sick person is asked to call the rectory.

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church 400 Maywood Avenue, Maywood, NJ Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 7:30pm Celebrant: Rev. John F. Campoli, I.V. Dei

If you have a family member who is in a nursing home or rehabilitation center, please notify the Rectory so we can arrange to visit them.

DEC. 2010


Abortion is not healthcare because killing is not healing.
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Religious Education News
Reminder to Grade 8 Parents & Students: Confirmation registration forms and fees were due Tuesday, December 1st. We encourage all our families to use the site which is our textbook series. There are many games and puzzles for the children to use as well as family ideas for Advent. The older children can access another site called . There are many other links from this site that will provide useful information for all parishioners. Dear Parish Family, Sr. Barbara Takacs, M.P.F., will be leaving St. Peter Academy in June 2011, after serving as the school’s principal for 26 years. I thank Sr. Barbara for her work in serving the students and their parents over this time period, and I wish her well in her future ministry, which is yet to be determined. I will be working with Fr. Mike Sheehan, Pastor of St. Peter’s, in setting up a search committee for a new principal. I ask you to keep the search for a new principal in your prayers. I will keep you updated on any future developments in this process. In Christ, Fr. Larry

Any woman who is pregnant and in need can get help. She never has to feel that abortion is the only option and can find assistance at the following numbers: New Jersey law allows a mother who cannot keep a recently born baby to leave the baby at a hospital or a police station, no questions asked. For information call 877-839-2339. Post Abortion Healing / 1-877-HOPE 4 ME / Crisis Pregnancy Helpline/1-888-4-OPTIONS Birthright/1-800-550-4900 or 201-845-4646 Letters of Thanks are posted in the Gathering Space - We are in receipt of letters from Birthright and Good Counsel thanking us for our generous gifts of $389.00 each as well as baby items from our annual Baby Shower. The letter from Good Counsel is posted in the rear of our church. The Respect Life Committee is also most grateful for your contributions.

This weekend, December 4th / 5th, gift tags for our annual Gift Giving Tree will be available on a Christmas tree located in the rear of the church. Every parishioner is invited to participate. Kindly purchase the gift specified on the tag you have chosen. Bring your wrapped gift with tag attached and place beneath tree prior to Masses the weekend of December 11th / 12th. The gifts will be donated to Mother Teresa’s Kitchen, Newark, Eva’s Village, Paterson, Birthright, Maywood, Bergen Regional Medical Center, Paramus, and DYFS. At the request of the charities, gifts must be received NO LATER THAN December 12th. PLEASE, DO NOT BRING GIFTS AFTER DECEMBER 12TH.

ADORATION FOR LIFE - On December 8th -The Feast of the Immaculate Conception, there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament beginning at 9:00 A.M. and lasting until 7:00 P.M. Please join members of the Respect Life Committee as we worship and give thanks to our Lord and honor our Blessed Mother Mary. Sign-up sheets will be in the back of the church. Please consider keeping our dear Lord company on this important church feast. What a perfect way to begin our Christmas season with Jesus and Mary!
PRO-LIFE MEDITATION FOR THE ADVENT SEASON Christmas is the feast not only of the birth of Jesus, but of the Incarnation--the whole mystery of God becoming human. Jesus was an embryo, a fetus, an unborn child. Life in the womb, which was already sacred because it comes from God, is now made even more holy, and worthy of our every sacrifice. Thanks to Christmas, there are no strangers, and the protection of everyone's life, at all stages, is our solemn responsibility. The year 2010 will mark the 21st annual Night of Prayer for Life to take place from 9PM Dec. 8th to 1AM Dec. 9th. Please consider praying in your home the Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy and the prayer to St Michael. Offer these prayers for the intention of the end of abortions. New Year's Resolution. The new Church year began on Nov. 28th. Here is a Spiritual New Year's Resolution that is easy to make. Join Catholic Clergy (Deacons, Priests, Bishops) as well as many Catholic Lay people in reciting the Morning and Evening Prayers from the Liturgy of the Hours also known as The Divine Office. There is nothing to buy, just go to the web site: where you will find the complete Morning and Evening Prayers for each day. You can also hear them recited and if you have iTunes, an iPod or an iPhone, you can download them as well. It is a simple resolution that can have a profound effect on you. - The Spiritual Life Committee

Send the ACLU a CHRISTMAS CARD this year.
As they are working so very hard to get rid of the CHRISTMAS part of this holiday, we should all send them a nice, card to brighten up their dark, sad, little world. Make sure it says “Merry Christmas” on it. Here’s the address, just don’t be rude or crude: ACLU 125 Broad Street, 18th Floor New York, NY 10004 Two tons of Christmas cards would freeze their operations because they wouldn’t know if any were regular mail containing contributions. So spend 44 cents and tell the ACLU to leave Christmas alone. Also tell them that there is no such thing as a “Holiday Tree”. It’s always been called a CHRISTMAS TREE!

For those of you who aren’t aware of them, the ACLU, (the American Civil Liberties Union) is the one suing the U.S. Government to take God, Christmas or anything religious away from us. Help put Christ back in Christmas!

12/7 Tue. YOUTH NEWS / Dec. 2010 973-986-8520 Youth Group Meeting (S) *Please Meet Tom at Gym Door* Youth Group Meeting (S) *Please Meet Tom at Gym Door* Youth Group Meeting (S) *Please Meet Tom at Gym Door* 7PM 7PM 7PM


Now Offering Electronic Bingo!
National Children's Memorial Day - 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 Fourteenth Annual Candle Lighting will take place this year on December 12th. At 7 pm in every time 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. MAYWOOD AND MUSIC CABARET-A very special thank you goes to Tom Wright and his amazing Maywood and Music cast and crew for another year's very profitable performance! Our net receipts for the show were $3,169. This money will go toward our parish budget deficit. Thank you for another truly enjoyable evening of fun, music, and dancing! THE OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP ACT
Catholic Schools provide an important educational option in NJ by educating students of all economic incomes. Catholic Schools also are a needed resource for the mission of the church. The Opportunity Scholarship Act (S-1872/A-2810) offers opportunities for parents who might be unable to send their children to a Catholic school or another nonpublic school in NJ. In a series of questions and answers, the NJ Catholic Conference, (which has consistently supported this bill) offers a response to misinformation that has been promulgated in many public forums. Please call, write, or email your legislator and ask that they support the Opportunity Scholarship Act. The most convenient way to do this is to go to and click on Take Action.

12/14 Tue. 12/21 Tue.

*The Youth Ministry Program will be starting a Junior Youth Group Program in January 2011. All parents and/or parishioners who are interested in helping should contact Tom Viola.*

*Please see Tom Viola after all masses to pick up Christmas Green Orders; items will be available for purchase as well, but are limited.*
“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things.” (Galatians 5:22-23)

**Please Look for OLQP Youth Ministry Facebook Page (see website) **
All Confirmation Candidates are required to complete 20 service hours during the 2010-2011 school term. Contact Tom Viola, Youth Minister at to sign up as soon as possible.

Upcoming Service Opportunity Dates:

12/10 12/12 12/12

Adult Ministries Appreciation Dinner New! Christmas Craft Boutique Sorting Christmas Giving Tree Gifts. The Knights of Columbus will start selling the trees for their 2010 Christmas Tree Fundraiser on Saturday December 4, 2010 on the front lawn of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church. Monday to Friday: 5PM to 9PM Saturday & Sundays: 9AM to 9PM

Marketing Expert Needed! St. Peter Academy is looking for some fresh ideas to increase marketing efforts and recruitment for the school. If you are in the field of marketing, please call St. Peter Academy at (201) 261-3468. We need your expertise! Please join us in this effort. Our Lady’s Monthly Prayer Vigil for Life
Monday, December 13th, 2010 / St. John the Evangelist Church, 235 Harrison Street, Leonia / 7:00 pm / For more info contact the Respect Life Office 732-388-8211

Q. But won’t this bill only help a “lucky few?” A. This bill is a pilot program that will be evaluated. An increase in the number of students eligible under the current legislation could certainly be provided by the future amendments. But the argument upon which this objection is based (“If we can’t help all, we can’t help any”) would undermine any currently existing social program, educational or otherwise. For example, in attempts to provide low-income housing and other benefits to the poor in social programs, we do not criticize developers who can only provide 500 units of low-income housing when 2,000 are needed. Using the logic of opponents, we would not provide any of these low-income units unless all 2,000 were possible. Furthermore, this same argument could be made with respect to charter schools. Even though many are successful, they can only help a limited number of students at a given time. No one would logically argue, however, that charter schools should be eliminated on this basis. A pilot scholarship Act has the potential to help thousands of students and save taxpayers money.

CANDLELIGHT CAROL SING - The 40th annual Candlelight Carol Sing will be held at the Cathedral Basilica on Wednesday, December 15th and Thursday, December 16th, at 8 pm (two performances). Doors open at 7 pm both nights. Christmas music will be sung by the Cathedral Choir with the assembly and will be accompanied by the great Cathedral organs and brass ensemble. Free-will donation. For more info call 973-484-2400, or visit:

(Palermo, Monreale, Agrigento, Taormina, Pompeii, Montecassino, Rome and Vatican City)

October 17-28, 2011

Spiritual Director: Fr. Larry Fama
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Please e-mail by Thursday for it to be in the following Sunday (a week later).

How do I schedule a Baptism? - Baptisms are scheduled once a month during the year (except during Lent). Arrangements must be made in advance by calling the rectory during business hours. Parents must be registered members of the parish (on our parish mailing list). Parents are required to attend an instruction session the week before. Sacrament of Marriage - Please make arrangements at least one year in advance. Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick - Anyone sick or housebound, or who is going to the hospital for tests or surgery, please call a priest at the Rectory. R.C.I.A.- (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) - is the process the Catholic Community provides to welcome adults who wish to become Catholic and to prepare adult Catholics to receive Confirmation (and, when needed, First Eucharist). Please contact Fr. Kevin for more information. Meets Tuesday evening 7:00 PM in the Rectory Basement. Religious Education - Classes meet on Sunday mornings from 8:30 - 9:50 AM for grades 1-8. Office hours for the Religious Education Center are Mon.-Fri. 9:30-11:30am - 1:00-4:00pm; evenings by appt. What about my ‘Teenager’? - Our parish has a very active “Youth Ministry” program for the youth of our parish. Our Youth Group takes part in Retreats held in the Archdiocese and also participates in various functions that are held within our parish. See our calendar of events in this bulletin. Rosary Society - Meetings as announced in Bulletin. Legion of Mary - Meets every Tuesday morning in the lower level of the Rectory at 9:30 AM. Alive In the Spirit - A charismatic prayer group meets every Wednesday at 7:30 PM in the lower level of the Rectory. Choir - Come join the Music Ministry! The Family Choir meets from 6:30 - 7:30PM and the Adult Choir follows from 7:30 - 8:30PM every Thursday! If you have any questions or want more information, please see Steven Taylor. Bingo - Thursday evening at 7:30 PM. Rosary - Prayed after the 8:30 AM Mass Monday-Saturday. St. Pio (Padre Pio) Devotion - The first Friday of every month at 7:30 PM in the church. Eucharistic Adoration - The first Saturday of each month following the 8:30 AM Mass until 10:00 AM, closing with Benediction. Corpus Christi Adoration Chapel - Hasbrouck Heights, NJ /Monday through Thursday from 12 Noon to 10 PM. Our Lady of Visitation Chapel - Paramus, NJ /Sundays from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Sacred Heart Church - Rochelle Park, NJ /First Fridays of the month from 8:30 AM - 8:30 AM Saturday. Every Thursday after 8 AM Mass for an hour. Perpetual Adoration - Our Lady of Mt. Carmel - Ridgewood, NJ (24 hrs. - 7 days) Bible Study - Classes meets mornings and evenings. Discussions and sharing will be on the Gospel for the coming Sunday. All materials are provided; do not bring a Bible. For information on days, times and locations contact Deacon Joe: or at 201-845-9566. Sponsor Certificates - If you are requesting a sponsor certificate for Baptism or Confirmation, you must be registered, practicing and meet all Church requirements. St. Peter Academy - Co-sponsored by our parish and St. Peter the Apostle Church in River Edge. For more information call the School Office during school hours, (201) 261-3468. Registration is in the spring. Knights of Columbus - Monthly Meeting Schedule: 2nd Wednesday of each month General 8:00pm followed by Columbian Club / 4th Wednesday of each month General Meeting 8:00pm. If you wish to transfer to our Council or become a member contact: Gerald Angiolelli: (201) 489-6808 or Gus Aversa: (201) 845-6409

PARISH MEMBERSHIP: New Parishioners are requested to register in the Parish as soon as possible. Please notify the Parish office of any changes in address and phone number.

Name ___________________________________ Address _________________________________ Town ___________________________________ Phone # _________________________________

Check ______ I wish to receive a registration form ______ I have a change of address ______ I am moving out of the parish

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