Alanon/Alateen: 1-800-425-2666
Narcotics Anonymous: 1-800-992-0401
Alchoholics Anonymous: 1-888-568-1112
Domestic Violence: 1-800-572-7233
NJ Gamblers Anonymous: 1-855-222-5542
Suicide/Crisis: 1-800-999-9999
Life Choices/Pregnancy Center: 1-888-678-4437
Courage: 1-732-562-2476
Encourage: 1-732-248-9460
* Parish Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Evenings: by appointment only
Office Closed: Saturdays,
Sundays & Federal Holidays



All Masses (since the government closure of public gatherings) with Intentions have been and are being said privately (without a congregation) in compliance with the DOM policy.






Prayer During a Health Crisis

Compassionate and Loving Father,

In the face of confusion and concern

impart to us the calm of your presence.

In You allow us to find hope and healing.

Be with those who serve the sick and give them Your caring hands.

Be with those who lead and give them Your Spirit of wisdom

Be with those who have fallen ill and give them Your comforting heart.

Wrap your arms around our world

and hold us in your love.

Allow us at this time of trial to then serve as instruments of that love to all we meet.

We ask this in Your Name.


Food Assistance

For a complete listing of food banks in Middlesex County please call

732-729-0880 or for more information please visit

St. James Catholic Church -
Woodbridge NJ
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Over the past 12 years, members of the Prayer Shawl Ministry have donated hundreds of afghans, lap robes, shawls, scarves and hats to local women's shelters, nursing homes, foster children, as well as sick or homebound members of the parish community.  These items were knitted, crocheted or quilted.  This ministry is always looking for new members and as well as donations to make this work possible.  For more information, please call the St. James parish office at
732-634-0500 ext. 100.
As an appreciative Catholic Community of Faith,
Our Lady of Peace parishioners
pray for our military, police, fire-fighters,
first-responders and
all who serve in local,
state and
national security services. 
+ The Church is open for private prayer & meditation from 8am - 4pm every day. +

Donaciones en linea, da tu donacion hoy.

"For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that be God's will, than for doing evil."
(1 Peter 3:17) The old line says "If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans." Many of us are diligent in our planning and making sure things are progressing smoothly.  Then disaster strikes, we don't get the result that was intended or an unforeseen problem arises.
Many times we may respond negatively and ask, "Why me? I did everything right!" Here's the thing - adversity humbles us and reminds us of our dependence on God and not on our own self-reliance. Rest assured, God has a better plan in store for you. 

                                                                    The Pastor's Pen

Dear Friend,

In Jerusalem there is a Holocaust Museum dedicated to the memory of the millions of Jews who were killed by the Nazis in World War II.  Going through the museum is a very depressing experience because you see these horrible pictures and read the accounts of the ghettos and the concentration camps.  But in the midst of all the dark tales of suffering, there is one amazing story of how God can transform horror into hope.

In one of the Nazi concentration camps there was a young lady named Rachel.  She endured great hardship from being made to work in the snow with inadequate clothing.  She watched in horror as many of her friends and family members were killed.

Then one day, the guards left unexpectedly.  She didn't know the war was over.  Later that day some American soldiers arrived to set the prisoners free.  One young American soldier told Rachel he had come to rescue her and for her to gather her few possessions.  Then he held the door for her and said, "After you, ma'am."

Rachel started to cry.  He asked, "What's wrong, ma'am?"

She said, "I can't remeember the last time someone held a door open for me.  It's the nicest thing anyone has done for me in a long time."  The soldier stayed in touch with Rachel after she was relocated, and they became friends.  Latewr they fell in love and were married.

That's what God can do.  He can take the most terrible situation imaginable and make something beautiful out of it.  Our God is an awesome God and I'm glad He's in control.  Whenever you go through tough time, you can either look for the junk or you can look for the joy.  Job looked for the joy and in the eend; God rewarded Job's persistence and patience.  It says in Job : 42:12 that "the Lord blessed the latter part of Job's life more than the first."

To move from horror to hope we must pray always and never lose heart.

Before coming to any important judgment always pray and never lose heart.

Father Matthew