Memorials For Loved Ones
 Sanctuary Candle - Burns 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Donation: $20.0
ALTAR BREAD & WINE-  Used at Masses for a week.  Donation:
$ 25.00
FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR-  A new addition as a memorial
for a loved one.
$ 60 for a beautiful basket of flowers used on the altar
for one week,
Saturday - Saturday. 
Arrangements may be made in the Rectory Office,
Monday - Friday, 9AM - 4:00 PM.
If you or someone you know is interested in the possibility of joining or
converting to the Catholic faith please contact our 
Parochial Vicar ~ Father Virgil Tolentino at 732-738-7940
     
   
HOTLINE NUMBERS:
   
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 OfficHours:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Evenings: by appointment only
Office Closed: Saturdays, Sundays & Federal Holidays
SACRAMENT OF PENANCE
Saturday:
11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon; 
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM 
   
   
Please do not leave the Church before the Celebrant (priest). 
The Mass ends officially when the priest leaves the Church. 
Even then, it is usually advised you sit or kneel in silent prayer of thanksgiving or simply gaze at Jesus in the Tabernacle, 
smile at Him and just 
be joyful.  God Loves you!
THE SIDE DOOR OF THE CHURCH IS OPENED TO  THE NEW ELEVATOR AND
IS OPERABLE ON THE SCHOOL SIDE
OF THE CHURCH.
**ATTENTION**
Please park only in designed parking places when parking in the church parking area.
Parking in other areas impedes traffic, poses a safety risk and possible vehicle towing.  
Thank you for your cooperation.

Welcome to Our Lady of Peace Catholic Community

22nd SEPTEMBER 2019

TWENTY-FIFTH sunday in ordinary time

Our Lady of Peace Church

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"Friends Helping Friends"
The Catholic Daughters of Court Mercedes are selling shopping passes for Boscov's "Friends Helping Friends" event on Wednesday, October 16th.  This is a special day filled with fun and fundraising to benefit area non-profit organizations.  A purchase of a $5 pass gets you a 25% discount on almost all purchases that day.  You'll also have the opportunity to win fabulous prizes, and enjoy refreshments and entertainment througout the store.  For more information or to buy a pass, call Debbie 908-930-3409 or Judy 732-266-8607. 
Passes are on sale now!
Teachers at OLP PREP are members of our Catholic community called to work in partnership with parents and the pastor on our goal to teach the Catechism of The Catholic Church.
OLP is seeking PREP teachers and teachers aides who enjoy working with children and are:
*supportive of the mission of the Catholic Church
*passionate about the teaching the Catholic Faith
*enthusiastic about the role of the Catholic Church in the local community,  the diocese and the world
*willing to instill Catholic moral values and make a difference to a child's learning
Please contact 732-738-7940 ext. 14
REMINDER: CHURCH KNEELERS
Just a reminder to please be courteous when picking up and putting down the kneelers during Mass. 
Please be quiet and gentle.  Rough use can be very distracting and can damage the kneelers. 
Thank you, and God Bless.
The Parish is in need of Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers and
Altar Servers. 
For more information and to apply,
Please contact the Parish Office at 732-738-7940, Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
*ATTENTION NEWLY MARRIED COUPLES*
If you are registered as a member of Our Lady of Peace Church under your parents' names, have married and continue to live in the area, and wish to continue as a member of Our Lady of Peace Church, you must separately
re-register.
If you are moving out of the area and elect to become a member of another parish, please inform our Parish Office so that our records may be kept up-to-date.     
 732-738-7940
**PARISH REGISTRATION**
To enable us to better serve you, all parishioners should register at the Rectory Office.  If you are a new parishioner, or a current parishioner who has moved or changed phone numbers, please contact the Rectory Office.
Family members 23 years or older should register separately as individuals even if continuing to live with their parents.  
You must be a registered parishioner to be a Confirmation Sponsor
 or a Godparent.
    
PARISH MEMBERSHIP:
New residents of the community are most welcome to register as parishioners.  We invite you to register at the rectory.  We also ask that any changes of address, email or telephone be submitted to the parish office promply.
   
MEMBRESÍA PARROQUIAL
Nuevos residentes de la comunidad son bienvenidos a registrarse como feligreses.  Nosotros les invitamos a registrarse en la rectoría.  También les pedimos que cualquier cambio de dirección, correo electrónico o número de teléfono sea sometido a la officina de la parroquia con prontitud.
   

RCIA/ADULT CONFIRMATION

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is open to all adults interested in entering into full communion with the Catholic Church.  The sessions will begin in September.  We invite all adults who are experiencing the call to the Catholic faith and desire to know the Lord and receive the sacraments to attend our inquiry sessions.  You will be met by some faithful Catholics who love the Lord and would consider it a privilege  to guide you as you reflect on scripture and the teachings of the Catholic faith.  The sessions are also open to adults who have not received the sacrament of Confirmation and are interested in receiving  catechesis to deepen their baptismal commitment enabling them to receive the sacrament of Confirmation.
If you are interested in joining the RCIA program or
the Adult Confirmation program,
please call the rectory at 732-738-7940 x 27.
Please mark your calendar for the Parish 100th Anniversary Mass
at Noon on Sunday, October 27th,
Thanks to our faithful parishioners we have sold out of all Luncheon Tickets.
(last day to order cheesecakes is September 23rd, 2019.)

SPECIAL "HURRICANE RELIEF" COLLECTION NEXT WEKEND, SEPTEMBER 21~22, 2019

As you know, Hurricane Dorian has devastated the islands of the Bahamas.  These destructive storms and other natural disasters throughout the world claim lives, displace peoples and devastate communities.
Bishop Checchio has authorized a voluntary second collection to be taken in each of our parishes next weekend, September 21-22, to assist with the disaster relief efforts.  Payment by check should be noted as "Hurricane Relief" and
made out to the Diocese of Metuchen.

2020 MASS BOOK OPENING

The 2020 Mass Book will be open on Monday, September 30th at 9:30 AM to reserve
Mass Intentions during 2020.
Given the volume of requests we have at Our Lady of Peace, Mass Intention requests are honored on a first-come, first-served basis.  We regret that we may be unable to accommodate the number of Intentions
you might desire. 
Due to the volume and fairness to all parishioners, we can accept only one Mass Intention request for the same person/Intention.  We will limit each Individual to only 5 weekend Masses, 3 can be at the same Mass time.  If you require additional weekend Masses, please come into the rectory after December 1st.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Mass Intentions may be requested in person in the Rectory Office during regular weekday office hours (Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm), The customary offering is $10 per Mass Intention.

100th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

OCTOBER 27th 2019

12:00 NOON MASS

with BISHOP CHECCHIO

* 50/50 RAFFLE CHANCES (10 CHANCES PER BOOK), $10 EACH TICKET OR $100 FOR BOOK, AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE PARISH OFFICE, NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 15th.

PARISH OFFICE HOURS MONDAY~FRIDAY

9AM~4PM

732-738-7940