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:
*CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY AND FRIDAY,
POST THANKSGIVING*
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

8 December 2019
Second Sunday of Advent
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.
**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.
   
*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

2020 MASS BOOK OPENING

The 2020 Mass Book is open to reserve your
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.

ADULT CHOIR & BELL CHOIR OPENINGS

There are openings in the Bell Choir and Adult Choir  
       in all voice parts for all                         choral singers.
Prospective singers should                       have a pleasant agile voice. The commitment                    of time and focused energy is important, particularly at Christmas and during Holy Week.  If you have the desire to serve our OLP parish community in this very special way, please contact the Parish Office.
MCFOODS
Middlesex County's Emergency Food Network
Phone: 732-729-0880

100th Anniversary Journals
If you would like an
"Our Lady of Peace
100th Anniversary Journal", they are available for $10 each.  Please contact the parish office between 9am-4pm.
We need VOLUNTEERS  to hep decorate our church for Christmas.  If you are available to help, please come Sunday, December 22nd to the church after the Noon Mass.  If you have any questions, please call Joe Merritt at (732) 318-5411
HERE AT OLP GIVE A BIRTHDAY GIFT TO THE INFANT JESUS
(Help Clothe a baby)
Gifts of UNUSED baby clothing, bedding, diapers (infant, 10-12 mo.) and toiletries (baby wipes, soap, oil, shampoo, lotions, etc.) may be placed in or adjacent to the bassinet in the middle of the church from the First Sunday of Advent, December 1st to December 15th.  If preferred, financial donations by check, payable to
OLP SOCIAL CONCERNS CHILD SHOWER 
may be placed in the second collection
basket at weekend Masses.  
Your gifts will be given to various organizations.
Please do not wrap gifts.
Memorials For Loved Ones
 Sanctuary Candle -
Burns 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Donation: $20.00
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.
POLISH "OPLATEK"
Back by popular demand, our parish will be offering the 
Polish "Oplatek" Christmas wafer, used for the breaking and
sharing of unleavened blessed wafers at the Christmas Eve Dinner. 
This custom has gained popularity in non-Polish households as well.
The Oplatek wafers are four to an envelope at $3 or 2 for $5. They are available at the Parish Office, Monday-Friday, 9 am-4 pm.
An explanation of this pious custom is printed on the envelope packet. 
*CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS MASS SCHEDULE*
December 24th ~ Vigil of Christmas
4:00 PM
December 25th ~ Christmas Day
MIDNIGHT, 9:00 AM, 12:00 NOON
December 31st ~ New Years Eve
4:00 PM
January 1st ~ Solemnity of Mary
9:00 AM, 12:00 NOON

Dec. 15, 2019 ~*Cub Scouts*

*Christmas Wreath Sale *

*After All Masses*