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 Office Hours:
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

26 January 2020
Third sunday in ordinary time
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.
FOOD ASSISTANCE
FOR A COMPLETE LISTING OF FOOD BANKS IN MIDDLESEX COUNTY PLEASE CALL 732-729-0880 OR FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT www.middlesexcountynj.gov
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.

  

Bus Trip to the Rally for Life in Trenton - 

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
The Diocese of Metuchen's Office of Human Life and Dignity will be running a bus trip to the Rally for Life in Trenton, NJ on Wednesday,
January 22,2020.  The bus ride is free of charge, but since space is limited all passengers must reserve their seats.  Passengers will board the bus at the Diocesan Center in Piscataway at 9:30 am.  The Rally at the State House Begins at 11:00 am and ends at 1:00 pm.  Passengers will attend a small reception afterwards.  The bus will bring everyone back to the Diocesan Center around
3:00 pm.  If you have any questions or
would like to reserve a seat please
email amarshall@diometuchen.org
or  call 732-562-1543.

A Friendly Reminder
 
Please be mindful to speak in a low voice within the church when greeting a neighbor.  Our church is blessed with extraordinarily good acoustics, which means that sounds carry.  Extended conversations should be held in the narthex in the rear of the church or in the vestibule at the parking lot entrance.  Please be considerate of those who are in prayer.  Many thanks.
St. James School & Childcare Open House
341 Amboy Avenue, Woodbridge
Sunday, January 26th - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Monday, January 27th - 9:00 am - 11:00 am
* Meet Our Teachers
* Visit Classrooms
Discover the benefits of a St. James Education
For more information please call (732) 634-0500 or visit their website at: 
Leaving a bequest to our Parish
For many people, thinking about their Will can make them feel uncomfortable, but a Will is an opportunity to leave a legacy and make a difference.
Your Will enables you to provide for your family, friends, loved ones and any cause you support.  Your Will can ensure the future financial well being of your family and other people you wish to benefit.
Our Lady of Peace has many different missions within the community which include assisting the frail, elderly, sick or who are just in need of help.  Our Parish supports our Religious Education Programs, our ministries, our families, the marginalized and the poor.  There are many people who are assisted by our Parish who would not otherwide receive any help.
You can help Our Lady of Peace in Fords with a bequest in your Will.  A bequest to our Parish can create lasting change in people's lives.
Remembering our Parish in your Will assists the Church to continue to make positive changes to people's lives every day.
You can help make a difference.

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.
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. 

Knights of Columbus

"Trivia Night"

Our Lady of Peace Knights of Columbus #9199 of Fords is sponsoring "Trivia Night III" on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Parish Center.  A night of fun, questions and answers will begin at 6:30 PM at the OLP Parish Center on Franklin St., Edison.  Cost is $20 and includes admission, a sub sandwich, chips and a soft drink.  Coffee, bea and desserts are also available.  BYOB (beer & wine only).  Reservations are requested for teams of 6.  For more info, call Emil Ferlicchi at 732-261-8280 or Jim Burke at 732-236-7356

OUR LADY OF PEACE ANNUAL
BLOOD DRIVE
SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2020
8:30 AM ~ 1:30 PM
PARISH CENTER GYM

Pre-Registration Drive at the church entrances on the weekend of March 7/8, 2020.  For further INFO, please call Alan Nygard 732-986-3199.

*Pre-Registration Drive Form will be available soon*

THE FEAST OF ST. BLAISE FALLS ON A SUNDAY THIS YEAR.  BLESSING OF THROATS WILL TAKE PLACE IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE 5:15 EVENING MASS ON FEBRUARY 1ST AND IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING ALL SUNDAY MASSES ON FEBRUARY 2ND.

2019 TAX STATEMENTS 
STATEMENTS FOR CONTRITUBIONS TO OUR LADY OF PEACE CHURCH ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST ON FEBRUARY 3RD.  PLEASE CALL THE PARISH OFFICE AT 732-738-7940, EXT. 12.
PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, ENVELOPE NUMBER
AND  PHONE NUMBER.