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 - 4:30 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 Robert Meyers 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 - 4:30 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       
   
*ATTENTION NEWLY MARIED 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
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
NOW REOPENED.
**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.
   

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Saturday, December 8th

Holy Day of Obligation

8:00 AM & 10:00 AM Mass

HERE AT OLP GIVE A BIRTHDAY GIFT TO THE INFANT JESUS
(Help clothe a baby)
Gifts of UNUSED baby clothing, bedding, diapers (infant, 10-12mo.) 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 2nd, to the Third Sunday of Advent, December 16th. 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.
VOLUNTE ER CANTOR POSITION AVAILABLE
The OLP Music Minisry is looking for experienced cantors to be placed in occasional rotation for the 5:15 pm Saturday evening Masses and the Sunday Masses.  If you have an interest and the requisities skills, please contact the Director of Musc Ministries through the Parish Office by calling 732-738-7940 
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 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 each or 2 for $5.
They are available at the Parish Office,
Monday-Friday, 9 AM-4:30 PM.
An explanation of this pious custom is printed on the envelope packet.  

*CHRISTMASS AND NEW YEARS MASS SCHEDULE*

December 24th ~ Virgil of Christmas

4:00 PM

December 25th ~ Christmas Day

MIDNIGHT, 9:00 AM, 12:00 NOON

December 31st ~ New Years Eve

5:15 PM

January 1st ~ Solemnity of Mary

9:00 AM, 12:00 Noon

**ATTENTION**
Please park only in designed parking places when parlking in the church parking area.
Parking in other areas impedes traffic, poses a safety risk and possible vehicle towing.  
Thank you for your cooperation.

CHRISTMAS WREATHS & GRAVE BLANKETS

PACK 53 FORDS CLARA BARTON CUB SCOUTS

14" WREATH $27.00

20" WREATH $32.00

GRAVE BLANKETS $37.00

AFTER OUR LADY OF PEACE MASSES

THIS WEEKEND, DEC. 1~2,

AND NEXT WEEKEND, DEC. 8~9.

(SATURDAYS 5~6:30 PM & SUNDAYS 7:30 AM~1:30 PM)

CHOIR OPENINGS
There are openings in the choir in all voice parts for choral singers.
Prospective singers should have good sight reading skills, and 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 community in this very special way, please contact the Parish Office.  The first choir practice will begin on Wednesday,
September 5th, 2018 at 715 PM~9:00 PM
*Bishop James Checchio will be celebrating the 5:15 PM Vigil Mass here at
Our Lady of Peace Church on Saturday,
December 15th, 2018*
Come Celebrate the launch of The Diocesan Year of Spiritul Renewal Wednesday,
December 12, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Evening Prayer for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Bishop James F. Checcio, presiding
Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi
548 Main Street, Metuchen

Volunteers Needed!

We need VOLUNTEERS to help decorate our church for Christmas.  If you are available to help, please come Sunday, December 16th and Sunday, December 23rd to the church after the Noon Mass.  If you have any questions, please call Joe Merritt at 732-318-5411

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 - 4:30 PM.