Holy Sacrifice of the Mass:
Saturday: 7:30 AM and 5:15 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM and 12:00 Noon
Holy Days of Obligation:
12:10 PM & 7:00 PM
*See weekly bulletin prior to Holy Day.
6:30 AM and 8:00 AM
Saturday: 7:30 AM
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
COME AND JOIN US EVERY FRIDAY DURING LENT AT 7:00 PM
REMEMBER-ASH WEDNESDAY AND ALL FRIDAYS DURING LENT ARE DAYS OF ABSTINENCE (NO MEAT)
MEMORIALS FOR LOVED ONES
Sanctuary Candle - Burns 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Altar Bread & Wine - Used at Masses for a week.
Flowers on the Altar - A new addition as a memorial for a loved one.
$100 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 - 6PM.
*BOY SCOUT TROOP 53, BSA*
Celebrating our 75th Anniversary on April 14, 2018! We ask all troop alumni to join us in celebrating 75 years of service and rededicate to the future.
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Don't be in a hurry at the conclusion of Holy Mass:
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/kneel in silent prayer of thanksgiving or simply gaze at Jesus in the Tabernacle, smile at Him and just be joyful. God Loves you!
Our Lady of Peace Church Calendar Raffle
Once again, Our Lady of Peace is selling Calendar Raffles. For only $20.00 you will have 156 Chances to win.
A prize will be awarded for each day (except Sundays) in the months of January, February, March, April, May and June. Once a stub is drawn it will be re-entered back into the bin, so YOU CAN WIN MORE THAN ONCE EACH MONTH!!
Calendar raffle tickets will be sold after all weekend Masses at the Church doors, and during the week at the Rectory Office.
Please help support our Church. Calendar Raffle tickets make great stocking stuffers. Remember, the holidays are fast approaching. Give your loved ones a gift that can keep on giving for six months.
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.
Interested in Joining the Catholic Faith?
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
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
Life Choices/Pregnancy Center: 1-888-678-4437
* Parish Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Evenings: by appointment only
Office Closed: Saturdays, Sundays & Federal Holidays.
*PARISH OFFICE CLOSED~Good Friday~March 30, DAY OF FAST & ABSTINENCE* , and ~ April 2, EASTER MONDAY.
Adult Confirmation Program Now Being Formed
2017 TAX STATEMENTS
STATEMENTS FOR CONTRIBUTIONS AT OUR LADY OF PEACE CHURCH ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST AS OF FEBRUARY 1ST. PLEASE CALL THE RECTORY OFFICE AT 732-738-7940 EXT. 12 P
LEASE PROVIDE YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, ENVELOPE NUMBER AND PHONE NUMBER.
SACRAMENT OF PENANCE
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon;
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
LENTEN CONFESSION SCHEDULE
DURING THE LENTEN SEASON, IN ADDITION TO REGULARLY SCHEDULED SATURDAY CONFESSIONS, CONFESSIONS WILL BE HEARD ON WEDNESDAYS DURING LENT FROM 4:00 - 5:00PM
7:00 - 8:00PM.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO CONFESSIONS ON
The "Living" Stations of the Cross
During the Season of Lent, the traditional Stations of the Cross are prayed every Friday at 7:00pm.
On Friday, March 23, 2018 a presentation of the "Living Stations" will take place, with the participation of the children from our Youth Group and Parishioners. All parishioners and friends are invited to attend to witness this solemn and prayerful experience.
EASTER FOOD BASKET BLESSING
The Blessing of your Easter Food Baskets will take place on Holy Saturday at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm in the church.
Are you aware of any adult Catholic who has not received the Sacrament of Confirmation? It is one of three Sacraments of Initiation and ratifies the Christian commitment first made at Holy Baptism and enables the recipient to profess the fullness of the Catholic faith; the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. The parish cordially invites those adults who wish to deepen their baptismal commitment by the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation and the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit to participate in a newly formed Adult Confirmation program. Classes will soon begin and are open to all who wish to deepen their knowledge of the faith of the Catholic Church, not just for those who wish to be confirmed.
The main learning resource for the parish Adult Confirmation program is the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults. It is a wonderful publication, containing illustrative stories and expounds with clarity the beautiful doctrines of the Catholic Church. These classes will be beneficial for those interested in a refresher course about the Church's beliefs, taught in a friendly and faith-filled environment.
Please contact Deacon John Raychel for further information at eh Parish Office (732-738-7940).
Members of the parish are cordially invited to participate in the Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of St. Francis in Metuchen on Monday evening March 26, at 7:30 PM.
During this beautiful and ancient liturgy, the three holy oils (Oil of the Catechumens, Oil of the Sick, and Sacred Chrism) to be used throughout the year in the parishes of the diocese are blessed by Bishop Checchio, and the priests of the diocese renew their priestly vows. It is a stirring liturgy, fraught with significance for all Catholics in the diocese. Please consider attending.
LET'S NOT FORGET "COLLECTION FOR OUR RETIRED DIOCESAN PRIESTS
The Second Collection this weekend is for the Fund for our Retired Diocesan Priests. This collection is exclusively for the benefit of our 30 retired priests, as well as, our active priests upon their retirement. May your generosity to this collection reflect your gratitude and love for our retired priests who have been dedicated and faithful to their priesthood all the years. Let's not forget.