WHO IS COMING AND WHO IS GOING
WELCOME - Fr. Lukasz Iwanczyk arrives on Monday, June 29th the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul. Please give him a warm welcome and assure him he will be very happy here in 5 or 10 years.
WE WILL MISS YOU - Fr. Luis Hernandez reports to St. John’s Cathedral on the same date. His address is 381 Grand St., Paterson, NJ 07505.
VACATION - Seminarian, Omar Hernandez, returns from his Columbian vacation sometime after July 6th.
FR. LUIS HERNANDEZ MASS OF THANKSGIVING
POPE FRANCIS VISIT TO PHILADELPHIA IN SEPTEMBER
There are two major events taking place:
1. The World Meeting of Families at the Philadelphia Convention Center - Sept. 22nd to 25th. The Pope does not attend this event but there are well-known speakers and it may be worthwhile for parishioners. Pre-registration is due to Eniola Honsberger, of the Paterson Diocese by June 22. The basic package for adults is $150 including Congress Registration and Welcome Kit. The basic package for children (ages 6-17) is $120 which includes Youth Congress registration and Welcome kit. One day for anyone regardless of age is $95 which includes registration and welcome kit. For additional information or registration, please contact Eniola Honsberger 973-437-9735 or email email@example.com
2. Pope Francis - Mass on Sun., Sept., 27th. NOTE: There are some logistical issues to be aware of:
• There are no tickets for this Mass
• There are no seats
• There is limited accessibility to the Mass location and a frozen zone within one mile of the location (no parking and only mass transit will be permitted)
• There will be very limited or non-existent food locations or restroom facilities
Parishioners have asked about planning a bus trip. Due to these issues it would not be possible for us to plan a bus trip until we have more information. Final papal plans are due to be discussed in June and at that time we hope to have more details on the trip as a whole.
“JUST HAVE FAITH”
“Do not be afraid; just have faith.” These are the words Jesus speaks to us in today’s gospel. It is difficult to have faith in difficult circumstances because it means letting go, taking a leap and trusting that God will catch you. Letting go can be scary yet Jesus asks us to do it. He is asking us to let go and let God. Once we have done all that we can, we must step out in faith. We must turn it “all” over to the Master and be willing to accept the outcome. In a world that seems absorbed by tragedy, grief and sometimes senseless acts of evil it can be hard to have faith. Yet Jesus insists that it is by our faith that we will be healed. Sometimes God allows what He hates so that what He loves can happen! Would you like to complete your sacraments or become Catholic? Want to know more about RCIA? For more information please call Msgr. Carroll at 973-838-6838 ext. 100 or Carol Mangani at 973-283-2218.
GIVE US YOUR OPINION REGARDING DAILY MASS - The current daily Mass schedule is Monday – Friday at 8:15am in the chapel. If we had another daily Mass, what time would you prefer?
Please circle one:
7am 9am 12noon 5pm 7pm
Other time: _________
Please email or fax your responses or drop this in the Mass Survey Box in the narthex. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax to 973-838-0710 by July 14, 2015. Thank you!
OLM RECTORY – SUMMER HOURS
The office will be open Monday – Thursday from 8:30am – 7pm; Friday 8:30am – 4pm; and Saturday from 9am – 5pm.
SHOP AMAZON.COM - Support Catholic Charities
Shoppers can have 5% of eligible purchases donated to Catholic Charities. Visit www.smile.amazon.com and choose one of our three agencies to be the beneficiary of your donation: Catholic Family and Community Services, Paterson; Department for Persons with Disabilities, Oak Ridge; or Straight and Narrow, Inc., Paterson. Thereafter, every time you shop Amazon.com, Catholic Charities will benefit.
Thank you to those parishioners who have already provided us their e-mail addresses. If you have not provided one yet, or if your e-mail has changed over the past year, please send it to us at email@example.com. Thank you!
There are many opportunities to have Masses offered for parishioners’ intentions. Please call the parish office and pick a date. Mass cards may be picked up or we will gladly mail them.
Check out our new Photo Album page here. More photos will be added in the near future!
For Parish related activities and information please see this week's bulletin here.
HAPPY JULY 4th
On July 4th Americans in the United States celebrate their independence from tyranny. “… and the nation of the people, by the people and for the people shall not perish from the earth.” “God bless America, land that I love” Happy Birthday, America! May your ideals always flourish. The parish office will be closed July 3rd & 4th in observance of this holiday.
OLD FOLKS PICNIC
The OLM Ladies Guild will host the residents of St. Joseph Home for the Elderly and local seniors at the annual picnic on Monday, August 3, 2015. We are in need of small gifts that are suitable for seniors. Suggested items: small photo books, small frames, books, large print puzzle books, knee highs, writing paper, thank-you notes, note pads, note cards, socks for men, handkerchiefs, NEW beanie babies, powder, body spray, lotion. Your donations of NEW & UNWRAPPED items can be placed in the receptacles in the narthex marked “OLD FOLKS PICNIC” by July 25. Confirmation candidates can earn service hours by volunteering. Adult volunteers also needed. If you can volunteer please contact Marilyn Koziol at 973-492-8135 or firstname.lastname@example.org
KNIGHTS YANKEE GAME BUS TRIP
The Knights of Columbus are offering tickets for the Yankees game against the Seattle Mariners on Friday July 17th. Seats are field level in section 132. Tickets include a bus ride, leaving at 4:30pm, to and from the stadium. $70.00 each. Contact Frank Altieri at 973-722-4001.
Religious Ed / Youth Ministry
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
If you have not yet registered for Rel. Ed. 2015-2016, grades K-8, please do so immediately and include the $50 late fee.
The summer program, grades 1 thru 8, begins July 20 and ends July 31. Grades 1-5 attend Mon. through Fri. 9am-12noon and grades 6-8 attend Mon. thru Thursday 6:30 to 9pm. Please pack snacks for your children. Expect information and admission slips in the mail within the next two weeks. Any questions please contact Mary Ramsden email@example.com or 973-838-0567.
We are still in need of a 5th grade catechist for the summer program, July 20-31, 8:30-12:15. Training and support provided. Also need 1st, 4th and 5th grade teachers in the fall on Mondays, Sept-March, 4:15 - 5:45pm. Contact Mary Ramsden, DRE at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973.838.0567.
YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS
Registration for the OLM Confirmation Program for the 2015/2016 school year is currently underway. All students who will be entering 9th or 10th grade in the fall, whether in public, private or Catholic School need to register in our parish program. Registrations were due by 6/1. If you have not yet registered, please contact Grace Davin at email@example.com or 973-283-1212.
We are considering a Youth Bible Study group. Please join us on June 22 at 7pm in the Youth Room.
Youth Ministry firstname.lastname@example.org
Confirmation - email@example.com
Knights of Columbus
The Knights recently held elections for the 2015-2016 year and elected Dave Puccia as the new Grand Knight and Mike D’Amelio as Deputy Grand Knight. The full slate of new officers is as follows:
Grand Knight - Dave Puccia
Deputy Grand Knight - Mike D'Amelio
Chancellor - Kevin Gear
Recorder - Paul Schuckalo
Advocate - Joe Hofmann
Treasurer - George Casagrand
Warden - Rich Perino
Inside Guard - Ron Scilla
Outside Guard - Walter Huber
Trustee 3 Year - Bill Timpanaro
Trustee 2 Year - Frank Altieri
Trustee 1 Year - George Weinand
All Catholic men in the Parish are welcome to join the Knights. If you have any questions, please contact Dave Puccia or Mike D’Amelio or talk to any current member of the Knights.
Exemplifications and new membership:
Dave Puccia, Grand Knight: 973-492-2774
Mike D’Amelio, Deputy Grand Knight: 973-800-4915
7/08: Officers at 7:30pm, Business at 8pm - Ryan Rm
7/17: Yankee game bus trip
7/22: Family BBQ
8/01: Food Drive
See our website here for a complete 2014-2015 calendar.
Have fun & help others…..Join the Ladies Guild!
Thank you to all who purchased Raffle Tickets!Next drawing THIS SATURDAY June 27th after the 5pm Mass!
SAVE THE DATE: SEPT. 14 FIRST FALL MTG.
We will be making journals of love for cancer patients. Please join us!
*For more information contact Julie Puccia
973-492-2774 or firstname.lastname@example.org