“ME OR WE”
As we begin this holy season of Lent, let us recall our baptismal vows, by which each of us entered into God’s Kingdom. In today’s Gospel we hear a profound message from Jesus: “Repent and believe in the Gospel.” Will we heed the words that we heard on Ash Wednesday, “turn away from our sins and be faithful to the Gospel”? Are we willing to examine truthfully our ways which have been formed by the world’s vision for us? Have we bought into the quest for power and goods; an individualistic and me-first culture? Are we willing to sacrifice it all to become a true member of God’s Kingdom by walking with Christ? Lent is a time to probe deeply our intentions which form our daily choices: Is it a “me” day or a ”we” day? All sin begins with the condition of the heart. Lent is the time for a heart check-up. Want to know more? Call Carol Mangani at 973-283-2218.
2/21 Retreat, 9:30am, St. Paul Inside the Walls
2/26 Sacrifice, Obedience, The Our Father Tom Segedin
LOOKING FOR A LENTEN ACTIVITY?
The Monday afternoon Scripture group will begin a study of St. Paul’s Epistles on 02/23/15 from 1-3pm in the Ryan Rm. All are welcome. Just come to the next meeting. For more information, please call Peggy Tana 973-838-7265.
BIBLE IN 2015
In our parish, we have eight existing Bible groups meeting morning, noon and night from Monday through Saturday. Two of the groups will be doing Mary, another group is doing a Catholicism series, another the Book of Revelation and the others have various topics. You are more than welcome to join a group in January. If you are interested, email or call Tom McCloskey with your available day and interest and he will connect you with that specific group leader. firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-283-1129.
HELPING OUR FELLOW PARISHIONER
The Anastasia family has an 8-year-old son, Santino, who is battling leukemia. Their home burnt down shortly after his diagnosis and the financial burden on this family is tremendous. If you are able to contribute to our fundraising efforts please go to http://www.gofundme.com/jrn1v4 or you can write a check made payable to Arthur Anastasia and mail to John Ramsden 46 Green Hill Rd Kinnelon NJ 07405. Please pray for this family. Any questions, please contact John Ramsden email@example.com or 973-519-3992
DONATIONS OF USED SERVICEABLE CLOTHING
The Catholic Charities House of Hope, the brown shed on the edge of the chapel parking lot, is again accepting donations of used, serviceable clothing. These donations are taken to Martin de Porres Village in Paterson, a low income housing site operated by the Diocese. Sister Christina Schoen conducts sales of the donated clothes there. Sister Christina is in the same religious community as our Sister Ellen Denise O'Connor. The clothing sales support the Sister Merita Learning Center, an after school and summer program for students living in MdPV. Sales had been suspended during the holiday season but are now being held again.
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.
OLM PARISH MISSION - VIDEO PRESENTATION
WASH YOUR WINDOWS - Talk number three of Sr Danielle's Parish Mission at OLM is now available. To view the talk on your computer CLICK HERE. She is a wonderful speaker with a powerful message.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
8:15am – Monday thru Saturday in the Chapel
7:00pm Fridays in the Chapel
Stations of the Cross:
7:30 pm – Fridays – in the Chapel
7:00pm–8:30pm, Mondays in the Church
4:00pm–4:45pm, Saturdays in the Church
BEEFSTEAK AND CASINO NIGHT
Join us on Sat. Feb. 28 at 7pm for a night out with good friends, food & fun! A beefsteak dinner (catered by the Brownstone) and a full casino with prizes galore will make a cold winter night pass like a warm summer afternoon. Tables are going fast! Call George Casagrand at 973-632-0294 to reserve your spots today! All profits benefit the Knights of Columbus general fund. For more details see www.olmchurch.org/specialevents.
Save the Date – March 28, 2015 - A Day of Reflection for Women
Theme: Sacred Soup - God’s Nourishing Recipe for Your Life
Speaker: Laura E. Graziano
When: Saturday, March 28, 2015
9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Where: OLM Auditorium
Continental breakfast & light lunch will be served
Religious Ed / Youth Ministry
Starting 1/24: Youth Ministry will be hosting an Open Gym and Youth Night for high school-aged teens the 2nd & 4th Saturday every month from 6-8pm (unless canceled in the bulletin the week before). The gym will be open for all types of games/activities plus the youth room is open to hang out and watch TV or movies.
3/20 & 21: Antioch Retreat- Required for all Sophomore
Confirmation students - 3/29: Freshman and Sophomore Confirmation class @ 8 pm- Living Stations of Cross (no class in March).
Due to previously scheduled events at OLM, the next open gym night is March 7th at 6pm.
REMINDER CHANGE IN SCHEDULE
SUMMER & WINTER PROGRAM 2nd GRADE STUDENTS
& PARENTS MEETING Saturday, Feb. 28th, 9:30-12:00.
1st Eucharist Teaching Mass; afterward children will proceed to the school bldg. for instruction and parents will remain in the church for a 1st Eucharist meeting.
CONFIRMATION PROGRAM REGISTRATION:
The Confirmation and Youth Ministry office has started the registration process for the Confirmation Program for the 2014/2015 school year. Students who will be Freshmen or Sophomores this September at a public, private or Catholic school, need to register at this time. If you have not received a registration form in the mail or have any questions about registration, please contact the Confirmation and Youth Ministry Office at 973-283-1212 or email@example.com.
Knights of Columbus
All Catholic men in the Parish are welcome to join the Knights. If you have any questions, please contact Bill Timpanaro or Dave Puccia or talk to any current member of the Knights.
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW: Beefsteak and Casino Night Winter Fest 2/28/15. SEE THE DETAILS HERE.
Exemplifications and new membership:
Bill Timpanaro, Grand Knight: 973-838-2366
Dave Puccia, Deputy Grand Knight: 973-492-2774
See Parish Website for complete calendar for 2014-2015
2/25: Social meeting at 8pm in the Ryan Room
2/28: Beefsteak and Casino Night 7pm
3/11: Officers at 7:30pm, Business meeting at 8pm - Ryan Room
3/25: Social meeting at 8pm in the Ryan Room
4/8: Officers at 7:30pm, Business meeting at 8pm - Ryan Room
4/22: Social meeting at 8pm in the Ryan Room
Have fun & help others…..Join the Ladies Guild!
Our next meeting is Monday, March 9 at 7:30pm, Ryan Rm. If you need a ride please call Julie Puccia.*
*For more information contact Julie Puccia 973-492-2774 or firstname.lastname@example.org
$$ LADIES GUILD RAFFLE $$
Congratulations to our Jan. 31st raffle winners!
1st John Koziol - $400
2nd Erin and Mehul Gadhavi - $300
3rd Theresa Coppla - $200
4th Kevin Heron - $100
Thank you to all who purchased tickets!
Our next raffle is Sat. Feb. 28 after the 5pm Mass!
HOSPITALITY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The Ladies Guild needs volunteers for Hospitality following the 9am Mass. Please use the sign-up sheet in the narthex or call Carla Gear at 973-283-8146. We would like to thank the following families for hosting: The Gadhavi, Elefonte, Schlemmer, Gaston and Shadek Families.