RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATION - Please click here for information and forms.
Please return your Rice Bowls to Church and place them in the basket marked ’Rice Bowls’. Thank you
PRAYERS FOR FR JOHN PIERCE
Fr. John Pierce underwent heart surgery on Friday, April 17th for replacement of 3 valves. Your prayers for his recovery are requested. If you would like to send a card or note to be forwarded to him please address it: St. Anthony Friary 63 Bartholdi Avenue, Butler, NJ 07405. He is expected to be in Columbian Presbyterian for a week and then he will be moved to a rehab in Ringwood.
“BE A WITNESS”
Today three powerful readings point us to the way of eternal life. Our 1st reading tells us, “Repent and be converted that your sins may be wiped away”. In other words, go to confession. Our 2nd reading tells us, “If you say I know Him, but do not keep His commandments, you are a liar; but if you keep His word the love of God is truly perfected in you”. Here we are being told to choose God above all else. Conversion is “turning toward God” everyday, in every way. In the gospel today Christ calls us to be His witnesses in the world. When you repent, when you open your heart and come to know and believe in Christ, then the Holy Spirit will call you to become a light for Christ. That is your mission. You are to become a child of His Resurrection! 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.
The golf outing committee is looking for items to raffle or auction at the golf outing on June 1st. If you have anything of value which might be collecting dust in your attic or closet, give Msgr. Carroll a call to see if he might be interested. One person’s junk is another one’s treasure.
PERMANENT DIACONATE CANDIDATES
Bishop Serratelli is beginning a new class of candidates for the permanent Diaconate. A married or single man between the ages of 35 and 59 with the consent of his wife and an undergraduate degree, leading a virtuous life, mature, responsible, industrious, prudent etc. with the recommendation and support of his pastor may apply. There are two inquiry sessions: May 20th and June 16th at St Paul Inside the Walls, Madison at 7pm. For more info please contact Deacon Peter Cistaro (973-437-9738).
THANK YOU TO EVA’S KITCHEN VOLUNTEERS
On Saturday, April 11th we collected 45 trays of food and served 230 people. Thank you to the following volunteers for their time and service: Bill & Ellen Sharkey, John & Samantha Ramsden, Eileen Donnelly, Tom Black, Lynn Drazin, Mary Smith, Stefania Masi, Roger & Marlys Huss, and Mary Jane Hojell. Thanks to Jeff Frank for two cases of bananas and to the 45 people of OLM Church for preparing and cooking the chicken casseroles! Thank you, Kathy & Joe Gravino
WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES
Should you wish to find information about the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) this September, 2015 in Philadelphia, please google the name of the event. Pope Francis plans to attend.
NEEDED BY CATHOLIC CHARITIES - USED GARDENING AND LANDSCAPING TOOLS
Used gardening and landscaping tools are needed by the Catholic Charities volunteers planning the new community garden at the Father English Community Center in Paterson. Items such as trowels, shovels, hoes, rakes, clippers, pitch forks, wheelbarrows, etc. would be most appreciated. Please call Nancy Hirdt at 732-213-7196 if you have any items to donate. Please note these would not be returned. Thanks for your help!
CHILI MAKERS NEEDED
Are you interested in helping to cook for the poor? Men and women are both welcome. Your commitment is usually for once a month on your choice of Monday or Wednesday nights. It starts at 7pm in the OLM School kitchen and takes about 1.5 hours. Three or four people are scheduled each night and you would be paired with someone who knows how to make the chili. We make 51 pans of chili a week for delivery to the Catholic Charities Fr. English Center. If you have an evening to spare once a month, this is a wonderful ministry. For more info., please contact Marilyn Koziol at 973-492-8135.
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.
Msgr. Carroll will be in Austin, TX this week from Monday to Friday. He will be in daily contact with the rectory, or if need be you can reach him via email at email@example.com
CATHOLIC CHARITIES TRICKY TRAY
Once again, Catholic Family & Community Services is holding their annual Tricky Tray. It will be held at the Brownstone in Paterson on Wednesday evening, May 13th. As always, there will be a 50/50 drawing. In past years, one lucky winner took home approximately $4,000.00! Volunteers from Catholic Family & Community Services will be at the parish on the weekend of April 11-12th and 18-19th to sell the 50/50 chances. This fundraiser is one of the major sources of revenue for Catholic Family & Community Services. We thank you in advance for your generosity and wish you GOOD LUCK!
SAVE THE DATE – MONDAY JUNE 1, 2015
43rd Annual Msgr. John R. Ryan Golf Outing at Rockaway River Country Club, Denville, NJ $175 per golfer includes lunch, cocktails, dinner and prizes. We are looking for sponsors and golfers. For info or reservations contact George Casagrand at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-632-0294.
The golf outing committee is looking for items to raffle or auction at the golf outing on June 1st. If you have anything of value such as autographed photos or other historic collectables please email email@example.com
GOLF OUTING BOOSTER BOARD & RAFFLE
If you can’t attend but want to support the Golf Outing check out the Booster Board in the Narthex. Purchase a Booster for $20 and be a part of this great event! All Boosters will be entered into a raffle and have a chance to win a large screen smart TV. Winner will be selected at the outing dinner and need not be present. Sign up after mass or stop by the Rectory before June 1st.
Religious Ed / Youth Ministry
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
1ST EUCHARIST REHEARSALS
If your child is receiving on 4/25, Rehearsal is on Wed. 4/22, 4:15-5:15 in the church.
If your child is receiving on 4/26, Rehearsal is on Wed. 4/22 5:30-6:30 in the church.
If your child is receiving on 5/2 at 11 AM, Rehearsal is on Wed. 4/29 at 4:15-5:15 in the church.
If your child is receiving on 5/2 at 5PM, Rehearsal is on Wed. 4/29 at 5:30-6:30 in the church.
YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS
4/26: Sophomore Confirmation class 11:15; School Bldg., Mass to follow
5/9: Sophomore Sponsor Candidate Retreat @ 3pm School Bldg., Mass to follow
5/16: 8th Grade Bridge Retreat 9am- 12pm - School Bldg
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.
Exemplifications and new membership:
Bill Timpanaro, Grand Knight: 973-838-2366
Dave Puccia, Deputy Grand Knight: 973-492-2774
4/22: Social meeting at 8pm in the Ryan Room
5/13: Officers at 7:30pm, Business meeting at 8pm - Ryan Room
5/16: Food Drive
5/27: Social meeting at 8pm in the Ryan Room
Have fun & help others…..Join the Ladies Guild!
Next meeting is Mon. April 27th 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
$$ LADIES GUILD RAFFLE $$
Thank you to all who purchased raffle tickets.
Congratulations to our March raffle winners:
1st Prize - $400 – Crystal Colwell
2nd Prize - $300 – Linda McMurray
3rd Prize - $200 – Maureen Fazio
4th Prize - $100 – Knights of Columbus
Thank you to all who purchased raffle tickets.
Our next drawing is April 25th after the 5pm Mass!