RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATION - Please click here for information and forms.
These are on sale in the narthex for $10.00. They cost us $5.00 thanks to Corrado’s. The profit goes to help the parish of St. John’s Cathedral in Paterson. Put one on a grave or in front of the house or both.
Please return your Rice Bowls to Church and place them in the basket marked ’Rice Bowls’. Thank you
DWELLING PLACE THANK YOU
Thank you for your warm welcome and gracious hospitality last weekend to ask your support for our ministry to homeless women at The Dwelling Place. Your generosity is deeply appreciated and will be a blessing for the women we serve. May God's love and peace be with you always!
Thank you, Sister Joann
During Lent we look deeply into what it means to faithfully follow Christ to the end. As we make this Lenten journey we come to the Cross, suffering and sacrifice. Are we willing to “go the distance”? Jesus does not ask the question “why” but instead says “I will”. He tells us in today’s gospel: “When I am lifted up from the earth “I will” draw everyone to myself”. Today’s readings prepare us to stay focused on our own God-given mission. Like Jesus, we are called to be obedient and to serve others with our lives, for that is what Jesus did on the cross. When the Lord calls you to follow, will you answer “I will”? Congratulations to Paul Saks who completed the Scrutinies today. Want to know more? Call Carol Mangani at 973-283-2218.
3/23 Reconciliation 7pm Church
3/26 The Stations of the Cross Jeanne Richards
3/27 Creed Ceremony & Stations 7pm Chapel
“WELCOME HOME TO HEALING”
“Welcome Home” is a diocesan initiative to invite all Catholics to experience the grace of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Confession is a wonderful opportunity to set aside our sinful ways and to draw closer to our Lord. Confessions will be held every Monday during Lent, until March 23. Don’t be afraid! Ask the priest to help you. Experience the gracious mercy of God! www.WelcomeHomeToHealing.org
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
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
DECORATING FOR EASTER
On Saturday, April 4th the Easter flowers will arrive at the Church at approx. 8:15am. Volunteers are needed to help take the flowers off the truck and bring them inside the church and chapel. If you can help, please call the rectory 973-838-6838 ext. 103 or email email@example.com.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES PROJECT HELP
The OLM team supporting Catholic Charities has been asked to help paint a classroom at Mt. St. Joseph’s in Totowa on Tues., Wed. or Thur. April 7th, 8th, 9th during the day. If you can participate, please call George Casagrand at the rectory, 973-838-6838 x102.
BLESSING OF EASTER BASKETS
In honoring a custom of our Polish Parishioners, Msgr. Carroll will bless Easter Baskets on Holy Saturday, April 4th at 12:30pm in the Church. All are welcome. For information about this custom visit http://broadwayfillmorealive.org/2.0/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/polish-easter-basket.pdf
INVITATION FROM BISHOP SERRATELLI
Bishop Serratelli invites all catechists (including RCIA & Adult Faith Formation leaders, Youth Ministers, & Deacons) to the 2015 Diocesan Catechetical Conference, “Faith, Joy & Family” on April 11 at the John Paul II Center in Clifton. Dr. Peter Murphy, Director of Evangelization & Catechesis for the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, will address how we can build relationships with students and their families and help them encounter Christ. All are invited and you do not need to be a catechist to attend. For info/registration: www.insidethewall.org
Those who volunteered to cook and whose last names begin with I through Z (and anyone else who can cook), please pick up your pan with recipe and instructions today after Mass. Please check off (or add your name) to the list provided to indicate you took a pan and will be cooking for our Sat., April 11th commitment. Pans with the cooked frozen food must be brought to the church parking lot between 8:30-8:45AM on Saturday the 11th.
Religious Ed / Youth Ministry
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
SUMMER AND WINTER PROGRAM – ALL GRADES
MARCH 29TH - Mark your calendar for Sunday, March 29 at 8pm in the church. Our high school youth group will be leading us through the Living Stations of the Cross. It is a very moving telling of Jesus’ last days and every child should come. Parents, you’ll be amazed as you watch your children’s faces when they watch the Living Stations. It is priceless! No better way to spend Palm Sunday.
3/28: Open Gym and Youth Night @ 6-8pm-School Bldg.
3/29: Freshman and Sophomore Confirmation class @ 8 pm- Living Stations of Cross (no class in March)
The rehearsals for the Living Stations will be: Friday 3/27 from 6-9pm (Pizza for dinner), Sunday 3/29 from 1 to 4pm and then 6-9pm (for a last rehearsal and the actual performance starting at 8pm)
Interested in participating in the Living Stations of the Cross? Contact youth ministry for details!
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
See Parish Website for complete calendar for 2014-2015
3/25: Social meeting at 8pm in the Ryan Room
4/8: Officers at 7:30pm, Business meeting at 8pm - Ryan Room
4/19: Breakfast TBD
4/22: Social meeting at 8pm in the Ryan Room
5/13: Officers at 7:30pm, Business meeting at 8pm - Ryan Room
Have fun & help others…..Join the Ladies Guild!
Next meeting is Mon. April 13th 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.
Our next drawing is March 28 after the 5pm Mass!