PARISH OFFICE IS OPEN

MONDAY-FRIDAY   9AM – 4PM

**There are NO MEETINGS HELD TIL FURTHER NOTICE. **

There are NO EVENING OR WEEKEND HOURS. 

You MUST wear a face-coverings to come in to the Parish Center to the window.

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  To the faithful and loving parishioners of Our Lady of Peace Parish –

Thank you for the outpouring of wishes and generosity of cards, gifts and most importantly your friendship.  I am deeply grateful for all of it.  I have been blessed to be your pastor for the last 12 years.  Your support and strength in your actions and words have guided me through these wonderful years.  I will keep you all in my prayers and remember God Will Provide.                                                                               Yours in Christ,    Fr Mazz ***********************************************************************************************************************

Congratulations to St. Mary’s School 8th Graders  and to ALL those who are graduating from Preschool to College and beyond.  Great accomplishments have been reached and goals have been set and made – the Parish is so proud of all of you!!   Congratulations!!!

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Effective July 1st, 2021 – we would like to warmly welcome

Fr Sanjai Devis

as our New Pastor here at OLOPP. 

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Catholic Daughters Fundraiser 

Hoagies from Villa Deli
Italian, Turkey & Cheese, Ham & Cheese

Cost is $8.00

Tickets for hoagies will be available –

Please see any Catholic Daughter or contact Teresa Iannaco  856-404-3685
Thank you for your support!

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Parish fully reopened 6-5-21

**PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE .**  

IT IS A MEMO FROM FR MAZZ WITH DIRECTIVES FROM THE BISHOP’S OFFICE FOR THE CHURCH BEING FULLY REOPENED THE WEEKEND OF JUNE 5/6, 2021.

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_5.20.21 Revised Statement of the Board of Bishops Lifting Dispensation from Mass_English

5/20/21     –     STATEMENT OF THE NEW JERSEY BISHOPS:

Reinstating the General Obligation to Attend Mass:  “At this time, due to the observance of public safety protocols and the increase in the availability of vaccines, we have begun a return to some sense of normalcy in various sectors of our society.  Therefore, we the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey, are lifting the dispensation of the Sunday and Holy Days Mass obligation beginning on Saturday, June 5th, 2021 and Sunday, June 6th, 2021 Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.  We welcome the Christian faithful to return to the regular participation in the Sunday Eucharist, the source and summit of our Catholic faith. 

This obligation does not apply to those who are ill; those who have reason to believe that they were recently exposed to the coronavirus or another serious or contagious illness: those who are confined to their home, a hospital or nursing facility; or those with serious underlying health conditions.  One should consult the local pastor if questions arise about the obligation to attend Mass.

Finally, safety protocols (such as wearing masks, social distancing, etc) and liturgical directives (communion in the hand, communion under one species, etc) in each New Jersey Diocese remains in place until modified or revoked by the respective Diocesan Bishop.

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**Live-stream Mass Changes – EFFECTIVE 6/5/21**

Effective Saturday, June 5th, 2021 – we will be LIVESTREAMING only 1 MASS on the weekends to our parish facebook page.   It will be Saturdays at 4pm.   This video will remain on our Facebook page throughout the weekend.

There will be NO live-streams for Sunday Masses. On Sundays, the 9:00am and 10:30 am Masses will be the overflow video feed ONLY to Marian Hall (not accessible through the parish Facebook Page).  We WILL NOT be distributing Holy Communion after 4pm Mass or Sunday 12pm Mass by the elevator.  If you watch online and are homebound – please call the Parish Office to schedule an Eucharistic Minister to come and give you communion at your home.

We encourage those watching our live-streams to return to Mass as it is very safe. After each Mass the Church is thoroughly sanitized, seating is socially distanced and masks are to be worn by those in the building. We encourage you to return to our house of worship.

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Regarding posting on OLOPP Parish Social Media pages….. “A copy of our Parish’s Social Media Policy” can be found on : http://www.OLOPP.org/parish-news  

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You can view Masses on   https://facebook.com/OLOPPWilliamstown/ 

If you click on the menu off this homepage – then LIVESTREAM it will take you to our Facebook page (that you don’t need to have a Facebook account) and view it!  Please share your livestream link on your pages so that others can see the Mass as well.   Please keep refreshing the page in their web-browser a few minutes before the  live-stream is suppose to go live.

**You DO NOT need to have a Facebook account to see them.

 GOD BLESS AND STAY SAFE.

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HOC

Please click on the link above (HOC) for an important information from the Bishop’s Office regarding the                                          2021 House of Charity: Bishops Annual Appeal.  

Our Goal is:  $188,900.00        Total Raised as of 5/23/21:  $94,723.00     # Families:  329 

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St John Neumann Chapel is OPEN     5:30am – 9pm

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Every Wednesday evening we will be having Confessions at 6pm and Mass at 6:30pm.  We will also have Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday’s from 5-6:15pm in the Church.  

1st Friday Adoration from 5-8pm in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

 

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Notice from the Diocese:

Cremation and Proper Handling of Cremated Remain

Your Choices Don’t Stop With Cremation

Sadly, some of us have experienced the death of a loved one during this COVID-19 pandemic.  Many have chosen to have their loved one’s remains cremated, whether by choice or necessity.  Keep in mind, the Church’s teaching recommends cremated remains be given the same respect and reverence as the full body, as cremated remains are the body of the deceased in a changed form and should be given the same respect.  Cremated remains should be buried or inurned on sacred grounds.  With the pandemic affecting so many, you may not have been able to bury your loved one’s remains.  It’s never too late to bury cremated remains.  The staff at South Jersey Catholic Cemeteries is here to help and guide you.

When choosing cremation, there are many choices available including:

Ground Burial U Granite or Glass Niches U Crypts U Addition to Family Lot or Crypt U Cremation Garden

Visit SouthJerseyCatholicCemeteries.org to learn more or call us at 855-MyPrePlan (855-697-7375) and a member of our staff will gladly assist you.

“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back again and take you to myself,

so that where I am you also may be.” John 14:3


Food Pantry will be OPEN WEDNESDAY’S & FRIDAY’S FROM 9am to 12noon.  You MUST BRING PHOTO ID WITH YOUR CURRENT ADDRESS.  PLEASE ADHERE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING AND IF SOMEONE IS IN THE FOYER AREA, PLEASE WAIT OUTSIDE!  If you want to drop off Food for the pantry – please come DROP-OFF at the Parish Center during office hours or bring to Church on the weekends and leave in the bins at the entrance of Church.            Thank you!

 

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Confessions  times in the Church:
Saturday 10:30-11:30am & 3-3:45pm 

Wednesday 6-6:30pm

Confessions will be in new locations in the Church as to be more spread out.  PLEASE KEEP A MINIMUM OF 6’ APART as to keep with social distancing guidelines.   The priest and penitent will also be spread out.


PARISH NURSING MINISTRY NEWS:   (updated Jan 17, 2021) 

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides the most complete and up-to-date information about the Coronavirus. The following is just some of the information that can be found on their website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html:

How to Protect Yourself When Going Out:

  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth to help protect yourself and others.  Choose a mask with 2 or more layers of washable, breathable fabric that fits snugly against the sides of your face.
  • Stay 6′ apart and avoid crowds.  The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.
  • Avoid indoor spaces as much as possible, particularly ones that aren’t well ventilated.  You may find it harder to stay 6′ apart in indoor spaces.
  • Wash your hands often.  Use soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place or hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.
    REMEMBER THE BEST WAY TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF INFECTIONS IS WASHING YOUR HANDS!

Let us join together in praying through the intercession of Our Lady of Divine Providence, for those who are suffering as a result of this natural disaster.  Additional information on the US Catholic community’s response to this emergency and how US Catholics can help may be found at www.catholiccharitiesusa.org and www.usccb.org.