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DESIGNER BAG BINGO : SAVE THE DATE - FRIDAY APRIL 21ST
$25.00 TICKET - DOORS OPEN 5:45PM 
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MAY PROCESSION/CROWING - SAVE THE DATE:
Sunday, May 14th at the 10:30am Mass
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 Hearing Assistance Available:
We are equipped with a hearing assistance system.  They are located at the elevators  you may use your own earplugs or if your hearing aids have a "T" setting you may use the lanyard.  You may sit anywhere in the church including the cry room.  For assistance just ask one of the ushers.
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Service Hours for High School Students:
Students looking for Service Hours for High School, please contact Loren in the Parish Center at 629-6142 x19 or llaughlin@olopp.org.   We have many things that we could use help with in the coming months!!
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33 Days to Morning Glory Retreat:
All are welcome to attend and transform your relationship with Christ through Mary.  Our Lady of Peace Parish Retreat "33 Days to Morning Glory" will be held on Thursday's in Marian Hall (Church Basement) at 7pm on the following dates:  April 6, 20, 27,     May 4   and Saturday May 13th - Consecration to Mary.  Please call the Parish Office to register 856-629-6142.
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Columbus Mater Christi Council 3352 will be selling Palm Crosses at all Masses this weekend April 1st & 2nd.   The price for the crosses will be $10.00.
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LAZARUS MINISTRY:
Lazarus Ministry is designed to support families who have lost a loved one.  This ministry helps families prepare for the Mass of Resurrection (Funeral Mass) with the readings and symbols that proclaim our faith in the promises of Jesus.

They are looking for help!!  If you feel you can help with this Ministry, please contact Sally Kingston  856-417-1702. 

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CARNIVAL RAFFLE TICKETS -
We have received from the Vicar General of the Diocese of Camden, a letter stating that we are no longer able to send raffle tickets to our parishioners through the mail.  To help us get the tickets out to you, the committee has decided to hand out a book of chances to each family as they leave the Masses on Easter Sunday.  We also will have tickets available in the Parish Office and every night during the Carnival at the Super 50/50 booth next to the DJ.    Sorry for any inconvenience.  Please return the tickets to the Parish Office or in the collection baskets.  Thank you.
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Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass:
If you are celebrating a 25, 50, 60, 70 or more years of marriage this year, please join us in celebrating Mass with Bishop Dennis Sullivan.  A light reception will follow in the Parish Hall.
    WHEN:  June 18 , 2017
      TIME:   3PM
    WHERE:  Mary, Mother of Mercy Parish -
                        Our Lady of Lourdes Church  
                         500 Greentree Rd. - Glassboro
Registration forms are available at the Parish Center -  deadline for registration is May  26, 2017.
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Children's Choir:
Looking for children that are able to read and willing to sing to join the Children's Choir that sing 3rd Sunday of month at the 12noon Mass.  Starts in September to June.   If you are willing and want to share in your talent, practices are held Wednesdays from 4-5pm in the Church.  

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House of Charity - Bishop's Annual Appeal: 
Our goal here at OLOPP is $219,505.29; we have already raised $153,180.00 from the contributions of 395 families!  We invite all parishioners to participate in this important effort.  Please make your sacrificial gift to help continue the mission of the church here in the Diocese of Camden.  If you have not made a donation, Pledge Cards are at the entrance of the Church.  Thank You!
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St. Mary School Registering

  
 Anyone interested in registering their child for grades Kindergarten through 8th grade or for our 3 and 4 year old Preschool Program for the 2016-2017 school year. To register please contact the Advancement Director, Jackie Kern at 856-629-6190 ext. 34 or at advancementoffice@smarys.org.  You may also visit our website at www.smary.org to learn more about St. Mary School.


St. Mary School, Williamstown Open House:

St. Mary School will hold an Open House on Wednesday   April 5th & May 11th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for anyone interested in registering their child for grades Kindergarten through 8th grade and for our 3 and 4 year old Preschool Program for the 2016-2017 school year. Registration will also take place during the Open House. To register for the Open House or for more information please contact Advancement Director, Jackie Kern at 856-629-6190 ext. 34 or at advancementoffice@smarys.org. To learn more about St. Mary School please visit our website at www.smarys.org. St. Mary School is located at 32A Carroll Avenue, Williamstown.



SMS 100 CLUB

St. Mary School would like to invite Our Lady of Peace parishioners, as well as family and friends, who are business owners to participate in our SMS 100 Club.  This program enables local businesses to donate a tax-deductible gift of $100 to the St. Mary School Annual Fund.  Your business' generosity will be acknowledged on our website, in our Annual Report, and in a variety of written communication to our school families during the 2016-2017 school year.  Your business name will be seen by close to 400 school families as well as hundreds of visitors to our website and recipients of our Annual Report.  We welcome our local businesses to take part in this initiative which greatly supports our school.  Our goal is to have at least 100 businesses participate in our program.  
For more information and the required SMS 100 Club form, please visit our website at www.smarys.org.  Forms may also be found in the information racks at the entrance of the Church.  You may also mail in your payment and business name and contact to St. Mary School, SMS 100 Club, 32A Carroll Ave., Williamstown. NJ 08094.  For further information, please contact Jackie Kern in the Advancement Office at advancement@smarys.org or 8560629-6190 ext 34.

THE SEMINARIANS

We have been very fortunate at Our Lady of Peace Parish to have an increase in vocations.  Currently, there are 3 men who are attending Seminary to become priests.  Additionally, there are several young men who are within the application process for the Diocese of Camden to be accepted in the Seminary.  If you would like to make a donation to the Seminary fund, please put in an envelope, mark on it SEMINARIAN and put in the collection basket or bring to the Parish Center. Your continued generosity is appreciated.

CALLED TO SERVICE 
AM I CALLED?
Through the Sacrament of Initiation, all Christians are called to holiness and to participate in the churches outreach to the world. Some men received a more specific call to the diaconate, through which they are specially consecrated for Christian service (diakonis).

How do I know if God is calling me to the diaconate? The gradual discovery of the vocation into the diaconate and takes place through prayer and discernment.

A vocation traces its beginnings to one's ongoing dialogue with God. On the personal level, men considering the diaconate should ask the Holy Spirit to disclose the Father's will for them, not only through time of personal and liturgical prayer, but also in and through daily lives dedicated to God and neighbor.




Contact Us:
Diocese of Camden
Office of the Permanent Diaconate
631 Market St.
Camden, NJ 080102
michael.cartor@camdendiocese.org
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