NEWS

News

   Ministry Sunday: Sunday Sept. 17th (after all morning masses)    We invite our newest members to come join in and help us make this effort successful.  Each ministry will have a table setup to show other parishioners what you do in your ministry.   Tables will be outside (weather permitting) or not, they will be in Marian Hall.  We will also be having a pancake breakfast after morning masses in Marian Hall.         
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17th Annual Agape Dinner:
We are preparing for our 17th Annual Agape Dinner.  It will be held Sunday, Oct. 8th at 1pm in Assumption Hall.  This "Love Feast" gives the parish the opportunity to reach out and share bread with those parishioners who usually cannot be with us at a Sunday Liturgy and all who are institutionalized.  If you have a loved one in assisted living or elderly care, we extend an invitation to them.  Please contact the Parish Center 629-6142 x27.
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New Seminarian:
Our Lady of Peace is proud to announce that Nicholas DiNunzio, a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish, has been accepted as a seminarian for the Diocese of Camden.  Nick will attend the Colledge Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, St. Andrew's Hall at Seton Hall University.  
Please pray for Nick and all our Seminarians and their families.
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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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OFFERTORY PROCESSION DURING MASS:
Beginning Sept. 30th and Oct. 1st weekend, we would like parishioners to be involved in the Offertory Procession.  If the Mass you are attending is for a loved one and would like to be in the Offertory Procession, please sign up in the back of the Church (on the Ushers's bulletin board near the bathrooms) - the week and time of the Mass you have for a loved one.  If it is a Mass you have signed up for - once you arrive at the Church, please let one of the Ushers know you are there and have signed up for that Mass.  They will not go and search you out.  If you do not let them know, they will pick another family from the congregation.                             
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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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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 made our goal!  Please remember all pledges must be paid in order for the Parish to receive back 10%.   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   -   Nov. 8th 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.

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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