Parish News


Mass of Anointing on the “Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes – 2/11/23”
All are invited to attend this Mass Saturday, February 11th at the 4pm, especially anyone who is sick or dealing with health issues.  During the Mass, the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be administered to those desiring its healing grace.   If you have any questions, please contact the parish office 856-629-6142.
Please click on the link below for the flyer.
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  A Biblical Walk Through The Mass

This year our Lenten Soup and Scripture will be extra special. We will present the five session bible study “A Biblical Walk Through The Mass” during our Wednesday Soup and Scripture dinners starting on Wednesday March 1st from 7 PM to 8:45 PM for five consecutive Wednesday sessions. The words and rituals of the Mass are rich in meaning. We will explore the biblical roots of the Mass and deepen our love for the Holy Eucharist.

Mark your calendars now! More info will follow in January.

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Thank you to all who have shared their interest in becoming an Altar Server and who are currently serving as Altar Servers and serving at the altar of the Lord.  All those who have made their 1st Holy Communion and are in 4th grade or above, including the high school students, are eligible to join the ministry of Altar Servers.   If you would like to join us for the training or have any questions, please contact Kathy Gregorio at kgregorio68@comcast.net or 856-262-4908 or please call the parish office 856-629-6142.  Please send your child’s name, age, grade and your email address and phone number.  We look forward to meeting you!!  This is for ALL CURRENT ALTAR SERVERS AS WELL
(A REFRESHER ON SERVING AND HELPING THE NEW SERVERS).
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 – Our Music Ministry Director, Jon Agresta and the Choir and Folk Group has returned and is desperately in need of

some additional members.  Students in 8th grade and high school are welcome as well!  You do not need any special talent or training just

the desire to sing and praise God, in song.  We need all voice types – both male and female.  Also, we will be starting back up our Children’s Choir

– and are excited to say will have students from our elementary schools up to 8th grade (although there is no minimum age, younger children

must be able to read.

Rehearsals for the Children’s Choir are Wednesday’s 4-5pm in the  church.  The Children’s Choir sings on the 3rd Sunday of the

month at the 12noon Mass.  Start up dates will be announced.  If you would like to join – please come or call or email: 

jonnieagreasta@aol.com   856-589-3228     or   ronnieadams1965@yahoo.com  856-629-5923

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Our Lady of Peace Religious Education –  2022-2023 year :

Don’t forget to sign up:   https://oloppreled.weebly.com

Any questions, please contact the Religious Education program at 856-629-0614 or reled@olopp.org

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OLOPP Seniors Social Club

  Have a Happy New Year from Our Senior Social Club –

   

             Meeting will February 13th               

 at 2pm in Marian Hall (Church Basement). 

 Please use the ELEVATOR!   

 Come join us for an afternoon of socializing, Bingo, coffee,  
 cake and MUCH MUCH more!
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…………………………Home - Philly Pretzel Factory

Get your soft pretzel!  Soft Pretzel Sale by our Youth Group on the weekend of January 21st & 22nd after all Masses. 

All proceeds benefit YG on their upcoming Retreats!

 

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From Our Parish Nursing Ministry:

Please read the valuable information regarding your health!

 

PARISH NURSING MINISTRY NEWS  –  January 2023

*Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease. As a community of faith, we can offer support to help support patients and families as they make healthy choices to avoid cancer, and as they navigate through the healthcare journey if they are diagnosed with cancer.

We start by knowing some risk factors for cancer:

  • Drinking alcohol raises your risk of getting six kinds of cancer. All types of alcoholic drinks are linked with cancer. The more you drink, the higher your cancer risk.
  • Telling your doctor about your family health history is a first step to find out if you may have a higher cancer risk. It will help you and your doctor decide what tests you need, when to start, and how often to be tested.           
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) has been found to be associated with several kinds of cancer: cervical, vulvar, vaginal, penile, anal, and oropharyngeal (back of the throat, including the base of the tongue and tonsils).
  • Being overweight or having obesity are linked with a higher risk of getting 13 types of cancer. These cancers make up 40% of all cancers diagnosed in the United States each year.
  • Smoking tobacco products causes almost nine of every 10 cases of lung cancer and can cause cancer almost anywhere in your body.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identifies the following protective factors against cancer:

  • Getting screening tests regularly may find breast, cervical, and colorectal (colon) cancers early, when treatment is likely to work best. Lung cancer screening is recommended for some people who are at high risk.
  • Vaccines (shots) also help lower cancer risk. The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine helps prevent most cervical cancers and several other kinds of cancer. The hepatitis B vaccine can help lower liver cancer risk.
  • You can reduce your risk of getting cancer by making healthy choices like keeping a healthy weight, avoiding tobacco, limiting the amount of alcohol you drink, and protecting your skin.

*This information is provided by the Practice Committee of the Faith Community Nurses International organization www.FCNInternational.org


The Diocese of Camden – Understanding the Mass 

“We do have this printed out for you to pick up a complete set if you missed a part or are unable to print it.

Please stop in the Parish Office for a copy.”

Part 1 “The Introductory Rites”

Part 2 ” The Liturgy of the Word”

Part 3 ” Preparing the Altar & Gifts”

Part 4 “The Eucharistic Prayer”

Part 5 “The Rite of Communion”

Part 6 “The Concluding Rites” 

Click on the link below for the 6 Parts of Understanding the Mass.

understanding the mass

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Download Free png Boy Scouts of America Tee Shirt Design | Digital Portfolio - DLPNG.com     Our Lady of Peace Parish Boy Scout Troop #161 is looking for more members to join. 

Please see the attached flyer for their upcoming events and meetings.

Boy Scouts recruitment flyer 

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We would like to thank all who are currently using Parish Giving and would like to invite those who aren’t.  Join the many who have already signed up to On-Line Parish Giving.  You can visit our parish website:  www.olopp.org and click on the Parish Giving logo – it will direct you to the secured page to sign up – it’s free!  Save the hassle from writing those weekly donation checks.  Directions are easy to follow or you can call (866) 307-7140.  When you sign up, you can use a credit or debit card or automatic checking account withdrawals.  It’s that easy!  For those who like to get points using their credit cares – this is another way to get those points!  Thank You to those who are using Parish Giving and for those of you who might consider using irrelevant 


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.


House of Charity – Bishop’s Annual Appeal

Our goal here at OLOPP is $188,900; we have reached our goal!  Thank you to all those who have given and 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.  With a parish of more than 4,400 families, we still need a lot of gifts to make our parish goal!  If you have not made a donation, Pledge Cards are at the side doors of the Church and in the Parish Center. Thank you all for your Generosity.  May God Bless YOU!!!