The intentions of Pope Francis for the month of August:

  • Universal: That refugees, forced by violence to abandon their homes, may find a generous welcome and the protection of their rights.
  • For Evangelization: That Christians in Oceania may joyfully announce the faith to all the people of that region.

Dear Parishioners of OLM & OLS:

There is a saying that repetition is the Mother of Learning and the Father of Boredom. I will go with the former. I will be repeating materials over the next several weeks in the hope that some learning will occur.

Firstly, on the weekend of SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH AND SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH we will return to the REGUALAR SUNDAY SCHEDULE OF MASSES: 5:30pm Saturday [Vigil Mass]; Sunday at 7:30am, 10:30am at OLS; 11:15am, 1:15pm and 7pm.

Secondly, registration for our Religious Education Process, both at OLM & OLS in going on RIGHT NOW. Please see Sister Elise and Regina Matias-Villa to register your children for our Faith Formation Process. NB. Sacraments are celebrated and prepared for at PARISH – OLM & OLS, not at the SCHOOL where your child receive academic education.

Thirdly, OUR JUBILEE YEAR, celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the founding of OLS & the 50th Anniversary of the founding of OLM will begin with the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass by Archbishop Bernard Hebda, our Co Adjutor Archbishop, at Our Lady of Sorrow.

NB. The normal 5:30pm celebrated at OLM will be suspended in lieu of the Jubilee Mass being celebrated at OLS. All are invited to join together as the linked community of OLM & OLS. Bus transportation to and from OLS for OLM Parishioner will be provided. Prior registration is required. This can be done at the Masses on September 6 & 7 and September 13 & 14. A buffet reception will follow the Mass in the Cinelli Center. The offering for the bus transport and the buffet is $10.

My love and my prayers,

Father Jack

OUR PARISH AS AN EVANGELIZING COMMUNITY

is spreading the seeds of faith in a defined way through our FAITH FORMATION PROCESSES:

At OLS, please see Sister Elise to enroll in our SUNDAY BIBLE SCHOOL.
At OLM, please see Regina Matias-Villa to enroll in our FAITH FORMATON PROCESS.

For Children attending PUBLIC, PRIVATE or CHARTER SCHOOLS, our Formation Process begins on September 21 at 9am.

FOR ALL CHILDREN planning to receive FIRST RECONCILIATION, FIRST EUCHARIST, and CONFIRMATION in the 2014/2105 Academic Year, please register NOW. This includes all students – those enrolled in PUBLIC, PRIVATE, and CHARTER SCHOOLS as well as those enrolled in CATHOLIC PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS. Sacraments are prepared for and celebrated within the PARISH COMMUNITY not the Academic Community.

Additionally, if there are adults wishing any of the Sacraments of Initiation: BAPTISM, CONFIRMAITON, EUCHAIRST, now is the time to register. Contact can be made through the Religious Education Office – 201 434 7500 or olmjcnj@aol.com or olmym@aol.com.