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New Mass Schedule: 5pm Saturday Vigil  |  8am, 10am & Noon on Sunday!


 

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Dear Families of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and School,

After a relatively quiet summer on campus, we are gearing up for a terrific year at OLPH! Many improvements await our students. Our library is now nestled right in the middle of our young readers on the first floor. Our new website not only strikes great visual appeal but also offers practical improvements like interactive electronic forms. Dedicated technology carts on each of our three floors facilitate instruction that integrates technology. Lastly, Jim Berg has been working diligently to complete his repainting and beautification of the rooms in our buildings. Many improvements have been in the works since last year to welcome our eager students for another year of nurturing our students' God-given talents and helping them to grow into lifelong learners.

Another aspect of our behind-the-scenes planning and preparation for excellence in Catholic education has included conversations with the Diocese of Trenton, which has taken a special interest in the schools of Burlington County, many of which have been struggling to offer the same quality education in the face of decreasing enrollment and increasing financial burdens. Together, we have entered into dialogue in order to ensure that Catholic education continues to thrive in our parishes and county.

A summary from our first conversation, and a similar one held at Saint Charles Borromeo, can be found in the link below. Nothing has been decided about what lies ahead of us. Surely more conversations, meetings and dialogue will transpire. What is certain from our vantage point is that we are at a crossroads. Merely staying the course is insufficient to ensure a truly vibrant educational experience. Here at OLPH, we seek your active support, participation and engagement! We are not only educating children but more importantly building up our church and school community, the body of Christ. This work of raising our children in the Faith must truly be the goal and focus of our whole community.

As our community seeks to discern the best way forward, we ask for your prayers. As your pastor, I request your prayers. Pray for our wisdom, counsel, and fortitude – all gifts of the Holy Spirit. Pray for joy, peace and patience – all fruits of the Holy Spirit. We will need the Spirit guidance to show what God has in store.

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Joel Wilson

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St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church and School and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and School Pilgrimage to Fatima and the Camino de Santiago with Father Dan Swift and Father Joel Wilson

11 Days October 2-12, 2019

WHAT’S THE COST? Land and Air from Newark $3495.00 Land Only $2795.00 Solo Travel (additional cost) $595.00 Prices are valid only if the deposit is received no later than June 21, 2019 Final payment due August 1, 2019.

Click here for a PDF of more information and the registration/consent form.

bishop mug alternateJuly 31, 2019
by Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M.
Reflections on “Aid in Dying” 
A message from Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M. 

As the Bishop of a Diocese, I am frequently asked to issue “statements” on a variety of subjects and I often do.  I try to be very careful in what I write and preach, avoiding topics of a political nature, keeping in mind my responsibility to use opportunities that I have to address and teach the faithful on matters of faith and morals.  I prefer to label my writings as “reflections” or “messages,” more homiletic in nature and content, designed to encourage believers to follow the Gospels of Jesus Christ and to apply the teachings of the Church to issues or events of contemporary relevance to Catholics in our Diocese. 
 

prepATTENTION ALL NEW FAMILIES!

Registration packets for all new families are available for pick up in the back of the Church. When your packet is completed, call the PREP Office to set up an appointment. We look forward to meeting you and having join our family!

Knights of Columbus logoMen ten years and older interested in becoming squires of the Knights of Columbus. Contact Mike Garofalo (732-397- 4365) if interested.

K of C and Columbiettes would like to let you know that we are here in any daily life experiences. If you feel you need a friend please reach out and call. We will be there! Joe Flatley @ 856-667-0357 or Michelle Ewing @ 856-661-0420

Upcoming Events: Looking Ahead!

Family Spaghetti Dinner every 3rd Friday of the Month, May 17th, 5pm – 7pm $10 for Adults / $5 for Children located in the Maple Room. This includes salad, dessert, beverage, spaghetti/meatballs or clams with sauce.

Pray the Rosary with us on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7pm. All are invited.

The Knights of Columbus will be selling their Annual Travel Raffle chances outside church after all the masses next weekend May 18th & 19th and again on May 25th & 26th. All proceeds from this raffle are donated directly to our Trenton Diocese Seminarians. Chances are $10.00 dollars each. The Prize is a $5,000 gift card to AAA MidAtlantic.

Thank you to all for supporting the K of C in all our events so that we may help all those reaching out to K of C for support.

sanctary light2The Sanctuary Lamp is available for special intentions. The Lamp burns weekly for deceased members of a family or requests for a special intention. The donation is $25. Please contact the rectory at 667-8850 x 210.

stvinSociety of Saint Vincent de Paul of Our Lady of Perpetual Help offers help for those experiencing difficulties paying utility bills, rent and other financial needs. We operate on donations only. We ask those who can find it in their heart to help those struggling financially to Please Help. There are white donation boxes at each door of our church and green envelopes for you donation. Thank you and God Bless You.

Please contact the rectory at 856-667-8850 to register your family in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish.family

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