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To benefit St. Joseph’s Social Service Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey
School Supplies Needed to help relieve the financial strain for the families dependent on the generosity of parishes like Our Lady of Lourdes who support the work of Sister Jacinta Fernandes at St Joseph’s Center.
 
The Circle of Compassion is seeking assistance in our annual drive to benefit the young students who need the most basic of supplies for the coming academic year.
 
Please consider responding by donating the following essential items:
 
Backpacks
NEW Notebooks
Accent Markers
Loose Leaf Paper
Construction Paper
NEW Pens & Pencils
Large Pink Erasers
NEW Crayons & NEW Colored Pencils
Pencil Sharpeners (with two openings for pencils & crayons)
 
Donations can be brought to OLL the weekends of  August 12/13th and 19/20th.
 
The Circle of Compassion will sort and distribute beginning on August 26, 2017
 
( If you wish to support this effort with a donation, please deposit an envelope at the Church clearly marked School Supplies-St. Joseph’s and the Circle of Compassion volunteers will do the shopping)
 
Thank you for your continuous support.   Any questions, please call Gerry Gallagher 908-232-4687.

We will be holding a Protecting God’s Children Workshop in Pollard Hall on Tuesday, August 29th at 7pm for all new parish volunteers who work with children.  In addition, we will have a class for volunteers who need  to recertify on Thursday, August 31st at 7 pm.  Please contact Fran Michetti at 908-233-1777 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

San Alfonso Retreat
Please join us for the Men's retreat at San Alfonso Retreat House from September 22nd to September 24, 2017.  Registration starts at 4 pm on September 22nd. The retreat House is run by the Redemptorists and is located at  755 Ocean Ave, Long Branch, New Jersey.  The site is located on 8 beautiful acres overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.  We have had a group from our Parish that make the trip every year.  "It is a place to experience the presence of God and to reflect on the action of God in one's life." The cost is $210 and a $50 non refundable deposit is due by September 10th.  Brochures are available in the rear of the Church.  For further information or to sign up contact Michael Billy, by phone at 233-4841 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Also, there are several dates available for a women's retreat in October and November.

We are often reminded by our Holy Father Pope Francis and Sacred Scripture that in order to love one another we must share the blessings which God has provided to us. In Acts, Chapter 4, we learn that the early church shared all possessions with one another so that the Apostles and early Christian communities could fully proclaim “the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great favor was accorded them all. There was no needy person among them.”
 
We are called to similarly share what is granted to us by God and return it to Him so that not one of our brothers and sisters goes without: without the gift of faith; without the essential human needs; and without a personal relationship with Our Lord. We are called to Share God’s Blessings, and when we do, we find freedom and joy in proclaiming the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus, just as the Apostles did over 2,000 years ago!
 
Will you join your brothers and sisters in Sharing God’s Blessings? Our goal has been reduced by $17,868.00. The parish goal for 2017 is $34,500.00.

Mass Schedule

Saturday: 5:00 pm
Sunday:
7:30, 9:30, 11:30 am & 5 pm
Weekdays: 7:30  & 8:30 am
Novena to the Sacred Heart - Friday after the 7:30 am Mass
Saturday: 8:00 am
Holy Days As Announced
Penance Saturdays 1pm
Novena to the Miraculous Medal - Saturdays following 8:00 am Mass

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Mountainside, NJ 07092
908-232-1162
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