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2018 LENT & EASTER SCHEDULE

What does Lent mean to you, after the ashes of Ash Wednesday have worn off?

OLPH Parish has tried to coordinate a schedule of spiritual programs to give you opportunities to keep your faith at the forefront during these important forty days. We hope you take the time to participate in whatever ways you feel comfortable.

Locations:
(A) Church of the Assumption
(S) St. Nicholas Church

Penance
Saturdays throughout Lent
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM (A) & 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM (S)
(No Confessions on Holy Saturday)
 
Inter-Parish Penance Service
7:00 PM Wednesday, March 21st
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish/ Assumption Site
Confessions during Holy Week by appointment only
 
Stations of the Cross
6:30 PM Tuesdays (Spanish) (S)
1:30 PM Friday, February 16, 23 & March 9 & 16 (A)
7:00 PM Fridays February 16, 23 & March 2,9,16 & 23 (A)
 
Events
Lenten Cantata – Sunday March 4th 4:00 pm (A)
Living Stations – Thursday, March 22nd 1:30 PM (A)
Tenebrae – Wednesday, March 28th 7:00 PM (A)
 
Palm Sunday Masses March 25th
Saturday 4:00 PM (A) & 4:30 PM (S)
Sunday, 8:30 AM & 11:00 AM (A)
8:45 AM (English) & 10:30 AM (Spanish) (S)
12:45 PM (Creole-Haitian Community) (A)
Daily Masses During Holy Week
Monday & Wednesday 7:00 AM (S)
Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday 8:00 AM (A)
Tuesday 12:15 PM (A)
 
Holy Thursday, March 29th
No Daily Masses
Mass of Our Lord’s Supper (Multilingual) 6:30 PM (A)
Chapel of Repose until 10:30 PM (A)
 
Good Friday, March 30th
No Daily Masses at either site
Service of the Lord’s Passion
10:00 AM (Spanish-with Procession) (S)
3:00 PM (A)
 
Holy Saturday, March 31st  (No Confessions)
Blessing of Food Baskets for Easter – 12:00 PM (A)
Easter Vigil 8:00 PM (A)
 
Easter Sunday, April 1st
8:30 AM & 11:00 AM (A)
8:45 AM (English) & 10:30 (Spanish) (S)
12:45 PM (Creole-Haitian Community) (A)

Lenten Cantata

Featuring the combined choirs and instrumentalists of
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish and Assumption Regional Catholic School

146 S. Pitney Rd.
Galloway, NJ 08205

March 4, 2017 at 4 pm

Free will offering will be collected to benefit
The parish and school music programs

Ash Wednesday ARCS Fish Fry

ASSUMPTION REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL PRESENTS
14th ANNUAL PTA FISH FRY at ARCS CAFETERIA (ACROSS FROM CHURCH)
146 S. PITNEY ROAD, GALLOWAY, NJ

ASH WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 4:30PM TO 7:30PM
– – – – – MENU – – – – –
ADULT MEAL $11
FRIED FISH WITH: FRENCH FRIES OR BAKED POTATO OR  PASTA WITH GARDEN SALAD
CHILD MEAL $7
FRIED FISH WITH FRENCH FRIES OR MAC & CHEESE WITH FRENCH FRIES
All meals include Coleslaw or Applesauce, Beverage & Dessert

TAKE OUT / EAT IN

 – – – PROCEEDS BENEFIT ARCS PTA – – –
For More Information Please Contact:
Michele Mason 609-517-0903 Mic.mas@aol.com
Jill Cooke 609-214-9149 jcooke5152@gmail.com
www.assumptionregional.org

Valentine Celebration

Ministry Spotlight: Body and Soul Ministry

Are you struggling with health issues, or trying to provide healthier and affordable meals? Then Body and Soul Ministry may be just what you’ve been looking for!

During casual, interactive sessions we explore tips and tools for wellness of the body, mind and spirit which can lead to greater health and happiness in our lives that will positively affect our families and community. Topics in health include nutrition, movement, and mindset.  These simple tools – along with a thankful heart – lead to better health and a sense of well-being.

Come out and see what it’s all about the 1st Thursday of the month, at 7:00pm until 8:30pm in the OLPH parish office.

For further information please contact Ginnie at 609.335.4602

HOLIDAY SEASON SCHEDULE 2017-2018

PARISH CHRISTMAS CANTATA
Sunday December 3rd at 5:00 P.M.
Assumption Church

FEAST OF ST. NICHOLAS MASS
Wednesday December 6th at 7:00 P.M.
St. Nicholas Church

FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
a holy day of obligation
Thursday, December 7th (eve) of the Holy Day
7:00 pm at the Assumption Church

Friday, December 8th
7:00 am and 7:00 pm at the St. Nicholas Church
9:00 am at the Assumption Church

INTERPARISH PENANCE SERVICE
Tuesday December 12th at 7:00 P.M.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church
591 New Jersey Avenue, Absecon

ARCS CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
Friday December 15th at 7:00 P.M.
Assumption Church

PARISH LIVE NATIVITY
Saturday December 16th at 5:00 P.M
Assumption School & Grounds

CHRISTMAS MASSES

 Christmas Eve

4:00 P.M. – Assumption
5:00 P.M. – St. Nicholas
6:30 P.M. – Assumption

Christmas Day

12:00 Midnight – Assumption
9:00 A.M. – St. Nicholas
10:00 A.M. – Assumption
10:30 A.M. – St. Nicholas (Spanish)
12:45 P.M. – Assumption (Creole)

December 31st Vigil Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

4:00 P.M. – Assumption
4:30 P.M. – St. Nicholas

January 1st Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

10:00 A.M. – Assumption
10:30 A.M. – St. Nicholas (Spanish)
12:45 P.M. – Assumption (Creole)

Volunteers needed for annual Live Nativity!

It’s that time of year again, Angels and Shepherds are needed for the 4:00 pm Christmas Eve Children’s Mass on Sunday, December 24th at the Assumption Church.  If your child is interested in portraying an Angel or Shepherd, please call the Religious Education Office at 609-652-0008, extension 207 and leave the child’s name and a contact phone number.  A quick rehearsal will be  held on Thursday, December 21st, 6:30 PM at Assumption Church. At that time, costumes will be issued.

We could use your help for the event, as well, on General Volunteers for Saturday December 16:

  • Set up –12:00pm – 3:00pm. Move Cafeteria tables to Gym and miscellaneous Set up.
  • Cafeteria – 3:00 set up and then then we need people to work behind the counter from 5:00pn – 8:00pm.
  • Live Animal Petting opens at 4:00pm – 5:00pm.  Will need at least one volunteer to mind the children inside the manger and watch the line.
  • Assist with wardrobe – 4:45pm – 8:00pm
  • Runner to escort actors back and forth from Manger – 5:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Clean Up Crew – We will begin clean up at 7:30pm, join us if you have some time to assist us with moving back the tables and clean up.

Confirmandi (Manger Volunteers) – A sign Up Genius link has been emailed If you have not received any information but would like to participate please let us know so we can place you on the schedule.

Entertainment – Do you know of an individual singer, choir or dance team that would like to participate?  Please let us know.

We could also use bales of hay or straw, Juice (Box) and Food donations.

 

There is much to do and we are flexible; so if you have some free time please call or email: 609-457-1086 christineabruno@comcast.net.   Anything you can do will be appreciated.  Thank you. Chris Bruno

Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena & Pilgrimage

The novena for Our Lady of Guadalupe is getting underway on December 1. If you’d like to participate in the pilgrimage or pray along with the group, find the information below:

Click here to view the full flyer!

Music & Memories – Debby Boone

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2017
AT INVESTORS BANK PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, SEWELL, NJ

Enjoy dinner and a show with members of the OLPH Parish family!

Bus will leave Assumption Church, Galloway, at 4:30 pm. We will then pick up at St. Nicholas Church and on to dinner at Illiano’s Restaurant, Hammonton. We will arrive for the concert by 7:00 pm. Bus will head back at the conclusion of the concert, at around 9:30-10:00 pm. Menu includes: penne vodka, chicken parmesan, roast beef along with roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, garlic sticks, homemade bread, antipasto salad and Caesar salad.

$95 per person ticket includes dinner, show, bus, all tips, and a great show!

If you choose to just purchase a ticket and drive yourself to the show, you can contact the box office at 856-218-8902

Proceeds from the show will benefit the South Jersey Scholarship Fund for Catholic Education.

If you are interested please let us know as soon as possible. You can put down a $50 deposit to hold your ticket and pay the balance by November 20, 2017.                          Deposits are non-refundable.

Annual Fall Cheesecake Sale!!

It’s that time of year again! Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish is conducting their annual Cinderella Cheesecake sale for Thanksgiving. The cost per cheesecake went up $2.00 this year and is $23.00 or $26.00. Cinderella Cheesecakes weigh 4 lbs. 4oz and are 11 inches wide and 1.5 inches high. Each one contains 16 pre-cut slices and a graham cracker crust. All cheesecakes are $23, EXCEPT the no-sugar-added, all natural Plain, gluten & trans-fat-free  ($26.00) and the sampler which includes 2 slices of each flavor except Egg Nog ($26.00).

All money and orders must be put in an envelope that is clearly marked “Cheesecake Sale.”  These envelopes should be returned to the school, collection basket, or parish office (Pitney Rd) on or before November 7, 2017.

Pick-up is Sunday, November 19, 2017 beginning at 8:30 AM and ending no later than 11:00 AM. Cheesecake pick-up will be at the Parish Office. We will call or email to remind you of the pick-up date. Cheesecakes are frozen, so please be sure to pick them up to ensure freshness. There is NO STORAGE space available to hold unclaimed cheesecakes. If other arrangements need to be made with regards to your pick-up, please let us know at the time the order is placed. Checks are made payable to OLPH. Any questions, please call Gen at 965-5328 or 652-0008, ext. 206.

Download the order form to complete your order!

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