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Queen of Peace Church Queen of Peace Church OUR PARISH IS SERVED BY: Rev. Mike Donovan Pastor Rev. Msgr. Thomas G. Madden Pastor Emeritus Rev. Scott F. Attanasio Parochial Vicar Mr. William R. Benedetto Deacon Mr. William H. Myers Deacon Important Information Parish Directory Page 1 Mass Intentions Page 2 Reflections & Scripture Page 3 Phone: (201) 997-0700 Fax: (201) 997-6214 Website: www.qpcna.org OUR MISSION STATEMENT OUR MISSION STATEMENT As a Roman Catholic parish community, Queen of Peace Church is committed to making Jesus Christ known and loved by building a community of faith. We do this with worship and prayer, by teaching and living the Gospel, and by reaching out to those in need. 10 Franklin Place North Arlington, New Jersey 07031 June 10, 2018 The Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time SCHEDULE OF MASSES: THE LORD’S DAY Saturday Vigil Mass at 5:30 PM Sunday: 7:30 AM 9:00 AM 10:30 AM 12 Noon 5:30 PM Spanish Weekdays 7:30 AM 9:00 AM 5:30 PM (5:30 PM Mass ends in Mid June and resumes after Labor Day) Holy Days Vigil Mass at 5:30 PM, the evening before the Holy Day 7:30 AM 9:00 AM 12 Noon 5:30 PM on the Holy Day Recitation of the Rosary after the 9AM Mass Monday through Saturday Eucharistic Adoration Every Monday from 9:30AM to 5PM in the LaSalle Center
  • Queen of Peace ChurchQueen of Peace ChurchOUR PARISH IS SERVED BY:

    Rev. Mike Donovan Pastor

    Rev. Msgr. Thomas G. Madden Pastor Emeritus

    Rev. Scott F. AttanasioParochial Vicar

    Mr. William R. BenedettoDeacon

    Mr. William H. MyersDeacon


    Parish DirectoryPage 1

    Mass IntentionsPage 2

    Reflections & ScripturePage 3

    Phone: (201) 997-0700

    Fax:(201) 997-6214


    OUR MISSION STATEMENTOUR MISSION STATEMENTAs a Roman Catholic parish community, Queen of Peace Church is committed

    to making Jesus Christ known and loved by building a community of faith.We do this with worship and prayer, by teaching and living the Gospel,

    and by reaching out to those in need.

    10 Franklin Place North Arlington, New Jersey 07031June 10, 2018 The Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


    THE LORDS DAYSaturday Vigil Mass at 5:30 PM

    Sunday: 7:30 AM 9:00 AM 10:30 AM 12 Noon 5:30 PM SpanishWeekdays

    7:30 AM 9:00 AM 5:30 PM(5:30 PM Mass ends in Mid June and resumes after Labor Day)

    Holy DaysVigil Mass at 5:30 PM, the evening before the Holy Day

    7:30 AM 9:00 AM 12 Noon 5:30 PM on the Holy DayRecitation of the Rosary

    after the 9AM Mass Monday through SaturdayEucharistic Adoration

    Every Monday from 9:30AM to 5PM in the LaSalle Center

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    Rev. Msgr. Thomas G. Madden Pastor Emeritus

    Rev. Scott F. Attanasio, Parochial Vicar

    Rev. Msgr. Robert F. Coleman (Weekend Assistant)

    Mr. William R. Benedetto, Deacon

    Mr. William H. Myers, Deacon

    Sr. Anita Maria ODwyer, SSJ Pastoral Associate

    Mr. Anthony Tabish, Director of Music Mr. Ralph Fattorusso, Facilities Director Mrs. Doreen Allaghi, Business Manager

    Mrs. Maureen Hennessy, Pastoral Assistant Mrs. Rosemary Smith, Pastoral Assistant

    UUCCOONNFFEESSSSIIOONNSS Saturday ~ 1 to 2 PM and 4:45 to 5:15 PM (before

    the 5:30 PM Mass). Any time by appointment..

    UUMMAARRRRIIAAGGEE Arrangements should be made for a marriage at least one year in advance by meeting with a priest. Call the Rectory at (201) 997-0700.

    UUPPRREE--CCAANNAA RREESSEERRVVAATTIIOONNSS Please call the Family Life Ministries Office to register (973) 497-4328 or on line at www.rcan.org/famlife/precana.htm.

    UUBBAAPPTTIISSMM The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated the first Sunday of each month. Baptism Preparation Sessions are held on the third Sunday of each month. Arrangements should be made by calling the Rectory (201) 997-0700 to schedule the date.

    UUSSIICCKK CCAALLLLSS Urgent calls will be attended at any time of the day or night by calling the Rectory. In cases of prolonged illness, arrangements can be made for regular visits by calling the Rectory at (201) 997-0700 to speak with a priest or deacon.

    UUPPAARRIISSHH RREEGGIISSTTRRAATTIIOONN To become a registered member of our Parish Family stop by or call the Rectory. A registration form is also available on our website: www.qpcna.org. Only registered parishioners can obtain letters to become a sponsor or godparent.


    (201) 998-8222


    Director of Religious Ed. (201) 998-0901 We teach THE GOOD NEWS for children who attend Public School in grades 1 7. Classes are held in our Grammar School September thru May. Choice of classes either on Sunday at 9:00AM to 10:15AM or Monday afternoon at 3:30PM to 4:45PM is available. Students in Grade 8 meet Sunday mornings from 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM. For more information call the Religious Education Office at 201-998-0901. UURRIITTEE OOFF CCHHRRIISSTTIIAANN IINNIITTIIAATTIIOONN OOFF ADULTS ((RRCCIIAA)) For adults who desire to be baptized, receive First Communion or Confirmation; or for those who want to return to the practice of their faith, please call the Rectory (201) 997-0700 for information about these classes..



    SATURDAY: 9:00 A.M. 3: 00 P.M. CLOSED SUNDAY


    Church: ((Rectory Office) (201) 997-0700 Fax: (201) 997-6214

    Convent: (201) 997-2141 Grammar School: ((201) 998-8222

    Fax: (201) 997-7930 LaSalle Center Scheduling &

    Pastoral Associate for Evangelization - Sr. Anita (201) 991-0235

    Social Services Helpline: (800) 227-7413 A Pregnancy Center number has been set up for those struggling with what to do in a crisis pregnancy. If you need help please call Pat Chiariello (201) 246-7379.


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    MMAASSSS IINNTTEENNTTIIOONNSS Sunday, June 10th 7:30am Anthony Riolo 9:00am Beatrice Rizzi 10:30am Patricia Hemsley 12:00pm Wojciec Pamula 5:30pm People of the Parish SSpanish Mass Monday, June 11th 7:30am Frank Gionni 9:00am Angelina & Alfred Romano 5:30pm Pasquale Perri Tuesday, June 12th 7:30am Mary Coleman 9:00am Rose C. Tarantino 5:30pm Pasquale Perri Wednesday, June 13th 7:30am Anthony Riolo 9:00am Thanksgiving to St. Anthony 5:30pm William C. Archibald Thursday, June 14th 7:30am Thomas Kelly 9:00pm Francesco Terranovo 5:30pm Thomas J. Herrmann Friday, June 15th 7:30am Matthew Nierstedt 9:00am Paul Pecora 5:30pm Maria Lucido Saturday, June 16th 7:30am Michael Sewulich 9:00am Guild Mass 5:30pm Elena Kish Sunday, June 17th 7:30am Basilio DeLuca 9:00am Thomas Braney, Sr. 10:30am Antoni Niemiec 12:00pm John Lennon 5:30pm People of the Parish Spanish Mass


    Altar Bread ~ Billy Connors Sacramental Wine ~ Sanctuary Lamp ~ Antonio Amabile

    REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS THE DECEASED: Sr. Marcella McHale F.S.P., Denise Wolanski-Daly, Theresa Kaminski. THE SICK: Marie Reid,, Brother Francis Farrell, FMS., Kathleen Von Seggern, Bill Demetrician, Adriana Papa, Henry Zalewski, Damian Fulcher, Stephen J. Matuszek, Matt Mastrofilippo, Elaine Massari, Jose Rodriguez, Paul Bass, Michael DAprile, Alba Torres, Rinaldo Mendez, Thomas and Patricia Gilchrist, Charlotte Ostrowski, Sue Egerer, Betsy Trunzo,, Leonel & Patricia Rocha, Jim & Dorothy Vincent, Tommy Bruno, Dr.. Mary Norton,, Matthew Cattafi,, Anna Fernandez, Jane Reilly, Deacon Bill Benedetto, Joanne DeChellis, Cristina Galavza, Catherine DeMaio, Dolores Loughlin, Ciro Coppola, Janette & Harold Faulk, Anthony Cavallo, Mariella Rose Scarpa, Lisa Diehl, Ruby Mera, Eleanor Carroll, Louise DeNora, Frances Costa, Annie Bush, Gwendolyn Gerena, Ira Alster, Stephen Brown, Peggy Fornatore, Leonor Monroy, Lorraine Benedetto, Marc Basile, Gina Kennedy, Elaine Basile, Tim Crowe, Jr., Jennifer Solazzo, Mary Halpin, Dennis Murphy, Mary Dimler, Michael Aloisio, Joseph J. Marco. If you wish to have a name included in the Pray for the Sick section of the bulletin, please put your request in writing and send it to the Rectory Office Att: Bulletin.

    This is a convenient way of supporting your church/ parish and not to worry writing a check or going into your pocket for cash when in church. Parish Giving allows participants to donate a recurring contribution that is automatically transferred from your checking or savings account or credit card on a weekly or monthly basis. The use of EFT is not only time saving and convenient for you, but also allows our Parish to realize a more consistent level of support. By signing up for Parish Giving, you will know that you are doing your part to support the parish even at times when you are not able to be physically present to celebrate with the parish community. If youd like to participate in Parish Giving, our electronic giving program, please visit our websitewww.qpcna.org. Simply click on the Parish Giving link to see information and instructions to register. Remember to include your envelope number. For more information please see brochures and inserts available at the doors of the Church.

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    SSccrriippttuurree RReefflleeccttiioonnss ffoorr UU TTHHIISS WWEEEEKK TTeenntthh SSuunnddaayy iinn OOrrddiinnaarryy TTiimmee

    In an idyllic

    painting of Eden,

    Peter Wenzel

    wonderfully depicts

    the harmony and

    multiplicity of all

    Gods creatures. The

    pastel heavens and the majestic soft mountains give a

    natural warmth and serenity to the background. Birds

    appear to be chatting in a tree while a tiger plays with

    a hare at his feet. A lion and lioness vigilantly stroll

    their kingdom, inspiring security rather than fear.

    There is space to run, shade for rest, a path under a

    leafy arch that invites us to walk. Eden is the perfect

    habitat of protection, freedom, and fraternity.

    And in the center are Adam and Eve. Traditional farm

    animals are nearby, and mans best friend is at Adams

    right hand with a cat sitting at his feet. Like our first

    parents, we are not alone in our search for God. We

    are surrounded by many of the wonderful creatures he

    has placed alongside us to reflect his glory and show

    us his love.

    When God comes looking for people in the Garden,

    he expects to find them enjoying the beauty and

    harmony of his creation. Yet original sin, that abuse of

    freedom by doubting Gods goodness, destroyed

    humanitys innocence and his unity with creation.

    What was cherished now becomes a source of fear and

    suspicion. We destroy and pollute what God gave us to

    use and to preserve. Trusting in Gods goodness, as

    proved by the wonderful beauty in creation, is the key

    to inner peace and unity with others and creation.

    Doubting his love is to doubt our very source and

    goodness. Fr. Mark Haydu, LC

    UU [email protected]

    SSccrriippttuurree RReefflleeccttiioonnss ffoorr UU NNEEXXTT WWEEEEKK EElleevveenntthh SSuunnddaayy iinn OOrrddiinnaarryy TTiimmee

    First Reading Ezeckiel 17:22-24 (92B) The Lord will raise Israel like a tree on a high mountain. It shall put forth branches, bear fruit and become a majestic cedar. Second Reading 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 Even though we are in the flesh, our intent is to please the Lord. For when our earthly walk of faith is done, everything shall be revealed before Christ. Gospel Mark 4:26-34 The reign of God is like a mustard seed. It is the smallest of all seeds, yet it grows into the biggest shrub of all. By means of parables Jesus taught the people.

    GODS KINGDOM IS LIKE A MUSTARD SEED While teaching the crowds about the Kingdom of God, Jesus uses parables so that they might understand its meaning. He offers his disciples private explanations of their meaning. The Gospel reading begins

    with Jesus describing how a sower scatters seed on the land and then one day discovers the land bearing fruit so the sower knows it is harvest time. Such is it with Gods Kingdom, which is like a mustard seed, the smallest of seeds, which grows into a large plant. Birds will come to make their home in the large plant because of its shade. With the Kingdom of God, as with nature, we need to understand that God is at work in our midstin us, the people around us, in the Church, and in all of creation.

    QUEEN OF PEACE EMAIL PRAYER CHAIN We thank you God for helping so many people! When your prayer requests are received they are E-mailed to all Prayer Group

    members. Remember the QP website- www.qpcna.org just open the Prayer Chain link. which is found under the Ministries tab - Outreach. Interested in joining the prayer group - just E-mail Lorraine at [email protected] UUHH with your name and email address. Lorraine will contact you via email.

    Monday, Eucharistic Adoration 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the LaSalle Center

    Baptism Preparation Session, next Sunday at 1:30pm in Church

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    RELIC CHAPEL MEMORIAL CANDLES You may want to consider one of the intentions of the soul of a loved one, or a special intention, by having a vigil candle burn in front of your favorite Saint. Each week only eighteen candles will burn. All candles will be lit for the week requested but may not always appear in the current bulletin due to the bulletin deadline. Any requests not printed will appear in the bulletin the following week. To reserve one of the candles call or visit the Rectory. A donation of twenty dollars is appropriate. RELIC CHAPEL MEMORIAL CANDLES FOR THE WEEK

    OF June 10, 2018 Intention Saint Given by Jimmie E. Green St. Anthony Cammiel Green Vincent Fale Sr. St. Anthony Cammiel Green J. C. Green St. Anthony Cammiel Green


    And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. - Mark 3:25 Do your parish ministries complement each other or do they compete against each other? Is your parish one Body of Christ or a bunch of little, separate ministries controlled by human ego? The goal of all parish ministries is to bring people to Christ. All of our parish work should be for the glory of Gods name, not our own name.

    Word of Life To women with an unplanned pregnancy, Maya says, This is survivable. Have hope. USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities Accompanying Expectant Mothers Considering Adoption www.usccb.org/women-considering-adoption

    RESPECT LIFE MINISTRY Please join the Respect Life Ministry each First Saturday of the month by attending the 7:30AM Mass, then travelling to the abortion clinic in Montclair to pray. For information please contact Larry Crawford at 201-306-3609.

    Summer is fast upon us. School is winding down and families are eagerly planning their summer vacations. It is a time of anticipation, a time of excitement but also a time of recommitment. Summer vacations are important and prized but they should not become a vacation from our faith. I remember back when I was growing up and my parents made arrangements for our family vacation. They were much simpler affairs back then; a week at a working farm in Pennsylvania or a weekend trip to the Jersey shore. But regardless of the location of our vacation, I always remember the first thing my father did after we arrived and unpacked was to find the nearest Catholic Church and its Sunday Mass schedule. He would always say that vacation was a break from work or school not a break from God. Our God is with us every day of our lives, protecting and guiding us, helping us remain faithful to his law of love. Today it is much easier for vacationing families to find the closest church and its Mass schedule since all you have to do is go on the internet. Enjoy your summer vacations but dont forget your loving and caring God. Saint Paul lived a full life, a life of fervor and commitment to his Lord and Savior. His was a life of non-stop action, traveling from one place to another, evangelizing the growing Christian communities and instilling in them the nature of Christs great love for every human being, regardless of station in life. He knew, because of his life-changing encounter with Jesus, that we can never be separated from Christs love, regardless of our human failings. He also recognized we were not so much created for this world but for the heaven yet to come, when we are reunited with our God, the creator of all things. Our earthly lives are transitory and the heaven yet to come eternal. Paul experienced firsthand the evils of our world but was able to overcome them only because he placed Jesus Christ at the center of his life. Serving Jesus was the purpose of his existence, his morning star, the focus of his hopes and dreams. He was fearless in proclaiming the gospel message of love, compassion and forgiveness because he knew he was forever loved by God and that Jesus was his inseparable companion as he traveled to far-distant lands making known the person of Jesus Christ. We too should attempt to live our lives with courage and commitment to our faith. As St. Paul boldly proclaimed, nothing can separate us from the love of God. What comfort this reality should provide us! Gods love is eternal and unconditional. Regardless of how many times we wander away from him seeking the pleasures and allurements of this world, God is always there. He waits for us to see the light and return to him. God bless and have a graced summer!

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    The 2018 Sharing Gods Blessings Annual Appeal is well underway. We have $20,305.45 already pledged. This is approximately 34% of our goal of

    $59,859.00. The outpouring of support from many parishioners like you helps sustain the important ministries across the Archdiocese of Newark. These programs help to make our own parish a more vibrant place of worship. If you have yet to give, please pick up a pledge form at the back of the church or visit www.rcan.org/sharing. Thank you for your prayers and support.


    World Wide Encounter Strengthens Marriages & Family Bonds

    Marriage Enrichment: It is the season of New Life! Give new life to your marriage by attending the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. For

    more information contact Mike and Janet Turco at 973 427-7016/609 335- 6880 or email [email protected] Military families, are you getting ready to deploy? Is your family trying to reconnect after deployment? Marriage Encounter offers tools of communication that have kept many military marriages strong and happy throughout the ups and downs of military service. Contact your local chaplain or call 973 427-7016 or 609 335- 6880 for more information.


    June is noted for graduations, the arrival of summer and a floral manifestation of Mother Nature. The gradual

    blossoming of sweet-scented June roses along with their beautiful colors adds to the charm of this delightful season. While you are enjoying the glory of these days, please reserve a little time to donate items to the Catholic Charities bin. Any questions or comments, please contact Maria F. Biancheri 973-596-3985 or [email protected] Thank you.

    THE CATHOLIC ADVOCATE ONLINE The following is the link to the September issue of The Catholic Advocate Online. http://www.editions.us.com/catholicadvocate _0518


    Catholics across the United States are encouraged to pray and act in support of religious liberty at home and abroad during SServing Others in God's Love: Religious Freedom Week 2018, which begins on June 22, the Feast of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher, and ends on June 29, the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul.


    This Memorial Opportunity continues to be available. The donation is still $50.00 and your donation will continue to be used to purchase new

    altar cloths and altar linens for use at Mass. Remember your name, or that of a deceased loved one, will be listed on a framed Memorial Scroll which will be placed in Church when completed. Please contact Maureen Hennessy at the Rectory, 201-997-0700, ext. 125 to make arrangements.


    Charitable Gift Annuity Making a significant gift to your parish can increase your bottom line! By making a gift for a charitable gift annuity, you receive an income tax deduction and annuity payments for life. Plus, part of each payment is tax-free. Learn more about this wonderful opportunity by contacting Theresa Lynch, Planned Giving Manager, Archdiocese of Newark at (973) 497-4042 or by email at [email protected]


    Relevant Radio is a benefit not only to Catholic people but to people of all faiths to help them understand the Catholic faith. Why not tune in to hear and spread the good news! Relevant Radio is recognized by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as a national media outlet.

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    If you have not re-registered for Religious Education classes yet you may: come to the Religious Education Office Tuesday through Thursday from 10am to 2pm, mail your registration form, or drop it off at the Rectory

    marked to Mrs. Therese Bellifemines attention. For new registration Original Baptism certificate required (even if they were baptized at Queen of Peace Parish). Children in grades 2-8 proof of previous religious instructions from either Religious Education Director or Catholic School attended. Registration fee is as follows: one child $120.00; two children $170.00; three or more children $190.00. CCD office is located in Queen of Peace Grammar School. Please use the front entrance at 21 Church Place.

    WELCOME VISITORS & NEW PARISHIONERS! If you have recently moved to the area, if you are new to our Church, or perhaps returning after a long absenceWWELCOME! We are very pleased you have chosen Queen of Peace to worship and pray. Why not stop by the Rectory and let us know who you are? Fill out our census card at the Rectory office or download a registration form from our website-www.qpcna.org join our parish communitylet us tell you all we have to offer you as members of Queen of Peace parish! If you have any questions or would like to know more about Queen of Peace Church, please contact Sr. Anita at (201) 991-0235. She will be happy to help you.


    Looking to enrich your summer? Its a great time to earn extra credits, pursue a special interest or study abroad. Seton Hall University offers summer classes for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professionals interested in learning new skills. You can study on campus, online or in several overseas locations. Students can explore everything from Interactive Marketing to Digital Art and Design, and from Christian Ethics to Real Estate Finance. Rising high school juniors and seniors may engage in university-level coursework while earning college credit at a discounted tuition rate. Among the pre-college courses Seton Hall offers are: Oral Communication, Economics and Introduction to Psychology. To learn more about Seton Halls exciting summer programs, visit our website www.shu.edu/summer.



    Queen of Peace Elementary School

    Prek-3 -8th Grade The primary goal of the Queen of Peace Grammar School program of instruction is to provide learning experiences in a Catholic environment that will assist the students in their religious, spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development. Providing a faith -based education, Queen of Peace seeks to produce globally minded, technically literate, and morally founded students, equipped to meet the challenges of a diverse and dynamic society..


    Our Preschool Program offers flexible full and part-time schedules for Preschoolers ages 3 and 4. Blessed Marys Little Lambs offers a loving, faith infused learning environment that nurtures the mind, body, and spirit.

    Visit our website at www.qpgs.org. For information or a private tour call (201) 998-8222.

    Come see the difference at Queen of Peace!

    Queen of Peace Elementary School proudly announces its 2018 Summer School program. All students are invited to consider classes, both for remediation and enrichment, Monday to Thursday, from July9 to July 26. Both remedial Math and remedial Language Arts/Reading will be taught for Grades 4-8 (Grades 1-3 will be added should there be a demand). In addition, courses in Pre-Algebra, Social Studies are being offered. Science classes will also be offered employing hands-on activities. All classes will reinforce study skills and be taught by our certified, experienced teachers. In person registration will be held on June 25 and 26 from 9am -11am in our main office. Please call the school at (201) 998-8222 for more registration information. For mail-in forms please visit our website at www.qpgs.org..

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    A lesson learned

    TTHHEE WWOOOODDEENN BBOOWWLL I guarantee you will remember the tale of the Wooden Bowl tomorrow, a week from now, a month from now, a year from now. A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year old grandson. The old man's hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered. The family ate together at the table. But the elderly grandfather's shaky hands and failing sight made eating difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor. When he grasped the glass, milk spilled on the tablecloth. The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the mess. "We must do something about father," said the son. "I've had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor." So the husband and wife set a small table in the corner. There, Grandfather ate alone while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner. Since Grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl! When the family glanced in Grandfather's direction, sometime he had a tear in his eye as he sat alone. Still, the only words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food. The four-year-old watched it all in silence. One evening before supper, the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor. He asked the child sweetly, "What are you making?" Just as sweetly, the boy responded, "Oh, I am making a little bowl for you and Mama to eat your food in when I grow up." The four-year-old smiled and went back to work. The words so struck the parents so that they were speechless. Then tears started to stream down their cheeks. Though no word was spoken, both knew what must be done. That evening the husband took Grandfather's hand and gently led him back to the family table. For the remainder of his days he ate every meal with the family. And for some reason, neither husband nor wife seemed to care any longer when a fork was dropped, milk spilled, or the tablecloth soiled.


    A blessing for Fathers Day The Book of Blessings notes that in the United States the observance of Fathers Day has an important place in American Life. Because of this, the Church provides a model for its celebration within the context of our faith. As a civil celebration, Fathers Day allows us to recognize and celebrate the roles of these men in our lives and in our families. The Church takes this one step further and not only observes their place in our lives, but blesses them for the image they can be of God, our heavenly Father. Fathers have given us life and love. In return, we remember all fathers living and dead, and we bless them in our prayer for the many ways they have mirrored Gods love to us.

    May God Bless you and guide you

    in your very special role as a father. May it always be a joy and a privilege.

    May you treasure your children from their birth through adulthood,

    as unique and precious gifts from God. May God reward your fatherly love

    with good health, peace of mind, contentment in your work

    and joy in your times of leisure.

    Fathers Day has long been held as a day of recognition for those men who effectively and faithfully love, support and nurture their families in the image of our Heavenly Father. It is only good and natural to want to honor those men who are fine examples of true fatherhood. We also want to honor other men in our lives those who have played a fatherly role in the life of a child. This would include brothers, uncles, cousins, teachers, coaches, religious education teachers, youth volunteers, neighbors and scout leaders, to name but a very few.


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    Thanks to everyone for their support. Congratulations to our winners!!

    May 30-June 5, 2018 $25 Audrey Gillespie NA $25 Janet Safko Lyndhurst $25 Walter Petrosky Kearny $75 Lolita De Leon NA $100 Dennis Murphy -- NA $25 James & Agnes Gaven Rockaway $25 Linda Kurasz Cedar Grove

    Next drawing 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in the LaSalle Center.

    KNIGHTS TO HOST FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY The Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus will host the Annual Flag Retirement Ceremony with the veterans from the Calo-Sass VFW Post #4697

    and Stover American Legion Post #37, members from Boy Scout Troop #120 and Cub Scout Pack #120, the Knights' Msgr. Peter B. O'Connor Assembly Color Corp, and the north Arlington Volunteer Fire Dept. on Thursday night, June 14 (Flag Day), at 6:30pm, at the Columbian Club Hall located at 194 River Road, North Arlington. All are invited to participate in this patriotic event as worn and tattered American Flags are retired with dignity and respect. If anyone has a flag from another country, they may be retired, too. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

    ***** BEST IN STATE

    The Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus are pleased to announce that one of its members, Peter D. Briody, has been selected, recognized, and honored by the NJ State Knights of Columbus as the "New Jersey Knight of the Year" from among its 65,000 Brother Knights. Congratulations, Peter! In addition, the NJ State Knights of Columbus have also selected, honored, and recognized Miss Vanessa Reveco as the "New Jersey CCD Teacher of the Year" for her hard work and dedication in the Queen of Peace Religious Education Program. Congratulations, Vanessa!


    Any sick or homebound parishioners who would like to receive the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick and/or Communion

    from one of the parish priests, please contact the Parish Office at 201-997-0700 to arrange a visit. God bless.

    Beginning Monday, June 18th there will be no 5:30pm weekday Mass.

    The 5:30pm weekday Mass will resume after Labor Day on Tuesday, September 4th.


    Kindly bring back the unwrapped item no later than 1:00 PM on Sunday, June 10th. Monetary donations for wheelchair bags will also be accepted. Place your donation in an envelope marked wheelchair bag and we will purchase

    for you. St. Vincent DePaul Society appreciates your generosity and thanks you for your donations!


    The Catholic Chaplaincy at Bergen Regional Medical Center, Paramus, needs volunteers to: transport long-term residents to and from hospital Masses, to be friendly visitors to those confined to

    bed or wheelchairs, and to set up and take down altar items for hospital Masses on Saturdays (3:30PM) and Sundays (11:15AM). If you are 18 or older and wish to volunteer, please contact Father Edito Gamallo at 201-421-0009 for more information. God will reward you for your kindness.


    If you would like to open an account and support Queen of Peace Church by becoming a member and participating in the Community Alliance Program at Boiling Springs Bank please call or visit a local Boiling Springs branch or contact the bank at www.bssbank.com. Please take this opportunity to help Queen of Peace.

    WEEKLY BULLETIN SCHEDULE Just a friendly reminderAll articles &

    announcements must be timely, and received at least 10 days prior to publication in order to

    appear in the current weeks Bulletin. Thank you for your cooperation!


    Our next meeting will be on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 2:30 PM in the VFW Hall located at 222 River Road in North

    Arlington. New members are welcome!

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