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  • Welcome

    Welcome to the Parish Community of Our Lady of Sorrows. Guided by the conviction that church is the people of God, parishioners of Our Lady of Sorrows were asked what makes their parish special. The responses were woven into the following statement: Our Lady of Sorrows is not just a congregation. It is a family. It is real people who care for another beyond the time of Sunday Mass. The diversity of the congregation is special, comprising diverse colors, sizes, and shapes that fit together. All are welcome, all are part of the family. Our Lady of Sorrows is a very accepting and non-judgmental church where all contribute according to their gifts. All acco mplishmentsare recognized. All efforts are encouord loves his city, and so do we!" raged to serve the needs of the neediest. The parish mission statement is taken from Psalm 87: " The"The Loves His  city...and so do we."                     
                   There is a plenty good room for you!
     
  •    Confession

    During the Pandemic the pope says take your sorrow directly to God. People who cannot get to confession because of the coronavirus lockdown or another serious reason can go to God directly, be specific about their sins, request pardon and experience God’s loving forgiveness.
  • A Prayer During the Time of the Corona Virus

    Holy Virgin of Guadalupe,
    Queen of the Angels
    and Mother of the Americas.
    We fly to you today
    as your beloved children.
    We ask you to intercede for us with your Son, as you did at the wedding in Cana.
    Pray for us, loving Mother,
    and gain for our nation and world,
    and for all our families and loved ones, the protection of your holy angels, that we may be spared the worst of this illness.
    For those already afflicted, we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.
    Hear the cries of those
    who are vulnerable and fearful,
    wipe away their tears and help them to trust.
    In this time of trial and testing,
    teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind.
    Help us to bring the peace of Jesus
    to ourland and to our hearts.
    We come to you with confidence,
    knowing that you truly are
    our compassionate mother,
    health of the sick and cause of our joy.
    Shelter us under the mantle of your protection,
    keep us in the embrace of your arms,

    help us always to know
    the love of your Son, Jesus. Amen
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  • Report Abuse

    The archdiocese takes very seriously any and all allegations of sexual misconduct by members of the clergy,  Religious and lay staff of the Archdiocese. We encourage  anyone with knowledge of an act of sexual misconduct to inform us immediately so that we can take appropriate action to protect others and provide support to victims of sexual abuse. Any individuals who wish to report an allegation of exual misconduct may do so by calling or writing the Archdiocesan Office of child and Youth Protection at:  
    171 Clifton Avenue   Newark, NJ 07104 

    The Archdiocese of Newark
    Director, Office of Child and Youth Protection
    Phone: 201-407-3256        Fax: 973-497-4001

  •    Eighteenth Sunday       in Ordinary Time

  • On Thursday evenings our Spanish Community gathers at 7:00pm for Holy Hour and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. 
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    A group of parishioners gathers for prayer, reflection and discussion every Tuesday evening via ZOOM.  If you are interested in forming a zoom group contact Ann Marie Nazzar
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  • OLS Mission Statement

    "We, the family of Our Lady of Sorrows parish, accept as our special call, the words of the Psalm: "The Lord loves his city... and so do we." We have been planted in the midst of the city to grow and bear the fruit of the gospel. We offer to God our gifts of time, talent and treasure that our city may be transformed by the power of God's love. "
  • OLS Food Pantry  

       January- July 29  

       We have serviced  997   adults
                                      673   children 
                                      646  famiies
                                   1,670   persons

    Thank you to all who partner with us to feed the hungry.

  • BEST FRIENDS

    A story tells that two friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face.
    The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand;
     “Today my best friend slapped me in the face.”
     They kept on walking until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath. The one who had been slapped got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but the friend saved him. After he recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone;
     
    “Today my best friend saved my life.”
     
    The friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked him;
     “After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now, you write on a stone, why?”
     The other friend replied;

     “When someone hurts us we should write it down in sand where winds of forgiveness can erase it away. But, when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it.”
     
    Moral of the story: 
    Don’t value the things you have in your life. But value who you have in your life.