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In Memoriam - Reverend Joseph Pietropinto - January 14, 2014
A pregnant teenager flees life with her drug-addicted mother and ends up living on the street before being welcomed into her first real home in Gimme Shelter, an extraordinary tale of survival and redemption inspired by actual events. For 16-year-old Agnes "Apple" Bailey (Vanessa Hudgens), life has been a constant struggle to overcome the harsh reality of a subsistence existence with her abusive mother, June (Rosario Dawson), and June's string of lowlife boyfriends. When she finds herself pregnant and alone, Apple temporarily takes shelter with her biological father, Tom (Brendan Fraser), a wealthy Wall Streeter living in a New Jersey mansion with his wife Joanna (Stephanie Szostak) and two young children. But Apple's inability to adjust to her new circumstances, and her refusal to terminate her pregnancy, soon force her back onto the streets. Desperate to find a haven for herself and her unborn child, Apple reluctantly agrees to move into a suburban shelter that houses other pregnant teens. Emotionally scarred and unable to trust those who want to help her, it seems unlikely that Apple will be able to adapt to the shelter's strict rules and high expectations. With her safety and that of her unborn child at risk, Apple must find a way to break the shackles of her unhappy past and embrace the future with clarity, maturity and hope. Inspired by the real-life, David-and-Goliath story of Several Sources Shelters founder Kathy DiFiore, award-winning writer and director Ronald Krauss wrote his original screenplay while spending a year in a shelter for pregnant teens, and based his poignant screenplay on the lives of several of the shelter mothers. Gimme Shelter stars Vanessa Hudgens, Rosario Dawson, Brendan Fraser, James Earl Jones , Ann Dowd and Dascha Polanco . Also appearing in the film are several real life shelter mothers, their babies and Kathy DiFiore. The film is produced by Krauss and Jeff Rice. Director of photography is Alain Marcoen . Production designer is William Ladd Skinner. Costume designer is Ciera Wells. Executive producers are Paul Hellerman and Scott Steindorff.
GIMME SHELTER premieres in limited release on January 24, 2014.
Assisted Suicide Legislation Poll
NJ.com, the online version of The Newark Star-Ledger, The Jersey Journal, and other papers in the state, is conducting an ongoing comments/poll on the subject of pending legislation -- A3328 -- in the state Legislature that would allow physician-assisted suicide in New Jersey.
We, the Catholic Community of Our Lady Queen of Peace, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, are called to live and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We Praise God while sharing His Joy and Truth through Word, Worship, Community Service, and Stewardship. We share our gifts of Time, Talent, and Treasure in a tapestry of diverse cultures as we gather together to celebrate our Roman Catholic Faith. Serving our Lord God through the Liturgy and Eucharist, our ministries welcome all into our Parish Family.
Welcome to the website of Our Lady Queen of Peace in Maywood. We are a Roman Catholic community made up of more than 1,000 families located in Bergen County under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark.
Our commitment is to be a welcoming parish inviting people of all generations to be actively involved in the celebration of our Catholic Christian faith. Our Parish should be your second home, a place to be with other members of the parish family and to be enriched as we continue on our faith journey.
We invite you to share the life of Jesus and His Church with us. Together we ask the Holy Spirit to unlock in us our creative energies in this part of God’s vineyard.
I encourage you to use this website to learn more about our parish family and then to get involved in any way you can. Please acquaint yourselves with our many ministries and programs that our parish has to offer. If there is a program that you are interested in and it is not currently offered, I invite you to talk with me and we can see if it can become part of our parish. All of us have talents and we are invited by the Lord to use them to help build up the Kingdom of God. Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta once said, “What you can do I can not, what I can do you can not, but together we can do something beautiful for God.”
Welcome to our Parish
-Fr. Larry Fama, Pastor
We'd like to welcome you to Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church and parish. OLQP is an active, spirit lead parish. We offer many volunteer programs as well as a co-sponsored school with Saint Peter's parish in River Edge. Our Lady Queen of Peace is a Stewardship Parish. The Bishops of the United States have put a document together called, “Good Discipleship.” The challenge is to put God first in one’s life, through one’s Time, Talent and Treasure, As faithful parishioners it is important to gather for Sunday worship. Let us continue to put God first in our life. Please come, explore the website and learn about our parish.
Remember – We’re open on Sunday!
You Are Mine (Instrumental) - Performed by Steven Taylor