Memorial Day May 25

Monday May 25 our nation celebrates Memorial Day. Once again Our Lady of the Lake will be marching proudly in Verona’s Parade honoring those who have died for our country. Please put on your red, white, and blue and walk behind the OLL banner. We will gather at Everett Field, across from Fire Company #2, immediately following 9:00a.m. Mass. There will be a service at the Civic Center at the conclusion of the parade. What a wonderful way to pay tribute to those who have served! We look forward to your presence!

Introducing: Electronic Giving

Our Lady of the Lake Parish is pleased to introduce "Enhancing Stewardship through Electronic Funds Transfer." We have partnered with Parish Giving to offer this program to all of our parishioners.

  • It's Simple
    • To get started, go to Parish Giving and follow the easy registration steps.
  • It's Convenient
    • No more searching for the checkbook or Sunday morning stops at the ATM machine.
  • It's Secure
    • Parish Giving is Payment Card Industry compliant and uses the strongest TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption technology available.
  • Tax benefits
    • You will be able to print out a report detailing your contributions for the year.

To get started, go to Parish Giving and follow the easy registration steps.

Annual Mentally Challenged/Special Citizens Drive

This weekend the Knights of Columbus will be at the doors of our Church to collect for their Annual Mentally Challenged/Special Citizens Drive.  The funds collected will be distributed to local organizations that work with these Special Citizens.  Government Aid to Social Services continue to be reduced even as the need increases.  They rely on the donations we collect to support this needy cause.  Thank you for your help. 

Honor and Say Good Bye to Sr. Mary Agnes Sullivan

Come join the OLL community in celebrating the upcoming retirement of Sister Mary Agnes, the long time principal of OLL School, on SUNDAY, JUNE 7th at 12 Noon Mass.  A reception will immediately follow in the OLL School auditorium. Gifts are optional.

Hosted by the OLL Home School Association.

Music Ministry News

The OLL choir is still in need of more men to sing with them for Sister Mary Agnes Sullivan’s farewell mass on June 7 at 12pm. Anyone interested should contact music director Henry Gehman at 973-513-3192. The ability to read music is not required.

Calling all Golfers!

The Knights of Columbus are hosting their 7th Annual Golf Outing on Monday, June 8th at the Glen Ridge Country Club. Our Knights have been donating proceeds from this event to support our Youth Group for 6 years now raising over 30,000 for parish youth groups.  We continue to appreciate and depend on their generous commitment to our youth program. 
 
SO, we are inviting golfers to participate OR to sponsor a hole at this event.  There will be a Knight located at the ramp door at all Masses the weekend of May 16-17th with flyers, registration forms or sponsor forms and to answer any questions.
 
Every little bit helps and is greatly appreciated!  Thank you!

Altar Servers Needed!

All children of the parish in grades 4 and up are invited to join the OLL Altar Server Ministry and serve at Mass. Training will be held in May and service will begin immediately after that. Download a Registration Form here.

Does OLL have any Graphic Designers??

The parish is in need of graphic designers for two projects.  If you  have some time and can help as a steward to the church, please call the rectory office 973-239-5696 for more information about what is needed. We look forward to hearing from you!

Women’s Spirituality

Women’s Spirituality has concluded its spring session and will suspend its Wednesday evening gatherings until September. It is hoped that all women will take time for daily meditation and reflection while enjoying God’s gifts of summer.  Please check the bulletin for our autumn session which will begin in mid-September.  Blessings for a summer which relaxes the body, rests the mind, and renews the spirit!

Our Lady of the Lake Music Ministry

Welcomes New Members for the New Year!

Have you ever thought about joining the Music Ministry of Our Lady of the Lake Church as a singer or instrumentalist?  Our Adult and Children’s Choirs and Youth Band are now recruiting new members. Please read on to see where you can fit in. 

The Parish Choir

  • Weekly Rehearsals: Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:00pm. 
  • Sunday Liturgies: 10:30am 
  • Holyday and Holiday Liturgies: All Soul’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Palm Sunday, Holy Week Triduum, and Easter Sunday.

Open to all individuals high school age and older. The ability to read music is not a requirement. 

The Praiseful Youth Band  (Grades 6-12)  

  • Weekly rehearsals: Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:15pm.
  • Liturgies: 8 masses between October and May including Christmas Eve Midnight Mass, Palm Sunday, and Easter Sunday.  

Open to all band students. Students must be able to read music. We are particularly in need of upper woodwind, low brass, and percussion players.                                     

The Joyful Voices Children’s Choir  (Grades 3-8)

  • Weekly rehearsals:  Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 to 4:00pm.
  • Liturgies:  8 masses between October and May including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Family liturgy at 4pm, Palm Sunday, and Easter Sunday. 
  • Other:  Annual Biblical Musical (May Performance)

Open to all students. The ability to read music is not a requirement.

If you are interested in joining any of these musical groups, please contact music director Henry Gehman at 973-513-3192 or see him after any weekend mass.

Hospital Privacy

The current privacy laws regarding patients in the hospital do not allow the hospitals/pastoral care office to contact parishes if their parishioners are in the hospital.  If you or a loved one are going into the hospital and want a priest to visit please call the rectory to make arrangements.

How To Report Abuse

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 may take appropriate action to protect others and provide support to victims of sexual abuse.

Individuals who wish to report an allegation of sexual misconduct may do so by calling the Archdiocesan Office of Child and Youth Protection 902-407-3256.

Eucharistic Liturgy
Saturday
5:30 pm
Sunday
7:30 am
9:00 am
10:30 am
12:00 pm
Weekday Mass
Monday - Friday
7:00 am
12:00 noon
Saturday
9:00 am
Reconciliation
Saturday
12:00-12:30pm
Saturdays in Lent
5:00-5:30pm
Baptism
  • Jun 14 @ 1:30pm
  • Jul 19 @ 1:30pm
  • Aug 16 @ 1:30pm
  • Sep 13 @ 1:30pm
  • Oct 18 @ 1:30pm
  • Nov 08 @ 1:30pm
  • Nov 22 @ 1:30pm