Liturgy of the Word with Children is currently held every Sunday during the school year (except Easter Sunday and Family Mass Sunday). We will next celebrate the Chilren's Liturgy of the Word on 12/15/2013 @ 9:00am.
The Family Mass is typically celebrated on the First Sunday of the month during the school year. The next Family Mass is scheduled for 01/05/2014 @ 9:00am.
We will be collecting food donations for St. John's after each mass the first full weekend of every month. The next collection will be TBD. Needs: NON-PERISHABLES (Tomatoes, tomato sauce, stuffing, coffee, canned soups, pasta) OR a grocery gift card (which offsets the cost they must pay for paper goods and milk).
The third weekend of every month (next: Dec 21). Members of the Welcome ministry are at the doors of the Church to assist with the simple registration process or answer any questions about the Parish.
Our Advent series this year will focus on the figures in the Nativity Scene and how their presence announces God's promise of salvation in the person of a newborn infant, Jesus.
Join us at 7:30pm on Monday, December 9th in the church for a quiet and prayerful celebration of God's mercy and goodness.
The Youth Group will be providing a baby-sitting service for children in PreK-3 through Grade 3 on Dec. 14 & 21 from 1-5 PM in the Danny O'Callaghan Youth Center. We will be making crafts, playing games and watching videos. SPACE IS LIMITED, so requests will be taken on a first-come/first-serve basis. If you are interested, please contact the Youth Ministry Office at 973-239-9312 and leave your child's name, grade and phone number.
Children who are not registered in advance cannot be admitted. It is necessary to provide adequate supervision for the number of children we have enrolled.
The Adult Choir and cantors of OLL will present their annual Christmas Concert and Carol-Sing on Friday, Dec. 13th at 7:30pm in the church. Come hear traditional and not-so-traditional Christmas music performed by Mary Carter, Sam McDonald, and the Adult Choir along with guest instrumentalists. The concert will also feature audience participation in the singing of favorite Christmas carols. Free-will offering.
Please make note of the schedule of services for the 2013 Christmas Season.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
(4 Priests Celebrating)
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 Christmas Eve
4:00PM - Vigil Mass of Christmas with Children's Choir
6:00PM - Vigil Mass
10:00PM - Christmas Vigil and Solemn Mass of the Nativity with Adult Choir
12:00AM - Midnight Mass with Youth Ministry, Youth Orchestra
Wednesday, December 25, 2012 Christmas Day
Mass: 9:00AM, 10:30AM and 12 Noon
Feast of Mary the Mother of God
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 5:30PM
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 10:30AM & 12 Noon
Each year, the Knights of Columbus reminds everyone to "Keep Christ in Christmas" — and you can help, too! Pick up a "Keep Christ in Christmas" lawn sign, car magnet, or button. The Knights from our parish will be selling these items after masses during the weekend of Dec. 14 & 15. Proceeds from the sale go to benefit Our Lady of the Lake School.
The Knights of Columbus Council 3632 wishes you a merry and blessed Christmas!
In the past few years as the parish was preparing our young people for the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation, we came together during the season of Lent to celebrate a Sunday Evening Mass with the candidates, their families and sponsors. Over the past two or three years many of the parents, teachers and young people suggested strongly that the parish make a Sunday Evening Mass available. And so we are.
On December 1, 2013 at 5:30pm, the First Sunday of Advent, we will inaugurate an evening Mass.
We will be calling and inviting parishioners, young and not so young, to participate in setting up a schedule, to be willing to serve in one of the liturgical ministries and to be generous in taking on the responsibility of heading one of the ministries. Please be willing to share your gifts, talents and time.
More information will be published in the parish bulletin in the next few weeks.
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
On the night of Sat. Dec. 14 the Woman's Club of Verona and the Verona Essex Juniorettes will be sponsoring the 5th annual "Share Your Light Night" in the neighborhoods of Verona. Share your Light Night is a beautiful and enchanted evening when homes throughout the town will line the streets with luminaries. Luminaries are white bags slightly filled with sand to hold a 6 to 8 hour burning candle. They will be lit at 5pm creating a ribbon of light symbolizing neighborhood unity. Kits are available for purchase at Fair in the Square, while supplies last. Please download the order form from our website at www.WomansClubofVerona.com. Thank you for your patronage!
"Blessed are they who mourn for they shall be comforted"
Our Lady of the Lake's Bereavement Ministry offers a comfortable and safe environment where those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, may seek support from others who are experiencing a similar loss.
Sessions are held on alternating Tuesdays, September through June, at 7:30pm in the OLL rectory. A modified summer schedule is also offered.
If you would like some company on your journey or would like to experience God's grace as you walk this difficult path, please contact one of our facilitators, JoAnn Palmisano 973-585-7278 or Joan Stern 973-239-9113 for more information.
Your presence is always welcome!
Next Meeting: check the Event Calendar page and please call rectory to confirm!