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 09/13/2015 @ 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 09/06/2015 @ 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 07/04/2015. 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: TBD). 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.
God Bless You and Keep You Today and Always!
To date, we have reached 59% of our Sharing God’s Blessings Annual Appeal goal of $72,147.00 With your help, we can realize our total parish goal and receive a rebate. Remember, it is only through your commitment that we can provide the services and necessities for the needy in our community. Please be as generous as possible. For those who have already made a contribution, thank you for your support. If you made a pledge an have not received monthly reminders, please call 973-497-4043.
On Sunday, June 21, Father Joe D’Amico blessed the pavers that were added to Our Lady of the Lake Church’s “Walk of Faith”. This ongoing project reflects the spiritual lives of our parishioners. What a great patchwork of our faith community!
One parishioner stated that there was so much love reflecting off the pavers. Love of God, love of our family and love of our parish family.
We hope that you will stop by to see the pavers that are located by the ramp door to the church.
If you didn’t have a chance to purchase a paver to represent your family, this will be an ongoing project so watch for the announcement next year.
You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:5
Let us all continue our Walk of Faith.
Men of the Parish, Save the date…
“Follow Me” to the Men’s Cornerstone Retreat.
Friday and Saturday, November 6-7, 2015.
More details to follow!!
OLL is moving forward on the plan to convert the former convent into a welcoming Pastoral Center. A group of committed parishioners is leading an effort to raise the needed resources to complete this renovation. If you are interested in learning more about how you can support this initiative, please contact our Pastoral Administrator, Colleen Dougherty at (973) 239-5696.
We have people coming to the rectory office on a regular basis who need a form of some kind filled out and when we check our records, we find that they are not registered parishioners. ARE YOUR REGISTERED AS A PARISHIONER OF OUR LADY OF THE LAKE? If you are not, it becomes more complicated if you need some kind of form to be filled out stating that you are a parishioner of our parish.
Parish policy require registration to participate in Baptism, Marriage and religion classes. The best way for you to know if you are registered is if you receive our parish mailing at Easter and Christmas.
PLEASE save yourselves and parish staff a great deal of time and trouble—sign up at a welcome weekend at the doors of the church or come to the rectory office and complete our simple form.
All are welcome!
Did you ever wonder:
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Cards are so handy to use once you get in the habit and you will l be helping OLL too. Cards are available in $50 and $100 denominations for Shop Rite, Foodtown and Kings. They can be purchased after all weekend masses at the Ramp door entrance or during the week at the rectory office.
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
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)
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)
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.
Because of privacy laws, we are no longer advised by the hospital when our parishioners have been admitted.
If you or a loved one would like to be visited by a priest while in the hospital, please contact the rectory.
In addition, if before leaving for the hospital, you would like to be anointed or receive a blessing, please contact the rectory at 973-239-5696 and arrange for a time to stop in and receive an anointing from one of the priest.
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.