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 02/08/2015 @ 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 03/01/2015 @ 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 02/07/2015. 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: Feb 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.
You are invited to come & celebrate Valentine's Day at our annual winter dinner dance, on Friday, February 6th. It will be at the Bethwood in Totowa starting at 7:30PM. The night's fare includes a four course meal with wine, beer & soda. Live music provided by local favorite Pet in the Middle for your listening & dancing pleasure. The cost is $57.00 per person.
Contact Dave Lyon (973-857-1977) or Chuck Collins (973-857-9124) for reservations by January 25, 2015.
“Behold Your Mother…..” is the theme of this year’s Archdiocesan Women’s Commission Day of Reflection, to be held Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Seton Hall University in South Orange. This women’s conference is prayerful, spirit-filled and life changing!!
The English sessions will feature keynote speaker, Immaculée Ilibagiza, Rwandan genocide survivor. She will share her inspirational story of Faith, Hope and Forgiveness. There will also be a special presentation by LIFENET.
The Spanish sessions will feature keynote speaker Mother Adela Galindo, SCTJM, with a special presentation by Sidelis Rosario, Bonds of Marian Love and Rio Poderoso Band.
The day begins at 8:30 AM and ends at 4:30 PM. The day includes breakfast and lunch. Registration is $25 for adults, $15 for college students (18-22) and $20 for senior citizens (65+). Priests & religious are free.
For registration please visit the Women’s Commission website at www.rcan.org/womcom; or contact the Day of Reflection registrar at 973-497-4545.
For an experience both rewarding and enjoyable join our car pool of 5 or 6 people to St. John’s Soup Kitchen in Newark. We go on the second Tuesday of each month. (When you are available.) We meet at the OLL Lakeside Ave. parking lot at 10:45am and go in one car to the parking lot at St. John’s Church, which is safe.
At the kitchen other volunteers will already have cooked a great meal. Then the new arrivals gather around a long table in an assembly line on each side and fill up the dishes, put on trays which are then taken outside on a conveyor on wheels.
The volunteers then go out onto a platform in a fenced in area and at 12:00pm begin handing out the dishes to the long line of people waiting to be fed, one at a time — for which they express their gratitude saying “God bless you” and “Thank you.” Yes, they all eat outside at all times.
Join us, you’ll love it! Contact Ida Emma at 973-239-7034 or Nancy Canavan at 973-239-9472 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Archdiocese of Newark will be organizing their second annual collection of gently used and new communion outfits. First Communion is usually celebrated when children are between the ages of seven and eight. It marks the first day of which a child is admitted to receive the Eucharist, the Body and Blood of Christ the sacrament that unites us to Christ throughout our lives. A child’s First Communion is a special day for any family and the Archdiocese of Newark is trying to make sure financial hardship does not stand in the way of it being as special as it can be.
The Office of Development and Stewardship will be collecting gently used, in good condition, Communion dresses/veils, suits and shoes for our inner city parishes and the Religious Sister at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart who know families in need.
All items can be dropped off at the Archdiocesan Center, 171 Clifton Avenue, Newark beginning Monday, Feb. 23 through Friday March 27 between the hours of 8:45am and 4:00pm. Or if you prefer just drop them to the OLL rectory office and we will get them to Newark. The outfits will be distributed in April.
Last year over 300 dresses and 100 suites were donated!! Please make sure all outfits are free of stains and clean.
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.
Open to all individuals high school age and older. The ability to read music is not a requirement.
The Praiseful Youth Band (Grades 7-12)
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 3-6)
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.
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.
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.
"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 facilitator, JoAnn Palmisano 973-585-7278, for more information.
Your presence is always welcome!
Next Meeting: check the Event Calendar page and please call rectory to confirm!