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 03/29/2015 @ 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 04/12/2015 @ 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 04/04/2015. 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: Apr 18). 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.
Reconciliation - Saturday, March 28, 2015
Palm Sunday - Saturday, March 28, 2015
Palm Sunday - Sunday, March 29, 2015
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
OLL School 7th Grade - 1:30pm
Tenebrae - 7:30pm
Holy Thursday - April 2, 2015
Good Friday - April 3, 2015
Holy Saturday - April 4, 2015
EASTER SUNDAY MASSES
Please join our parish family each Friday evening during Lent at 7 pm as we gather in the Church for Stations of the Cross. Following the Stations, we will share a supper of soup and bread in the cafeteria. Deacon David will prepare the same soup served that day to our brothers and sisters at St. John’s Soup Kitchen, offering us the experience of sharing a family meal similar to that of the less fortunate in our community.
Each person or family will be asked to donate the amount that you were planning to spend on your Friday night meal, either at home or perhaps for a pizza or dining out. These donations will be gathered each Friday evening during Lent, and given to St John’s Soup Kitchen during Holy Week.
Please bring your family to join us Friday February 20 at 7:00pm as we begin our Lenten journey!
A Morning of Reflection has been planned for Saturday, March 28 for all Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, and Ushers.
The day will begin with 9:00a.m. Mass in Church, followed by a continental breakfast in the cafeteria. We will then have a presentation by Fr. Tom Iwanowski on answering our Baptismal Call to ministry. Following the general session, there will be specific training so the new responsibilities and liturgical logistics of each ministry may be fully appreciated and understood.
Whether you are new to your ministry or a seasoned veteran, this is a wonderful opportunity to renew and re-energize your commitment to have a more thorough understanding of the “substance” behind the “form.” We look forward to your presence and thank you in advance for your participation.
In order to make adequate preparations, please RSVP to email received or by calling the parish office. Many thanks!
Please join us in celebrating the career and contributions of Sister Mary Agnes Sullivan as she enters retirement.
Sunday, May 17, 2015
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Our Lady of the Lake Auditorium
Cost $40 per person, includes Light Supper, Wine & Beer (Adults only 21+ years please).
Please download the registration form and return it, with your payment, to the OLL Rectory by May 1st.
If you have any questions, please DO NOT call the OLL Rectory. Instead, contact Chairpersons Barbara Odell or Rita Mughetto (contact information here).
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.
Once again the Archdiocese of Newark is preparing for the annual tradition of honoring those couples who will be celebrating five, twenty-five and fifty years of Christian marriage in the year 2015.
These anniversary liturgies will be celebrated by Archbishop John J. Myers in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark as follows: For 50 years—April 19th, 2015 at 3:00pm; 25 and 5 years– May 3rd, 2015 at 3:00 pm.
It is the desire of the Archdiocese that every couple deserving of such recognition be present at the appropriate liturgy as the presence of a large number of couples will give favorable witness to the strength and stability of Christian marriage in today’s society. Call the rectory for more information and an application.
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.
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.
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.