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 03/09/2014 @ 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 04/06/2014 @ 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: Mar 15). 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.
Saturday, March 15, 2014 7:00 - 11:00pm
$80 per couple/$40 per person (includes music, buffet dinner & beer)
Please join us for this major fundraiser for the Youth Ministry Program. Checks can be made out to Our Lady of the Lake and can be dropped off at the Youth Ministry Office. Please include the names of the people who will sit at your table.
April 4-5, 2014 - Women’s Cornerstone
Lead Me, Lord!
As March arrives and our thoughts turn to planting, it’s time to tend to our spiritual garden, as well.
Consider growing God this Lent, by answering the call to Women’s Cornerstone. For 26 hours, from 6:30pm Friday April 4 until 8:30pm Saturday April 5, you will be pampered, pruned, pleased, and prayed for!
On Cornerstone, you will spend time in a relaxed atmosphere with other warm and loving women of faith, sharing life’s stories, multiplying joys, dividing sorrows, and uplifting hearts. The relationships forged on Cornerstone are treasured for a lifetime!
There is time for private prayer as well as the celebration of Reconciliation and the Eucharist. It is a comfortable atmosphere for you to grow personally in the knowledge and love of God. Come relax, reflect, reconnect with God. You will return home renewed, refreshed, and rejoicing in the Lord!
Let the Lord lead you to our door on April 4. We’ll leave the Light on for you!
Registration Brochures will be available March 15-16 at the doors of the Church.
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 Adult Choir
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.
Be Not Afraid: Rejoice in God's Mercy is the theme of the Archdiocesan Women's Commission Day of Reflection, to be held Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Seton Hall University in South Orange. This women's conference is prayerful, spirit-filled and life changing!! A dynamic line-up of speakers is scheduled, including Helen Alvare, J.D., Associate Professor of Law, George Mason University, expert on marriage, family and women's issues.
The day begins at 8:30am and ends at 4:30pm. The day includes breakfast and lunch. Registration is $25 for adults, $20 for college students (18-22) and senior citizens (65+). Priests & religious are free.
Be Not Afraid…
A Catholic Men's Conference on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ. The day begins at 8:00am and ends around 4:00pm. Mass will be celebrated by Most Reverend Archbishop John J. Myers. A dynamic line up of speakers is scheduled including Keynote Speaker His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York.
Ticket price is $25 for adults, $20 for students and senior citizens and priests and religious are free. Includes breakfast and lunch. For registration please visit our website at www.rcanmenscommission.org or call 973-494-4545.
The Archdiocese of Newark will be honoring those couples who will be celebrating five, twenty-five and fifty years of Christian marriage in the year 2014.These anniversary liturgies will be celebrated by Archbishop John J. Myers in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark.
It is our hope that every couple in the archdiocese deserving of such recognition be present at the appropriate liturgy. 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 parish office 973-239-5696 to register.
"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!
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.