Faith Formation at OLL

For we walk by faith, not by sight.

2 Corinthians 5:7

About Faith Formation at OLL


Our Mission

Our Lady  of the Lake’s Faith Formation programs are offered to support the parents as the primary educators of their children.  The role of the primary educator is so vital to the mission of Jesus Christ, that the Church calls the family, “The Domestic Church.”

Our Lady of the Lake provides the opportunity for children to experience and grow in their knowledge of the Catholic faith, prepare for and celebrate the Sacraments,  and deepen their relationship with Jesus through prayer and liturgy.  We assist them in becoming disciples of Jesus and to become a part of a vibrant, active Catholic community.

Our Goals

It is our hope that parents and the parish share a common goal: that our children will become people who give witness to their Catholic faith.  Children see the example of faith in action by following the model of lived faith in the family.  Full and active participation in parish life through regular attendance at Mass, sacramental life, and service to the community demonstrates a life centered around the teachings of Jesus.

Our basic objectives are:

  • To bring every student closer to Jesus.
  • To guide our students in the formation of values and a moral code in harmony with our Catholic beliefs.
  • For all of our students to live a life of faith, have a personal love of Jesus and an understanding of His mission given to the world.
  • For students and families to come to the understanding that their Catholic faith is a way of life.

We believe that through the cooperative effort of parents, catechists, our parish family, and students, our children will grow in their love for God and knowledge of their Catholic faith.  They will develop and foster their God-given gifts and talents and live to be Jesus’ disciples.

Faith Formation Registration

All participants in our program must be registered in our parish. For students who are entering first grade or who are new to the parish, a copy of the Baptismal certificate is required in addition to the registration form.

Registration fees for the 2024-25 can be found on the registration form and discounts are applied if you register before June 1st or August 1st. You may submit one check to cover all registration fees for grades 1-9.

All completed registration information may be mailed or dropped off at the Our Lady of the Lake Pastoral Center, 22 Lakeside Avenue, Verona NJ 07044.

Sacramental Preparation

There is a two-year sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation.  Children will receive the sacraments after completing two consecutive years in the program.


Faith Formation classes for Grades 1-8 will begin in September and Grade 9 will start in October.  Registration is on-going until the end of August.

Grades 1-7 will meet weekly beginning in September

Grades 1-4 Sunday mornings from 10:00am – 11:15am OR
Monday afternoons from 3:45pm – 5:00pm

Grades 5-7 Sunday mornings from 10:00am – 11:15am OR
Monday afternoons from 3:30pm – 5:00pm

8th Grade classes will meet twice a month beginning in September

Grade 8 Sunday afternoons from 1:00pm – 2:15pm OR
Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm – 8:15pm

9th Grade classes will meet once a month beginning in October

Grade 9 Group A – Sunday mornings from 8:45am – 11:00am OR
Group B - Sunday mornings from 10:45am – 1:00pm

Group A will check in for class in the School Auditorium and then attend the 9:00am Mass with the entire class.  The lesson will follow back in the auditorium.

Group B will attend the lesson in the school auditorium and then attend the 12:00 noon Mass with the entire class.


We could not have the successful program that we do without the support from our volunteers.  We are always in need of Catechists, Assistant Catechists, Substitute Catechists and assistance at the check in/out desk.  Volunteers must complete the Safe Environment protocols and have a Background check completed.

For questions or comments, please contact the parish office at or by calling 973-239-5696.



Our Lady of the Lake, 22 Lakeside Ave., Verona, NJ 07044

Phone: (973) 239-5696    Fax: (973) 239-7190
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