Overnight vigil and opportunity for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Could you not keep watch with me for one hour?

On Holy Thursday, April 2, 2015, an overnight vigil and opportunity for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be kept in memory of the last sleepless night of our Lord on earth before His crucifixion and death on Good Friday.  Holy Thursday vigils are a traditional practice that dates back to the early Church.  The vigil will last from the end of the Mass of the Last Supper on Holy Thursday until morning prayers on Friday morning.  The night is divided in to one hour slots and people are invited to sign up or just come to pray at any time during the night or early morning.  WE need at least two guardians for each hour of the night.  Come and keep watch with Jesus!  For more information, please contact Dennis Bertron at dbertron@comcast.net.

GOOD FRIDAY COLLECTION

Christians around the world are united in a special way during Lent, Holy Week and Easter. Our hearts, minds and prayers are also especially aware of the Holy Land.

Our parish, once a year on Good Friday, is called on to support Christians in the Holy Land. Many Christians in the Holy Land depend on the collection for their lives.

As a pontifical collection requested by Pope Francis, the annual Good Friday Collection offers a direct link for parishioners to be witnesses of peace and to help protect the Holy Places. When you donate on Good Friday, you are supporting Christians in the Holy Land.

Franciscans and others in the Holy Land are housing and feeding the poor, providing religious formation and education, maintaining shrines and parishes, and conducting pastoral ministry. For more information, visit www.myfranciscan.org/our-mission/the-good-friday-collection.

The Good Friday Collection is requested by the Holy Father. Please be as generous as your abundance allows. 

EASTER EGG HUNT - April 4, 2015

The Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 4 from 12:30 - 1:30pm for kids PreK3 thru Kindergarten.  We will meet in the OLL Danny O'Callaghan Youth Center. There will be a snack, craft, a visit from the Easter Bunny and, of course, the Hunt!  Space is limited, so please call the Youth Ministry Office (973-239 -9312) and leave your child's name, grade and phone number to reserve a place for your child.

Living Stations of the Cross in Church

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

OLL School 7th Grade - 1:30pm

Tenebrae - 7:30pm

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

Holy Thursday - April 2, 2015

  • Morning Prayer 9:00am
  • Solemn Mass of the Lord's Supper 7:30pm
  • Eucharistic Adoration & Vigil of Prayer 9:00pm (Thu) - 9:00am (Fri) -- Please use ramp entrance

Holy Thursday

Good Friday - April 3, 2015

  • Morning Prayer 9:00am
  • Passion and Death of the Lord 3:00pm
  • Living Stations of the Cross 7:30pm

Holy Saturday - April 4, 2015

  • Morning Prayer and Blessing of the Easter Food 9:00am
  • Mass of the Easter Vigil 7:30pm

Holy Thursday

EASTER SUNDAY MASSES

  • 7:30am
  • 9:00am
  • 10:30am
  • 12:00pm (noon)

Holy Thursday

Soup and Stations

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!

Family Mass

We extend an invitation to all families to celebrate with us at our next Family Mass Sunday April 12, 2015 at 9:00am. Please do not feel uncomfortable if your child or loved one sings his or her own tune during Mass. We all march to different drummers and it is the combination of various instruments that makes a joyful noise during our celebration. All are welcome!

Women’s Spirituality Resumes

Our spring session of Women’s Spirituality will begin on Wednesday April 8 from 7:30pm-8:30pm in the Chapel, and will continue through May 20.  Each session will focus on prayer, meditation, and a reflection on "Gratitude: Seeing as Gift" by Fr. Anthony Ciorra. Come enjoy a mid-week respite! All women of the parish are welcome, for one session or all, what ever your schedule allows. We look forward to your presence!

Sister Mary Agnes Sullivan Retirement Celebration

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).

Archdiocese of Newark Anniversary Liturgies

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.

Our Lady of the Lake Music Ministry

Welcomes New Members for the New Year!

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

  • Weekly Rehearsals: Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:00pm. 
  • Sunday Liturgies: 10:30am 
  • Holyday and Holiday Liturgies: All Soul’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Palm Sunday, Holy Week Triduum, and Easter Sunday.

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)  

  • Weekly rehearsals: Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:15pm.
  • Liturgies: 8 masses between October and May including Christmas Eve Midnight Mass, Palm Sunday, and Easter Sunday.  

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)

  • Weekly rehearsals:  Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 to 4:00pm.
  • Liturgies:  8 masses between October and May including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Family liturgy at 4pm, Palm Sunday, and Easter Sunday. 
  • Other:  Annual Biblical Musical (May Performance)

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.

Hospital Privacy

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.

Parish Giving - Test

Parish Giving

How To Report Abuse

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.

Eucharistic Liturgy
Saturday
5:30 pm
Sunday
7:30 am
9:00 am
10:30 am
12:00 pm
Weekday Mass
Monday - Friday
7:00 am
12:00 noon
Saturday
9:00 am
Reconciliation
Saturday
12:00-12:30pm
Saturdays in Lent
5:00-5:30pm
Baptism
  • Apr 12 @ 1:30pm
  • Apr 26 @ 1:30pm
  • May 17 @ 1:30pm
  • Jun 14 @ 1:30pm
  • Jul 19 @ 1:30pm
  • Aug 16 @ 1:30pm
  • Sep 13 @ 1:30pm
  • Oct 18 @ 1:30pm
  • Nov 08 @ 1:30pm
  • Nov 22 @ 1:30pm