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 04/12/2015 @ 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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).
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.