Special Announcement from Fr. Joe...

I’m delighted to share with you that Archbishop Myers has assigned Deacon Larry Duffy to Our Lady of the Lake Parish.  Larry and his wife Denise are old and dear friends of mine.  Ordained a deacon for the diocese of Metuchen, NJ  Larry is a full time Hospital Chaplain at Morristown Medical Center.  Because of his full time work schedule, sometimes overnight, Larry will be present on most weekends assisting at masses and offering his ministry where ever and how ever needed.  We are blessed to welcome Deacon and Mrs. Duffy to the parish and receive Larry’s diaconal ministry services.  We are very blessed at OLL to have Deacon David and Deacon Andrew and two men from our parish in deacon formation.  God has been very good to us.


Saturday, November 29th 8:30am – 12noon in the OLL Cafeteria

Please join us with your family as we begin to prepare for the coming of Jesus.

  • Advent Wreath/Candles/Decorations - $20.00
  • Candles only (4) - $5.00

Please send your NAME and PHONE NUMBER with a note indicating how many advent wreath kits (Advent Wreath/Candles/Decorations for $20) and/or advent replacement candles ($5) you would like, along with a check and mail it to the Faith Formation office at 31 Montrose Avenue, Verona, NJ 07044.

If you are unable to mail your order in time, but would still like to participate, please call Joe Mortara at 973-508-8179 or email him at jpmortara@aol.com. If you have any questions, please call the Faith Formation office (973) 239-7643.


Once again we invite and encourage our parish family to set aside some precious time to prepare and anticipate Christmas 2014.  Join us for our Advent Reflection Series:

  • Monday, December 1 "God Speaks to Mary"
  • Monday, December 8 "Mary Full of Grace"
  • Monday, December 15 "Mary Speaks to God"

7:30pm in the Church

Please download our beautiful Advent Reflection Book, which contains not only our Advent parish calendar of events, but also some inspirational meditations about "Seeing Advent through the Eyes of Mary."

Christmas Concert

The OLL Music Ministry will present their annual parish Christmas Concert on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at 7:30pm in the church. The concert will feature wonderful Christmas music performed by the OLL parish choir, children’s choir, and youth band as well as audience participation in the singing of favorite Christmas carols.

Knights of Columbus - Keep Christ in Christmas

On the weekend of Nov. 29-30, 2014, the Knights of Columbus will be selling "Keep Christ in Christmas" lawn signs, car magnets, buttons & for the first time, Christmas Cards. These items will remind the community "the reason for the season."
Proceeds from the annual fundraiser benefits Our Lady of the Lake School.

Cornerstone Women

Women of OLL, if you have been a Cornerstone candidate or Team member in the past, and would like to participate in the planning and preparation for our next Cornerstone weekend on March 20-21, 2015, please join us as we gather on Thursday December 4, at 7:30pm in the chapel to discern how you might share your time and talents. Many hands make light work and there is much to be done in anticipation of our Cornerstone retreat! All Cornerstone Women are welcome!

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. 

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 7-12)  

  • 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 3-6)

  • 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.

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.

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.

Bereavement Ministry

"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 facilitator, JoAnn Palmisano 973-585-7278, for more information.

Your presence is always welcome!

Next Meeting: check the Event Calendar page and please call rectory to confirm!

Eucharistic Liturgy
5:30 pm
7:30 am
9:00 am
10:30 am
12:00 pm
Weekday Mass
Monday - Friday
7:00 am
12:00 noon
9:00 am
  • Dec 07 @ 1:30pm
  • Jan 11 @ 1:30pm
  • Feb 08 @ 1:30pm
  • 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