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 05/31/2015 @ 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 06/07/2015 @ 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 06/06/2015. 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: Jun 20). 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.
Our Lady of the Lake Parish is pleased to introduce "Enhancing Stewardship through Electronic Funds Transfer." We have partnered with Parish Giving to offer this program to all of our parishioners.
Come join the OLL community in celebrating the upcoming retirement of Sister Mary Agnes, the long time principal of OLL School, on SUNDAY, JUNE 7th at 12 Noon Mass. A reception will immediately follow in the OLL School auditorium. Gifts are optional.
Hosted by the OLL Home School Association.
The OLL choir is still in need of more men to sing with them for Sister Mary Agnes Sullivan’s farewell mass on June 7 at 12pm. Anyone interested should contact music director Henry Gehman at 973-513-3192. The ability to read music is not required.
The Knights of Columbus are hosting their 7th Annual Golf Outing on Monday, June 8th at the Glen Ridge Country Club. Our Knights have been donating proceeds from this event to support our Youth Group for 6 years now raising over 30,000 for parish youth groups. We continue to appreciate and depend on their generous commitment to our youth program.
SO, we are inviting golfers to participate OR to sponsor a hole at this event. There will be a Knight located at the ramp door at all Masses the weekend of May 16-17th with flyers, registration forms or sponsor forms and to answer any questions.
Every little bit helps and is greatly appreciated! Thank you!
All children of the parish in grades 4 and up are invited to join the OLL Altar Server Ministry and serve at Mass. Training will be held in May and service will begin immediately after that. Download a Registration Form here.
We have people coming to the rectory office on a regular basis who need a form of some kind filled out and when we check our records, we find that they are not registered parishioners. ARE YOUR REGISTERED AS A PARISHIONER OF OUR LADY OF THE LAKE? If you are not, it becomes more complicated if you need some kind of form to be filled out stating that you are a parishioner of our parish.
Parish policy require registration to participate in Baptism, Marriage and religion classes. The best way for you to know if you are registered is if you receive our parish mailing at Easter and Christmas.
PLEASE save yourselves and parish staff a great deal of time and trouble—sign up at a welcome weekend at the doors of the church or come to the rectory office and complete our simple form.
All are welcome!
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The parish is in need of graphic designers for two projects. If you have some time and can help as a steward to the church, please call the rectory office 973-239-5696 for more information about what is needed. We look forward to hearing from you!
Women’s Spirituality has concluded its spring session and will suspend its Wednesday evening gatherings until September. It is hoped that all women will take time for daily meditation and reflection while enjoying God’s gifts of summer. Please check the bulletin for our autumn session which will begin in mid-September. Blessings for a summer which relaxes the body, rests the mind, and renews the spirit!
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.
Because of privacy laws, we are no longer advised by the hospital when our parishioners have been admitted.
If you or a loved one would like to be visited by a priest while in the hospital, please contact the rectory.
In addition, if before leaving for the hospital, you would like to be anointed or receive a blessing, please contact the rectory at 973-239-5696 and arrange for a time to stop in and receive an anointing from one of the priest.
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.