Introducing: Electronic Giving

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.

  • It's Simple
    • To get started, go to Parish Giving and follow the easy registration steps.
  • It's Convenient
    • No more searching for the checkbook or Sunday morning stops at the ATM machine.
  • It's Secure
    • Parish Giving is Payment Card Industry compliant and uses the strongest TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption technology available.
  • Tax benefits
    • You will be able to print out a report detailing your contributions for the year.

To get started, go to Parish Giving and follow the easy registration steps.

Altar Servers Needed!

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.

Walk of Faith Paver Project

Why

At OLL, we have a long tradition of serving our community and being the hands, feet, heart and body of Jesus Christ in Verona and West Orange. You have the opportunity to be recognized as a member of the OLL Parish Family and to support our church by purchasing a paver block or blocks which will be placed at the ramp door entrance of our Church building.

What

As you can see the pavers represent you and contribution to the OLL Parish Family. They can be commemorate sacraments that you and your family received, be in Thanksgiving of something special, mark special achievements, acknowledge you as a part of the living stones on which our parish is build, acknowledge important people in your life... The list goes on and on.

When

April 12 - May 10

How

How Much

Price: 4X8 Paver without ClipArt $90 3 lines of 20 characters
Price: 4X8 Paver with ClipArt $90 3 lines of 15 characters
Price: 8X8 Paver without ClipArt $150 6 Lines of 20 characters
Price: 8X8 Paver with ClipArt $150 3 Lines of 20 characters

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.

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
  • 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