The Youth Group will be providing a baby-sitting service for children in PreK-3 through Grade 3 on Dec. 20th from 1-5 PM in the Danny O'Callaghan Youth Center. We will be making crafts, playing games and watching videos. SPACE IS LIMITED, so requests will be taken on a first-come/first-serve basis. If you are interested, please email the Youth Ministry Office at your child's name, grade, parents cell phone numbers and any additional information we may need.

Children who are not registered in advance cannot be admitted.  It is necessary to provide adequate supervision.

Christmas - New Year's Schedule

Please make note of the schedule of services for the 2014 Christmas Season.


Saturday, December 20


Wednesday, December 24 — Christmas Eve

4:00pm - Vigil Mass of Christmas with Children's Choir
6:00pm - Vigil Mass
10:00pm - Christmas Vigil and Solemn Mass of the Nativity with Adult Choir
12:00am - Midnight Mass with Youth Ministry, Youth Orchestra

Thursday, December 25 — Christmas Day

9:00am - Mass
10:30am - Mass
12:00pm - Mass


Wednesday, December 31 — New Year's Eve

5:30pm - Mass

Thursday, January 1 — New Year's Day
Feast of Mary the Mother of God

10:30am - Mass
12:00pm - Mass

Annual Baptismal Blessing Mass

Sunday, January 11, 2015 @ 10:30am Mass

There will be a special blessing at this mass for any family who has had their child baptized between October 2013 and December 2014. Come together to remember this special event in your child and family’s lives.

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.

Each of us is a Masterpiece of God’s Creation

The Archdiocesan Respect Life Office and the Pro-Life Commission will host a Pro-Life Mass at noon on January 18, 2015 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, 89 Ridge Street, Newark. January 22, 2015 marks the 42nd anniversary of the legalization of abortion in this country. By attending this special Mass, those who wish to stand up for life but cannot attend the March for Life in Washington DC or the rally in Trenton can still show their support and defend those who cannot defend themselves.

For more information, please contact Cheryl Riley at 973-497-4350 or

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
  • 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