Parish Giving
Children's Liturgy
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 12/13/2015 @ 9:00am.
Family Mass
The Family Mass is typically celebrated on the First Sunday of the month during the school year. The next Family Mass is scheduled for 12/06/2015 @ 9:00am.
St. John's Soup Kitchen
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 12/05/2015. 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).
New Parishioner Registration
The third weekend of every month (next: Dec 19). 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.

Advent Series at Our Lady of the Lake

Please save the following dates:

Mon. Nov. 30, 7:30pm: Sister Donna Ciango, OP will lead us in an evening of prayer and reflection.

Mon. Dec. 7, 7:30pm: Solemn Vigil Mass in honor of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Fr. Matt Dooley, our Archdiocesan Vocation Director, will preside and preach at the Mass.

Mon. Dec. 14, 7:30pm: Solemn Vespers with Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Presiding and preaching will be transitional Deacon Vincent D’Agostino.

Tues. Dec. 22, 7pm: Our Lady of the Lake is hosting its first SIMBANGABI! A traditional Filipino Advent Novena Mass open to the whole parish. Dinner will be served immediately following the Mass


Sharing God’s Blessings Annual Appeal

Each year the Annual Appeal helps fund several essential ministries throughout the Archdiocese. Your support and generosity helps support the day to day operations of our Seminaries, our Schools, Catholic Charities, as well as our Retired Priests, just to name a few.

In addition to these programs and ministries, there are opportunities to benefit your own parish as well. Once parishes achieve their goal, they have the potential to receive 63% of all funding thereafter.

This funding can help parishes continue to grow ministries, complete a capital repair, or support any number of projects throughout the parish.

"I support the Annual Appeal because it is something that I believe everyone should do. It is a way to give back to the community that covers a wide range of areas and programs throughout the Archdiocese… I think it is important to fund the programs through Annual Appeal because these programs are making a real difference in the greater Church of Newark." - Ms. Mary Brown, Parishioner, Newark, NJ.

Imagine how much good we could do for our parishes and those in need around the Archdiocese if we all did our part. Thank you for our prayerful consideration.


Update on Pastoral Center Project

OLL is moving forward on the plan to convert the former convent into a welcoming Pastoral Center. A group of committed parishioners is leading an effort to raise the needed resources to complete this renovation. If you are interested in learning more about how you can support this initiative, please contact our Pastoral Administrator, Colleen Dougherty at (973) 239-5696.

Are You Registered?

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!

Catholic High School Open Houses

Immaculate Conception High School:

33 Cottage Place, Montclair 973-744-7445 ext. 24. Open House Dates: Oct. 24 1:00pm; Jan. 9 1:00pm; Feb. 1 6pm

Oratory Prep

One Beverly Road, Summit. Thursday, Oct. 22 from 6:45-8:15pm. Tours for prospective 7th—12th grade boys and their families. For more information call 908 -273-5771 ext. 1.

Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child

44 Blackburn Road, Summit, 908-522-8109. Open House grades 7-12 Sat. Nov. 14, 9:30-11:30am. Information session Wed. Dec. 9, 4:30- 5:30pm

Immaculate Heart Academy

500 VanEmburgh Ave., Twp. Of Washington 201-445-6800. Open House Oct. 18 11am-2pm and Oct. 29 6:30pm.

Seton Hall Prepratory School

120 Northfield Ave., West Orange. NJ’s oldest Catholic prep school will be hosting its annual Open House for 7th & 8th grade boys and their families on Sun., Oct. 25 from 12pm–3pm. Visitors will tour the campus, learn about the application process, and have the opportunity to meet with teachers, coaches, parents, and current students. For more info please contact Michael T. Zinsmeister, Dir. of Admission at 973-325-6640 or visit 973-325-6640.

To All Dads of Children with Special Needs

Come join other Dads who understand the joys and struggles you live with as the father of sons and daughters with special needs. Typically 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7:30-9pm.

The meetings alternate location each month:

  • St. John the Evangelist Parish Life Center, 15 N Washington Ave, Bergenfield, and
  • Our Lady of Sorrows Church, St. Kateri Room (basement), 217 Prospect St, South Orange.

Nov 18, Jan 17, Mar 16, May 18

All Dads of children with special needs welcome. Refreshments are provided.

Any questions contact Deacon Jim Detura 201-747-0713 or Anne Masters 973-639-6536

Inclusive Family Masses

These Masses are adapted for individuals with special needs (developmental, intellectual and/or other disabilities) and their families and friends. They are particularly welcome to attend these Masses and celebrate the Eucharist with other members of the surrounding communities.

St. John the Evangelist: 29 N Washington Ave, Bergenfield. Nov 1, Dec 6, Jan 3, Feb 7, Mar 6, Apr 3, May 1, Jun 5, at 1:30pm. Contact Rosemarie Flood 201-384-3601

San Agustin: 3900 New York Ave., Union City. In Spanish. Nov 14, Dec 12, Jan 9, Feb 13, Mar 12, Apr 9, May 14, Jun 11, at 5pm.

Church of the Nativity: 315 Prospect St, Midland Park. Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 24 (5:30pm), Jan 10, Feb 14, Mar 13, Apr 10, May 8, at 9am.

Our Lady of the Lake: 32 Lakeside Ave, Verona. Nov 1, Dec 6, Jan 3, Feb 7, Mar 6, Apr 10, May 1, at 9am

St. Therese of Lisieux: 120 Monroe Ave, Cresskill. Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec 20, Jan 17, Feb 21, Mar 20, Apr 17, May 15, at 1:30pm. Archdiocese of Newark Pastoral Ministry with Persons with Disabilities 973-639-6536 or 

Gift Cards

Cards are so handy to use once you get in the habit and  you will l be helping OLL too. Cards are available in $50 and $100 denominations for Shop Rite, Foodtown and Kings.  They can be purchased after all weekend masses at the Ramp door entrance or during the week at the rectory office.

My Catholic Faith? There’s an APP for that!

Did you ever wonder:

  • How can I find out more about my Catholic faith?
  • How do I pray the Rosary?
  • How can I grow in my faith?
  • Where I can meet like-minded Catholics?
  • What is a disciple of Jesus Christ—am I one?
  • What is the Pope saying today? 

Check out the free new mobile app Newark Evangelization at your App Store. This free app found on the App Store at “Newark Evangelization” will be the resource in the palm of your hand which will allow you to answer these questions and many more.  It will be a fountain of information and inspiration for anyone interested in the Catholic faith.  The site also offers helpful information to inquiring non-Catholics or inactive Catholics.

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.

Anointing of the Sick

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.

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.

Sunday Mass
5:30 pm
7:30 am
9:00 am
10:30 am
12:00 pm
Weekday Mass
Monday - Friday
7:00 am
12:00 pm
9:00 am
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