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 12/21/2014 @ 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 01/04/2015 @ 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 01/03/2015. 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: Dec 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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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
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.
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.
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)
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)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
"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!