New DRE at OLM
Our new Director of Religious Education is Mary Ramsden, a parishioner and a catechist who has taught in both the elementary and Confirmation programs and who has over 25 years of experience in religious education. During her career in the Diocese of Paterson, Mary has given numerous workshops to help teachers with their classroom presentations. She also has experience in retreat work. We wish her good luck in her new position and hope she will be very happy working with our children and teenagers.
BISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL
As you consider your pledge to the 2014 Bishop’s Annual Appeal, it is important to know that the Partners in Faith campaign and the Bishop’s Annual Appeal are different drives serving different needs. The Partners in Faith campaign raised funds for ministries outside the Diocese’s general operating funds and included some endowments with an eye on future needs. The Bishop’s Annual Appeal, on the other hand, helps fund immediate, day-to-day operations of four important ministries and programs: Catholic Charities, seminarian education, our diocesan priests’ retirement residence and our inner-city schools.
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HOUSE OF HOPE
The summer vacation break is over and Martin de Porres Village is again accepting donations of used, serviceable clothing. You may again leave your bags in the House of Hope located on the edge of the OLM Chapel parking lot. Please keep three things in mind.
1. The donated clothes are to be in good condition. Some of
the items donated belong in the garbage. In other words
they aren’t fit to be worn again even by a poor person.
2. The bags weigh too much. Those who load the bus must
physically pick up the bags and place them in the bus. Many
of them are too heavy to be lifted by seniors. Please make
smaller bags and keep them light.
3. The House of Hope is only for clothing and nothing
else. No books, toys, utensils, dishes, pots and pans
etc. Only wearable clothing please!
If you have any questions, please speak with Walter or Nancy at 973-838-8884. Thank you.
LITURGY OF THE WORD
During the 9am Mass every Sunday we have a special Liturgy of the Word for young children. We need adults to conduct the sessions. The more volunteers we get the fewer times during the year you need to do it. Parents please give this your prayerful consideration? It doesn’t take much time and you are there for Mass anyway. Please contact Katie Schrope at 973-283-2610 or call the Parish office.
HOSPITALITY HELPERS NEEDED FOR 9 AM MASS
Hospitality will resume on Sunday Sept. 22nd after the 9am mass. The Ladies Guild is once again asking for donations of snacks and refreshments. There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex with available dates. You will be sent a list of suggested items to purchase and will have support in the kitchen on the day of your obligation. Contact Carla Gear - 973-283-8146 with any questions. Thank you for your help!
2014-2015 CYO BASKETBALL REGISTRATION
Registration for boys and girls CYO basketball 5th – 8th grade (as of Sept. 2014) is now open. A Registration Form and information are available HERE. A $125 check payable to OLM is required the night of registration. First time Catholic players must provide a COPY of their Baptismal Certificate, which is also due that night. Your child must be actively enrolled in the religious education program (CCD) to be eligible to play. Also, we are also looking to expand at all age levels. If you are interested in coaching, please contact Mike MacMullen, 973-479-0242 or email@example.com.
Check out our new Photo Album page here. More photos will be added in the near future!
For Parish related activities and information please see this week's bulletin here.
“A WALK WITH OUR BLESSED MOTHER”
Friday, Sept. 19th at 9:30am in the Ryan Rm we will begin an 8 week journey with Our Blessed Mother Mary. Come join us as we grow closer to Our Lady and Her Son Jesus. For more information please call Carol Mangani at 973-283-2218.
SIGHT AND SOUND THEATER PRESENTS: Moses
HURRY! LAST CALL FOR TICKETS TO SEE MOSES
This is the last week that reservations can be taken for the Oct. 8th trip to see “Moses” at the Sight & Sound Theater in Lancaster, PA. Cost is $113 and includes bus transportation, show and Shady Maple Smorgasbord. We will leave OLM at 6:45am and return at approximately 8:30pm. If interested please call Carol Mangani at 973-283-2218 by August 28th. Reservations and a final count must be given by August 29th.
SAVE THE DATE: MARIAN PILGRIMAGE
The Diocese of Paterson is running a Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC on Oct. 18, 2014. We want you to be part of the Pilgrimage; it will provide you with the opportunity for Mass with fellow Catholics from across the Diocese and will also include Reconciliation, shrine visits, and devotions such as the Rosary. The fee including transportation and gratuity is $45. Parish sign-up sheets are in the narthex. For further information, please contact Rita Henry at 973-868-5442.
Religious Ed / Youth Ministry
Parents or other parishioners are asked to consider volunteering their time as religion teachers and/or aides. We are in need of catechists for the Monday evening program for Grades 7 & 8. The program begins on Monday, September 29th and is held from 7:15-8:30 p.m. For more information please call the religious education office 973-838-0567.
YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS
9/17: Confirmation Prep. (All Juniors) 7pm - School Bldg.
9/18: Practice (All Jrs/Sponsors) 7pm - School Bldg.
9/20: Confirmation (All Jrs/Sponsors) 9:15am - School Bldg.
9/28: Sophomore confirmation class @ 11:15- School Bldg., Mass to follow
9/28: Freshman confirmation mass and meeting (all students and parents) @ 12:45 Church
ALTAR SERVERS NEEDED
To be an altar server is a special honor and a great privilege in the Catholic Church. One can look upon being an altar server as a special and unique ministry and it is also considered community service hours. Altar servers are usually Grade 5 and up and training is provided. Scheduling is flexible and Mass preferences are considered. If you are interested, please complete the sign-up form on the 3rd page. For information call Brian Davin at 973-838-4658 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
REGISTRATION FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
We are very grateful to all the families who have registered for classes and encourage all other families to register as soon as possible. Classes begin on Sunday, September 14th for grades K-5 and Monday, September 15th for grades 1-5. Grades 6-8 classes will begin on Monday, September 29th.
CONFIRMATION PROGRAM REGISTRATION:
The Confirmation and Youth Ministry office has started the registration process for the Confirmation Program for the 2014/2015 school year. Students who will be Freshmen or Sophomores this September at a public, private or Catholic school, need to register at this time. If you have not received a registration form in the mail or have any questions about registration, please contact the Confirmation and Youth Ministry Office at 973-283-1212 or email@example.com.
Knights of Columbus
All Catholic men in the Parish are welcome to join the Knights. If you have any questions, please contact Bill Timpanaro or Dave Puccia or talk to any current member of the Knights.
Exemplifications and new membership:
Bill Timpanaro, Grand Knight: 973-838-2366
Dave Puccia, Deputy Grand Knight: 973-492-2774
See Parish Website for complete calendar for 2014-2015
9/10: Officers at 7:30pm, Business meeting at 8pm - Ryan Room
9/20: Officer installation after 5pm mass
9/24: Social meeting at 8pm in the Ryan Room
9/28: Straight and Narrow dinner
10/8: Officers at 7:30pm, Business meeting at 8pm - Ryan Room
10/11: Columbus Day Dinner Dance
10/22: Social meeting at 8pm in the Ryan Room
Please click here for our new FULL YEAR 2014-2015 calendar!
Bob Barone "Backtracks" Appearance
Lake Reality Beach Party
Come One Come All
September 6th, 2014 7:00-11:00
Beefsteak, Clams and Shrimp
$45.00/PP - BYOB
Entertainment - Bob Barone "Backtracks"
Contact Donna Nicks at 973-879-0357 For Tickets
Please click here for information about our exciting new raffle!
Fall Planning Meeting
Our first meeting this fall will be held on Monday, Sept. 22 at 7:30pm in the Ryan Rm. Please join us and help plan activities for the year ahead!
All Ladies are invited to Join Us!
For information please call Julie Puccia at 973-492-2774 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayer Shawl Mtgs. – 7pm Ryan Rm.
Ladies Guild Mtgs. – 7:30pm Ryan Rm.
Our Lady of the Magnificat
Our Lady of the Magnificat Parish in Kinnelon, NJ in communion with the Bishop of Paterson is rooted in the tradition of the Catholic Church. We seek to deepen our love of God to live and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. We aim to nourish our members through prayer, outreach, education and joy-filled worship. We strive to build the Kingdom of God by serving the needs of one another and those of our neighbors.
Msgr. John J. Carroll, ext. 100;
Director of Religious Education:
Sr. Ellen Denise O'Connor, 973-838-0567;
Religious Education Secretary:
Mrs. Andrea Duplain, 973-838-0567;
Mr. Branden Kasper, 973-831-2820;
Ms. Grace Davin, 973-838-4658;
Parish Business Administrator:
Mr. Ted Howard, ext. 101;
Mr. Michael Pierce, 973-291-6588;
George Casagrand, ext. 102;
Mrs. Lauri Paporello, ext. 103;
Parish Volunteer Contacts
Please click here for a list of Ministries and their volunteer leaders