DEACON LUIS HERNANDEZ
On Sat., Aug. 23rd, Seminarian Deacon Luis returned to Holy Apostle Seminary in Cromwell, CT for his final year. Bishop Serratelli has granted him permission to do his pastoral weekends in our parish rather than a parish in CT, so we should see him mostly every weekend. You may ask for him to perform a baptism or wedding, provided the wedding is not a Nuptial Mass. We wish him well.
THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!
To Msgr. Carroll and the Parishioners of Our Lady of the Magnificat Church, Thank you for making the Senior Luncheon so special for all of us – we enjoyed every bit of it - It was a lovely afternoon! Many thanks from all of us at the Butler Senior Community. God Bless.
Those who volunteered to cook and whose last names begin with I through Z (and anyone else who can cook), please pick up your pan with the recipe and instructions today after Mass. Check your name off (or add your name) to the list provided to indicate you took a pan and will be cooking for our Saturday, August 30th commitment.
HOUSE OF HOPE USED CLOTHING DONATIONS
Martin de Porres Village will not be conducting any Ventas de Ropas (Used Clothing Sales) until early September. Please hold your donations of used, serviceable clothing until early September so that the House of Hope does not become overloaded. Another notice in the church bulletin will announce when you may resume putting your donations of clean, used, serviceable clothing in the House of Hope.
CHILDRENS’ LITURGY OF THE WORD
We are in need of adults who would volunteer to take a group of pre-first communion children for the Liturgy of the Word during the 9am Mass on Sunday. If interested, either call Katie Schrope 973-283-2610 or the parish office.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
On Sunday, Sept. 7th beginning with the 11am Mass under a tent, the K of C will hold the parish picnic. Please sign up before or after Mass to give us a rough idea of how much pulled pork, hot dogs and hamburgers we need. There will be plenty of soda, beer and wine, and desserts for all. Speaking about desserts, bring one if you can and place it on a table in the priests’ garages. There will be a bounce house, games for the children and of course the Magician; Ed Cox will supply the sound system and some music. This event is always enjoyed by all ages. Please come!
“WHERE DO YOU STAND?”
If you were asked to explain why you are Catholic and who Jesus is for you, what would you say? This is essentially what Jesus is asking the apostles in today’s gospel. Do you have enough faith to boldly say, as Peter did, “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God?” Everyday Jesus is asking you exactly this, “Who do you say I am?” He wants to know, but most of all He wants you to know what it is that you really believe. Unless we ask and answer this tough question we may flounder when the going gets tough. Do some soul-searching, get into a bible class, learn more about your Lord and Savior, then you will be able to answer Christ’s question “Who am I for you”? Our Catholic Church exists for the sole purpose of evangelizing, teaching and preaching Christ. Want
to know more? Join us at RCIA on Sept. 4th at 7pm in the Parish House and make the journey of faith. Call Msgr. Carroll at 973-838-6838 x100 or 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 Diocesan 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. The Pilgrimage 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. Our goal is to have a bus for our parish, so please sign up. For further information, please contact Rita Henry 973-868-5442.
SEPTEMBER TRIP TO SICILY
Sept. 12-20, 2014 – For details and information please call Ralph Ferrara 973-729-0094 ext.19.
Religious Ed / Youth Ministry
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
Sunday Religious Education (K - Grade 5) Classes will begin on Sunday, September 14th from 10:00 – 11:15 A.M.
Monday Religious Education (Grades 1 – 5) Classes will begin on Monday, Sept. 15th from 4:30 – 5:30 P.M.
Monday Evening Religious Education Grades 6-7-8 Classes will begin on Mon. evening Sept. 29th from 7:15 – 8:30 P.M.
YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS
We are looking for volunteers for the parish picnic (September 7th) to play games with the kids and watch them on the bouncy castle and slide. If you are going through the confirmation program this is a great opportunity to get volunteers hours. Please email YM for details and to commit!
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.
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 email@example.com.
CONFIRMATION PROGRAM NEEDS CATECHISTS
The OLM Confirmation Program is in need of volunteer Catechists for the coming year. The teens meet one Sunday a month between September and May for class followed by a teen mass. Anyone interested in sharing their faith with the teens of our community - please contact Grace Davin at 973-283-1212 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Training is provided with
all the necessary materials.
REGISTRATION FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Re-registration forms have been mailed to all our families who participated in the Religious Education program during this past year. Please return the forms as soon as possible. If you have not received a form in the mail, please call the Religious Education office at 973-838-0567.
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
8/27: Social meeting at 8pm in the Ryan Room
9/6: 9AM setup for parish picnic
9/7: Parish Picnic - ALL HAND ON DECK!
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
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!
Ladies are invited to Join Us! New Members are Always Welcome!
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