We would like to announce the new head of the Caring Ministry, Melissa Giacoio. Melissa has been a parishioner at OLM for many years and is very committed to helping those in need in and around our community. Melissa has been working with us in our caring ministry and is enthusiastically taking over this very important mission. We know you will continue your generous support of both the Caring Ministry and Melissa. You can contact Melissa by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (973) 838-2393. Thank you all for your help and generosity over the years and your continued support of our OLM caring ministry, Debbie Boniface and Marianne Garibaldi
BISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL
Approximately 190 appeal envelopes were delivered to the Diocesan Center last week and we thank those who took the time to fill out the appeal envelope. If you missed the opportunity, envelopes will be available at all Masses this weekend.
Thank you to those parishioners who have already provided us their e-mail addresses. If you have not provided one yet, or if your e-mail has changed over the past year, please send it to us at email@example.com. Thank you!
There are many opportunities to have Masses offered for parishioners’ intentions. Please call the parish office and pick a date. Mass cards may be picked up or we will gladly mail them.
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.
SEVERAL SOURCES SHELTER
Several Sources has four (4) prolife shelters for mothers who seek to give God’s blessed gift of life to their children rather than sacrifice them through abortion. They will ask parishioners for assistance next weekend, Oct. 25 & 26, when a representative from Several Sources will speak at the masses. We can help save the life of a child. Jesus said of children, “Their angels do behold the Face of God in heaven daily.” Can you be a child’s earthly Guardian Angel? Please assist with their work. Thank you.
4GET ME NOT WEEKEND
Thank you for your generosity to the Fr. English Center in Paterson. All of your donations are needed and appreciated. This month we will be collecting non-perishable food items on 4GET ME NOT WEEKEND, October 25th & 26th. This month we are especially in need of pasta, pasta sauce and soups. Thank you!
“A SNEAK PREVIEW OF WHAT IS YET TO COME”
Join us for the OLM Parish Mission, November 2nd, 3rd & 4th at 7pm in the Church. To include moms with tots and those who do not wish to drive at night, there will a morning session on Monday, Nov 3rd and Tuesday, Nov. 4th which will begin with a Mass at 9:15am in the Church. Babysitting will be available for tots. Sr. Danielle Marie Baran, CR is the very entertaining speaker. You will not be disappointed.
TEXAS HOLD 'EM TOURNAMENT
The Knights of Columbus will host a Texas Hold ‘em Tournament Friday Nov. 14th at 6:45pm in the School Auditorium. Donation is $100 which includes: food, subs, snacks & beverages - Grand Prize - $1,000; be sure to reserve your spot! More info call Dave Puccia 973-492-2774.
Mass for the Unborn
Sat., Nov. 22, 10am - Details to Follow
Religious Ed / Youth Ministry
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
Reminder: All Second Grade Students/Parents Retreat Day
Second grade First Reconciliation Retreat Day is Sat., October 25th from 9:30 – 12:00 Noon. We ask that one parent attend with your child. Please meet in the church at 9:30 A.M. We look forward to sharing with you this time of prayer and preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
FYI: The Dates for the 2015-2016 Summer School Program are July 20th – July 31st. Registration will take place in the spring.
YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS
10/26: Crop Walk-Great opportunity for service hours
11/02: Freshman confirmation class @ 11:15 - School Bldg., Mass to follow
11/02: Youth meeting: come hang out, plan events, eat food @ 12pm - School Bldg.
11/08: Open Gym 6-8pm - School Bldg.
11/16: Sophomore confirmation class @ 11:15 - School Bldg., Mass to follow.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
SAVE THE DATE: The OLM Beefsteak and Casino Night Winterfest is BACK! Mark your calendars for Saturday February 28th. More details coming soon!
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
Oct: Membership Drive
10/22: Beefsteak planning meeting 7pm, Ryan Room
10/22: Social meeting at 8pm in the Ryan Room
11/2: Pancake Breakfast – details to come
11/8: Food Drive
11/12: Officers at 7:30pm, Business meeting at 8pm - Ryan Room
11/14: Texas Hold ‘Em Poker fundraiser
11/23: Turkey Trot
Please support the Ladies Guild Raffle
When You Help The Ladies Guild You Help Our Community!
Raffle Proceeds Will Be Used for the Guild’s Charitable Works:
• Support For Local Women’s Shelters
• Projects To Benefit Local Nursing Home Residents
• Direct Aid To Local Families In Need
YOU CAN’T WIN IT…IF YOU AREN’T IN IT!
• 48 Chances to Win. Only 200 Tickets Will Be Sold.
That Is Nearly A 25% Chance Of Winning!
• $1000 Given Away Each Month
• $12,000 Given Away Over 12 Months (60% of ticket sales)
• Buy and split a ticket with your family, friends, co-workers.
• You Keep the $$$$$$$$$ You Win……
The Ladies Guild Will Not Accept Give-Backs!!
Please click here for information about our exciting new raffle!
Our Fall Season Has Begun…..
All Ladies are invited to Join Us!
Oct. 25 – 1st drawing of our Monthly Raffle after 5pm Mass
Nov. 3 – Create Tags for Christmas Giving Tree
Dec. 8 – Wine & Cheese Christmas Party
On October 13th the OLM Ladies Guild made over 30 Journals of Love for local cancer patients.
For info. please call Julie Puccia at 973-492-2774 or email email@example.com
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