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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.

 

We are located at:
2 Miller Road
Kinnelon. New Jersey 07405


Contact Us:
phone: 973-838-6838
fax:973-838-0710


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Mass Schedule

Monday-Saturday
at 8:15am (Chapel)
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Saturday
at 5pm (Church)
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Sunday
at 7:30am (Chapel)
at 9:00 & 11:00am (Church)
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12:45 Mass (September-May)
for youth ministries

 


 

Parish Staff

Pastor:
Msgr. John J. Carroll, ext. 100;
pastor@olmchurch.org

Director of Religious Education:
Mrs. Mary Ramsden, 973-838-0567;
dre@olmchurch.org

Religious Education Secretary:
Mrs. Andrea Duplain, 973-838-0567;
reled@olmchurch.org

R.C.I.A. and Evangelization
Mrs. Carol Mangani, 973-838-6838;
cmjmj312@gmail.com

Youth Minister:
Mr. Branden Kasper, 973-831-2820;
youth.olm@gmail.com

Confirmation Leader:
Ms. Grace Davin, 973-283-1212;
youth@olmchurch.org

Parish Business Administrator:
Mr. Ted Howard, ext. 101;
admin@olmchurch.org

Music Minister:
Mr. Michael Pierce, 973-291-6588;
iloveapiano@aol.com

Bookkeeper:
Mr. George Casagrand, ext. 102;
finance@olmchurch.org

Parish Secretary/Cemetery
Mrs. Lauri Paporello, ext. 103;
secy@olmchurch.org

Parish Volunteer Contacts

Please click here for a list of Ministries and their volunteer leaders

 

News

 

MONDAY JANUARY 26:  All afternoon and evening CCD classes are canceled for today.  Be safe and warm!


TUESDAY JANUARY 27:  Morning Mass will be canceled if the weather forecast holds true.  Please be safe and use good judgement.  Please check this website for updated information.


First Reconcilation RESCHEDULED - due to the expected weather event this Saturday 1/24, First Reconciliation has been rescheduled to Saturday January 31 at 10am.

 


SEE OUR NEW SPECIAL EVENTS/ACTIVITIES PAGE HERE FOR MAJOR UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Click here for an excerpt of the 11pm Christmas Eve pre-show featuring the OLM choir!


A MESSAGE FROM MONSIGNOR
My first evaluation was on Monday, January 19th, and it went very well.  My next evaluation will be on February 16th with hopefully the same good results.  I spoke to Fr. Ed this week and he told me about the ice storm on Sunday, and how it kept most people from getting to Mass and as a result our weekly collection took a seriously hit.  Please do what you can to help make this up. Thank you!  I hope all is going well.  I miss you and so look forward to seeing you again soon.
Sincerely, Msgr. Carroll

Please see the attached for a message from Monsignor Carroll.

NOTE FROM FATHER ED
Dear parish family members:  The generosity of the OLM community continues to amaze me. In tallying up the Catholic Charities Direct Mail campaign for 2014, OLM parishioners again topped the listed of contributors. As a matter of fact, the single largest donation made to that Catholic Charities campaign was given by an OLM family.  Thank you for supporting this most important part of my work.  Thanks, too, for all you are doing to make my being the “temporary boss” such a pleasure.  Blessings, Fr. Ed

BIBLE IN 2015
In our parish, we have eight existing Bible groups meeting morning, noon and night from Monday through Saturday.  Two of the groups will be doing Mary, another group is doing a Catholicism series, another the Book of Revelation and the others have various topics.  You are more than welcome to join a group in January.  If you are interested, email or call Tom McCloskey with your available day and interest and he will connect you with that specific group leader. tommccloskey@mac.com or 973-283-1129.

SUBSTANIATION STATEMENTS
Statements will be mailed in January to all parishioners who have made contributions to OLM totaling $250 or more.

HELPING OUR FELLOW PARISHIONER
The Anastasia family has an 8-year-old son, Santino, who is battling leukemia. Their home burnt down shortly after his diagnosis and the financial burden on this family is tremendous. If you are able to contribute to our fundraising efforts please go to http://www.gofundme.com/jrn1v4 or you can write a check made payable to Arthur Anastasia and mail to John Ramsden 46 Green Hill Rd Kinnelon NJ 07405. Please pray for this family. Any questions, please contact John Ramsden jmram595@optonline.net or 973-519-3992 

THANK YOU FROM CATHOLIC CHARITIES
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, the staff and our clients, I gratefully acknowledge your donation to Catholic Family and Community Svs., Hope for the Holidays.  Your overwhelming generosity helped us distribute 10,338 Christmas gifts to children, teens, vulnerable adults and seniors. Thank you again for making Christmas a happy memory for so many people we serve.  We appreciate your continued support of CFCS and its mission.
Diane Silbernagel, RN, MSN, Exec. Director

DONATIONS OF USED SERVICEABLE CLOTHING
The Catholic Charities House of Hope, the brown shed on the edge of the chapel parking lot, is again accepting donations of used, serviceable clothing. These donations are taken to Martin de Porres Village in Paterson, a low income housing site operated by the Diocese. Sister Christina Schoen conducts sales of the donated clothes there.  Sister Christina is in the same religious community as our Sister Ellen Denise O'Connor.  The clothing sales support the Sister Merita Learning Center, an after school and summer program for students living in MdPV.  Sales had been suspended during the holiday season but are now being held again.  

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS NEEDED
Our Ministry is also looking for Parishioners who wish to become Eucharistic Ministers. We will be conducting a training session on Saturday, December 13th at 9am in the Church. If you are interested please contact Marianne Garibaldi 201-403-4216 or Lori Covello 201-874-7403. Thanks!

SHOP AMAZON.COM - Support Catholic Charities
Shoppers can have 5% of eligible purchases donated to Catholic Charities. Visit www.smile.amazon.com and choose one of our three agencies to be the beneficiary of your donation:  Catholic Family and Community Services, Paterson; Department for Persons with Disabilities, Oak Ridge; or Straight and Narrow, Inc., Paterson. Thereafter, every time you shop Amazon.com, Catholic Charities will benefit.

HOSPITALITY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The Ladies Guild needs volunteers for Hospitality following the 9am Mass.  Please use the sign-up sheet in the narthex or call Carla Gear at 973-283-8146.  We would like to thank the following families for hosting: The Gadhavi, Elefonte, Schlemmer, Gaston and Shadek Families.

OLM PARISH MISSION - VIDEO PRESENTATION

WASH YOUR WINDOWS - Talk number three of Sr Danielle's Parish Mission at OLM is now available. To view the talk on your computer CLICK HERE. She is a wonderful speaker with a powerful message.

E-MAIL ADDRESSES

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 secy@olmchurch.org. Thank you!

MASS INTENTIONS
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.


 

Events

APPRECIATION DINNER DANCE
Hold the Date:  January 31st - Time: 6pm to 11pm
Invitations have been mailed for the annual volunteers appreciation dinner dance.  If you volunteer in a ministry and did not receive an invitation please contact the rectory at 973-838-6838 ext 103.

PRE-CANA – FEBRUARY 14TH
Anyone who is preparing for a wedding this spring, summer or fall should plan to attend this session.  Please call the rectory for a registration form.

BEEFSTEAK AND CASINO NIGHT
Join us on Sat. Feb. 28 at 7pm for a night out with good friends, food & fun!  A beefsteak dinner (catered by the Brownstone) and a full casino with prizes galore will make a cold winter night pass like a warm summer afternoon.  Tables are going fast!  Call George Casagrand at 973-632-0294 to reserve your spots today!  All profits benefit the Knights of Columbus general fund. For more details see www.olmchurch.org/specialevents.

 

Religious Ed / Youth Ministry

YOUTH EVENTS
2/1:  Freshman class 11:15am - School Bldg., Mass to follow.
Starting 1/24: Youth Ministry will be hosting an Open Gym and Youth Night for high school-aged teens the 2nd & 4th Saturday every month from 6-8pm (unless canceled in the bulletin the week before).  The gym will be open for all types of games/activities plus the youth room is open to hang out and watch TV or movies. 

Interesting in joining the Antioch retreat team? Call youth ministry for details- meetings start 1/18 at 8:45am

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
1st RECONCILIATION for 2nd Graders – will take place on Saturday, Jan. 24th at 10 AM in the church.  Snow day is Jan. 31st, 10 AM.  Please pray for our 2nd Graders.  ACRE TESTING – Make-up for Winter Program both grades 5+8 will be next Sunday,  January 25th , from 10-11:15 AM.

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 youth@olmchurch.org.


 

Knights of Columbus

News:
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.

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW:  Beefsteak and Casino Night Winter Fest 2/28/15.  SEE THE DETAILS HERE.

Exemplifications and new membership:
Bill Timpanaro, Grand Knight: 973-838-2366
Dave Puccia, Deputy Grand Knight:  973-492-2774

Calendar:
See Parish Website for complete calendar for 2014-2015
1/28: Social meeting at 8pm in the Ryan Room
2/7:  Food Drive
2/11:  Officers at 7:30pm, Business meeting at 8pm - Ryan Room
2/15: Breakfast for Fantini Family
2/25:  Social meeting at 8pm in the Ryan Room
2/28:  Beefsteak and Casino Night 7pm


 

Ladies Guild

Have fun & help others…..Join the Ladies Guild!
At our Jan. 12 meeting we made 100 Valentine’s Day Cards for local nursing home residents.

Our next meeting is Feb. 9 at 7:30pm in the Ryan Rm.  If you need a ride please call Julie Puccia.

*For more information contact Julie Puccia 973-492-2774 or jlpuccia@optonline.net

$$ LADIES GUILD RAFFLE $$

Congratulations to the winners of the Dec. 27th Ladies Guild Monthly Raffle:

1st:  Anthony Giacoio - $400
2nd.  Kristen Marston - $300
3rd.  Bonnie Bona’s Mah Jong Group - $200
4th .  Cyndy and Brian Fuhro - $100

Thank you to all who purchased tickets.  Our next drawing will be on Jan. 31, 2015 after the 5pm Mass.

HOSPITALITY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The Ladies Guild needs volunteers for Hospitality following the 9am Mass.  Please use the sign-up sheet in the narthex or call Carla Gear at 973-283-8146.  We would like to thank the following families for hosting: The Gadhavi, Elefonte, Schlemmer, Gaston and Shadek Families.