Luis Hernandez who has been in Columbia for the past 5 weeks is due back on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Incidentally, Friday, July 18 was his 26th birthday.
Earlier this month, July 3rd, Eileen Davies returned to God. She had her collection envelope for Sunday, July 6th already sealed with her check enclosed. How many people whose birthdays were that week received her card on the day of her death or closely thereafter. Eileen never forgot anyone and so we should not forget her. She was many things to her family and friends and to the Smoke Rise Community. She also meant a lot to the parishioners of OLM. She was a Trustee of the parish and she served on every important committee. She touched the hearts of every priest and sister assigned to the parish. She left her mark and she will be missed. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.
REPAIRS TO PARKING LOTS
During the week of July 6th Alvino Paving Contractors of Wayne, NJ made some major repairs to the asphalt surfaces of our parking lots and roads. Patches were made and cracks were sealed; the driveway leading to the former convent was completely replaced. On the cemetery side of the Church a cement pedestrian walkway was added for people who park on the Chapel side. The sprinkler system and the pipes which provide water to the cemetery need to be repaired. All the parking areas will be restriped and there will be three additional handicapped spaces near the Church.
We would gladly send the Diocesan Newspaper, the Beacon, to any parishioner who would like to receive it. If you are currently receiving it and don’t read it please let us know and we will send it to someone else. Thank you.
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.
PLEASE HELP SAVE BAMBOO
Bamboo is a Chihuahua mix, about one year old that we rescued along with her mother, Abby, from a kill-shelter in KY. X-rays revealed that Bamboo has Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, a painful condition that results in disintegration of the hip joints. The good news is that with surgery, Bamboo’s prognosis is excellent. The bad news is that the surgery will cost about $2,500. We will be holding a bake sale at OLM on July 26-27 to offset some of the cost. Donations to help save Bamboo are fully tax-deductible as BASS is a 501(c)(3) organization and can be mailed to: BASS, P.O. Box 24, Bloomingdale, NJ 07403. Questions? Call Kelly Casagrand 973-283-4506.
SIGHT AND SOUND THEATER PRESENTS: Moses
DATE: Wed., Oct. 8th, 2014
DEPART: Bus leaves OLM at 6:45 am
DINNER: Shady Maple Smorgasbord,
PRICE: Adult $113, Teen $100, Child $80
For Information call Carol at 973-287-2218
LIMITED SEATING MUST RSVP BY JULY 25th
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 SUMMER PROGRAM
Our summer religious education program will begin on Monday, July 21st. One hundred sixty-two students in Grades 1-5 will meet Monday-Friday from 9am to 12noon. The summer program is an intensive religious education experience that runs for two weeks. Each day will begin with all the students gathered in the auditorium for prayer. The program will include two lessons each day from the students grade level religion book, bible lesson, liturgical music, snack break and a craft lesson. In the evening, 144 students in Grades 6-8 will meet from 6:30 to 9pm. Courses on Morality, the Bible, Church History, Sacraments and An Introduction to the Vatican, the Diocese of Paterson and the OLM community will be taught. For a program this size, many volunteers are needed for many tasks. We are grateful to all the men, women and students who have so generously offered their time and talents. Please pray for all our volunteers (at last count 32) and for the success of our program.
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.
YOUNG ADULTS (HS Seniors and College Aged)
Sat. Jul 26-Habitat Build-Limited Space
Sun. Jul 27-Six Flags
Sat. Aug 2-Dance-a-thon
Sun. Aug 3-Mountain Creek
Sat. Aug 9- Retreat at OLM
Sun. Aug 10-Retreat at OLM
If you are interested in joining an event, please RSVP to YM.
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
7/23: Knights Family BBQ 6pm-$20/family (please RSVP to upcoming email)8/13: Officers at 7:30pm, Business meeting at 8pm - Ryan Room
8/27: Social meeting at 8pm in the Ryan Room
9/7: Parish Picnic
9/10: Officers at 7:30pm, Business meeting at 8pm - Ryan Room
9/20: officer installation 9/24: Social meeting at 8pm in the Ryan Room
Please click here for our new FULL YEAR 2014-2015 calendar!
OLD FOLKS PICNIC
The OLM Ladies Guild will host the residents of St. Joseph Home for the Elderly and local seniors at the annual picnic on Monday, August 4, 2014. We are in need of small gifts that are suitable for seniors. Suggested items: small photo books, small frames, books, large print puzzle books, knee highs, writing paper, thank-you notes, note pads, note cards, socks for men, handkerchiefs, NEW beanie babies, powder, body spray, lotion. Your donations of NEW & UNWRAPPED items can be placed in the receptacles in the narthex marked “OLD FOLKS PICNIC”. Confirmation candidates can earn service hours by volunteering. Adult volunteers are also needed. If you can volunteer please call the rectory or email Marilyn Koziol at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Ladies are invited to Join Us! New Members are Always Welcome!
For information please call Julie Puccia at 973-492-2774 or email email@example.com
Look for details over the summer on our upcoming raffle!
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