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

Contact Us:
phone: 973-838-6838

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Mass Schedule

at 8:15am (Chapel)

at 5pm (Church)

at 7:30am (Chapel)
at 9:00 & 11:00am (Church)

12:45 Mass (September-May)
for youth ministries

The Chapel of Our Lady of the Magnificat was built in 1954 – a replica of a 13th Century Chapel.  The Chapel was the dream of Henry Wise Miller and his wife, Audrey Frazier Miller.

There are many openings for Masses to be offered for your intentions so please call the rectory or stop by. Mass offerings are very comforting for people who have recently lost a loved one.

We have a collection of clothing that was either left in the classrooms, gym and/or auditorium during these past few months. Please feel free to come to the Religious Education Office and look through the articles. At the end of April, the clothing that has not been claimed will be donated to Martin de Porres.


We welcome two new members to the parish finance council, Susan D’Angelo and Barbara Nemits. We thank Austin Fitzgerald for his many years of service on the council. He and his wife Carol will be missed!

On October 4, 2014, at the Basilica Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Newark, the first Beatification ever to take place in the United States will occur. Sister of Charity Miriam Teresa Demjanovich has been recognized by the Church as being heroic in holiness, worthy of intercession and chosen to receive the title “Blessed.” This is of particular significance for us in the Diocese of Paterson because Sister Miriam Teresa was a New Jersey native, a graduate of the College of St. Elizabeth, and a member of the Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth, Convent Station; For her life story visit http://njmonthly.com/articles/lifestyle/people/a-saint-from-bayonne.html

BISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL - Be An Ambassador for Christ
Our Catholic Charities agencies continue to serve tens of thousands of people in profound need each year. These people could be your neighbors, co-workers, friends or loved ones. As Catholics, we are committed to seeing the face of Christ in everyone we meet, especially those who are hurting and lost. The largest percentage of Appeal funds each year is used to help our Catholic Charities agencies do their essential work. Please make a pledge to the 2014 Appeal today.

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 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!


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 fplasticinc@aol.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.


8:15am Mass will be followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament ending with Benediction at 5pm. Please sign the scheduling book in the chapel or narthex of the church.

FIRST SATURDAY ROSARY – Saturday, Oct. 4th
8:15am Mass will be followed by praying the rosary as Our Lady requested.

Please join us for the Columbus Day Dinner Dance on Sat., Oct. 11th at 7pm. Dinner catered by The Brownstone with beer, wine and soda included and live entertainment by The Cameos, OLM auditorium, 2 Miller Rd., Kinnelon. Tickets $55 per person - Call Bob Barone 973-838-8865.

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

I am truly humbled and honored to be working here at my home parish of OLM. I have over 25 years’ experience as a Director of Religious Education (DRE) and Catechist. I worked at Our Lady of the Valley in Wayne and at St. Matthew the Apostle in Randolph. I have also taught workshops for catechists in the Archdiocese of Newark and Paterson Diocese. I have given lectures around the state on different subjects such as grief, Confirmation, parent involvement in religious education, Lenten/Advent journeys and parish retreats.

On a personal note, I have been married to John for 21 years. He is a Knights of Columbus and works at Hartz Mountain as a Senior Buyer. I have two daughters. My oldest daughter, Nicole, would have been 17 this July. She passed away in Feb. 2010, at the age of 12, after living with cancer for two years. Both she and my husband had cancer at the same time. My husband is currently five years in remission. My youngest daughter, Samantha, is 14 and Freshman at Kinnelon High School. We moved to Kinnelon in the summer of 2007 and have loved living here ever since. I enjoy horseback riding, gardening, the outdoors and being with my family.

I look forward to working with the children and families of OLM. I commit to those that I serve to have an open door and to be available to you as you move along life’s ups and downs. Communication is essential to having a successful ministry. Please feel free to discuss your problems, concerns and your joys with me. I pray I will be open to the Lord using me as His instrument in whatever way He sees fit.

I will continue to pray for the parishioners of OLM and I ask that you pray for me as well as I begin my new position.
Best regards, Mary Carone Ramsden

Yes, I'm talking to you. We need you to help us out.   Rel. Ed. CCD is still in need of 3 teachers for 7 and 8th grade on Monday nights from 7-8:30 from the end of Sept. to mid-Dec and mid-Jan to end of March. Please say YES!!! Contact Mary, the new DRE at dre@olmchurch.org or 973-838-0567, ASAP classes start Sept. 29th.


9/28: Sophomore Confirmation class @ 11:15 School Bldg.,
Mass to follow at 12:45 pm
9/28: Freshman Confirmation Mass & meeting (All students
and parents must attend) @ 12:45 Church
10/11: Habitat for Humanity Build- All 16 and older
youth/young adults who are interested please RSVP to youth ministry (12 spots open)
10/12: Youth event! Sky Zone Trampoline Park (3-5pm)
Flyer in the Narthex

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 bdavin@optonline.net.

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.

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

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
Oct: Membership Drive
10/8: Officers at 7:30pm, Business meeting at 8pm - Ryan Room
10/11: Columbus Day Dinner Dance – GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!
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
11/4: Texas Hold ‘Em Poker fundraiser

Ladies Guild

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
    • 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!
Our Fall Calendar:
Oct. 6 – Make Journals of Love for nursing home residents
Nov. 3 – Make Tags for Christmas Giving Tree
Dec. 8 – Wine & Cheese Christmas Party

For info. please call Julie Puccia at 973-492-2774 or email jlpuccia@optonline.net

Ladies Guild Mtgs. – 7:30pm Ryan Rm.

Welcome to

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.

Parish Staff

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;

Youth Minister:
Mr. Branden Kasper, 973-831-2820;

Confirmation Leader:
Ms. Grace Davin, 973-838-4658;

Parish Business Administrator:
Mr. Ted Howard, ext. 101;

Music Minister:
Mr. Michael Pierce, 973-291-6588;

George Casagrand, ext. 102;

Parish Secretary/Cemetery
Mrs. Lauri Paporello, ext. 103;

Parish Volunteer Contacts

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