ANNUAL PARISH PICNIC!
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH
11 a.m. Mass
(Under the Tents)
Picnic immediately following Mass FAITH, FAMILY & FRIENDS, FUN & GOOD FOOD!
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Please RSVP on sheets marked “Picnic” in narthex
Come Join Us! Your ticket is to bring a dessert!
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.
SPECIAL COLLECTION – August 23RD & 24TH - DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY VISIT
A member of the Daughters of Charity of the Most Precious Blood will be talking at all the masses next weekend Aug. 23 & 24. The congregation has missions in Brazil, India, Nigeria, Philippines and Indonesia and Sr. Maria Goretti Chaloux, DCPB will be telling us about her experiences visiting these countries. We look forward to meeting and welcoming Sr. Maria!
4GET ME NOT
Thank you so much for your increased support during the summer which has helped the families who depend on the Fr. English Center tremendously! Please keep it up as the need is still greater than ever and everything you donate is used and appreciated. We will be collecting non-perishable food items on 4GET ME NOT WEEKEND, August 23 & 24.
Have you ever pleaded with God for someone you love? In today’s gospel we have a powerful witness of intercessory prayer by a mother for her daughter. At first Christ seems to give no response to the mother’s pleas, except a negative one. This mom is not going away empty handed, so with great perseverance she continues her prayer. Jesus responds in love and mercy to her great faith and her daughter is healed. Every prayer that comes out of love unites us to God. Pray, for it is the way we connect our heart to the heart of the Lord. Would you like to become Catholic or complete your Sacraments? Join us on September 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
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 ED NEWS
The Religious Education Office will be closed the week of August 18th for vacation.
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.
Thank you everyone for your support this summer. The youth ministry spent a week in Corning, NY repairing houses for those in need. Collectively, OLM donated almost 400 volunteer hours. The young adults’ Dance-a-thon raised $1,400 for Catholic Charities. Over the next few weeks we will present our RISE trip and all the items we were able to buy with the Dance-a-thon money. Look for our fall events, including confirmation class and ceremony dates!
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
9/7: Parish Picnic
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!
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