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The OLL Rosary Altar Society will be taking orders for fresh Pierogi after all Masses next weekend, March 30 and 31. Orders must be pre-paid by cash or check, made payable to the "Rosary Altar Society."  Orders will need to be picked up in Community Hall on Saturday, April 13 between 9:00 am and 12:00 noon.  Order form...

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 “Living an Extraordinary Life by Responding to God’s Call.” Sunday, March 31 at 2:00 pm, Monday and Tuesday, April 1 & 2 at 7:00 pm Presented by the author of Recognizing God in Your Ordinary Moments, Tracy Earl Welliver.  

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Join us for Mass and a Movie Thursday, March 7 following the 12:00 pm Mass.  This month we will be viewing The Children Act.  This movie continues the trend for filmgoers who would like to flex their intellectual muscles and engage with serious themes.  In the midst of a marital crisis, a High Court judge must decide if she...

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Fr. Robert Barron’s EUCHARIST Sacred Meal, Sacrifice, Real Presence Christ is alive and fully present in the Eucharist.  Join us as we delve into the “source and summit” of our Faith with Fr. Robert Barron’s DVD-based program: Eucharist:  Sacred Meal, Sacrifice and Real Presence. This spiritual s...

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Our Lady of Lourdes Rosary Altar Society is pleased to offer scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are active members of our parish and have been accepted as a full-time student (minimum of 12 hours/semester) at a trade school, community college, four-year college or university. Applications can be downloaded here.  ...

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 Adult Catechists, Aides, and Nurses Adult volunteers are needed for the Summer Intensive Faith Formation Program. College-age and young adults are welcome.  Adult volunteers receive tuition benefits for their children. Schedule: June 23 - 28 and July 1 - 3 from 8:45 am to 12:45 pm. Share and teach your f...

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Registration for the meeting is required.  The link can be found on the OLL Faith Formation website,  https://sites.google.com/ollwhs.org/faithformation/home A Parent Information Meeting for those families interested in learning more about our Summer Faith Formation program will be Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30 pm in ...

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Whitehouse School is collecting Box Tops! A box labeled with the Box Tops for Education logos is located at the Satellite Office for you to deposit your Box Tops. All the money collected (10 cents per box top) goes directly back to the school. For a list of participating products, please go to the Box Tops for Education website at ww...

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The pastoral insight of our own Deacon Charles Paolino and the spiritually rich Lenten Gospel readings enliven the popular five-step format of The Living Gospel devotional series. In Daily Devotions for Lent 2019, Deacon Chuck’s engaging reflections will focus your prayer from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday and make your season...

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Our next regular food collection will occur on the weekend of February 16 and 17.  All types of non-perishable food items are welcome, however; we are especially in need of jelly, spaghetti sauce, juice, personal hygiene products (such as toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, soap, etc.) and paper products.  In keeping with the Hunter...

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The Knights of Columbus are hosting a Mardi Gras on Saturday, February 23 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm in Community Hall,  Join us for food, entertainment, and dancing before the solemn time of Lent. Buffet dinner, beer, wine, and live entertainment  provided by "Who Are You Guys?"   Performing hits from ...

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Sunday, February 10, we will celebrate the communal Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick at the 11:00 am Mass for those among us who are in need of healing, both physically and/or spiritually.  If you, a family member, or someone you know is currently suffering from a chronic or terminal illness, preparing to undergo surgery, or ex...

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Mark your calendar to attend our Parish Mission… ”Living an Extraordinary Life by Responding to God’s Call.” Sunday, March 31 thru Tuesday, April 2 at 7:00 pm Presented by the author of Recognizing God in Your Ordinary Moments, Tracy Earl Welliver.  

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The Knights of Columbus are collecting for a Baby Shower to benefit local Pregnancy Aid Centers.  Please take a tag or a monetary donation envelope located in the Narthex on the weekend of February 9 & 10. Return the unwrapped shower gift or donation envelope no later than 12:00 pm on February 24.  Thank you very much for yo...

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Join Us as We Host the First Annual FAMILY FEUD, Our Lady of Lourdes Edition! Bring your family and friends or come alone.  We will make up teams of 4-5 players or register your own team. Friday, February 8 at 7:00 pm in Community Hall. $5 per person or $20 for teams up to 5, and there will be prizes!  Small snacks...

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Please send an email request to Christine at finance@ollwhs.org.  Your statement will be emailed back to you.  No email?  Not a problem!   Simply phone the office at 534-2319 x 15. Your statement will be mailed to you.  

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Following 12:00 pm Mass on Thursday, January 31 we will be viewing then discussing Florence Foster Jenkins.  In the 1940s, New York socialite Florence Foster Jenkins dreams of becoming a great opera singer. Unfortunately, her ambition far exceeds her talent. The voice Florence hears in her head is beautiful, but to everyone else, it ...

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Diocesan Marian Consecration Preparation Year Bishop Checchio has announced his plan to consecrate (dedicate) the Diocese of Metuchen to Our Lady of Guadalupe in 2019. Our Lady of Guadalupe is the Patroness of the Americas and was also given the title, The Star of the New Evangelization, by St. John Paul II. The purpose of this consecr...

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Announcing the 2018-2019 Missionary Childhood Association (MCA) National Christmas Artwork Contest! Twenty-two winners will be selected in this national competition; their artwork will be displayed at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. during Advent and Christmas 2019. Two grand-prize winn...

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Friday, December 28 at 6:30 pm Families Wanted to Serve the Meal in Celebration of the Holy Family, Jesus, Mary & Joseph Prepare a salad, meal, or dessert.  If you’d prefer, come and help out with setup, serving, or cleanup.  We begin at 5:00 pm and finish by 8:00 pm.  You must contact Peggy DeRossett at mad...

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Following the 12:00 Noon Mass on Thursday, December 6, we will be viewing and discussing The Man Who Invented Christmas. In 1843 London, author Charles Dickens finds himself in financial trouble after writing three unsuccessful novels in a row. Desperate for a hit, Dickens relies on real-life inspiration and his vivid imagination to bring...

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Eucharistic Adoration is scheduled from 9:00 am to Noon in the Sacred Heart Chapel Friday, December 7.  “In (our) visits and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, we experience the closeness of the good Shepherd, the tenderness of His love, the presence of (a) faithful friend.  We all experience (this) large support (in our ...

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The Prayer Group will be having a Charismatic Mass on Tuesday, December 11 at 7:30 pm in the Sacred Heart Chapel.  The Mass will be celebrated by Fr. John Primich.  All are welcome!  

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Friday, December 14 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in Old Church Hall.  We will have a Mystery Gift Exchange, Christmas music, silly games, and a Cookie Swap.  Hot chocolate and eggnog will be provided! In order to participate in all the activities, you must bring a fun gift valued at $10 (wrapped and possibly dog themed?) and 2 and a ...

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The Knights of Columbus will host a Comedy Show on  Saturday, January 12 at 6:30 pm in Community Hall. Featuring Nationally Known Headline Comedians and Hosted by NJ 101.5’s very own Big Joe Henry! Tickets are $45 per person and include dinner, wine, and beer. Tickets & Information, Contact: Roman at 256-9760...

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Join us at the Mirota Senior Residence on Saturday, December 8 at 7:00 pm for caroling and to share holiday treats.  All are welcome to participate!  Carolers are required to bring a homemade baked good to share with the seniors. Contact Charly Weisshaupt at mweisshaup@aol.com to volunteer.  Put “Carole...

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Friday, November 30 at 6:30 pm Prepare a salad, meal, or dessert.  If you’d prefer, come and help out with setup, serving, or cleanup.  We begin at 5:00 pm and finish by 8:00 pm.  You must contact Peggy DeRossett at maddog124@comcast.net or 806-4920 to inform her of the specific dish you will be preparing or if you...

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The gift should be wrapped unless the tag indicates otherwise.  In either case, please securely attach the tag to the box or bag containing the gift, and bring your gift to the church by noon on Sunday, December 9, when the gifts will be sorted, distributed, and delivered. Remember, each gift is for a specific person and is deli...

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Inviting ALL OLL Teens in 7th - 10th grade to our newly created DOG Squad. Some may think of it as a Youth Group, but it's the DOG Squad! (Yup we'll be Doing Our Greatest as we are Depending On God!) We'll have fun and food as we share good times, support each other and tackle the teen years together!  Moonlight Sport...

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Donate Your Shoes Soles4Souls helps those devastated by poverty attain sustainable employment through a microenterprise program. When you donate gently used or new shoes to Soles4Souls, you are helping Soles4Souls provide a steady supply of product to micro-entrepreneurs in developing countries, where there are few ways to generate inc...

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  Volunteers needed for the following: Sunday, November 18 6:00 pm Set up Community Hall and move food from the pantry. Monday, November 19 9:00 am Sort food. Tuesday, November 20 9:00 am Pack non-perishable food.   5:00 pm Sort and pack fresh ...

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The Rosary Altar Society Bake Sale is on Saturday, November 17 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and Sunday, November 18 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Traditional Thanksgiving pies, cakes, bread, and cookies will be available.  The Rosary Altar Gift Shop will be in the narthex selling Advent supplies and Christmas cards.  All proceeds benefit th...

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Eucharistic Adoration is from 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon in the Sacred Heart Chapel Friday, November 2.  “Immersing oneself in silent Eucharistic adoration is the secret to knowing the Lord,” Pope Francis.  For information or any questions, please contact Sue Mobley at 797-3517.  

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Teens, Grades 7 to 10… Join the DOG Squad! Inviting ALL OLL Teens in 7th - 10th grades to our newly created DOG Squad.  Some may think of it as a Youth Group, but it's the DOG Squad!  (Yup we'll be Doing Our Greatest as we are Depending On God!)  We'll have fun and food as we share good times, support ...

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Acquire the Fire will have its first meeting of the Fall on Sunday, October 28 at 7:00 pm in Old Church Hall.  Join other young adults, ages 20 to 39, to watch a short video about Evangelization from different Catholic speakers followed by a discussion.  For more information and to sign up for the mailing list, email Susan at&nb...

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Following the 12:00 Noon Mass on Thursday, November 1, we will be viewing and discussing Three Identical Strangers. Three strangers are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families. Their jaw-dropping, feel-good story instantly becomes a global sensati...

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There will be a special Mass celebrated in the Church on Friday, November 2 at 7:00 pm for the repose of those who have been buried from Our Lady of Lourdes during the last twelve months. If you had a family member or a friend who passed away since the last All Souls’ Day, please join us for this special Liturgy in which we pray for...

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Our next regular food collection will occur next weekend, October 20 & 21.   All types of non-perishable food items are welcome; however, we are especially in need of juices, pancake mix and syrup, canned vegetables, and paper goods.  In keeping with the Hunterdon County Partnership for Health guidelines for health...

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Back By Popular Demand The Knights of Columbus’ Annual Variety Dinner Show will again feature the fantastic Jersey 4 Band in Community Hall on Saturday, October 27.  The doors open at 6:30 and the show begins at 8:00 pm.  Tickets are $45 per person which includes the show, dinner, beer, wine, and dessert. For mo...

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Join us this fall for a six-week series as we walk through the Liturgy with Bishop Barron’s, The Mass! The program will begin Tuesday, October 9 at 10:00 am.  Watch a preview on the Parish Website Homepage. You'll be transformed through insights on this most privileged and intimate encounter with our Lord Je...

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The Death of a Loved One … is a life-changing event that can leave any of us feeling many different emotions.  As we mourn our loss, it feels like no one in the world can understand what we are going through - the pain, sadness, anger, loneliness, and other sensations of overwhelming loss.   “Pathways Toward...

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Friday, September 28 at 6:30 pm in Community Hall  Prepare a salad, meal, or dessert.  If you’d prefer, come and help out with setup, serving, or cleanup.  We begin at 5:00 pm and finish by 8:00 pm. You must contact Peggy DeRossett at maddog124@comcast.net or 806-4920 to inform her of the specific dish you will be ...

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June 23 & 24 through September 1 & 2 Weekend Mass Times will be Saturdays 5:30 pm and Sundays 8:30 and 10:30 am.  
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Have you registered?  Parishioners contact Nina at faithformation@ollwhs.org.  Not a parishioner yet?  Contact Bridget at 534-2319 x 14 or bulletin@ollwhs.org to register for our next Evening of Welcome, Wednesday, September 5 at 7:00 pm in Community Hall.  

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Our personal relationship with God is evolving every day. RCIA is a program where you can explore with us to see where God might be calling you to be closer to him! The RCIA is intended for: ~ Those who have never been baptized in a faith tradition.  ~ Those baptized in a faith tradition other than Catholic.  ~ Those...

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Friday, August 24 at 6:30 pm in Community Hall  Support Shepherd’s Meal during the summer months! In the past, we have found a shortage of food and servers since many families are away on vacation. Prepare a salad, meal, or dessert.  If you’d prefer, come and help out with setup, serving, or cleanup.  W...

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Presented by Fr. John Maria Devaney, O. P. Sponsored By: The Rosary Altar Society of Our Lady of Lourdes Monday, September 10 at 7:00 pm in the Chapel. Fr. John Maria Devaney, O.P. is a Dominican Friar & Missionary of Mercy on behalf of Pope Francis. Also, he is the Host of “Word to Life” heard on Sirius XM 129...

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Family Movie Night is Friday, August 10. We will show the Disney animated film, “Dumbo,”  preceded by a few Pixar shorts.   We plan to have the movie projected in front of the Church.  Families should bring lawn chairs, blankets, drinks, and goodies.  Popcorn will be provided by the Knights of ...

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Eucharistic Adoration is scheduled from 9:00 am to Noon in the Sacred Heart Chapel Friday, July 6th.  “In (our) visits and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, we experience the closeness of the good Shepherd, the tenderness of His love, the presence of (a) faithful friend.  We all experience (this) large support (in our li...

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Mark Your Calendar Our Semi-Annual Blood Drive is Sunday, August 12, from 8:00 am until  2:00 pm.  There is a great need for blood, and each pint can save up to three lives.  If you are 17 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in good health, please come to donate the gift of life!    

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Friday, June 29 at 6:30 pm Prepare a salad, meal, or dessert.  If you’d prefer, come and help out with setup, serving, or cleanup.  We begin at 5:00 pm and finish at 8:00 pm. You must contact Peggy DeRossett at maddog124@comcast.net or 806-4920 to inform her of the specific dish you will be preparing or if you are inten...

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The food collection for the Summer Picnic food distribution will take place next weekend, June 9 & 10.  Please bring items that are appropriate for a picnic, such as baked beans, condiments, snacks, and beverages. We will also accept other non-perishable items and fresh foods (hot dogs, hamburgers, etc.) at this time. The Hunterd...

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Our Summer Choir for singers high school age and up begins Sunday, June 10 at the 11:00 am Mass. Help foster congregational song. Perfect for those who love to sing, but cannot commit to the choir during the year. No rehearsals during the summer; just come when you can.  Interested? Or want more information? Email Jim Cole at ...

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The Office of Vocations invites all to join us on Saturday, May 19 at 11:00 am at The Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi, 32 Elm Avenue, Metuchen.  All are welcome to attend the Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate Joseph Illes, Matthew Marinelli, and Michael Tabernero.  The celebrant will be Bishop James F. Checchio. Refres...

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On Saturday, May 19, Safe Harbor Child Access Centers is partnering with the Hunterdon Central Strides Against Stigma Organization to provide an evening of mental health awareness called “Hold on to the Light.”  Mental health has become a central discussion, taking place nationally, and very recently, in our community.&nb...

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Come Celebrate with Us! On Tuesday, May 15 at 7:00 pm, a Charismatic Mass of celebration will be held in the Sacred Heart Chapel. The celebrants will be Frs. John Primich and Charles Sabella. Refreshments to follow. Please join us! For more information, call Barbara Kearns at 534-4070.    

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The Bishop has assigned Tuesday, September 11 for this year’s Confirmation.  The Mass is scheduled for 5:30 pm. Candidates will be recognized on Sunday, September 9 at the 11:00 am Mass and a 30-minute rehearsal will follow at 12:00 noon for candidates, parent, and sponsor. if possible.   

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Join us for this month’s Mass and a Movie, The Greatest Showman, following the 12:00 pm Mass on Thursday, May 4.  Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, this original musical celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. ...

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 Fall 2018 - Spring 2019 There is no more noble calling than to pass on our knowledge and traditions to our children. We are looking for parishioners who would enjoy sharing their love of the Catholic faith with our parish youth. No experience is necessary, only the desire to work with children, and an open mind and heart. We w...

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The Faith Formation Office is considering an alternate schedule for Tuesday Faith Formation sessions for next year, Monday’s schedule will remain the same.  The proposed time is 6:00 to 7:15 pm for grades 1 through 7.  The Faith Formation Office is dedicated to offering Catholic education programs that meet the needs of pa...

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Photographer Bob Beavers of Village Studio will offer a photo session on Thursday, April 19 from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm in classroom 8 for all parishioners.  Utilize this opportunity to commemorate sacraments, graduations or a special family occasion.  No appointment needed.  $5 session fee plus package fee.  Contact ...

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Our next regular food collection will occur next weekend, April 14 & 15.  All types of nonperishable food items are welcome however, we are especially in need of  spaghetti sauce, juice, mayonnaise, canned fruit and paper products.  In keeping with the Hunterdon County Partnership for Health guidelines for healthy eatin...

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Bring your Children, Grandchildren, Nieces, and Nephews to Join the Fun! Delicious Goodies to Share, Egg Hunt, and a Surprise Visitor! Saturday, March 31, from 10:00 to 11:30 am.  Join us for an Egg Hunt hosted by the Knights of Columbus and the Faith Formation Youth.  The event is open to grades 5 and under.  Registrati...

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Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities The  Knights of Columbus will be collecting donations for their annual Drive for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities after Masses the weekend of April 7 & 8.  These donations go to organizations to improve the quality of life for those in our community with ...

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Join us Fridays, May 18 to June 15 from 9:30 to 11:00 am in Community Hall as we begin the book 12 Keys to Spiritual Vitality, by Richard Johnson.  Our facilitator, Pat Stephens, will use her knowledge and wit to open our eyes to the powerful lessons on living agelessly.  The fee is $25 plus the cost of the book. Contact Rosemar...

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Eucharistic Adoration is scheduled from 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon in the Sacred Heart Chapel Friday, March 2.  “In (our) visits and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, we experience the closeness of the good Shepherd, the tenderness of His love, the presence of (a) faithful friend.  We all experience (this) large support (in o...

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is a life changing event that can leave any of us feeling many different emotions.  As we mourn our loss, it feels like no one in the world can understand what we are going through - the pain, sadness, anger, loneliness, and other sensations of overwhelming loss.   “Pathways Towards Peace,” a bereavement group, ...

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Join us for this month’s Mass and a Movie, Of Gods and Men, following the 12:00 pm Mass on Thursday, March 1.  Caught between a military government and extremist guerrillas, a group of Cistercian monks face the decision of their lives. Inspired by a true story.  Don’t forget to bring your lunch or a snack!   ...

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We are looking for adult volunteers to help lead the Shipwrecked Vacation Bible Camp from August 6 – 10 from 9 to 1:00 pm.  We need 12 to 15 adults to co-lead as General Organizers and Station Leaders for the Café (snacks), Imagination Station (science gizmos), Bible Stories, Skits & Songs, Kid Vid Videos,&nb...

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Adult volunteers needed to help organize and lead teens in setting up and executing Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.  Teen volunteer also needed; sign-up will be sent out shortly.  Excellent opportunity for 8th grade Candidate/Sponsor Project.  Please contact Nina Forestiere atfaithformation@oll...

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We are currently forming our Children’s Choir for Easter Sunday for children grades 1-6! The choir will sing at the 9:30 am Mass on Sunday, April 1.  Rehearsals will take place on Thursdays, March 15 and 22, as well as Tuesday, March 27, from 4:45 to 5:30 pm in the Church.  Please confirm your child’s participat...

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Join us for a fish dinner prepared by our own Chef Todd Terricone on Friday, March 16.  2 Seatings ~ 5:00 & 7:00 pm.   4 Entrée Choices: 1. Hobo Fish Dinner ~      Cod and Vegetables Cooked Together in a Pack 2. Linguine with White Clam Sauce 3. Broiled Shrimp Skewers over Rice 4...

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There will be a meeting for Summer Faith Formation on Wednesday, February 28 at 7:00 pm in Community Hall. This program is available to children entering grades 3 to 6 in the fall.  Attendance by one parent is mandatory for any family who would like their child to participate.  The Summer Session is June 21 through July 3....

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Join us for the Parish Mission, Resurrection Faith Monday thru Wednesday, March 12 through 14, 7:00 to 8:30 pm Father James DiLuzio will take us on a journey through biblical history, signs in nature, and human life accompanied by song meditations.  He is delighted to return to Our Lady of Lourdes after offering his Luke L...

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The Knights of Columbus are collecting for a Baby Shower to benefit local Pregnancy Aid Centers.  Please return shower gift this weekend, February 24 & 25.  Thank you very much for your support for the Respect Life Ministries.    

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The Knights of Columbus are hosting a Mardi Gras on Saturday, February 10 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm in Community Hall .  Come join us for food, entertainment, and dancing before the solemn time of Lent.  For $35.00 you will get a buffet dinner, beer, wine, and live entertainment provided by "Who Are You Guys?" Masks and be...

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Friday, January 26 at 6:30 pm Prepare a salad, meal, or dessert.  If you’d prefer, come and help out with setup, serving, or cleanup.  We begin at 5:00 pm and finish by 8:00 pm.  You must contact Peggy DeRossett at maddog124@comcast.net or 806-4920 to inform her of the specific dish you will be preparing or if you ...

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New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS) and its parent company, New York Blood Center (NYBC) has declared a blood emergency and is asking the public to please find time to donate blood at a NJBS donor center or convenient blood drive to help replenish the community’s blood supply. Recent national tragedies and snow storms have significantl...

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The monthly Mass and a movie will resume this Thursday, January 11, with the film, SPOTLIGHT, the true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese.  Mass will be celebrated at Noon with the film and discussion to follow.  Remember to bri...

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Join us on Sunday, January 28 at 3:30 p.m!  The Music Ministry of Our Lady of Lourdes Church will present a concert of sacred music under the direction of James Cole. The Adult Choir, Youth Choir, Children's Choir, Handbell Choir, and Chamber Orchestra will perform a program of music from across the liturgical year. ...

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Join Us! Saturday, January 13 Knights of Columbus 5th Annual Comedy Show featuring special guest host 101.5 radio's BIG JOE HENRY. $45 includes all you can eat dinner buffet including beer and wine and show. For info call or email: Roman Hnidj 908-256-9760   rhnidj70@gmail.com Tom Diquollo 908-217-...

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Friday, December 29 at 6:30 pm Prepare a salad, meal, or dessert.  If you’d prefer, come and help out with setup, serving, or cleanup.  We begin at 5:00 pm and finish by 8:00 pm.  You must contact Peggy DeRossett at shepherdsmeal@ollwhs.org to inform her of the specific dish you will be preparing or if you are inte...

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Monday, December 11 6:00 pm Set up Community Hall & move food from pantry. Tuesday, December 12 9:00am Sort food. Wednesday, December 13 9:00 am Pack non-perishable food.   5:00 pm Sort & pack fresh food.   5:30 pm Deliver ...

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The food collection for the Christmas food distribution will take place next weekend, December 9 & 10. Please bring items that are appropriate for a Christmas ham dinner, such as salad dressing, sweet potatoes, canned fruits and vegetables, dessert mixes and juices. Fresh foods, including hams and turkeys, will also be accepted at thi...

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  The Jesse Tree, Our Lady of Lourdes’ Christmas giving tree, will be in the Narthex November 25 & 26, and December 2 & 3.  Individuals and families are invited to select a gift tag or tags from the tree and purchase the gift(s) indicated.  The gift should be wrapped, unless the tag indicates otherwise...

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Sponsor A Wreath ~ $12 The 3rd and  4th grade Faith Formation classes will be making Christmas Wreaths and Cards for the parish homebound to enjoy during the Christmas season.  This will be the 3rd year for this wonderful tradition.  We are looking for families to donate $12 to sponsor a wreath to be made for o...

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We are now forming our Children’s Choir (grades 1-6) for Christmas Eve and our Music Ministry Concert. The choir will sing at the 7:00 pm Mass on Sunday, December 24, and again at the concert at 3:30 pm on Sunday, January 28.  Rehearsals will take place on Thursdays from 4:45 to 5:30 pm on November 30, December 7, 14, and 21 in...

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Following the 12:00 Noon Mass on Thursday, November 9 we will be viewing and discussing Jackie.  This movie takes place after her husband's assassination. Jackie Kennedy’s world is completely shattered. Traumatized and reeling with grief, over the course of the next week she must confront the unimaginable; consoling thei...

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At the end of the 2015-2016 Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis established the “World Day of the Poor,” a new celebration to be held annually on the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time.  All of the faithful are invited to join Bishop Checchio at Evening Prayer for the first World Day of the Poor on Sunday, November 19 at 5:00 p...

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Saturday, November  18, 5: 00 to 7:00 pm and Sunday November 19, 8:00 am to Noon The Annual Rosary Altar Society Bake Sale is on Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19 after all Masses.  Traditional Thanksgiving pies, cakes, bread and cookies will be available, as well as Advent supplies and Christmas cards from our Gi...

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We will be collecting items for our heroes at “Hope for Veterans,” a two-year transitional facility. during the weekend of November 11 & 12.  There are 105 ex-servicemen and women residing there at this time. Travel Size Toiletries are great too! Items Needed: New hats, scarves, and socks are greatly ap...

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The Baptismal Garment Ministry is a very special and important ministry at OLL.  This ministry constructs and needlepoints the garments given to all children being baptized.  It is a great way to be a part of a ministry yet work  from your own home when you are available.  If you can sew or needlepoint (patterns are pr...

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Our next regular food collection will occur next weekend, October 14 & 15.   All types of nonperishable food items are welcome; however, we are especially in need of juices, pancake mix and syrup, spaghetti sauce, and paper goods.  Please do not donate food items beyond their "Use by" date. Thank you for your ...

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Join Joline and explore Bishop Barron's new film and study program, “David the King,” Bishop Barron helps us to understand this pivotal figure in light of the first king and the King of kings.  This six-week program starts Tuesday, October 17 at 10:00 am in Old Church Hall.      

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The Knights of Columbus’ 2nd Annual Variety Dinner Show will feature the amazing Jersey 4 Band performing a tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in Community Hall on Saturday, October 14.  Doors open 6:30 pm with dinner, and the show begins at 8:00 pm.  Tickets are $45.00 per person which includes s...

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New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS) and its parent company, New York Blood Center (NYBC) has declared a blood emergency and is asking the public to please find time to donate blood at a NJBS donor center or convenient blood drive to help replenish the community’s blood supply. Recent national tragedies are reminders that it is imperati...

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July 28 at 6:30 pm Prepare foods for a neighborhood picnic, such as hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, salads, etc.  If you’d prefer, come and help out with setup, serving, or cleanup.  We begin at 5:00 pm and finish by 8:00 pm.  You must contact Peggy DeRossett at maddog124@comcast.net or 806-4920 to inform her of...

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Our next regular food collection will occur next weekend, July 15 & 16.   All types of nonperishable food items are welcome; however, we are especially in need of canned meals, tuna, juices, peanut butter, jelly, canned fruit.  Please do not donate food items beyond their "Use by" date.  Thank you for you...

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Make sure to stop in to browse the time we are open, Sunday, February 18!  Thank you for your support of the Rosarian Gift Shop; the proceeds finance the Rosary Altar Scholarship Fund. If you are looking for some winter reading, we have several books by local historian and OLL parishioner, Stephanie Stevens. Books include the history...

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Join us this Thursday June 29 for 12:00 Noon Mass then stay and watch Philomena with Judi Dench in Community Hall.  Discussion will follow.  Bring your lunch or a snack.  
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Prepare a salad, meal, or dessert.  If you’d prefer, come and help out with setup, serving, or cleanup.  We begin at 5:00 pm and finish by 8:00 pm.  You must contact Peggy DeRossett at maddog124@comcast.net or 806-4920 to inform her of the specific dish you will be preparing or if you are intending to serve. &nbs...

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Join us and discover a deeper relationship with Jesus; find His love, His peace, and His purpose for your life at our Life in the Spirit Seminar.  All are invited to attend on 2 consecutive Saturdays, May 13 and May 20, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  The seminar is sponsored by Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Charismatic Prayer Group.  ...

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Friday, May 5 The schedule of events is as follows: Registration ~ 11:00 am, Lunch ~ 12:00 Noon, Shotgun Start ~ 1:00 pm, Dinner & Prizes ~ 6:00 pm.  Venue:  Beaver Brook Country Club, 25 Country Club Drive, Annandale, NJ.   $150.00 per person Entry Fee includes: 18 holes of golf, golf cart, l...

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Encountering Jesus at the Jersey Shore Our semi-annual retreat to St. Joseph by the Sea is scheduled for Wednesday to Thursday, May 10 & 11.  All ladies of the the Parish and friends are welcome to attend for the day ($65) or stay overnight ($165).  St. Joseph by the Sea is located in Mantoloking on the beach.  ...

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Anyone who placed an order for Fresh Pierogi through the Rosary Altar Society, please pick up your Pierogi in Community Hall on SATURDAY, April 8, between 9:00 am and 12:00 Noon.  
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Acquire the Fire, the young adult group, will be meeting on Sunday, March 26 at 7:00 pm in the Old Church Hall.  Join us for a night of fellowship, games, and snacks.  Save the date for our next two meetings on March 26 and April 9.  We will be participating in RHA's Stream Cleanup at Spruce Run Reservoir on Saturday, A...

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Good Friday, April 14 at 7:00 pm Join us for a special event!  Volunteers are needed to reenact the events leading up to Christ’s Crucifixion.  We need adults for the following parts: Pilate (male), Veronica (female), One Woman, 2 Demons (male or female or both), 2 Different Soldiers (male), Joseph of Arimathea (male...

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The Rosary Altar Society and the Knights of Columbus are pleased to offer post high school scholarships to active members of Our Lady of Lourdes’ Parish who will be registered as full-time students for the fall 2017 semester.  Download the Rosarians' requirements and application forms here.  Eligible candidat...

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The Knights of Columbus are collecting for a Baby Shower to benefit local Pregnancy Aid Centers.  Please take a tag located in the Narthex, then return the shower gift by the weekend of February 25 & 26.  Thank you very much for your support for the Respect Life Ministries. For more information contact Bob Keeling at  b...

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The Knights of Columbus will host their 18th Annual Valentine’s Dinner Dance Fundraiser in Community Hall on Saturday, February 11, from 6:30 to 10:00 pm.  This is just one of many Knights of Columbus fundraisers that support local charities including Readington Twp. Little League, Hunterdon ARC, Lyon’s VA Hospital, and t...

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Please consider donating blood during Our Lady Of Lourdes’ February blood drive on February 26 from 8:45 am - 2:30 pm. Your donation could save lives. To view eligibility requirements for donating, please visit: http://nybloodcenter.org/donate-blood/become-donor/can-i-donate-blood/  

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Sunday, February 12, we will celebrate the communal Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick at the 11:00 am Mass, for those among us who are in need of healing, both physically and/or spiritually.  If you, a family member, or someone you know is currently suffering from a chronic or terminal illness, preparing to undergo surgery, or e...

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Please send an email request to Christine at: finance@ollwhs.org.   Your statement will be emailed back to you.  No email?  Not a problem!  Just cut out the form below and drop it in the collection basket.  Your statement will be mailed to you.   2016 Contribution Statement   Name:   ...

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The Gift Shop is open today, Sunday, January 15!  Thank you for your support of the gift shop; the proceeds fund the Rosary Altar Scholarship Fund.  The gift shop carries gift ideas for many other occasions such as Baptism, Confirmation, and house-warming, We also have special medals, rosaries, and military medals available.&nbs...

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Acquire the Fire, the young adult group, will be meeting on Sunday, January 22 at 7:00 pm in the Old Church Hall.  To join the list serve and to stay up to date on more events, please email Susan at acquirethefire@ollwhs.org.    

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Prepare a salad, meal, or dessert.  If you’d prefer, come and help out with setup, serving, or cleanup.  We begin at 5:00 pm and finish by 8:00 pm.  You must contact Peggy DeRossett at maddog124@comcast.net or 806-4920 to inform her of the specific dish you will be preparing or if you are intending to serve. &nbs...

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On Sunday, January 29 at 3:30 pm, the Music Ministry of Our Lady of Lourdes will present a concert of sacred music under the direction of James Cole.  The snow date will be Sunday, February 5 at 3:30 p.m.  The Adult Choir, Youth Choir, Children's Choir, Handbell Choir, and Chamber Orchestra will perform a program of music...

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The Knights of Columbus will host their Fourth Annual  Comedy Night on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm in Community Hall.  Steve Trevelise from radio station 101.5 will be the MC for the evening.  Professional comedians, Pete Michaels and Leighanne Lord will be performing. Pete Michaels is a Celebrity Ventriloquist an...

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There will be an Advent Penance Service on Tuesday, December 20 at 7:00 pm. in the Church.  
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Christmas Mass Schedule ~ Christmas Eve: 4:30, 7:00 & 10:30 pm Christmas Day: 9:30 & 11:00 am  
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The Prayer Group will be having a Charismatic Mass on Tuesday, December 6 at 7:00 pm in the Sacred Heart Chapel celebrated by Fr. Primich. All are welcome. Any questions call Fran at 534-9068.  

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Your Knights of Columbus council, 6930, is having an Open House on Wednesday, November 16 at 8:00 pm in Community Hall.  We are looking for a few good men!  All interested gentlemen and their families are welcome to attend.  Please come and enjoy.   The Knights are looking forward to meeting you and would lik...

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OLL Rosary Altar Society will be selling delicious home baked pies, cakes, fruit breads, and cookies after all Masses next weekend.  All proceeds benefit the Annual Scholarship Fund. Thank you for your continued support of this event.  

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Sunday, November 20 6:30 pm: Set up Community Hall and move food from the pantry. Monday, November 21 9:00 am: Sort food. Tuesday November 22 9:00 am: Pack non-perishable food. 5:00 pm: Sort and pack fresh food. 5:30 pm · Deliver food to those unable to pick up. · Assi...

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The collection of food for the Thanksgiving food distribution will take place next weekend, November 19 & 20. Please bring any items that are appropriate for a Thanksgiving dinner, such as cranberry sauce, stuffing, turkey gravy, canned sweet potatoes, dessert mixes and juices. Fresh foods, including turkeys, will also be gladly accep...

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Friday, November 18 at 6:30 pm Prepare a salad, meal, or dessert.  If you’d prefer, come and help out with setup, serving, or cleanup.  We begin at 5:00 pm and finish by 8:00 pm.  You must contact Peggy DeRossett at maddog124@comcast.net or 806-4920 to inform her of the specific dish you will be preparing or if you...

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The OLL Faith Formation classes are making gifts to give our homebound parishioners for Christmas.  A tree made of ribbon to brighten their day.  To complete this year’s project we are in need of supplies.  Your help would be very much appreciated!  Gift Cards are always welcomed.  Please place all items in ...

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"The Purse Project” collects gently used handbags and small toiletry and gift items to put inside them. They are then distributed to organizations, such as homeless shelters and social services agencies that work with women in need. The goal is to let these women know that others are thinking of them and care about them. We&rsq...

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Acquire the Fire, the young adult group, will meet Tonight at 7:00 pm in the Old Church Hall.  Join us for a night of fellowship, games, and snacks.  To join the list serve please email Susan at acquirethefire@ollwhs.org.  

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Friday, October 28 at 6:30 pm Prepare a salad, meal, or dessert.  If you’d prefer, come and help out with setup, serving, or cleanup.  We begin at 5:00 pm and finish by 8:00 pm.  You must contact Peggy DeRossett at maddog124@comcast.net or 806-4920 to inform her of the specific dish you will be preparing or if you ...

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Acquire the Fire, the young adult group, will be having their Fall kickoff meeting on Sunday, September 25 at 7:00 pm in the Old Church Hall.  Join us for a night of fellowship, games, and snacks.  Members of the group will be available after Masses the weekend of September 24 & 25 with more information and to answer any que...

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The OLL Pre-Cana ministry is currently looking for married couples, who are both practicing Catholics, to join our team. Our Pre-Cana session takes place annually, typically on the first Saturday in March. Our program touches on subjects such as Communication, Finances, Spirituality, and Early Adjustments in marriage. We share our experie...

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Due to Staff changes, we are looking for a team of people to decorate the altar for seasons, holidays, and holy days.  Our past leader will be available to guide, support, and encourage you!  Please contact Bridget at bulletin@ollwhs.org.  

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Friday, September 23 at 6:30 pm Prepare a salad, meal, or dessert.  If you’d prefer, come and help out with setup, serving, or cleanup.  We begin at 5:00 pm and finish by 8:00 pm.  You must contact Peggy DeRossett at maddog124@comcast.net or 806-4920 to inform her of the specific dish you will be preparing or if yo...

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is a life changing event that can leave any of us feeling many different emotions.  As we mourn our loss, it feels like no one in the world can understand what we are going through - the pain, sadness, anger, loneliness, and other sensations of overwhelming loss.   “Pathways Towards Peace,” a bereavement group, ...

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Our Lady of Lourdes Community Hall Saturday          October 15, 2016          7:00pm Dinner Theatre $40 per person Includes: All you can eat Italian Buffet, beer, and wine. For More Information: Call Roman Hnidj at 908.256.9760 o...

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Our Adult Summer Choir continues at the 10:30 Mass throughout the summer. No rehearsals. Just arrive 10 minutes prior to Mass. In the fall rehearsals begin, where we prepare music in a variety of styles and from various periods, past and present. Choir members improve their musical skills and build lasting friendships. You do not have to ...

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The Knights of Columbus will host their  annual Mother’s Day Breakfast on May 8 from 8:00 am till Noon. This is a wonderful event and a great way to celebrate our Moms! The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors. All Mothers eat for free!  The menu includes: eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, fruit, beverages, and more. We ...

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Winston Churchill once said, “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”  Our steward this month not only has the courage but also the knowledge, skill, and patience to sit with those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.  As a bereavement facilitator, M...

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Prepare a salad, meal, or dessert.  If you’d prefer, come and help out with setup, serving, or cleanup.  We begin at 5:00 P.M. and finish by 8:00 P.M.  You must contact Peggy DeRossett (maddog124@comcast.net or 806-4920) to let her know what you will be preparing or if you are intending to serve.   Thank you...

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The Rosary Altar Society and the Knights of Columbus are pleased to offer post high school scholarships to active members of Our Lady of Lourdes parish who will be registered as full time students for the fall 2015 semester.  Eligible candidates may apply to both organizations. All applications must be completed by April 1, 2015. The...

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