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Posted on September 20, 2021 in: General News

Back by Popular Demand...the Jersey Four, a Tribute to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons!  Join the fun on Saturday, October 30 at 8:00 pm.  $50 per person includes the show, dinner & dessert, plus beer & wine.  Watch the website for more information!  

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Subscribe now to Our Lady of Lourdes WHS YouTube channel!  View Mass every weekend, watch episodes of Once a Week with Fr. Len, and experience our beautiful virtual choir performances.

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Rosarian Gift Shop

Posted on September 13, 2021 in: General News

The gift shop has reopened.  We are open from 9:15 to 9:30 am, and then again from 10:00 to 11:30 am.  You can find Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation  cards and gifts as well as military and auto medals, rosaries, housewarming gift ideas, books on local history written by OLL par...

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Wedding Anniversary Celebration

Posted on September 13, 2021 in: General News

You are cordially invited to celebrate your 25th or 50th Wedding Anniversary with the Church of Metuchen and renew your marriage vows with Bishop James F. Checchio at a special Evening Prayer Service at the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi in Metuchen on Sunday, October 17 at 3:30 pm.  C...

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National Life Chain

Posted on September 13, 2021 in: General News

The National Life Chain is the largest peaceful, prayerful, pro-life, public witness in the world.  All are welcome to attend Life Chain which will be held on Sunday, October 3, 2:00 - 3:30 pm  (Carteret 3:00 - 4:30 pm) at the following locations throughout the Diocese of Metuchen.  F...

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Lunch and a Movie

Posted on August 31, 2021 in: General News

Join us this Thursday, September 16 at 12:00 pm for Lunch and a Movie in Old Church Hall.  This month’s movie is CODA.  This heartfelt movie follows Ruby, a seventeen-year-old who is the sole hearing member of a deaf family -- a CODA, child of deaf adults. Her life revolves around ac...

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Women of Grace

Posted on August 31, 2021 in: General News

We are back!  Our first get together is Friday, September 10 from 9:30 to 11:00 am in Community Hall.  Of course there will be bagels, coffee, good company and a great book!  We would love some new faces!  For further information, contact Rosemarie at 908-917-2247 The book we ...

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Rosarian Gift Shop

Posted on August 31, 2021 in: General News

The gift shop will reopen September 12.  You can find Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation gifts and cards as well as military and auto medals, rosaries, housewarming gift ideas, books on local history written by OLL parishioner Stephanie Stevens, and much more.  The proceeds from the sa...

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Shepherd’s Meal

Posted on August 16, 2021 in: General News

This month’s Shepherd’s Meal will be conducted in a Grab and Go style.  Your assistance is needed in providing the following: casseroles, side dishes (any kind of potato or vegetable) or a homemade dessert (cupcakes, brownies, cookies).  We also need volunteers to aid in t...

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Last April the Flemington Food Pantry experienced a significant increase in clients due to Covid-19. At the same time, the Our Lady of Lourdes Shepherd’s Meal was transformed to a Grab and Go with the Knights of Columbus generously preparing the meals. In May Peggy DeRosset, the then Shepherd&...

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Eagle Scout Service Project

Posted on July 08, 2021 in: General News

Lifelong parishioner Brendan Ramsden of Boy Scout Troop 1776 in Neshanic Station will be working on his Eagle Project this summer. He has chosen a project in service to Our Lady of Lourdes by painting the Faith Formation classrooms in time for the Fall classes. Brendan will be present in the Narthex...

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This month’s Shepherd’s Meal will be serving picnic-type dinners ...Grab and Go style.  Donations of potato salad, macaroni salad, baked beans, and coleslaw are needed.  We are need volunteers to help assemble meals.  All food and volunteers must be in Community Hall by 5:...

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Adult Catechists & Aides Needed for Youth Fall Faith Formation Program Grades 1-8 The Youth Faith Formation Program needs adult volunteers for Catechist and Aide or Substitute positions beginning in the fall.  The 1-1/4 hour classes will be on Mondays or Tuesdays (see times below). There...

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50/50 Raffle

Posted on May 26, 2021 in: General News

The Knights of Columbus are running a 50/50 raffle to help raise the needed funds to support our charitable donations. We will be selling tickets after each Mass on the weekends of June 12 & 19.  Each ticket is $10. There will be three winning tickets: • 1st place - 25%  &bu...

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Have you ever wanted to try baking handmade yeast bread? Well here is the best reason to get started! Starfish Food Pantry is partnering with “Cast Your Bread NJ” to offer their clients fresh baked bread for their June Food Distribution. Drop Off your fresh baked bread on June 9...

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Shepherd’s Meal

Posted on May 10, 2021 in: General News

Grab and Go service will continue for this month’s Shepherd’s Meal.  Donations of individually wrapped desserts and snacks would be helpful.  They must be dropped off in Community Hall by 5:00 pm on Friday, May 21.  Monetary donations are always accepted and appreciated!&n...

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We are looking for golfers for our outstanding Charity Golf Event that will enable the Knights to support many local organizations like Starfish Food Pantry, Hunterdon ARC, Clinton ARC, and Lyons VA Hospital. Foursome Scramble Charity Golf Event Friday, June 25 at the High Bridge Hills Golf Club,...

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The National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) is hosting a Virtual Choir Showcase to be live streamed on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 12:30 pm ET. Our parish's virtual choir submission was chosen to be included! Join us as our music ministers are recognized on the Virtual Choir Showcase. The...

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Czestochowa Pilgrimage

Posted on April 28, 2021 in: General News

Over the past few weeks, the Once a Week with Fr. Len video on our website has been "Fr. Len on the Road" at the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA.  Because of the great response, the Parish will sponsor a trip to the Shrine on Saturday, June 12.  We w...

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Important Change, May 15 & 16

Posted on April 28, 2021 in: General News

The Bishops of the Province of Newark, which encompasses the dioceses of the state of New Jersey, have decided that for this year, the feast of the Ascension will be celebrated on the weekend of May 15 and 16, instead of Thursday, May 13.  Your Ascension envelopes are to be used on that we...

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 April 24 & 25 our parish will take up The Catholic Relief Services Collection.  Funds from this collection provide food to the hungry, support displaced refugees, and bring Christ’s love and mercy to vulnerable people here and abroad.  Next week, please give generously...

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Hello all; My name is Brianna Taylor and I am a junior at Hunterdon Central. As you know, those working in the medical field have needed to increase their hours and workloads with the arisen pandemic. To thank them for their services, I have decided to volunteer my time to help. Once I realized...

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The Knights of Columbus Council # 6930 is pleased to offer a post high school scholarship to active members of Our Lady of Lourdes parish who will be registered as full-time student for the fall 2021 semester.  Both current high school seniors and current college students are eligible for this ...

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Under normal circumstances our motto has always been, “The more the merrier.”  In this unprecedented time, we ask that you attend Mass with your immediate family only.  We must have room to accommodate as many of our parishioners as possible.  Please take a few minutes to ...

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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. Applica...

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This program is for children currently enrolled in school in the 1st grade who did not participate in their first year of Faith Formation in the 2020-2021 Faith Formation year.  If you are interested please click the link below, read all the information, complete and submit the form by Wed...

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Blood Drive

Posted on February 22, 2021 in: General News

Sunday March 7 Our Lady Of Lourdes Church 390 Route 523 Whitehouse Station 8:00am-2:00pm To sign up go to :Visit ollwhs.org's homepage Sponsor Code: 10435 Or call 800-933-BLOOD (2566) or text Barbara at 732-616-8146 Please remember to eat, drink and bring your donor ID card ...

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Kindergarten Registration

Posted on January 25, 2021 in: General News

TEWKSBURY TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2021-2022 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION  WILL TAKE PLACE DURING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY, 2021 If you are the parent or guardian of a child who will turn 5 before October 1, 2021, please register your child for Kindergarten at Tewksbury Elementary School. ...

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Annual Baby Bottle Drive

Posted on January 13, 2021 in: General News

The Knights of Columbus Baby Bottle Drive items are due this weekend.  Please have your items in by 12:00 Noon.  In lieu of clothing donations this year, please consider check donations or online donations at https://kofc6930.org/store    

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Hello, my name is Tyler O’Brien.  I’m a freshman at Hunterdon Central and a Life Scout in Readington working on my Eagle Scout Project. My project is to make about 200 care packages for active First Responders in Readington. I’m looking for community support to come together a...

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Parish Wide Virtual Christmas Choir

Posted on November 23, 2020 in: General News

The Choir and Orchestra of Our Lady of Lourdes has just posted their third virtual choir video. Now it’s time for you to get involved. Yes, you! We are going to do a parish-wide Virtual Choir for Christmas! According to Wikipedia, Joy to the World is “the most-published Christm...

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Rite of Welcome

Posted on November 18, 2020 in: General News

It is with great pleasure to announce that Noelle Fenneman and John Licaza have been following a call from God. These individuals have explored their relationship with Christ and how that relationship might be enriched and deepened by joining the Christian Community. The Rite of Welcome ...

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Jesse Tree

Posted on November 16, 2020 in: General News

"As you know, 2020 has been a year like no other, posing many new challenges to our normal way of doing things. The Jesse Tree Ministry is no exception. It was decided that we will have a modified version of the Jesse Tree Ministry this year, one that complies with the suggested precautionary m...

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Awarded the Spirit of Saint Francis Award The Champions of Catholic Charity Event on Thursday, October 22 awarded the Spirit of Saint Francis Award to our Knights of Columbus, specifically Roman Hnidj, Gerry Boylan, Ralph Fortunato, John Johnson, and the Shepherd's Meal team, for their provid...

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ACTIVITY:      Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge  Participants:  Boys and Girls ages 9 thru 14 as of September 1, 2020  LOCATION:   Hillcrest Soccer Field, Hillcrest Park, 12 Hillcrest Road, Whitehouse Station, NJ  08889 ...

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Virtual Yoga Event

Posted on October 19, 2020 in: General News

  We’re so excited to invite you to join Macquarie’s Virtual Yoga Event led by MAS Yoga LLC All proceeds will be donated to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. Friday, October 23 from 8.45 to 9.30 am Suggested donation to join is $15 but anything is welcome.&nbs...

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Mass Reservations are Discontinued!

Posted on September 03, 2020 in: General News

Over the past number of weeks, quite a few parishioners have requested that we discontinue the signing up for attendance at weekend Masses.  After prayerful consideration, beginning this weekend we will suspend signups.  However, there a few things of which to be aware: &nb...

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Journey to God

Posted on September 03, 2020 in: General News

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.      ...

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Shepherd’s Meal

Posted on September 03, 2020 in: General News

Grab and Go service will continue for this month’s Shepherd’s Meal.  Donations of individually wrapped desserts and snacks would be helpful.  They must be dropped off in Community Hall by 5:00 pm on Friday, September 25.  Monetary donations are always accepted and apprecia...

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Scholarship Opportunity  

Posted on April 01, 2020 in: General News

The Knights of Columbus Council # 6930 is pleased to offer a post high school scholarship to active members of Our Lady of Lourdes parish who will be registered as full-time student for the fall 2020 semester.  Both current high school seniors and current college students are eligible for this ...

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Like us on Facebook

Posted on March 30, 2020 in: General News

We have created a Facebook page to keep our Parishioners up-to-date during the Coronavirus Pandemic.  https://www.facebook.com/Our-Lady-of-Lourdes-Parish-Community

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Donation Envelopes

Posted on March 17, 2020 in: General News

The Parish Office is aware that many parishioners received two sets of envelopes this month.  This was the manufacturer's error.  Please use one set and recycle the other.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Mardi Gras Dinner Dance

Posted on February 05, 2020 in: General News

The Knights of Columbus are hosting a Mardi Gras on Saturday, February 22 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm in Community Hall. Join us for food, entertainment, and dancing before the solemn time of Lent.  Entertainment will be provided by Blue Jersey Band performing a mix of bluegrass, jazz, and ...

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Starfish Food Pantry Collection

Posted on February 05, 2020 in: General News

Our next regular food collection will occur next weekend, February 15 & 16.  All types of nonperishable food items are welcome but we are especially in need of canned beans, canned fruit, jelly, beverages, and paper goods.  In keeping with the Hunterdon County Partnership for Heal...

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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. Applica...

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Baby Shower

Posted on January 13, 2020 in: General News

The Knights of Columbus will hold their annual Baby Shower for the local Pregnancy Aid Centers, starting February 8.  Gift Tags and Monetary Donation Envelopes will be available in the Narthex.  Please return all donations no later than February 23 at 12:00 pm.  Please retur...

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2019 Contribution Statement

Posted on January 13, 2020 in: General News

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 write a note requesting your statement...be sure to provide your name, then drop it in the collection basket. Your state...

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2019 Contribution Statement

Posted on January 13, 2020 in: General News

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 write a note requesting your statement... be sure to provide your name, then drop it in the collection basket. Your s...

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Music Ministry Concert

Posted on January 13, 2020 in: General News

Join us Sunday, January 26 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 9 at 3:30 pm.  The Adult Choir, Youth Choir, Children's Choir, Handbell Choir, and Chamb...

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Christmas Schedule

Posted on December 09, 2019 in: General News

Christmas Schedule RECONCILIATION SCHEDULE: Tuesday, December 17 at 7:00 pm Penance Service Saturday, December 21 ~ Reconciliation 11:00 am to Noon and 4:00 to 5:00 pm MASS SCHEDULE: Christmas Eve: 4:30, 7:00 & 10:30 pm with a 10:00 pm Choir Prelude Christmas Day: 9:...

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Jesse Tree

Posted on November 12, 2019 in: General News

The Jesse Tree, Our Lady of Lourdes’ Christmas giving tree, is in the Narthex November 23 to December 1. Individuals and families are invited to select a tag from the tree and purchase the gift indicated.  The gift should be wrapped unless the tag indicates otherwise.  In either case...

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Sunday, November 24 6:00 pm: Set up Community Hall and move food from the pantry. Monday, November 25 9:00 am: Sort food. Tuesday, November 26 9:00 am: Pack non-perishable food. 4:30 pm: Sort and pack fresh food. 5:30 pm:  … Deliver food to those unab...

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Consider purchasing a paver in our Memorial Prayer Garden.  A small paver: 6 x12, up to 4 lines, 15 spaces per line (counting the spaces between words) ~ $175 A large paver:12 x 12, up to 6 lines, 15 spaces per line (counting the spaces between words) ~ $300 Contact Christine at financ...

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Join us on Thursday, December 5!  We will be viewing a “Surprise” movie and having a Christmas celebration!  Bring your lunch and Christmas goodies to share.  

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HELP is available. Victims of domestic abuse have options and can work towards change. The first step is to get information regarding your rights as a victim of domestic violence. You can find out what a restraining order is and how to obtain one. You may need help to find another place to stay or n...

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We’ve all heard about the importance of planning for financial security in retirement, but how much time have you spent creating your “personal fulfillment plan”—that is, what you’ll do with your time and talents during this well-earned phase of life?  Our parishio...

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Calling Captains and First Mates!

Posted on October 03, 2019 in: General News

Please consider volunteering your time and talent by becoming a Captain or First Mate for the Noah's Ark program. No prior experience is necessary.  This is not a long-term commitment.  Each week’s lesson is fully planned.   Adults, young adults, and teens are welcome to be ...

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Our Lady of Lourdes will celebrate its 100th anniversary in June 2023.  It may seem like a long way away, but there is much planning to be done.  If you are creative...organized...or just want to take part in this milestone, join us Tuesday, October 15 at 7:00 pm in Old Church Hall as we b...

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Shepherd’s Meal

Posted on September 17, 2019 in: General News

Friday, September 27 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 info...

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The Protecting God’s Children program for adults is a three-hour live awareness session instructing adults of the Church that to protect children you must have continuous awareness and vigilance. This awareness session makes trainees understand the signs of child sexual abuse, the methods, and...

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Posted on September 17, 2019 in: General News

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing mental health or addictions challenge or is in cris...

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What’s in a Vape?

Posted on September 17, 2019 in: General News

Join us on Thursday, October 3 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm in Community Hall when Erin Cohen from NJ Prevent will speak to parents, teachers, and caregivers about Vaping.  This session is open to all interested adults.    

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Mass and a Movie

Posted on September 17, 2019 in: General News

Mass and a Movie is scheduled following the 12:00 pm Mass on Thursday, October 3 with the showing of award-winning film Stan & Ollie.  Laurel (John C. Reilly) and Hardy (Steve Coogan), the world's most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what beco...

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Welcome Back Parish BBQ

Posted on September 03, 2019 in: General News

All OLL Parishioners Welcome! Sunday, September 15 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm Hosted by the Knights of Columbus with help from the Faith Formation Office  Food & Drinks * Pony Rides * Crafts & Games * Live Music Sign Up at the Satellite Office!    

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Mass and a Movie

Posted on August 22, 2019 in: General News

Mass and a Movie will resume following the 12:00 pm Mass on Thursday, September 5 with the showing of The Upside.  Inspired by a true story, The Upside is a heartfelt comedy about a recently paroled ex-convict (Kevin Hart) who strikes up an unusual and unlikely friendship with a paralyzed billi...

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September at Our Lady of Lourdes

Posted on August 22, 2019 in: General News

 The last day of the Summer Mass Schedule is Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1.  Our regular Mass schedule resumes Saturday, September 7 (5:30 pm) and Sunday, September 8 (8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 am). … The Parish Office is closed Monday, September 2 in observance of Labor...

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Adult Catechists & Aides Needed

Posted on August 06, 2019 in: General News

The Faith Formation Office is still in need of 2 Aides for our 6th and 7th grades on Tuesdays from 5:45 to 7:00 pm.  There are 25 sessions, between September 9 and April 7.   Please contact the Faith Formation Office at 534-2319 x 17 or faithformation@ollwhs.org fo...

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Semi-Annual Blood Drive

Posted on July 22, 2019 in: General News

New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS) and its parent company, New York Blood Center (NYBC) have a critical blood shortage.  School vacations, the holidays, busy summer schedules, and family vacations all contribute to making this time of year especially challenging to maintain an adequate blood supp...

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An Open Invitation

Posted on July 22, 2019 in: General News

Life is frequently described as a journey - it has a beginning, an end, and along the way, there are important stopping-off places with countless vistas. The difference for us Catholic Christians, however, is that it is more than a journey; it is a pilgrimage. We are like pilgrims of old, traveling ...

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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 806-4920 or maddog124@comcast.net to inform her of the specific dish you will be preparing or ...

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Trip to the Museum

Posted on June 11, 2019 in: General News

Trip to NY Jewish Heritage Museum: Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away. This groundbreaking exhibition brings together more than 700 original objects and 400 photographs from over 20 institutions and museums around the world.  Would you be interested in attending on Tuesday, July 23? ...

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Summer Mass Schedule

Posted on June 11, 2019 in: General News

The Summer Mass Schedule begins on Next Weekend, Sunday, June 23: Saturdays ~ 5:30 pm Mass and Sundays ~ 8:30 & 10:30 am  

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Join Our Summer Choir!

Posted on June 11, 2019 in: General News

Our Summer Choir for singers high school age and up will continue Sunday, June 23 at the 10:30 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 w...

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Life in the Spirit Seminar

Posted on May 21, 2019 in: General News

"When the day of Pentecost came they were gathered together in one place."  Acts 2:1 Our Lady of Lourdes Prayer Group invites you to attend a Life in the Spirit Seminar!  Saturday, June 8 begins with registration at 8:00 am and ends with confessions at 4:00 pm; breakfast and l...

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Starfish Food Pantry Collection
Our next regular food collection will occur next weekend, May 18 and 19.  All types of non-perishable food items are welcome however, we are especially in need of salad dressing, mayonnaise, jelly, spaghetti sauce, and canned meals.  In keeping with the Hunterdon County Partnership for Hea...

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Starfish Food Pantry Collection Our monthly food collection will occur next weekend, August 17 & 18.   All types of nonperishable food items are welcome; however, we are especially in need of canned meals, tuna, juices, peanut butter, jelly, and canned fruit.  In keeping w...

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Easter Schedule

Posted on April 09, 2019 in: General News

Sacrament of Reconciliation Tuesday, April 16 ~ 6:00 to 7:00 pm (Final Opportunity for Confession before Easter) Triduum Schedule Holy Thursday ~ 9:00 am Morning Prayer; 7:00 pm ~ Mass of the Lord’s Supper; Adoration after Mass until 10:00 pm;  Good Friday ~ 9:00 am Morning Pr...

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Scholarship Opportunity

Posted on March 26, 2019 in: General News

The Knights of Columbus Council # 6930 is pleased to offer a post-high school scholarship to active members of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish who will be registered as a full-time student for the fall 2019 semester.  Both current high school seniors and current college students are eligible fo...

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Fresh Pierogi Sale

Posted on March 19, 2019 in: General News

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 ...

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Attend our Parish Mission

Posted on March 19, 2019 in: General News

 “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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Mass and a Movie

Posted on February 28, 2019 in: General News

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 crisi...

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Adult Faith Formation

Posted on February 28, 2019 in: General News

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, Sacri...

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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. All sub...

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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...

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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...

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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 Wednesd...

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Starfish Food Pantry Collection

Posted on January 29, 2019 in: General News

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 pr...

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Mardi Gras Dinner Dance

Posted on January 23, 2019 in: General News

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?...

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Mass of the Anointing of the Sick

Posted on January 23, 2019 in: General News

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 illn...

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Mark Your Calendar

Posted on January 23, 2019 in: General News

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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Baby Shower

Posted on January 23, 2019 in: General News

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 Febru...

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Family Feud at OLL

Posted on January 23, 2019 in: General News

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 the...

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2018 Contribution Statement

Posted on January 03, 2019 in: General News

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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Mass and a Movie

Posted on January 03, 2019 in: General News

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...

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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 ...

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Shepherd’s Meal

Posted on December 20, 2018 in: General News

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. ...

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Mass and a Movie

Posted on November 29, 2018 in: General News

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 inspir...

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Eucharistic Adoration

Posted on November 29, 2018 in: General News

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 ...

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Charismatic Mass

Posted on November 29, 2018 in: General News

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 (wrappe...

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Comedy Show

Posted on November 29, 2018 in: General News

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 &...

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Share Holiday Cheer!

Posted on November 15, 2018 in: General News

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&nb...

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Shepherd’s Meal

Posted on November 15, 2018 in: General News

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 speci...

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Jesse Tree

Posted on November 15, 2018 in: General News

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 g...

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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 y...

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Soles4Soules

Posted on November 05, 2018 in: General News

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, ...

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Volunteers Needed

Posted on November 05, 2018 in: General News

  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. &nb...

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Thanksgiving Bake Sale

Posted on November 05, 2018 in: General News

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 Christ...

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Eucharistic Adoration

Posted on October 25, 2018 in: General News

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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Attention Teens!

Posted on October 25, 2018 in: General News

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 a...

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Young Adults

Posted on October 25, 2018 in: General News

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...

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Mass and a Movie

Posted on October 25, 2018 in: General News

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 ...

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All Souls’ Day Mass

Posted on October 25, 2018 in: General News

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 t...

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Starfish Food Pantry Collection

Posted on October 10, 2018 in: General News

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 Part...

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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, di...

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Adult Faith Formation

Posted on September 13, 2018 in: General News

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...

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Bereavement

Posted on September 13, 2018 in: General News

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 ...

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Shepherd’s Meal

Posted on September 13, 2018 in: General News

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 info...

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Summer Mass Schedule

Posted on August 27, 2018 in: General News

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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Journey to God

Posted on August 27, 2018 in: General News

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 traditi...

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Shepherd’s Meal

Posted on August 22, 2018 in: General News

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 ...

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Mercy & The Rosary

Posted on August 20, 2018 in: General News

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 “Wo...

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Family Movie Night

Posted on June 19, 2018 in: General News

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.  Pop...

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Eucharistic Adoration

Posted on June 19, 2018 in: General News

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 ex...

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Semi-Annual Blood Drive

Posted on June 19, 2018 in: General News

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 t...

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Shepherd’s Meal

Posted on June 19, 2018 in: General News

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 y...

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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, ham...

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Join Our Summer Choir!

Posted on May 24, 2018 in: General News

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 ...

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You’re Invited

Posted on May 08, 2018 in: General News

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 ...

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Safe Harbor

Posted on May 08, 2018 in: General News

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,...

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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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2018 Confirmation Class

Posted on April 25, 2018 in: General News

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 possib...

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Mass & a Movie

Posted on April 25, 2018 in: General News

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...

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Catechists Wanted

Posted on April 25, 2018 in: General News

 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 ch...

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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 educ...

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Great Opportunity

Posted on April 04, 2018 in: General News

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 sess...

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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...

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Easter Egg Hunt

Posted on March 20, 2018 in: General News

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...

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DIID Drive

Posted on March 20, 2018 in: General News

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 ...

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Women of Grace

Posted on March 20, 2018 in: General News

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 pl...

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Eucharistic Adoration

Posted on February 21, 2018 in: General News

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 a...

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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 Tow...

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March's Mass & Movie

Posted on February 21, 2018 in: General News

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...

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Help Bring Back Vacation Bible Camp

Posted on February 21, 2018 in: General News

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 Storie...

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Easter Egg Hunt Volunteers Needed

Posted on February 21, 2018 in: General News

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 cont...

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Join the Children’s Easter Choir!

Posted on February 21, 2018 in: General News

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.  Plea...

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Lenten Family Dinner

Posted on February 14, 2018 in: General News

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 ...

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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 S...

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Parish Mission

Posted on February 01, 2018 in: General News

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 L...

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Baby Shower Gifts Due This Weekend

Posted on February 01, 2018 in: General News

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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Mardi Gras Dinner Dance

Posted on January 18, 2018 in: General News

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 &q...

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Shepherd’s Meal

Posted on January 18, 2018 in: General News

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 specif...

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Blood Drive

Posted on January 18, 2018 in: General News

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 tra...

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Mass and a Movie

Posted on January 04, 2018 in: General News

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 dis...

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Music Ministry Concert

Posted on January 04, 2018 in: General News

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 musi...

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5th Annual Comedy Show

Posted on December 06, 2017 in: General News

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   rhnidj...

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Shepherd’s Meal

Posted on December 06, 2017 in: General News

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 ...

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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. &n...

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Starfish Christmas Food Collection

Posted on November 29, 2017 in: General News

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 a...

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Jesse Tree

Posted on November 16, 2017 in: General News

  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 wra...

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Handmade Christmas Gifts

Posted on November 16, 2017 in: General News

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 ...

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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 o...

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Mass and a Movie

Posted on November 01, 2017 in: General News

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 c...

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World Day of the Poor

Posted on November 01, 2017 in: General News

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 t...

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Annual Bake Sale

Posted on November 01, 2017 in: General News

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 ...

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Veteran’s Collection

Posted on November 01, 2017 in: General News

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...

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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...

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Starfish Food Pantry Collection

Posted on October 03, 2017 in: General News

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 &quo...

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Bishop Barron's, "David the King"

Posted on September 07, 2017 in: General News

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 Chur...

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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.  Ticket...

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Blood Drive

Posted on July 19, 2017 in: General News

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 tra...

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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@...

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Starfish Food Collection

Posted on July 03, 2017 in: General News

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 "Us...

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Rosarian Gift Shop

Posted on June 22, 2017 in: General News

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, Step...

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Mass and a Movie

Posted on June 22, 2017 in: General News

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 ...

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Life in the Spirit Seminar

Posted on April 27, 2017 in: General News

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 C...

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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 ...

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St. Joseph by the Sea Retreat

Posted on April 27, 2017 in: General News

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 loc...

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Pierogi Pick Up Reminder

Posted on March 30, 2017 in: General News

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

Posted on March 15, 2017 in: General News

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 Cleanu...

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Living Stations of the Cross

Posted on March 15, 2017 in: General News

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 So...

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Scholarship Opportunity

Posted on February 02, 2017 in: General News

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 ...

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Baby Shower

Posted on February 02, 2017 in: General News

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 in...

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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, Hunter...

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Semi-Annual Blood Drive

Posted on February 02, 2017 in: General News

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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Mass of the Anointing of the Sick

Posted on February 02, 2017 in: General News

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 ill...

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2016 Contribution Statement

Posted on January 12, 2017 in: General News

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...

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Rosarian Gift Shop

Posted on January 12, 2017 in: General News

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, rosa...

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Acquire the Fire

Posted on January 12, 2017 in: General News

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 ...

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Music Ministry Concert

Posted on January 12, 2017 in: General News

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 O...

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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 ...

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Advent Penance Service

Posted on December 14, 2016 in: General News

There will be an Advent Penance Service on Tuesday, December 20 at 7:00 pm. in the Church.  

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Christmas Schedule

Posted on December 06, 2016 in: General News

Christmas Mass Schedule ~ Christmas Eve: 4:30, 7:00 & 10:30 pm Christmas Day: 9:30 & 11:00 am  

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Charismatic Mass

Posted on November 16, 2016 in: General News

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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Knights of Columbus Open House

Posted on November 16, 2016 in: General News

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 look...

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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 ...

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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, incl...

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Shepherd’s Meal

Posted on November 16, 2016 in: General News

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 speci...

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Please Help!

Posted on October 25, 2016 in: General News

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 we...

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The Purse Project

Posted on October 25, 2016 in: General News

"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 thin...

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Acquire the Fire

Posted on October 11, 2016 in: General News

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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Shepherd’s Meal

Posted on October 11, 2016 in: General News

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 specif...

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Acquire the Fire

Posted on September 13, 2016 in: General News

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 wit...

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OLL Pre-Cana Ministry

Posted on September 13, 2016 in: General News

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 Adjus...

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Do You Love Decorating?

Posted on September 13, 2016 in: General News

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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Shepherd’s Meal

Posted on September 13, 2016 in: General News

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 spec...

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The Death of a Loved One …

Posted on September 13, 2016 in: General News

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 Tow...

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A Tribute to Sinatra

Posted on August 31, 2016 in: General News

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: ...

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Adult Choir

Posted on July 27, 2016 in: General News

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 ...

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Mother's Day Breakfast

Posted on April 26, 2016 in: General News

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...

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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 on...

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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 i...

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Scholarship Announcement

Posted on December 10, 2014 in: General News

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...

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