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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 need answers to many of your questions. HELP is available. You do not need to give your name at any of the following numbers:  SAFE in Hunterdon 24-Hour Hotline: 788-4044, Office 788-7666 or www.safeinhunterdon. Victim Services: Hunterdon County Prosecutors Office, 788-1403 National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799...

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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 parishioner, Ed Eisenberg, from New True North Coaching will be presenting Retirement Planning: The Other Side, on Thursday, October 17 at 7:00 pm in Old Church Hall.  After working for several decades in large multi-national corporations, Ed accepted an early retirement offer and is on a mission to widely share his experience and ...

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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 Captains or First Mates.  Tweens are perfect to assist the Captains as First Mates.  Please email noahsark@ollwhs.org with any questions or to join the crew.  

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Noah’s Ark

Posted on October 03, 2019 in: General News

Noah’s Ark sets sail during the 11:00 am Mass.  This program is suited for children ages 3 to 7, who have not received First Communion, to join us. Parents and/or grandparents are invited on our first voyage.  Children will hear one of God’s stories every week and create a poster of what we have learned.  We hope your children and grandchildren will be able to join us on our voyage. Please board the ark every Sunday in Classroom 10, beginning at 10:45 am.  We will return with the children to the Noah’s Ark reserved pews during the collection.     

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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 begin the planning stages.  

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Love Me Do...The Beatles Tribute

Posted on October 03, 2019 in: General News

Saturday, October 19 The show begins at 8:00 pm and the doors open at 6:30 pm. $45 per person Includes ~ Show ~ Dinner & Dessert ~ Beer & Wine For tickets contact: Tom at 217-4330/tomdiquollo@aol.com or Roman at 256-9760/rhnidj@gmail.com Brought to You by The Knights of Columbus  

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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 inform her of the specific dish you will be preparing or if you intend to serve.  Thank you for your continued support!  

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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 means by which offenders commit abuse, and five empowerment steps one can use to prevent child sexual abuse. Christine DeLessio, our parish Safe Environment Coordinator, will present this program on Thursday, October 10 at 6:30 pm in Old Church Hall.  Registration is required and can be found on the homepage of www.ollw...

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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 crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics cover...

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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 becomes their swan song - a grueling theatre tour of post-war Britain. One critic wrote, “Stan & Ollie pays tribute to a pair of beloved entertainers with an affectionate look behind the scenes -- and a moving look at the burdens and blessings of a creative bond.  Don’t forget to...Stay for the discussion f...

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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 billionaire (Bryan Cranston).  Stay for the discussion following the movie and don’t forget to bring your lunch or a snack.  

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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 Day. … Faith Formation classes begin Monday, September 9 and Tuesday, September 10. … Mark Your Calendar! Parish Welcome Home BBQ hosted by the Knights of Columbus on Sunday, September 15 following the 11:00 am Mass. Details to follow. …    

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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 for more information and to volunteer.  Thank you.    

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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 supply.  “We know that when we sound the alarm and ask for help, generous folks step up to host blood drives and blood donors’ find the time to donate!” said Andrea Cefarelli, Senior Executive Director of Recruitment & Marketing for New York Blood Center.  Please donate blood at our semi-annual Blo...

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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 together towards a special place, praying as we go and supporting one another as we face the challenges along the way. Isn't there someone in your life whom you care enough about to invite to join us in our pilgrimage?   An invitation to come and hear more about the Catholic faith is not a pressure to come and join...

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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 if you are intending to serve.  Thank you for your continued support!  

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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?  Let Fr. Len know by calling 534-2319 x 11.  If there is a large enough response, plans will be made.  

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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 want more information? Email Jim Cole at music@ollwhs.org.  

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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 lunch are provided.  Pentecost Sunday, June 9 we begin at 1:00 pm and conclude with Mass at 5:30 pm; mid-afternoon lunch provided.  Both days we will meet in in Old Church Hall.  God loves you.  He wants to touch and heal you.....come and witness the power of the Holy Spirit.  The seminar will be con...

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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 Health guidelines for healthy eating, low-salt, low-fat, low-sugar, and whole grain items would be appreciated.  Please do not donate food items beyond their "Use by" date. Thank you for your continued generosity.  

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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 with the Hunterdon County Partnership for Health guidelines for healthy eating, low-salt, low-fat, low-sugar and whole grain items would be appreciated.  Please do not donate food items beyond their "Use by" date. Thank you for your continued generosity.    

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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 Prayer; 3:00 pm ~ The Passion of the Lord; 7:00 pm ~ Living Way of the Cross Holy Saturday ~ 9:00 am ~ Morning Prayer Easter Easter Vigil, April 20 ~ 8:00 pm with Easter Breakfast to follow; Easter Sunday, April 21 ~ 7:45, 9:30 & 11:15 am  

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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 for this scholarship award.  All applications must be submitted by Monday, April 22, for consideration.  The scholarship recipients will be announced at the conclusion of the 11:00 am Mass on May 19.  For additional information on the Knights of Columbus scholarship, contact Bill Quinn at 458-2898 or wquinn0888...

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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 9:00 am and 12:00 noon.  Order forms are available on our Parish Website Homepage.  Proceeds will help benefit our annual Scholarship fund.  

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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 crisis, a High Court judge must decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for a teen with cancer despite his family's refusal to accept medical treatment for religious reasons. Remember to bring your lunch and to stay for the discussion.  

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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, Sacrifice and Real Presence. This spiritual study will give you a deeper understanding of the precious gift of Christ’s body, blood, soul and divinity that you can receive at each and every Mass. On Tuesday, March 12 at 10:00 am in Old Church Hall, our parish will begin the Eucharist program.  To find out more informati...

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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 submissions must be received by April 1. Any questions, please contact Mary Jean DiRoberto at 534-4847 or mjdiro@eclipse.net.   Scholarship Application  

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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 faith to the youth of our parish, grades 3 through 6, in a fun, informative, camp-like environment.  No experience necessary.  Lesson Plan, training, and support provided.  Thank you for your consideration.  Contact Nina Forestiere at faithformation@ollwhs.org ...

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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 Old Church Hall.  This program is available to children entering grades 3 through 6 in the fall.  Attendance by one parent is mandatory for any family wanting their child to participate.  The Summer Program will be June 23-28 and July 1- 3.  Class schedule/tim...

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Box Tops for Education

Posted on February 14, 2019 in: General News

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 www.btfe.com or you can email me at nadiasartin@gmail.com with any questions. Whitehouse School thanks you for your participation!    

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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 of conversion refreshingly fruitful.  Daily Devotions for Lent 2019 offers soul-searching direction and challenges you to stay focused on the disciplines of Lent: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Popular columnist and preacher at OLL Deacon Charles Paolino, managing editor at...

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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 products.  In keeping with the Hunterdon County Partnership for Health guidelines for healthy eating, low-salt, low-fat, low-sugar, and whole grain items would be appreciated.  Please do not donate food items beyond their "Use by" date. Thank you for your continued generosity.  

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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?"   Performing hits from the '50s '60s & '70s! For information and reservations call or email Roman Hnidj; 908-256-9760    or  romanhnidj@verizon.net Tom DiQuollo  908-217-4330  or  tomdiquollo@aol.com  

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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 illness, preparing to undergo surgery, or experiencing weakness associated with advanced years, you are invited to participate in this celebration with fellow parishioners.  Please arrive by 10:45 am. As you enter the Church, volunteers will greet you and pin an “Our Lady of Lourdes” medal on you, which will identif...

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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 February 24.  Thank you very much for your support for the Respect Life Ministries. For more information, contact Bob Keeling at BobKeelingfdd@embarqmail.com or 236-9648.  

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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 there will be prizes!  Small snacks and drinks will be available for sale.   Please note this is a fundraiser for our OLL Youth Group, the DOG Squad, and all proceeds will go to the Youth Group. ALL OLL Parishioners, their families, and friends are invited.  If you just want a fun night out, come and watch! ...

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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 is beautiful, but to everyone else, it is quite lousy. Her husband goes to extreme lengths to make sure his wife never finds out how awful she truly is. When Florence announces her plans for a concert at Carnegie Hall, her husband soon realizes that he's facing his greatest challenge! Feel free to bring your lunch or a s...

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Lighting Hearts on Fire

Posted on December 20, 2018 in: General News

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 consecration is to invoke her aid for our diocese so that we can be spiritually renewed and equipped to live out our call to evangelize more faithfully. For more info: www.LightingHeartsOnFire.com.  

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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 winners will also be selected, and their artwork will appear as the official Christmas card of the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies, Reverend Andrew Small, OMI. Contact the Faith Formation Office for the official rules and submission form or click the link on the homepa...

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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.  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.  Thank you for your continued support!  

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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 inspiration and his vivid imagination to bring Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and other classic characters to life in "A Christmas Carol," forever changing the holiday season into the celebration known today.  Join us for this inspiring true story!  

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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 experience (this) large support (in our lives) provided by faith (and our) personal and intimate dialogue with the (Lord in the Eucharist).” Pope Francis.   For information or any questions, please contact Sue Mobley at 797-3517.    

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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 (wrapped and possibly dog themed?) and 2 and a half dozen cookies (Nut Free). A Prize will be Rewarded to the Person Wearing the Ugliest Christmas Sweater!  

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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 & Information, Contact: Roman at 256-9760 or romanhnidj@verizon.net                                                   Tom DiQuollo at 217-4330 or tomdiquollo@aol.com  

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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 to volunteer.  Put “Caroler” in the subject of your email.  Hope to see you there!  

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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 specific dish you will be preparing or if you are intending to serve.  Thank you for your continued support!  

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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 gift is for a specific person and is delivered on the above date.  Any gifts brought after this deadline cannot be guaranteed delivery to the recipient.  

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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 Sports and Ice Cream Social Sunday, November 18 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm we will play games inside and out, then enjoy an Ice Cream Sundae Bar (in Old Church Hall)!  Dress Warmly!  

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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, where there are few ways to generate income. Donate shoes the weekend of November 17 and 18 in the box located in the Narthex of our Church. Contact weingart20215261@student.nhvweb.net with any questions.  

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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.   5:00 pm Sort and pack fresh food.   5:30 pm Deliver food to those unable to pick up. Assist those picking up food.  

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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 Christmas cards.  All proceeds benefit the Rosary Altar Society Scholarships.  Please support this worthy cause!   

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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 and food as we share good times, support each other and tackle the teen years together!  Moonlight Sports, Trivia, and Ice Cream Social Sunday, November 18 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm we will play games inside and out, then enjoy an Ice Cream Sundae Bar (in Old Church Hall)! Dress warm!  

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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 for the mailing list, email Susan at acquirethefire@ollwhs.org. Let us know you are attending at the Satellite Office!  

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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 story instantly becomes a global sensation complete with fame and celebrity; however, the fairy-tale reunion sets in motion a series of events that unearth an unimaginable secret -- a secret with radical repercussions for us all.  

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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 this special Liturgy in which we pray for all the faithfully departed. Anne Sullivan, Bruce Kurilla, Peter J. Digricoli, Robert John Motz, Jean Papa, Wanda Szatynski, Dorothy Curry, Leo Dembeski, John Baran, Tess E. Bush, Kenneth Wilshaw, Michael J. Sputanik, Leonard Acken, Julie Pansari, John Keida, Jean Toth, John Kenn...

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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 Partnership for Health guidelines for healthy eating, low-salt, low-fat, low-sugar, and whole grain items would be appreciated.  Please do not donate food items beyond their "Use by" date. Thank you for your continued generosity!  

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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 more information and tickets contact: Tom DiQuollo 217-4330 or Roman Hnidj 256-9760.  

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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 and intimate encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ.  See how the Mass brings us out of the fallen world and into the heavenly realm, how it resonates with a call from God and a response from his people, the Church, and, most importantly, how we are intimately joined with the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divini...

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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 loss.   “Pathways Towards Peace,” a bereavement group, is designed to help the participants, within a welcoming and non-threatening framework, deal with the sometimes complicated feelings that are part of the grieving process.  The eight-session series begins on Thursday evening, September 27 at 7:00 p...

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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 inform her of the specific dish you will be preparing or if you intend to serve.  Thank you for your continued support!  

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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 tradition other than Catholic.  ~ Those baptized Catholic as infants who have been inactive since that time and have not received the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation. If you or you know of someone who might be pondering about their faith, RCIA is a wonderful starting point.  We begin in September.  If you ...

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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 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 intend to serve.  Thank you for your continued support!  

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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 “Word to Life” heard on Sirius XM 129 The Catholic Channel. Suggested free will offering: $5.00  

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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.  Popcorn will be provided by the Knights of Columbus.  In case of rain, we will move the showing to  Community Hall.  Start time will be at 8:00 pm.  Mark your calendar and plan on joining us for an evening of family fun!  

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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 experience (this) large support (in our lives) provided by faith (and our) personal and intimate dialogue with the (Lord in the Eucharist).” Pope Francis.   For information or any questions, please contact Sue Mobley at 797-3517.      

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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 the gift of life!    

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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 you will be preparing or if you are intending to serve.  Thank you for your continued support!    

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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 Hunterdon County Partnership for Health guidelines for healthy eating suggest you purchase low-salt, low-fat, low-sugar, and whole grain items.  Please do not donate food items beyond their "Use by" date.  Thank you for your continued generosity!       ...

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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 more information? Email Jim Cole at music@ollwhs.org.  

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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 will be Bishop James F. Checchio. Refreshments will be served after Mass.  For more information: Vocations@diometuchen.org / 732-562-2457 / www.diometuchen.org/vocations.  

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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, and very recently, in our community.  We are hosting this event at the Historic Courthouse on Main Street in Flemington, May 19 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm.  The event will feature original and contemporary songs performed by students and local musicians, speakers, interactive activities, and referral information of mental ...

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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 possible.   

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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 that became a worldwide sensation.  Don’t forget your lunch or snack!  

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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 children, and an open mind and heart. We will train you. Catechists are wanted for all grades. Classes are held on Mondays or Tuesdays in the afternoons for the younger children and in the evenings for the older children. Please consider volunteering. Contact Nina at faithformation@ollwhs.org.  

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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 parish families.  We are always looking for ways to grow and improve.  Your input is crucial to this goal.  If you are interested in this alternate schedule please click on the “Inquiry” link on the homepage.    

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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 session fee plus package fee.  Contact the Faith Formation Office for more information, faithformation@ollwhs.org.  

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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 eating, low-salt, low-fat, low-sugar and whole grain items would be appreciated.  Please do not donate food items beyond their "Use by" date. Thank you for your continued generosity!  

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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 to grades 5 and under.  Registration is required and can be accessed on the Parish website, www.ollwhs.org.    

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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 of life for those in our community with intellectual disabilities .Last year, with your support, the Knights channeled these donations to local programs, like the Arc of Hunterdon County and the Midland School.  Thank you in advance for your continued generosity.  

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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 plus the cost of the book. Contact Rosemarie at 917-2247 or rosemariedegeorge@comcast.net.  

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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 all experience (this) large support (in our lives) provided by faith (and our) personal and intimate dialogue with the (Lord in the Eucharist).” Pope Francis.   For information or any questions, please contact Sue Mobley at 797-3517.    

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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, is designed to help the participants, within a welcoming and non-threatening framework, deal with the sometimes complicated feelings that are part of the grieving process.  The eight-session series begins on Thursday evening, March 15 at 7:00 pm in the Parish Library.  Please con...

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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 bring your lunch or a snack!  

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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 Stories, Skits & Songs, Kid Vid Videos, a Nurse, Crafts, Decoration/Props and more.  We can only make this happen if we get the adult volunteers needed!   

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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 contact Nina Forestiere atfaithformation@ollwhs.org  

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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.  Please confirm your child’s participation by emailing Jim Cole at music@ollwhs.org. Provide your name and phone number, your child’s name, age, and grade.    

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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 3. Broiled Shrimp Skewers over Rice 4. Chicken Tenders with Tator Tots (children only)   Salad and bread will be served at your table.  Soda, coffee, tea, and water will be provided. Reservations can be made at the Satellite Office following all Masses or by clicking the Lenten Fish Dinner Link.  Indic...

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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.  Class schedule and time, curriculum, registration, family requirements, and volunteering will be reviewed in detail. Contact Nina Forestiere with any questions  at faithformation@ollwhs.org or 534-2319 x 17.  

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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 Lady of Lourdes after offering his Luke Live! program last year.    

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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 "Who Are You Guys?" Masks and beads will be provided.  For information and reservations call or email: Roman Hnidj 256-9760/romanhnidj@verizon.net or Tom DiQuollo 217-4330/tomdiquollo@aol.com.    

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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 specific dish you will be preparing or if you are intending to serve.  Thank you for your continued support!  

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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 tragedies and snow storms have significantly diminished our blood supply! It is imperative to always have an adequately stocked blood supply to respond when communities are faced with patient traumas or other events that require life-saving blood products. Donate blood at our semi-annual Blood Drive on Sunday, February 11 from 8...

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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 discussion to follow.  Remember to bring your lunch and snacks.

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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 music from across the liturgical year.  There will be a free-will offering to benefit the Music Ministry, and light refreshments after the concert. For more information, call (908) 534-2319.

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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   rhnidj70@gmail.com Tom Diquollo 908-217-4330   tomdiquollo@aol.com  

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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 you will be preparing or if you are intending to serve.  Thank you for your continued support!  

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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 food to those unable to pick up. Assist those picking up food.  

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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 and turkeys, will also be accepted at this time but please put them in a separate bag. In keeping with the Hunterdon County Partnership for Health guidelines for healthy eating, low-salt, low-fat, low sugar and whole grain items would be appreciated.  Please do not donate food items beyond their "Use by" ...

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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 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(s) to church on or before noon on Sunday, December 10, when the gifts will sorted and distributed.  Any gifts brought after this deadline cannot be guaranteed delivery...

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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 $12 to sponsor a wreath to be made for one of the 28 families receiving this gift.  Your donation will go toward the supplies need to make the wreaths and cards.  Please make checks payable to Our Lady of Lourdes note “Wreath Sponsor” in the Memo line.  Send your check or cash to the Faith Fo...

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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 the Church. We’ll have a brush-up rehearsal Thursday, January 25, 4:45-5:30 pm for the concert.    Please email Jim Cole at music@ollwhs.org if you are interested or have any questions.  

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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 confront the unimaginable; consoling their two young children, vacating the home she painstakingly restored, and planning her husband's funeral. Jackie quickly realizes that the next seven days will determine how history will define her husband's legacy - and how she herself will be remembered.  Feel free to ...

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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 the Poor on Sunday, November 19 at 5:00 pm at St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral in Metuchen. This will be an occasion for our community to reflect on how poverty is at the heart of the Gospel and an opportunity for those who work to aid, care for and comfort those in greatest need to be affirmed, inspired and sent forth with a ...

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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 supplies and Christmas cards from our Gift Shop. Proceeds will benefit our scholarship fund. Please support this worthy cause. If you have any questions, please contact Anne Parsons, 534-4281.  

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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 hats, scarves, and socks are greatly appreciated! Soap, Shampoo, Deodorant, Shaving Cream, Moisturizer, Sunscreen, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, and Lip Balm.  For the Ladies: Cosmetics, Hair Brushes, and Hair Accessories.   Any questions, please contact Aurora Gilliam at 892-8725 or afbgilliam@comcast.net...

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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 provided) and would like to be part of this great ministry, contact Paula Fasano at bapgarment@ollwhs.org.  If you do not use email, contact Bridget at 534-2319 x 14.  

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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 "Use by" date. Thank you for your continued generosity.  

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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 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 show with dinner, beer, wine, and dessert.  For more information and tickets: Tom DiQuollo 217-4330, Roman Hnidj 256-9760 or visit: ollwhs.org and click the link for Knights of Columbus’ Dinner Show.  

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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 tragedies are reminders that it is imperative to always have an adequately stocked blood supply to respond when communities are faced with patient traumas or other events that require life-saving blood products. Donate blood at our semi-annual Blood Drive on Sunday, August 20 from 7:45 am to 2:00 pm in Community Hall.  If y...

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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 the specific dish you will be preparing or if you are intending to serve.   Thank you for your continued support!  

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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 "Use by" date.  Thank you for your continued generosity!  

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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, Stephanie Stevens. Books include the history of Round Valley Reservoir, titled Beneath These Waters,  First 300 years of Hunterdon County, All Roads Lead to Pittstown and several more.  Keep in mind the gift shop carries gifts for many occasions,  along with many different Saint medals, rosaries, a...

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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 if you are intending to serve.   Thank you for your continued support!  

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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 Catholic Charismatic Prayer Group.  Call Fran Zangara at 534-9068 for registration and further information.  

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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, lunch, dinner and refreshments. Prizes: Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive, Pot of Gold & Win a 2017 Mercedes with Hole-in-One from Mercedes-Benz of  Flemington. Offered again this year is a Silent Auction sponsored by Pelican Ski and Swim Shop. Looking forward to seeing al...

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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 located in Mantoloking on the beach.  Get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy the quiet, solitude and peaceful atmosphere of the ocean.  Our presenter will be Fr. Tom Iwanowski who writes Looking to Sunday, a weekly reflection on the Sunday readings.  Explore Looking to Sunday on our website.&n...

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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 Cleanup at Spruce Run Reservoir on Saturday, April 22 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.  For more information and to join our Listserv, please email Susan at acquirethefire@ollwhs.org.  

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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 Soldiers (male), Joseph of Arimathea (male), John the Beloved Apostle (male), and Spotlight (male or female).  A rehearsal will be held on Saturday, April 8 at 12:00 Noon.  Please contact Christine at finance@ollwhs.org to volunteer.  

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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 forms here.  Eligible candidates may apply for both organizational scholarships.  All applications must be completed by Sunday, April 2, for consideration.  The scholarship recipients will be announced at the conclusion of the 11:00 am Mass on May 21.  For additional information on the Rosary Altar ...

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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 information contact Bob Keeling at  bobkeelingfdd@embarqmail.com or 812-1070.    

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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 the Shannon Daley Fund. This event will feature a choice of three entrees, Prime Rib of Beef, Salmon, or Chicken. Dinner will also include a selection of wines and beers, coffee, and dessert. A wide variety of music, suitable for dining and dancing, will be provided by a professional DJ....

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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 illness, preparing to undergo surgery, or experiencing weakness associated with advanced years, you are invited to participate in this celebration with fellow parishioners.  Please arrive by 10:45 am. As you enter the Church, volunteers will greet you and pin an “Our Lady of Lourdes” medal on you, which will identi...

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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 Statement   Name:   _________________________________________________     _________________________________________________      

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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, rosaries, and military medals available.  If you have any needs at any other time, please contact Ruth Stieh for an appointment at 534-4039 or rastieh@gmail.com.  

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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 if you are intending to serve.   Thank you for your continued support!  

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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 Orchestra will perform a program of music from across the liturgical year. Included will be music by Randall Thompson, John Rutter, Gabriel Fauré, Antonio Vivaldi and Felix Mendelssohn. There will be a free-will offering to benefit the Music Ministry and light refreshments after the concert.  For more information, call&nb...

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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 and has appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Comedy Central, and on various Cruise Ships.    Leighanne Lord, who performed at the Knights 1st Comedy Night in 2014,  is smart and engaging with topics including current events, family, marriage, and more.  She has ...

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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 looking forward to meeting you and would like to thank you in advance.  For additional information, contact William Fitzsimmons at  wgfitzsimmons@gmail.com.    

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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. · Assist those picking up food.

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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 accepted at this time but please put them in a separate plastic bag. Please do not donate food items beyond their "Use by" date.  Thank you for your continued generosity.  

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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 specific dish you will be preparing or if you are intending to serve.   Thank you for your continued support!  

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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 welcomed.  Please place all items in the Narthex, in the box marked ‘Christmas Gift Supplies,’ this weekend.  Thank you for your continued support! 12” green Styrofoam Cones, 1/2” ribbon (red and green Christmas Themed) & Ball Point Pins

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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 thinking of them and care about them. We’ve seen the difference having a new purse makes for women who can't afford one, and we want to keep spreading that message of love. Purses are NOT NEEDED! Small toiletry items and gift cards are desperately needed.   Please drop off your donations in the Narthex,...

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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 specific dish you will be preparing or if you are intending to serve.   Thank you for your continued support!    

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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 with more information and to answer any questions.  To join the list serve, please email Susan at acquirethefire@ollwhs.org.  

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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 Adjustments in marriage. We share our experiences as married couples with the engaged couples to help them on their journey toward matrimony. If you are interested in learning more about this dynamic ministry please email me at vergona@embarqmail.com or call Barbara Vergona at 908-534-8942.   

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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 specific dish you will be preparing or if you are intending to serve.   Thank you for your continued support!    

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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 Towards Peace,” a bereavement group, is designed to help the participants, within a welcoming and non-threatening framework, deal with the sometimes complicated feelings that are part of the grieving process.  The eight-session series begins on Thursday evening, September 29 at 7:00 pm. in the Parish Library.  Pleas...

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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: Call Roman Hnidj at 908.256.9760 or Tom Diquollo 908.217.4330         Purchase your tickets on EVENTBRITE:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/frank-sinatra-tribute-dinner-and-show-tickets-26397023207 www.kevin-j-gray.com  

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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 lasting friendships. You do not have to be able to read music. If you can carry a tune, and have a willingness to learn, then you have what it takes! Interested? Or want more information? Email Jim Cole at music@ollwhs.org.  

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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, bacon, fruit, beverages, and more. We look forward to seeing you there! Pay at the door. Questions? Contact Roman at 256-9760 or romanhnidj@verizon.net.    

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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, Margie Duprey has not only been listening to the stories of those who grieve, but has helped many to find a path back to peace and joy in their lives.  She has been working in this ministry for the past fourteen years and was very instrumental in the development of our current program,...

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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 for your continued support!  

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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 must be completed by April 1, 2015. The scholarship recipients will be announced at the conclusion of the 11:00 Mass on May 17, 2015.For additional information:Rosary Altar Society scholarship contact Mary Thalacker at mary.thalacker@gmail.com; Knights of Columbus scholarship contact Bill Murphy at wkmurphy@att.n...

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