WELCOME

Parish Registration

PARISH SERVICES

Parish Office

SACRAMENTS

Baptism
Matrimony
Pastoral Care of the Sick
Confirmation, First Communion, First Penance

PARISH REGISTRATION



Our Lady of Lourdes has a wonderful process, an Evening of Welcome, by which new parishioners and their families are welcomed into the parish. Our Evening of Welcome is held on the first Thursday of the month,several times each year.
You will meet other new families as well as learn about all the ministries at Our Lady of Lourdes.
At the end of the month, The Knights of Columbus offer a breakfast buffet, free to the newly registered families.
If interested, please call the parish office to preregister for an Evening of Welcome.




PARISH OFFICE

9:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Thursday

9:00 am to 1:00 pm Friday

PARISH STAFF

Parish Office: (908) 534-2319 / Fax: (908) 534-5670

Rev. Leonard F.A. Rusay
Pastor
ext. 11
pastor@ollwhs.org

Rev. Joseph H. Murphy
Weekend Assistant

Rev. Mr. Charles Paolino
Deacon

Rev. Mr. Al Adolfo
Deacon

Mrs. Joline Frank
Pastoral Assistant
ext. 12
pastoralassociate@ollwhs.org

Ms. Madeline Fisher
Receptionist
ext. 21
receptionist@ollwhs.org

Mrs. Liz Systo
Parish Catechetical Leader
ext. 17
faithformation@ollwhs.org

Mrs. Nina Forestiere
Sacramental Coordinator
ext. 20
sacraments@ollwhs.org

Mr. Jim Cole
Director of Liturgical Music
ext. 19
music@ollwhs.org

Miss Megan Schuster
Youth Ministry Coordinator
ext. 16
youth@ollwhs.org

Mrs. Doreen Budris-Kovacs
Pastoral Administrative Assistant
ext. 13
parishadmin@ollwhs.org

Mrs. Christine DeLessio
Pastoral Finance & Business Assistant
ext. 14
finance@ollwhs.org

Ms. Margaret Sanguiliano
Religious Education Secretary
ext. 18



Ms. Bridget Hackman
Bulletin Coordinator
ext. 15
bulletin@ollwhs.org

Mr. Colman Connolly
Maintenance Supervisor

Mrs. Vincenza Martoccia
Mrs. Rose Spinelli
Housekeeper




BAPTISM

A child being presented to the Church for baptism needs to have at least one parent actively practicing the Catholic faith. The Rite of Baptism is normally celebrated on the first and third Sunday of the month except during Lent. Parents are required to attend the Preparation Session which is possible even before the birth of the child. Arrangements for the baptismal date are made at the time of the session. Preparation Sessions are conducted every other month.

Please call the parish office to pre-register for the session.




MATRIMONY

Specific times are set for the celebration of marriage on Saturday or on Friday evenings. Weddings during Advent and Lent are discouraged. To allow the couple and priest ample time for preparation, one year reservation of a date is necessary. Catholics contemplating marriage should be practicing their faith. Call the parish office to set up an appointment with Fr. Len.




PASTORAL CARE OF THE SICK

The Sacraments of the Holy Eucharist and of the Anointing of the Sick are available to our parish sick and shut-ins upon request. Please do not delay requesting Anointing of the Sick for your terminally ill loved ones. Parish Eucharistic Ministers administer Holy Communion to Catholics at Hunterdon Medical Center each Wednesday. Parishioners in other hospitals need to inform the parish of their admittance to that hospital.




CONFIRMATION, FIRST EUCHARIST, FIRST RECONCILIATION

Though immediate preparation is given to children before receiving these sacraments, children are expected to receive a Christian upbringing in their family life, to regularly worship at Sunday Mass, and to receive on-going religious education.