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100th Anniversary

As many of you know, Our Lady of Lourdes is celebrating the 100th Anniversary of our parish with events and celebrations planned for the next year. Culmination of the celebration will take place in June, 2023. OLL began serving Catholics in this area in 1923. We hope to celebrate these last 100 years with many activities and events to honor those who came before us.  Everyone is most welcome to join one or several committees. We especially extend this to the youth of the parish! This is a project that will require many hands. Please look over the information below. Decide where you would like to volunteer your time and talents, and contact the chairperson. Looking forward to a great number of interested people!  Visit the 100th Anniversary page on our website for further details. 


This week is the last chance to take advantage of participating in the picture directory.

Please visit www.UCDIR.com to register for an appointment. Available dates are November 30, December 1 through 3. Church code is NJ158 and the password is photos.  On the website you see suggestions for dress, what to expect on the day of photography, how to cancel and reschedule appointments, etc. Everyone who is photographed will receive a complimentary 8 X 10 portrait and new parish directory. Additional portraits will be available for purchase. 


Memorial Pavers

There will be 14 new pavers installed shortly. Stop by the Memorial Garden and check them out. The next batch will be installed in the Spring. Please get your orders in ASAP.  We'd like to have as many as possible done  before the 100th anniversary closing mass on Sunday, June 4 2023. For orders, place your order on the attached form here

. Contact Dottie Dargis 908-313-5513 (please leave a message) or Doreen at the church office, 908-534-2319 X 13.


100th Anniversary 2023 Events 

Music Ministry Concert
Sunday January 29, 3:30 pm
A concert of sacred music under the direction of James Cole.
 
Fellowship Sunday
Saturday, February 19 after 5:30 pm Mass - hosted by Knights of Columbus
Sunday, April 23 after 8:30 am Mass - hosted by Women of Grace 
                           after 10:30 am Mass - hosted by Prayer Group 

Our Lady of Lourdes Feast Day
Sunday, February 12, 10:30 am  
 
Lenten Mission
Sunday, March 19 afternoon: guest speaker Pat Stevens, followed by light supper
Monday, March 20, evening: guest speaker Gene Zannetti
 
Polish Mass 
Tuesday, March 21, 7 pm
 
Church Basement Speakeasy 
Saturday, April 22, 6:30 pm
Light supper with a jazz ensemble performing music from the 20s to the end of the 20th century
Hosted by the Anniversary Committee and the Knights of Columbus
 
Anniversary Gala: Dinner Dance
Friday, June 2, 6:30 pm; Stanton Ridge Golf & Country Club
 
100th Anniversary Mass Celebration
Sunday, June 4, 12 noon mass with the Bishop
Followed by a church picnic
 
Anniversary Finale 

Nine-day trip to Iceland: June 28 through July 6