With gratitude and praise, we hasten to the manger of Bethlehem. Like shepherds and magi, we gaze in awe, and open our hearts.
At Bethlehem, there is hope, a Child's destiny to redeem all! There is peace, angels' songs of peace for all humanity! There is love, God's unbounded love for us !
At Bethlehem, there is Jesus, Mary and Joseph the First Family of the Church. At this time, we confide to them all the ponderings of our hearts, our joys and sorrows, our contentment and anxieties, our yearnings and hopes. We ask them to bear our hearts and prayers to the ears and heart of God.
A blessed and hppy Christmas and New Year! May God bless our world with His peace, your families with his hope and your hearts with His love!
Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Monday, December 22, 2014 - 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Vigil of Christmas, Wednesday, December 24 - 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM
Mass at Midnight - preceded by Carols at 11:30 PM
Masses on Christmas Day: 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 AM
elcome to the On Line portion of the Parish Community of Our Lady of Lourdes in Mountainside, NJ. It is our hope that the information you gather from these pages will enable you to know better who we are as a parish community and how we work to proclaim the Lord Jesus in our midst.
Whether you are a member of our community since its beginning in 1958, someone new to our community, or someone just surfing the net, we welcome you to come and see how we live the gospel message. Look through these pages and contact us if you need more information. Or better still, come by and say hello!
Parish Mission Statement
Our Lady of Lourdes Church, founded in 1958 is an integral part of the Mountainside community.
As a parish we strive to:
- form one family in Christ embracing our various backgrounds and differences;
- unify and strengthen our parish bonds through our faith, supported by the Eucharist as well as Spiritual, Educational, Service and Social Ministries;
- evangelize and minister to the needs of God's people under the patronage of Our Lady of Lourdes, reflecting the greater Church's efforts to promote love of God and love of neighbor - through our faith and works.
Throughout this journey, we strive to become stronger families, neighbors and Catholics living our lives according to the teachings of Jesus Christ.