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"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me." - Matthew 25:35-36

If you’re interested in helping those in need, serving your parish, growing in your faith, then the Knights of Columbus is the organization for you. Becoming a Knight of Columbus can transform your life. As a Knight, you have the opportunity to support your parish, give back to your community, and grow in your faith. We are a band of brothers, a network of men in communities around the world dedicated to doing good in the service of God and our neighbor.  Our Lady of the Lakes Council #3359 has the honor to serve five parishes: St. Mary Church (Denville); St. Cecilia Church (Rockaway); Sacred Heart of Jesus Church (Rockaway) St. Catherine of Siena Church (Mountain Lakes); and St. Simon the Apostle Church (Rockaway Township).

If you are interested in learning more about the Knights of Columbus, please contact the Grand Knight by clicking HERE.


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 “Jesus’ way always leads us to happiness. There will always be a cross, trials in the middle, but at the end we are always led to happiness.” - Pope Francis, Angelus, 1 March 2015


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Deacon Jim Rizos, Chairperson

If you wish to attend council's bus trip to Washington, D.C. on January 19, please contact Deacon Jim Rizos ASAP as space is limited.  The bus departs from Gardener Field in Denville, NJ at 6:00 AM on January 19. A mass takes place at 5:15 AM prior to the trip.  Click HERE to reserve a spot on the bus.  Again, space is limited, so hurry.


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Children from several schools, including home schoolers participated in the contest and our judges chose 3 winners (1 from each age group.  The winners are Cara Riso (grade K-2), Gianna Nelson (grade 3-5) and Lindsey Alvarez ( grade 6 -8).  Each winner received a $25.00 prize.  Click HERE to see photos of the award presentations.


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A Prayer of Thanks


That we live
That we breathe
That we see and hear, even a little
That we have hearts to feel
And minds to know and remember by
We thank You,
Most bountiful and close God
Made one with us in Jesus Christ
And present to us
Even in the million ways
We forget

Rev. John Kavanaugh, S.J. (1941-2012)


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February 2 - 4, 2018, Men’s Weekend Retreat

Surrender??? - Learning How to Yield Lovingly to our God, Led by Fr. Tom Marciniak, S.J.

(Retreat begins on Friday evening with dinner at 7:15pm and ends on Sunday after Mass and lunch around 1:00pm.)

 Click HERE for further details and to obtain a flyer about this wonderful opportunity.

Chairpersons: Charlie Hernando and Damiano Servidio, PGK


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February 24, 2018, Plunge at 1PM, but facility open to us by 8AM

Our council is part of the NJ KofC Polar Penguins Polar Bear Plunge Team.

Click HERE for further details and to learn how to register and/or donate to our team.

Chairpersons: Bob Lyons, Treasurer and Bryan McMahon


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Prayer for Persecuted Christians


O God of all nations,

the One God who is and was and always will be,

in your providence you willed that your Church

be united to the suffering of your Son.

Look with mercy on your servants

who are persecuted for their faith in you.

Grant them perseverance and courage

to be worthy imitators of Christ.

Bring your wisdom upon the leaders of nations

to work for peace among all peoples.

May your Spirit open conversion

for those who contradict your will,

that we may live in harmony.

Give us the grace to be united in truth and freedom,

and to always seek your will in our lives.


Through Christ our lord. Amen.

Our Lady, Queen of Peace, pray for us!


To learn more about the Order's efforts to aid persecuted Christians and those in their care, or to make a donation, visit www.ChristiansAtRisk.org.


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Crux aim is to be a “one-stop-shopping” destination for the best in Catholic news, analysis and commentary. Born in September 2014 as a project of the Boston Globe, today Crux is an independent Catholic media outlet, operated in partnership with the Knights of Columbus and supported both by its advertisers and by a number of other Catholic organizations, institutions and individuals.  Crux has special editorial interests, such as religious freedom and anti-Christian persecution around the world, but it covers the whole Catholic story – “All Things Catholic,” to use the title of editor John L. Allen Jr’s Sunday column.


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Relevant Radio is a radio network in the United States, mainly broadcasting talk radio and religious programming involving the Catholic Church. The network airs a variety of programming aimed at practicing Catholics, mostly in a listener-interactive talk format.  The network now airs almost exclusive programming developed internally, which also is available to stream live or by podcast on a free mobile app. The network originates from studios in Green Bay, WI, with additional studios in Minneapolis, MN, Madison, WI, Chicago, IL, Austin, TX and Newark, NJ.  Click HERE to check out the Relevant Radio website.


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Please go the section entitled Links of Interest to access our didgitalized Form 100 (New Membership Form) or to get access to download the new KofC app from Supreme for your IOS or Android smartphone. Or you can "click on" on this link - FORM 100


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Mr. Guy Mariani

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2nd Monday of the month at 8:00PM

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Denville, NJ 07834 US

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