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La parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe invita a todos interesados en un trabajo a una feria de trabajo patrocinada por Merri Makers, ellos son una compañía que ofrece servicios de comida para fiestas. Están buscando a personas para unirse a su equipo y tienen diferentes tipos de puestos de trabajo. Si están interesados ellos estarán en nuestra parroquia el Sábado 12 de Junio de 9AM-12PM en el gimnasio de Sagrada Familia y Domingo 13 de Junio de 12PM-2PM en el centro comunitario. 

The Religious Education Program of “Our Lady of Guadalupe” Parish is currently preparing for registrations for our upcoming school year starting in September. We will be registering for ALL grade levels.

We will be announcing exact times and dates of registration in the short coming weeks.

We ask that you please keep up to date by following our Website, Facebook Page, Announcements and Weekly Bulletins for when this information goes live.

We look forward to helping our parish community and we



Confessions:   Monday May 10th @ 6pm- Holy Family (Only candidate & sponsor)

Rehearsal:   Thursday May 20th @ 6pm- Holy Family (Only candidate & sponsor)

Ceremony:   Monday May 24th @ 4pm- Holy Family (Only parents & sponsor)



Confessions:   Monday May 17th @ 6pm- Holy Family (Only candidate & sponsor)

Rehearsal:   Friday May 21st @ 6pm- Holy Family (Only candidate & sponsor)

Ceremony:   Monday May 24th @ 6:30pm- Holy Family (Only parents &


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Due to the inclement weather,

  • The 9:00 AM Mass service at St. Mary of the Lake Church scheduled for Thursday, February 18, is CANCELED.


  • The PARISH OFFICES of ST. MARY OF THE LAKE and ST. ANTHONY CLARET will be CLOSED Thrusday February 18.


  • The 7:00 PM Mass Service at St. Anthony Claret Church for Thursday, February 18, has been RESCHEDULED. Mass will continue tonight as normal.

Please continue to visit our site for further updates as new information comes in.

Due to the inclement weather, All IN-CLASS Parish Religious Education classes will be cancelled for Tuesday February 2, 2021. Classes will resume the following week February 9, 2021, weather permitting.
The 9:00 AM Mass scheduled at St. Mary of the Lake for February 2, 2021 is also cancelled. 
Please continue to visit our website as new information and updates come in. Thank you.

Due to the inclement weather the parish offices of ST. MARY OF THE LAKE and ST. ANTHONY CLARET will be closed Monday February 1, 2021. All mass services and all activities (this includes Religious Education Classes, R.C.I.A classes and Confessions) that were scheduled are cancelled.  Please continue to visit our website as new information and updates come in. Thank you

Due to the inclement weather all mass services and all activities (this includes Religious Education Classes, R.C.I.A classes and Confessions) that are scheduled for MONDAY FEBRUARY 1, 2021, are canceled at all Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish sites. This includes St. Mary of the Lake and St. Anthony Claret. Please continue to view and visit our website as new information and updates come in. Thank you.

Confirmation (Second Year) Orientation Day will be on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2021, HOLY FAMILY GYM, @ 6:00 PM.  We ask that families try to send only one parent to attend with the child to avoid overcrowding. We ask that families try their best to attend as this will be a very informative night. For any further questions, please contact the Religious Ed. Director Ms. Pilar Acosta. (732) 363-0139 Ex.(241)


El Día de Orientación de Confirmación (Segundo Año) será el MIÉRCOLES 27 DE ENERO DE


The last day to hand in the registration form for the SECOND YEAR of CONFIRMATION is WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2021. Please call ahead to the Religious Education office to let us know when you will be coming to hand in paperwork.

Registrations will be CLOSED after January 13, 2021 and we will no longer be mailing or accepting any more registration forms after that date.

If you have requested an application before but have not received it, please call the Religious Education office as soon as


The parish donation envelopes for the year 2021 are ready and will be available to pick up on Saturday’s and Sunday’s after the weekend masses at the Holy Family Community Center. The boxes that we have currently placed are for families with last names beginning with the letters ( A – T ). If you do not have, or cannot find, a box of donation envelopes for the year 2021, please call the parish office to request them.





























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Reminder for parents: The parish religious education program will begin registration for Confirmation classes (Second Year) on Monday, December 7th through Wednesday, January 13th. Registration forms can be found on our parish website, olglakewood.org/faith-formation/ccd-p-r-e-p, or if you prefer to have it be sent by mail, please call the faith formation office to request a mail-in registration form. Once filled out, forms will only be accepted at the faith formation office Monday-Friday

A reminder to all, the maximum capacity for all our church buildings are 25% , therefore all of our masses have limited seating. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis. No spaces or tickets will be reserved in advance under any circumstances.

An updated announcement for all of our Parish Ministry leaders and Ministry members. Effective Wednesday, November 18, 2020 as a safety precaution against the rising number of cases of COVID-19 in the State of New Jersey, we have made the decision to suspend any and all Parish Ministry meetings. The only exceptions are the sacramental preparations, RCIA, PREP, and Baptismal Classes. We will continue to keep you updated as soon as any changes occur. This change is in effect until further notice

Our local council of the Knights of Columbus will be having their annual ‘Keep Christ in Christmas’ Cards and Magnets sale. Below is a flyer containing samples of the cards and magnets available. To place an order please print out the order form located at the bottom of this announcement, fill it out completely, follow the instructions on how to pay with check or cash, and deliver it in an enclosed envelope to the St. Mary of the Lake Rectory or drop it off at any of our Knights of Columbus


The religious education program has made changes to the class schedule. Due to the increase of positive cases of Covid-19 in Lakewood, as a preventive measure all classes will be held ONCE a week starting Tuesday, November 10th. Children will go to class on Tuesdays from 6 PM-7:30PM ONLY. To clarify, we have not had any case of Covid-19 within our religious education program, but that the number of cases have increased in the community of Lakewood.

Thank you.

The Torch of Our Lady of Guadalupe arrives at our parish on Saturday, November 7 before the 4pm Mass at Holy family. It will stay with us all week until next Saturday.

The 'Our Lady of Guadalupe' Religious Education program will NOT  have classes on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd, 2020, as we will be celebrating ALL SOULS DAY.

Students and parents are encouraged to attend one of the masses for ALL SOULS DAY as a class day make-up.

All mass times are posted under our SPECIAL MASS SCHEDULE

For those who participate in one of our parish ministries, our ministries have begun to meet again as we  announce new directives for our church. We ask that you please get in contact with your Ministry Leaders for more information on returning to meetings and gatherings. For any further information concerning our ministries, please contact the parish office

As the Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe begins to reignite its parish life, we are steadily trying to accommodate for our community’s needs. We are currently addressing rescheduling of celebrations that were put on hold due to Covid-19. We thank you for your patience and understanding and ask that you call the parish office for more information

Thanks for your participation! Thank you for answering, “Here I Am, Send Me” to your baptismal call to witness for mission on World Mission Sunday! Thank you for your contributions to provide food, shelter, medicine, and hope to those in need. Our parish donated $3,582.00 to the Society for the Propagation of the Faith for the missionary work of the Church – a real blessing for the Missions! Please continue to pray for missionaries, and for the people to whom they bring the “Good News” of


Starting Sunday, October 18th, 2020 Our Lady of Guadalupe parish will now be offering a Spanish Sunday mass at 4PM in the church of Holy Family.

Space is limited. The use of face masks is STILL mandatory and communion will be received by hand only.

Information regarding Orientation Days for the religious education program have been posted on our webpage. Please visit our CCD/PREP page to find out more.

Do you need a mask? Would you like to support Our parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe? The Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish will be selling face masks for $5.00 with an additional $2.00 for shipping. This will go towards the Holy Land collection. To request a mask, please contact the Parish office and speak with a Parish Secretary. This will be the only way to order a face mask. Thank you


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Starting Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 Our Lady of Guadalupe parish will now be offering an English Saturday mass at 4PM in the church of Holy Family.

The Spanish Saturday mass will be moved to 5:30PM and will still be located at the church of Holy Family.

Space is limited. The use of face masks is STILL mandatory and communion will be received by hand only.

The information for registrations for the Parish Religious Education Program have been posted on our 'Our Lady of Guadalupe' Website. Please read the information on the page for more information on how registering for this years program will go.

Please follow this link, "CCD/ P.R.E.P" to read how we will be registering students for the upcoming year.

As you may know, we had to cancel our April 26th second annual “Friends of the Poor” Walk around Lake Carasaljo due to Covid-19.

We have now been able to reschedule the walk, with the approval of Lakewood Township, for Saturday, September 26th, 2020. The walk would start at 10AM and finish approx. 1PM.  We would meet in the lower parking lot of ‘Our lady of Guadalupe Parish’ (formerly St. Mary of The Lake).

To become a walker for this event, please visit this site, www.fopwalk.org, and register


Dear Friends, 

We are still in the time of Covid 19.  The Bishop just extended the Dispensation for the Obligation to attend Mass from September 7th to “until further notice”. Because no one knows what “normalcy” will look like or when that may be it is difficult to plan for the future There has always been the intention not to change anything in the Mass schedule for the community for the time being prior to the changes forced by the Corona Virus.   

We are a community of three languages, and we


Starting the weekend of August 1, 2020, we will no longer be offering Parking lot Mass. All weekend masses will be indoors ONLY. Indoor space will continue to be limited.

For any questions, please contact the Parish Office.

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., issued the following message July 30, 2020:
Given all current public health and safety reports, I am extending the dispensation from Sunday obligation to attend Mass beyond the aforementioned September 7 date listed in our Diocesan Directives “until further notice.”
The faithful are certainly encouraged, but not required, to attend Sunday Mass in their parishes whenever possible or to participate in outdoor or live-streamed


The Knights of Columbus is the largest Catholic, Family, Fraternal, Service organization in the world. Becoming a Knight 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. 

Men 18 years and older are invited to join the Knights of Columbus of the Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

For more information concerning the Knights of Columbus, please call the Parish office to get in contact with Joe Batista.

Our Lady of Guadalupe parish will add an additional mass in spanish on Saturday nights. Starting Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 5PM in the church of Holy Family.

It will only be indoor mass, there will be NO parking lot mass on Saturdays.

Space is limited. The use of face masks is mandatory and communion will be received in the hand only.

Due to the ongoing situation concerning COVID-19 in the state of New Jersey, following the guidelines set by Bishop David O’Connell and the State of New Jersey, we will begin conducting a procedural reopening of the offices and masses with these new guidelines in place until further notice. All visitors and attendees are required to follow these guidelines when inside houses of worship and its offices. The guidelines are as follows:

-Masks must ALWAYS be WORN covering nose and mouth, inside



Parish Office Hours

Parish Office: St.Mary of the Lake
MON- FRI : 9AM – 4PM

(732) 363-0139
43 Madison Ave, Lakewood, NJ 08701

Parish Office: St.Anthony Claret
MON- FRI : 9AM – 5PM

(732) 367-8486
780 Ocean Ave, Lakewood, NJ 08701

Religious Education Office: Holy Family
MON – FRI : 9AM – 5PM

(732) 363-0139  Ex.(241)
(732) 363-3043
1139 E County Line Rd, Lakewood, NJ 08701

Cemetery & Mausoleum Office:
MON – FRI  : 9AM - 3PM

1 Honey Locust Drive, Lakewood, NJ 08701

*TEMPORARY* Mass Schedule

St. Mary of The Lake Church
St. Anthony Claret Church
Holy Family Church
SATURDAY:  4:00PM – English
                      5:30PM – Spanish
SUNDAY:      9:00AM – English
                    11:00AM – Spanish
                      1:00PM – Polish
                      4:00PM – Spanish

Confession Schedule

English/ Polish Confessions:
St.Mary of the Lake Church:   
THURSDAY     3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
                        6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
English ONLY Confessions:
St.Mary of the Lake Church
FRIDAY            8:00 AM - 8:45 AM 
Spanish Confessions:
St.Anthony Claret Church:       
With appointment Only 

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