Our Lady of the Lake Parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson, located in rural/suburban Sparta, in the midst of lakes and mountains in northern New Jersey, is a faith community of approximately 2700 registered families.
Sunday Masses, which includes the Vigil Mass on Saturday evening at 5:30pm, are celebrated on Sunday at 7:45am, 9:00am, 10:30am, Noon. There is a 6:30pm Mass (except during June, July and August.)
Weekday Masses are celebrated at 8:30am on Monday through Saturday.
Reconciliation: Confessions are on Saturdays at 4:00 to 5:00pm.
Our Parish Mission Statement
Our Lady of the Lake is a Roman Catholic Community founded in tradition and based on our faith in Jesus Christ. With the help of the Holy Spirit we share the message of God's love with all. Through our ministries and school, we strive to address spiritual, social and educational needs. We are nourished by the Eucharist, enlightened by the Word, and guided by our devotion to Mary, Our Lady of the Lake.
Please feel free to visit the pages of our Parish Web Site, learn about who we are as a community of faith and the services which our parish provides. If you are thinking about moving into the Sparta area, we cordially invite you to make Our Lady of the Lake your parish home. We look forward to meeting new members of our faith community. If you would like to register please contact the rectory or speak to one of the priests after masses. We look forward to welcoming you.
Stewardship is based on the spiritual principles of the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus. Wherever it has been implemented, both givers’ and receivers’ lives have been changed.
Protecting God's Children
Anyone who works with children in our parish must first have a background check, then sign a code of conduct and attend a Virtus Protecting God's children workshop. Below you will find links for the Consent and Disclosure form for the background check, and for the Code of Conduct. Print out these documents and complete and sign them. Then, register for the Virtus class.
Consent and Disclosure
Diocesan Code of Conduct (read entirely and sign and submit the last page.)
To register for a Protecting God's Children class, go to www.virtusonline.org and select Paterson Diocese. You will find a list of places where you can attend a class and you may register at that time.
Please note - You must have a background check before taking the class.