Welcome to the Our Lady of Mount Carmel website and thank you for visiting us. We are a faith-based community focused on bringing the Gospel of Christ to life in our homes, community, and the world. As a Christian community, we are called to worship God, to study and to live the teachings of the Gospels and to serve our fellow man as Jesus has commanded us.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel is a small family- oriented parish which allows our parishioners to form lasting friendships. We celebrate with each other in times of joy, support each other in times of need, and comfort each other in times of sorrow. Through the efforts of our Knights of Columbus, St. Vincent de Paul, and Parish Food Pantry, we extend our care to the surrounding community. We welcome you and invite you to worship with us!
Communion Service/ Prayer Service -
Tues. & Thurs. 8 am
Morning Prayer - Friday - 8 am
Saturday Vigil Mass - 4 pm
Sunday Masses - 8 am & 11 am
Friday - 9 am - Noon
Fall Parish Consultation Sessions Coming! As part of the ongoing strategic process for Real Presence, Real Future, the Diocese of Columbus will be hosting Consultation Sessions for each parish throughout the Fall.
Two Sessions will be held via Zoom videoconferencing for each parish in the Diocese. Facilitators will guide parishioners through important statistical and sacramental information relevant to the Diocese as a whole, to parishes in surrounding areas, as well as individual parish information. Parishioner participation in these sessions is critical to helping shape the future of the Diocese of Columbus.
The Parish Consultation Sessions are a vital part of the planning process that encourages parishioners to offer insights and perspective on the future planning of their parish. The feedback provided during these sessions will be used to draft new models for review by parishioners in early 2022. The consultation process will continue throughout 2022 until final models are approved. No decisions have been made regarding any parish, and none will be made until feedback is gathered directly from parishioners through the consultation process.
Every parishioner in the Diocese is encouraged to attend! Please plan to participate and invite others to do the same. Registration is required by logging onto www.realpresencerealfuture.org. Even if you are not able to participate, register anyway. All registrants will receive a link to the recording via email after the session.
Bishop Brennan is encouraging the faithful to register for and participate in your parish’s fall consultation session as a part of the Real Presence, Real Future Planning Initiative. These parish consultation sessions represent a critical moment in Real Presence, Real Future. From your parish consultation session, you will be able to better understand the current state of your parish and find out how you can provide important feedback in this initial step of shaping the future of the Diocese of Columbus. Bishop Brennan has recorded two videos – one in English and one in Spanish – promoting this. To access the videos on our website, go to Catholic Links and click on the first link, it will have the Bishop’s message.
Bishop’s Annual Appeal we still need to hear from 151 members please respond even if you cannot give this year, it counts as part of our participation total. Remember you can mail in your pledge or put the envelope in the collection basket. There are BAA envelopes by the door if you need one.
The recent surge of the delta variant of the COVID-19 coronavirus is showing its effects throughout the twenty-three counties of the diocese. I don’t need to recite these effects as they are well reported. The good news is that we have learned how to live with this virus and mitigate its effects. As always, I join with the Holy Father in urging all those who are eligible for the vaccine to consult with their physician to consider getting the vaccine. I also urge anyone not feeling well, even if they are not sure if they have the coronavirus, please to stay home until you can be certain that you do not have it. I remind you that while there is no longer a dispensation from the Sunday obligation, anyone not feeling well or concerned about their own health or that of other family or household members is already exempt from that obligation.
I understand that there are strong feelings, even convictions, about the different protocols for mitigating the virus and frustration about the changing guidance. These feelings often put individuals at odds with one another. Last year Churches were included in a statewide mandate regarding masks. That is not the case this year. What I ask at this point is that we exercise prudence and charity in these weeks in which we are dealing with this surge. In that spirit I am asking that we wear masks at Mass and at indoor parish activities for the time being, continue to practice good measures of hygiene such as the use of hand sanitizers, and that we exercise extra patience with one another during this tense time. The Office of Catholic Schools will continue to work with schools to meet the differing needs and regulations in the various communities. The people of this diocese overwhelmingly have been extraordinary in showing that charity and patience – I am proud to be associated with you and deeply grateful for your goodness.
In the meantime, let’s pray for all those suffering with illness of any kind, for those who have died, their families, care takers and all those who serve in healthcare.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Food Pantry News - The OLMC Food Pantry is once again open on Wednesdays from 1- 2:30. If you would like to donate to the pantry, you may either drop your food off before or after Mass. You may also drop your donations at the Parish Office from 9 am - 3 pm Mondays thru Thursday or Friday 9 am - noon.