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God’s Garden, December 30, 2016

Friday, December 30th, 2016

The geographic Mount Carmel that we take our Carmelite name from is a mountain range along the Mediterranean in Israel. It is a green oasis surrounded by desert; hence, its name ”Carmel,” which means ”the Garden of God” in Hebrew. The metaphorical Carmel is a way of life, our disposition as we make our spiritual […]

OLMC Book Club

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Our Lady of Mount Carmel’s Book Club will be meeting in the Academy Conference Room on Tuesday, January 3rd. The Club will be discussing Silence by Shusako Endo and When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. If you’re interested in joining contact the Church Offices at rectory@nullolmc.us. January Selections: 9:15 AM Silence by Shusako Endo […]

Let the Present be a Present

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Happy New Year! As I’ve written before, I’ve never really been a New Year’s Eve kind of guy. It doesn’t feel like the beginning of my year. Being an educator, it seems like the middle of my year. Another thing is—and maybe this is pretentious—but I’ve never really been able to support a holiday whose […]

Walk In Dinner Service

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Join us on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 16th as we serve at the Family Promise Walk-In Dinner program in Hackensack, NJ. Honor Dr. King and take up the call of Christian service by donating food, prepping the food at OLMC or serving the meal in Hackensack. We’re looking for meatloaves, veggies, salad, […]

Christmas Eve Children’s Liturgy

Monday, December 26th, 2016

In addition to the packed houses for the regular slate of Christmas masses this year, Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish experimented with a new child-focused Christmas Eve mass at 4:30pm in the hall beneath the church. Nearly 300 people showed up for the mass that featured a living nativity populated by parish children and […]

God’s Garden, December 26, 2016

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

The geographic Mount Carmel that we take our Carmelite name from is a mountain range along the Mediterranean in Israel. It is a green oasis surrounded by desert; hence, its name ”Carmel,” which means ”the Garden of God” in Hebrew. The metaphorical Carmel is a way of life, our disposition as we make our spiritual […]

God’s Garden, December 23, 2016

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

The geographic Mount Carmel that we take our Carmelite name from is a mountain range along the Mediterranean in Israel. It is a green oasis surrounded by desert; hence, its name ”Carmel,” which means ”the Garden of God” in Hebrew. The metaphorical Carmel is a way of life, our disposition as we make our spiritual […]

God’s Garden, December 21, 2016

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

The geographic Mount Carmel that we take our Carmelite name from is a mountain range along the Mediterranean in Israel. It is a green oasis surrounded by desert; hence, its name ”Carmel,” which means ”the Garden of God” in Hebrew. The metaphorical Carmel is a way of life, our disposition as we make our spiritual […]

Unbelievable Belief

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

We made it. The tumultuous journey through Advent is over, and we’ve arrived at a destination beyond our wildest expectations. We have found the King of Kings, surrounded by the poor, in swaddling clothes. We can hardly conceive it, and need to summon our creative imaginations to just consider the scene. See the manger. The […]

Simbang Gabi 2016

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Wake up with the rooster at one of the most beautiful cultural events of the year! Join OLMC’s Filipino community at a Mass (in English) at dawn celebrating the coming of the Lord. The Mass begins at 5:30 a.m. on Friday, December 23, 2016! Enjoy traditional Filipino foods immediately following the celebration in our parish […]

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