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Creche Builders Needed!

Saturday, November 28th, 2020

Welcome ALL! Whether you would like to stop by for coffee and goodies compliments of Liz and David Shanks or “roll your sleeves up,” we will be constructing both the town and OLMC’s  Nativity scenes on DEC 5 at 900AM sharp rain or shine . At the Hyuler park and in front of the Rectory at […]

First Sunday of Advent

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

During the four-week Advent season that begins the Church year we prepare for the coming of Jesus by remembering his birth (past), anticipating his coming in glory (future) and by celebrating his coming to us in word and sacrament (present). The Church has appointed scriptures for Advent that tell of God’s coming in Christ. The […]

This Week’s Gospel Message

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

This Week’s Gospel Message for Sunday, November 29th is from Mark 13:33-37 “Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come.’” “The caution in today’s Gospel – ‘You do not know when the time will come’ – is reminiscent of a pop quiz in school or […]

The Source of Our Hope

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

Pope Francis designated May 24, 2020 through May 24, 2021 as Laudato Sí Year to commemorate the fifth anniversary of his landmark encyclical on the care for our common home. The following is an excerpt from Laudato Sí and a reflection provided by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Philadelphia. Pope Francis’s Laudato Sí #61: […]

Fratelli Tutti

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

Pope Francis issued his latest encyclical “Fratelli Tutti” on 10/3/2020, with the theme of fraternity and social friendship. There are eight chapters in this encyclical. Fr. Anthony summarizes below the fifth chapter entitled “A Better Kind of Politics.” We need a new type of politics, one open to the common good (§154). Neither populism nor […]

Turkey Drive Success!

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

The Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish and Academy community came together for a great cause! We raised over a thousand dollars and collected 130 bags of Thanksgiving food items and 496 turkeys, more than doubling our goal of 150 turkeys! Thank you OLMC! Along with the thousand or so sandwiches the students made, that’s […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Father in Heaven, Creator of all and source of all goodness and love, please look kindly upon us and receive our heartfelt gratitude in this time of giving thanks. Thank you for all the graces and blessings. You have bestowed upon us, spiritual and temporal: our faith and religious heritage. Our food and shelter, our […]

This Week’s Gospel Message

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

This week’s Gospel message for Sunday, November 22nd is from Matthew 25:31-46. “Jesus said to his disciples: ‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne, and all the nations will be assembled before him. And he will separate them one from […]

Saint Profile

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Saint Cecilia’s Story Although Cecilia is one of the most famous of the Roman martyrs, the familiar stories about her are apparently not founded on authentic material. There is no trace of honor being paid her in early times. A fragmentary inscription of the late fourth century refers to a church named after her, and […]

Giving Tree

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

This Advent and Christmas season will be like no other in recent memory. The startling strangeness of this year is very different but the need to serve remains the same. So many of you have reached out to see what you can do. OLMC’s response to the needs of others during this pandemic has been […]

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