Medical Mission

The Medical Mission Committee of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish (Tenafly, NJ)  is a partnership of physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals as well as lay volunteers, supported by the the parish in general, who wish to share their medical talents and their capacity for spiritual support with people in areas of need. The overarching goal is to identify and to help meet the medical needs of the under served through medical mission trips of limited duration but with a mindset to providing sustainable medical solutions.

Our volunteers work as a team to treat local residents with professional care and human empathy and respect and will, in return, learn from them about the local culture and customs.

Our initial week-long scouting trip was in October, 2018 to Jose Galvez, an area on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. Our first full Medical Mission team visit to Jose Galvez was in the Fall of 2018, where medical care was supplemented by medical education and, in warranted cases, referrals to local medical facilities or physicians for ongoing care. If you are interested in joining the team or donating or have any questions please contact or

The Medical Mission team’s most recent trip to Jose Galvez, Peru occurred in October 2019. Check out the photos below of their most recent experience.

Team Members' Reflections

Click on the image to read their powerful essays!
  • "Take Two!"

    Rosemary Russell
  • "Faithful Stewards"

    Michael Bruno
  • "Thank You OLMC"

    Dr. Maria De Miguel


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