Welcome to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish
The presence, gifts, and talents of you and your family renew and re-energize our community. As a family, we celebrate together as brothers and sisters, and celebrate as one in Christ Jesus who inspires and perfects our faith.
We are blessed to be located in the beautiful city of Wickliffe, the dynamic district of Lake and Geauga Counties, and the inspiring Diocese of Cleveland.
As such, we regularly come together in community and as Church to enter more fully into the mystery of Christ. Our parish provides support and encouragement, hope and love, and Sacraments and worship. You are ever in my prayers, and I ask that you pray for me!
Fr. Thomas Behrend, Pastor
Please click here to submit a question regarding Church teachings, social justice issues, parish concerns, or theological clarifications. While I may not be able to answer each question personally, I hope to address several of them in my weekly bulletin articles.
Catholic Charities Annual Appeal
Please pray for the good work of Catholic Charities and make a pledge today. Your donation makes a difference.
Your support of the 2019 Annual Appeal will help us serve those individuals who are most in need and most vulnerable. As we hear in the Gospel of Matthew: “Whatever you did for the least of these, you did it for me.” When we feed the hungry, take care of the sick, and welcome the stranger, we are also serving Christ Himself.
We invite you to view stories of inspiration and to learn more at www.catholiccommunity.org/2019appeal.
Bereavement Ministry Informational Meeting
Wednesday, February 20
“Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:4
The newly formed Ministry of Consolation (Bereavement Support Group) is looking for 4 - 6 parishioners to help co-facilitate our upcoming workshop series, share their own stores of loss, and provide support and guidance to bereaved at one of their greatest times of loss.
We welcome you to take this new “Journey to Hope” with us. If you are interested in co-facilitating and learning more about this ministry, we will hold an informational meeting in the Parish Rectory on Wednesday, February 20, immediately following the 7:00 pm Mass.
"Praying the Mass Like Never Before”
Thursday, February 28
6:30 - 8:30 pm
As we begin our preparations for the sacred season of Lent, our program this month focuses on the beauty of the liturgy. How often do we find ourselves distracted during the Mass? Are we truly entering into worship or, at times, just going through the motions? This month, we will discuss and explore how to “Pray the Mass Like Never Before.” All are invited and, as always, we will enjoy a potluck meal; feel free to bring a snack to share!
Beginning March 11
10 - 11:00 am
Rectory Meeting Room
As we wind down our weekly study of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, we look forward to a new venture in spiritual reading, discussion, and growth.
Beginning on Monday, March 11 from 10 - 11:00 am in the rectory, we will begin the weekly study of the book “Spiritual Direction: wisdom for the Long Walk of faith” by Henri J.M. Nouwen.
If you are interested, please contact Charlotte Gulden at email@example.com.
Weekend Mass Schedule
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8:30 am (Daily Mass - C) 7:30 am (C)
4:00 pm (Sunday Vigil - C) 9:30 am (C)
6:00 pm (Sunday Vigil - C) 11:30 am (C)
(C) - Church
(R) - Rectory Chapel
Weekday Mass Schedule
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
7:00 am (R) 7:00 am (R) 7:00 am (R) 7:00 am (R) 7:00 am (R) 7:00 pm (C) 8:30 am (R) 7:00 pm (R) 8:30 am (R) 8:30 am (C*) *Mater Dei Academy Mass when school is in session.
All are welcome!
Saturdays First Fridays
3:00 - 3:45 (C) 3:00 - 4:00 (R)
5:00 - 5:45 (C)
... or by scheduling an appointment at (440) 585-0700.
Holy Days of Obligation - please check the bulletin or full worship calendar for details
7:00 pm (Vigil - C) 7:00 am (C) 12:00 pm (C) 7:00 pm (C)
THE OLMC FAMILY - in their own words
Every quarter, we will present a short video testimony from one of our parishioners. We hope that you take the time to get to know our community, and that these stories serve to introduce you to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish.
To view past video testimonies, please click here.