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.

Click here for the most recent letter from Bishop Perez regarding diocesan response to clergy abuse .

Upcoming Events


OLMC Festival

Thank you to all who volunteered, attended, prayed for, and supported our festival this year!

Save the date for our 30th annual parish festival:
June 26 - 28, 2020!


Michigan Bus Trip
Wednesday, July 17

Thank you all who joined us on our trip to the Solanus Casey Center in Detroit!

“Beta” Program

Thursday, July 25 @ 6:30 pm
Goretti Hall

The Eucharistic liturgy is saturated with the presence of the Holy Spirit. From the moment you decide to go to Mass the Holy Spirit is active and alive. Sadly, many people don’t experience the Holy Spirit, and attending Mass becomes a chore for them rather than a life giving encounter with Jesus. In this segment we will look at a few of the many ways that the Holy Spirit is present in the Mass that will enable you to encounter God when you attend the Liturgy. Join us on Thursday, July 25 at 6:30 pm in Goretti Hall as our Beta discussion group prays through the “Wild Goose” video series in preparation for the celebration of Corpus Christi. As always, this gathering will include a potluck; feel free to bring a snack to share!


July 26 - 27 @ 7:30 pm
July 28 @ 3:00 pm
August 2 - 3 @ 7:30 pm

Tickets for the Mt. Carmel Players production of “Annie” are now on sale! Call the box office at (440) 949-6464 today to reserve your seats. Tickets will also be sold after select Masses starting in July. Performances will be held at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.

Advance ticket pricing:
Adults $14
Students/Seniors $12

Scripture Study

Thursday, August 1 @ 7:00 pm
or Saturday, August 3 @ 9:00 am
Thursday, August 8 @ 7:00 pm
or Saturday, August 10 @ 9:00 am
Thursday, August 22 @ 7:00 pm
or Saturday, August 24 @ 9:00 am
Thursday, August 29 @ 7:00 pm
or Saturday, August 31 @ 9:00 am

Fr. Greg Olszewski will offer a four-week series on “Genesis Chapters 1 - 5: Understanding Morality from Creation to the Covenant with Abraham.” We’ll look at what can be called the “Genesis Events” to see how God have us all we need to live a moral life. The first major sections of the Book of Genesis are filled with great characters and stories: Adam & Eve, Cain & Abel, Noah, and Abraham & Sarah.

All sessions will take place in the church and last about one hour. Please bring your own Bible - the New American Bible translation will be used.

Weekend Mass Schedule

Click here for the full worship calendar

                                                Saturday                                                            Sunday
                                 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)