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.



The Season of Advent

This year, our Church began this season of hope on Sunday, December 2. On behalf of Fr. Behrend and the entire pastoral staff, we pray that this Advent finds you in joyful anticipation!

Throughout this season, we will be offering additional Confessions prior to the 7:00 pm Mass on Monday evenings (6:15 – 6:45) in the church.

We will also pray the “Advent Stations” immediately following the 7:00 pm Mass on Wednesdays in the Rectory Chapel. The Advent Stations take us on a tour of the Old Testament. Like the traditional Lenten Stations of the Cross, these seven Advent “stations” or “stopping points” provide a way to ponder the mystery of how God prepared the world to receive his Son at the moment of the Annunciation. Each station contains an Old Testament foreshadowing of the Incarnation, a meditation, the New Testament fulfillment in Christ, and conclude in prayer.

It is our prayer that we, as a family of faith, enter into this season with a heart and ear inclined toward our Lord. We give thanks for you daily, and humbly ask that you continue to lift up the entire community as we journey to the manger.

Click below for daily Advent prayer and action challenges:
Week One
Week Two


Advent Wreath Lighting

Click here to sign-up online!

As per tradition, our parish family will be lighting the Advent wreath at the start of each weekend Mass throughout the month of December. We are looking for families or couples for each Mass. There should be at least two people (one to lead the prayer, one to light the candle).

This is a wonderful opportunity for your family to enter into the Advent season. Please consider signing up for a Mass; further confirmation and instructions will follow after we receive your Mass preference.


Beta Program
Sunday, December 9

During the past two months, we have been watching the C.S. Lewis classic “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.” These presentations will conclude on Sunday, December 9 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 in Goretti Hall. During this gathering, Fr. Joe O’Donnell will lead us in conversation and reflections on the battles we face in our own lives. Regardless of whether or not you have seen the film, this will be an evening of prayer and discussion based on our own experiences and questions. All are invited, and as always, we will enjoy a potluck dinner, so feel free to bring a snack to share! We hope to see you from 6:30 – 8:30 in Goretti Hall.

Weekend Mass Schedule

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                                                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)

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THE OLMC FAMILY - in their own words

Each month, 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.