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.


Upcoming Events

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“Annie” Auditions

Sunday, May 19
2 - 4:00 pm

Tuesday, May 21
7 - 9:00 pm

Auditions for The Mt. Carmel Players' production of Annie will be held Sunday, May 19 from 2 - 4:00 pm and Tuesday, May 21 from 7 - 9:00 pm in the Lower Hall (basement), with callbacks on Thursday, May 23 from 7 - 9:00 pm. Please come with a prepared song and sheet music as an accompanist will be provided, and be ready to dance! Auditions are open to men, women, teens, young adults and children.

Performances will be during the weekends of July 26 - 28 and August 2 - 3.

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Scripture Study -
“The Book of Revelation”

Thursday, May 23 OR Saturday, May 25
Thursday, May 30 OR Saturday, June 1
(Thursdays @ 7:00 pm; Saturdays @ 9:00 am)

Father Greg Olszewski will offer a four-week series on “The Book of REVELATION.” Is this the end times or a new beginning? During this four-week series, Fr. Greg O. will examine one of the most confusing yet remarkable books of the Bible. The fabulous imagery alone makes this a striking scripture to encounter. The four parts of the series will be offered twice each week – the Thursday 7 p.m. session will be repeated on Saturday at 9 a.m. All sessions will take place in the church itself and last approximately one hour. Please bring your own Bible – note that the New American Bible translation will be used since it’s the translation from which we proclaim the Scriptures during Mass. Fr. Greg O. is a former English Literature Major, a gift God has given to share the Good News in a vigorous yet fully Catholic manner.

“Beta” Program

Thursday, May 30 @ 6:30 pm
Goretti Hall

The only way we are able to live a life of faith, a life full of love, peace, joy and power is by the Holy Spirit. We see this most clearly in the lives of the Apostles. They had every advantage in being with Jesus and hearing him preach and seeing the many miracles that he had done. And yet, even with that advantage they were frightened men living their faith life in a locked room before they received the Holy Spirit. What took place in the upper room changed the lives of these men and women and would change the course of human history. This experience of the Holy Spirit is an encounter available to everyone; it is not reserved for a select few. Pentecost and the transforming power of the Holy Spirit is the theme of this segment. Join us on Thursday, May 30 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 Pentecost in June. As always, this gathering will include a potluck; feel free to bring a snack to share!


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!

 

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                                                    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


OLMC FESTIVAL NEWS

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SAVE THE DATE:
Friday, June 28 - Sunday, June 30

Schedule of Events:

Friday, June 28
7 - 11:00 pm Rock the House Live

Saturday, June 29
4 - 5:00 pm Dr. U.R. Awesome
(Professional Bubbleologist)
7 - 11:00 pm Sumrada

Sunday, June 30
1 - 4:00 pm Polka Pirates
5 - 9:00 pm Velvet Shake
9:00 pm Grand Prize Drawing

Festival Volunteers
Won’t you consider becoming a Festival Volunteer this year? The 2019 Festival Committee is looking for adults, families, and teens to help volunteer to work the food & game booths. Service hours are available for those that need them.
Signup sheets will be available after Masses at OLMC in the first part of June or you can sign up online using Signup Genius at www.signupgenius.com/tabs/2367FDB04A2C2E9C42-olmc2019. You may also contact Frank Esposito at fesposito22@gmail.com or at 440-602-2579.

The Children’s Games are looking for people to become booth Captains for a couple of the games. If you are interested in becoming a captain for the Treasure Chest, Lucky Door or the Money Jar, please contact Marla Ban at amban@sbcglobal.net or 440-516-1876.

Chinese Auction Donations
OLMC Chinese Auction needs your help! Perhaps you have some gift cards or items that are brand new and of no use to you and would like to help out the OLMC Chinese Auction Committee. Each week we will put themes in the church bulletin.

Chinese Auction Basket Themes for Week 2 are: Ice Cream (Gift Cards, Toppings, Bowls, Spoons, Ice Cream Maker), Restaurants (Gift Cards), Family Road Trip (Gift cards, car games, hotel accommodations, time share), Game Night (Board Games, Card Games, etc.), Gas/Car Wash/Detailing (Gift cards, car wash products, detailing certificates), and Pamper Me (Hair, Nails, Massage, etc.).

Please put items in the Chinese Auction bins that will be located at all the entrances of the church on the following weekend. Drop off gift cards or cash in the sacristy and mark it Chinese Auction. Items may also be dropped off at the Parish Office Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Per Ohio State Law, we are unable to accept lottery tickets or alcohol donations.