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
Each month, I will focus a bulletin article on answering questions from you. 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 this monthly addition to the bulletin.
August 14, 15
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Holy Day of Obligation
All Masses will be held in the church.
Tuesday, August 14
Mass @ 7:00 pm
Wednesday, August 15
Mass @ 7:00 am
"Finally the Immaculate Virgin, preserved free from all stain of original sin, when the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, and exalted by the Lord as Queen over all things, so that she might be the more fully conformed to her Son, the Lord of lords and conqueror of sin and death." The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin is a singular participation in her Son's Resurrection and an anticipation of the resurrection of other Christians:
In giving birth you kept your virginity; in your Dormition you did not leave the world, O Mother of God, but were joined to the source of Life. You conceived the living God and, by your prayers, will deliver our souls from death. (CCC 966)
Pray for our Neighbors
It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that Fr. Timothy Kalista has submitted to Bishop Perez a letter of resignation from the pastorate of Immaculate Conception Parish (Willoughby) and has requested permission for a leave of absence from active ministry for personal reasons. Bishop Perez has granted Fr. Kalista's request effective immediately. Please keep Fr. Kalista in your prayers and thoughts in the days ahead. In continuing to provide for the pastoral care of Immaculate Conception Parish, Bishop Perez has granted Fr. Thomas Behrend administrator of the parish. While serving as administrator at Immaculate Conception, he will also continue in his role as pastor of OLMC. Thank you for your continued support of Immaculate Conception Parish and we ask that you add your prayers to those that are being offered for all of the parishioners during this time of transition.
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.
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.