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.
100th Anniversary Committee Meetings
Wednesday, August 7 @ 7:00 pm
- or -
Saturday, August 17 @ 10:00 am
We will be holding two informational meetings for anyone who is interested in planning our 100th Anniversary Celebration (July 2023). You are invited to attend either of these meetings. This is intended as a brainstorming session. We will also be beginning to identify and form committees. No RSVP is required.
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.
Knights of Columbus Hot Dog Roast
Thursday, August 22 from 5 - 9:00 pm
The K of C invite the men of the parish and their families, who would like to join or learn more about the Wickliffe Knights of Columbus, to join us for our Annual Hot Dog Roast outside the Community Center on Thursday, August 22 from 5-9:00 p.m. Hot dogs, hamburgers, refreshments and more will be provided by the Wickliffe Knights of Columbus at a cost of only $5.00 per family. If you complete an application to join the Knights we will cover the cost for you.
You probably already know many of the K of C members so why not check us out? We are a fraternal organization, enjoying family and member events while helping others in need. If this sounds like you then please stop in for a hot dog.
“Beta” Program -
God’s Love Poured Out
Thursday, August 29 @ 6:30 pm
This simple statement is the beginning and the ending of our pilgrimage of Faith. God is Love and the Lord’s Love is perfect, passionate and unconditional. There is nothing that we can do that would cause God to love us more and nothing we can do that would cause him to love us less. We are able to come to experience the beauty and freedom of God’s Love by the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God reveals the Love of the Father that changes us. When we experience God’s Love we come to understand in a powerful way that we are in fact “lovable.” God’s Love reveals our beauty and goodness before him. Join us on Thursday, August 29 at 6:30 pm in Goretti Hall as our Beta discussion group prays through the “Wild Goose” video series. As always, this gathering will include a potluck; feel free to bring a snack to share!
OLMC Family Faith Formation
Third Tuesday of each month
Starts September 17
Who is your child’s first and most important teacher? You are, and our parish is here to support you in this vital role. Over the next nine months, we will provide the knowledge and tools that you need to educate your children in the Catholic Faith. OLMC Family Faith Formation will help you grow together as we begin on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 6:30-8:00 in Goretti Hall. This is open to all parents in our parish of elementary aged children or younger. You will learn about the Catholic Faith and how to bring it to life in your families. The sessions will be taught by the parish priests and pastoral staff on the third Tuesday of each month. The topics will focus on the four themes of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC): the Creed, Sacraments, the Life of Christ, and Christian Prayer. Babysitting will be provided (free will donations accepted for sitters). Please call the rectory at (440) 585-0700 or email Mrs. Gulden (email@example.com) if you are interested in joining us.
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Jordan
Jerusalem • Bethlehem • Nazareth • Galilee • Via Crucis • Last Supper • Gethsemane • Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica • Nativity Church • Capernaum • Amman • Petra
13 Days - $4699 INCLUDING AIRFARE FROM ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.
Daily Mass in Churches. Devotions including Daily Rosary, Chaplet of the Divine Mercy, Stations of the Cross
Airport Taxes, Security Fees & Fuel Surcharges Saving you an average of $400-$600!
Transfers as per itinerary.
5 star hotels in downtown areas.
Transportation with luxury bus.
All breakfasts and all dinners – Not often included in such tours
All tips to driver, hotel, and tour guide.
Guided Tours and Tour Fees ~ Our tour guides are very caring, licensed, and well educated. Many of our guides have their PhD's.
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!
Weekend Mass Schedule
Click here for the full worship calendar
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
7:00 am (R) 7:00 am (R) 7:00 am (R)
7:00 pm (C) 8:30 am (C) 7:00 pm (C)
7:00 am (R) 7:00 am (R)
8:30 am (R) 8:30 am(R or 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)