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.
Advent is a season of both preparation and repentance. To truly prepare ourselves for the Nativity, we encourage all to celebrate the celebration of Penance. Confessions will be available in the church (unless otherwise indicated) at the following times:
Every Monday of Advent (December 11, 18) at 6:00 pm and concluding with the 7:00 pm Mass.
Every Saturday of Advent (December 15, 22) from 3:00 - 3:45 pm and 5:00 - 5:45, concluding with the Vigil Masses.
Sunday, December 17: This communal Penance Service will be held at Immaculate Conception (Willoughby) at 2:00 pm.
Saturday, December 16: Annual Christmas Concert
7:00 pm (following 6:00 Mass)
During this time of Advent, we joyfully anticipate the birth of our Lord. With all the hustle and bustle of the upcoming holiday, we can lose sight of the real reason for Advent: to prepare our hearts for the celebration of Christmas. We long for Jesus' coming, so that we can come and adore Him!
We welcome you to celebrate the season by enjoying an hour of inspiring traditional and current Christmas songs with our contemporary choir.
This concert benefits ALL less-fortunate Wickliffe residents. Donations of non-perishable goods or in the form of cash or check (which will be collected near the end of the concert), are appreciated.
Sunday, December 17:
Pancake Breakfast with Santa
The Wickliffe Knights of Columbus Council 5405 will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 17 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm in the Community Center. We invite all families and parishioners to join us for a hearty breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, and sausage with coffee and orange juice as we celebrate the season.
Santa and Mrs. Claus are scheduled to arrive at 10:30 am to meet with the children of the parish and discuss what they would like for Christmas. Pictures with Santa will be available for a small fee.
Breakfast costs $15 per family, or $6.00 each. Children are welcome to visit Santa without the purchase of a breakfast.
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.
Thank you to Anna Marie for participating in our first video testimony!
Weekly Parish Donation Request:
We are looking for donations of new or gently-used plastic or rubber storage containers.
Please drop off any donations to the Parish Offices (in the Rectory) during regular business hours.