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.
Wine and Cheese Social
Tuesday, October 22 @ 6:30 pm
Peter Christopher Room
The Salve! Welcoming Committee invites you to join us for a wine and cheese social on Tuesday, October 22 at 6:30 pm in the Peter Christopher Room. We are celebrating our one year anniversary, and would love to have you join us to learn about what we do, what we want to do, and how we can grow in our ministry. Enjoy good snacks, good company, and great collaboration as we celebrate the past year and look forward to the future!
“Journey Into Hope” - Bereavement Workshop
Six-week series beginning on Wednesday, October 23
This support group will be offered on Wednesday evenings from 6 - 7:30 pm in Goretti Hall. Our focus this session will be “Coping with Grief during the Holidays.” This group is offered free for all. RSVPs are requested by either calling the rectory at 585-0700 or by clicking here.
“Beta” Program -
God’s Love Poured Out
Wednesday, October 30 @ 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, September 26 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!
Retreat for Married Couples
Deacon Josh will be leading a retreat for married couples in Goretti Hall. The retreat will begin with the regularly scheduled Sunday Mass at 11:30 am (if you choose) and lasts until 3:30 pm. The retreat includes lunch along with some intentional time for every couple that attends to pray and reflect together. Please consider attending this retreat! To register, contact the parish office or click here. The cost of the retreat is $20/couple. Payment can be made ahead of time or on the day of the retreat.
Thursday, November 7 @ 7:00 pm OR
Saturday, November 9 @ 9:00 am
Thursday, November 14 @ 7:00 pm OR
Saturday, November 16 @ 9:00 am
Thursday, November 21 @ 7:00 pm OR Saturday, November 23 @ 9:00 am
Father Greg Olszewski will offer a three-week series on “The Gospel according to Matthew.”
As the new Liturgical Year approaches on the First Sunday of Advent, we primarily proclaim the Gospel from Matthew. This series will help us prepare for this. We’ll notably look at passages unique to Matthew’s Gospel.
The three 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.
Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
Saturday, November 9
In thanksgiving for your gifts of time and talent so generously shared at OLMC, we invite you to our annual Appreciation Dinner. We encourage you to attend 6:00 pm Mass. Doors will open at 6:30 pm; dinner will be served from 7 - 8:00 pm.
Complimentary tickets will be available following all Masses throughout the weekend of October 26 - 27. You can also call 440-376-2679 for tickets.
Please bring a donation of canned goods for St. Vincent de Paul to the event.
OLMC Family Faith Formation
Third Tuesday of each month
Continues November 19
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 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 (R) 7:00 pm (R)
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)