News at Our Lady of Mount Carmel
ANNUAL BISHOP'S APPEAL
As a parish family, we have currently pledged $44,751.00 (from 267 families) toward our parish goal of $49,300.00. This is 91% of our goal. This puts us at less than $4,600 from our parish goal. If you have not yet made your sacrificial gift to the work of charity and Church in our diocese, please consider making a gift today by visiting www.doy.org or clicking the link below.
**Click Here to Donate Online**
As we continue to welcome more of our parish family back to the weekly celebration of the Mass, it is important to note that we always offer prayers for those members of our families and circles of friends at each Mass, whether through the individual Mass intention, our Sacred Heart Society, or our Choir of Angels Society. As such, we continue to invite families to participate in our Choir of Angels Perpetual Mass Society. Each enrollment includes up to six individual or family names, plus the names (individual, couple, or family name) making the enrollment. These Masses are celebrated perpetually (year after year), on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, with an additional Mass on the Feast of the Guardian Angels. The cost of enrollment is a one-time cost of $500. If interested, please use the enrollment form below and return it to the parish office. May the Angels lead them into Paradise! Click Here to Print the Enrollment Form
Images from Easter 2021 at Mount Carmel Church.
A LOOK INSIDE
From the moment you step inside, the first thing you will notice is an entirely barrier free building. Stretching over 21,000 square feet "up the alley", the Mount Carmel Parish Family Center offers opportunities for prayer, education service and social gatherings. Beginning with the entrance way, there is a coat room to the right, as well as the daily Mass chapel to the left. Sponsored by our parish's Blessed Mother Society, this chapel will provide a sacred space for daily Mass, as well as other prayer experiences for our religious education students and parishioners alike. Directly ahead is the 400+ seat social hall, complete with two bar areas and an accessible staging area. Beyond the hall is a state of the art catering kitchen - designed to accommodate our festival preparation, parish dinners, and a variety of other events. Complete with ample restroom facilities and storage space, the complex then moves into a series of classrooms, which, with moveable walls, can be converted into larger meeting spaces. At the opposite end of the building is the religious education entrance, including offices, a space dedicated to youth and young adults, as well as additional storage space. Truly a structure which will allow us the opportunity to worship, educate, serve and celebrate as a parish family for generations to come. Let us work together to continue the incredible legacy of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish!
Thank you to everyone who has been faithful to their pledges toward our Parish Family Center. Thanks to your dedicated commitment, along with the success of our summer festivals, we are well on track to a ground-breaking this coming July, with the work to commence after the summer festival. What seemed like such a far off prospect is rapidly becoming a reality. Again, thank you to those who have made a pledge and are making payments. If anyone is interested in joining in this great addition to our parish, please contact the parish office at 330-652-5825. May God continue to bless our parish family.
Click Here for New Parish Family Center Brochure
Click Here for New Parish Family Center Commitment Card