Dear OLMC Community,
This week is Catholic Schools Week- a week where we celebrate Catholic schools, specifically, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and all the wonderful things they do. OLMC has always been a special place of faith, community and strong academics, preparing our students for their future. OLMC recognizes parents as the primary educators of their children. Parents develop their children's attitudes, values, and moral integrity. The role of Our Lady of Mount Carmel School is to provide a Catholic Christian environment that nurtures and develops the soul, mind, and body of each child. Within this environment, religious traditions are celebrated, intellectual skills and critical thinking are developed, and students are prepared to live in and become vital contributors to a changing society. OLMC recognizes and appreciates each individual's significance as a member of a family, parish, and community. With love, respect, and support, every child learns and grows. Our students learn how to live their faith and in that process, they are developing a deeper relationship with Jesus and learning to prepare for Heaven.READ MORE
Dear OLMC Community,
Upon the Lord’s invitation, on Oct 28, 2016, the Sisters of the Servants of the Plan of God began serving at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. We were warmly and lovingly welcomed to this parish.
Some of you might still recall the welcoming party at the airport; the children with their signs and flowers, joined by numerous parishioners and staff. Many of you helped in the preparation of our convent, providing the furniture, furnishings and décor and even the garden. It made us all feel very welcome.READ MORE
Fr Robert will be having back surgery on Tuesday morning followed by several weeks of recovery. Please pray that the surgery and the recovery period go very well.
For the past few weeks we have been promoting the Viri Virtutes formation program for young men. Working in collaboration with two other men, we developed the course in the Fall of 2020 and first presented it in the Spring of 2021. We offered it again this past Spring and are now preparing to do it for a third time starting in a couple of weeks.READ MORE
The following is taken from Benedict XVI — Priest, Prefect, Pope, Rest in Peace, by Edward Petin.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI died at the age of 95 on Dec 31. After lying in state and views by hundreds of thousands, he was buried on Jan 5.
Benedict’s pontificate — which began with his election in April of 2005, succeeding Pope St. John Paul II, and ended with his almost unprecedented resignation in February of 2013 -- was peppered by a series of trials, including the clerical sex-abuse crisis, the leaking of confidential papal documents, a Muslim backlash and communication mishaps. At the same time, these years marked a period of liturgical restoration that aimed to reverse the abuses of the past, the initiation of a process of reform of the Curia, most notably in the area of finance, and a continuation of the central themes of the post-conciliar New Evangelization of the Church that had been emphasized throughout John Paul II’s groundbreaking 27-year pontificate.READ MORE
I hope that your Christmas celebrations were full of joy and harmony among all of your loved ones. Today we inaugurate 2023 by celebrating the Feast of Mary, the Mother of God. How blessed we are to have her as our Protector and Intercessor.READ MORE