Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church aspires to be a community that is a place of God's mercy and hope, which fosters courage, hope and new vigor for one's faith journey - a place with doors wide open so that all may enter and feel welcomed.
Welcome everybody, especially seekers and visitors, and generations of families,
In this 5th Sunday of Lent’s Gospel, we hear, and feel and from the Cross even see the very human side of Jesus who was coming to realize his death. His words are lasting, “But what should I say…” Jesus is God’s dream to save our world; all of his actions of healing, of acceptance of others, of mercy, tenderness and love; his calling others (and today you and me) to share the journey, and to be the Way; his commitment – in the shedding of his own blood – to bring about a world so much better than the one we wake up to this very morning are as alive in our gathering, in this assembly, in communion with God and one another as ever before.
“God,” scripture reminds us has written his “…Law on our hearts.” As so, we should heed the Pope’s admonition in a homily at daily Mass earlier this week: “Don’t be ‘parked’ Christians!” Dream big dreams, in these closing days of Lent; get up and get out and be part of changing the world for the common good; let your baptismal commitment, and the strength you receive in Eucharist this day lead you to deepen your own commitment to be more like Jesus.
Mahatma Gandhi put it this way, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in service of others.” Mark your calendar and spend Holy Week with Jesus and this faith family.
Lenten Conference at Stonehill College March 10, 2018
Please consider attending the Fall River Diocese 2018 Women and Men’s Conference at Stonehill College in Easton. Building on last year’s first-ever such Conference in the Diocese, the one-day Lenten program will include keynote talks by noted speakers, prayer, music, fellowship, Mass and, a separate segment for our young adults, ages 18 to 30.
Watch this short, meditative video that will help you wander into your own desert this Lent from Busted Halo
Pope Francis marked his 5th Anniversary as Bishop of Rome, and Servant of the Servants of God
Pope Francis met in a private audience with MLK’s youngest child, Bernice, now head of the King Center in Atlanta. I can only imagine how grateful she was that, among two other Americans – Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton – Holy Father Francis made an example of her dad in his speech before our leaders in the Capitol, on September 24, 2015 as he began his pastoral visit to our nation. There, the Pope lauded not just King and thousands of others who marched from Selma to Montgomery for full civil and political rights for African-Americans, rather the Pope chose to laud all Americans who comprise “…a land of dreams; dreams which lead to action, participation and commitment.”
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Saturday Vigil at 4:30 p.m.
Sunday at 7:30, 9:00, 10:45 a.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday at 9:00 a.m.
Holy Day Schedule: Vigil Mass: 5:30 p.m.
Holy Day Masses: 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m..
*The holiday obligation is suspended in the USA when the solemnity falls on Saturday or Monday.