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Rectory 215.348.4190 ~ CCD 215.345.7089 ~ OLMC School 215-348-5907
235 East State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901

Welcome to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church

A vibrant community established in 1850 and nestled in the heart of historic Doylestown.  Come join us for prayer and services as we continue to strengthen our faith in Jesus Christ.

General Parish Information

 

FlocknoteFlocknote ~ OLMCWould you like to be kept up-to-date on OLMC Parish news, activities and announcements?  All you have to do is CLICK HERE and then provide your name, email address or phone number or both.  Once your set up, you will receive all Parish announcements automatically.   

Parish GivingIn advance - Thank you for your generosity.  For those who wish to contribute to the work of the parish electronically, please find a OLMC Authorization Agreement for Direct Payments:   ACH Church Donation Form

Ways to tithe / contribute to the parish 1)  Using your pre-printed weekly contribution envelopes by placing your envelope in the collection basket during mass or dropping it off in the parish office.  2)  Sign up for Electronic Giving online [ACH Church Donation Form - Noted above] 3)  Completing an ACH form to have your desired amount contribution directly withdrawn from your financial institution by the parish on a regular basis.

FORMED:     FORMED.org is a gift to you from Our Lady of Mt Carmel featuring programs, movies, audio talks, and books for all ages available in an online platform.  To register, go to signup.formed.org and follow the simple instructions.  Watch the bulletin for weekly suggestions.  Problems with signup or accessing content?  Contact our FORMED.org parish volunteer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEERSVolunteers who have regular contact with children (at least one time per week) are required to complete parts one and two of the Safe Environment training within 90 days of beginning their volunteer work.  Part I: Protecting God's Children, is offered regularly at sites throughout the Archdiocese. The training provides basic facts about child sexual abuse and adults’ roles in prevention.  Please register for one of the sessions at www.virtus.org(8) 10/29/2019 Our Lady of Mount Carmel - 6:30pm    Part II: The Mandatory Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse, is available online at our Training Institute (https://learning.childyouthprotection.org/) in English and Spanish. This training provides an overview of Archdiocesan reporting procedures for suspected child abuse and Pennsylvania Child Welfare Laws. The training should take you approximately one hour to complete. If you do not have access to the internet, please call the Office of Child and Youth Protection at 215-587-2466. Please feel free to contact Nicole Breeze at 215-348-4190 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

 

Ministry Support Groups

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 19-20, 2019 - ST. VINCENT DE PAUL WINTER COAT COLLECTION  -- Do you have a winter coat that you could donate to a needy child or adult? The St. Vincent DePaul Society will be collecting winter coats to distribute to those in need.  Please bring new, or clean and gently used winter coats when you come to mass the weekend of October 19th and 20th.  Men's, Women's and especially Children's' coats are needed.   Collection bins will be at all the exits. Coats will be distributed at the Doylestown shelter, at Our Lady of Hope parish on North Broad Street, at The DePaul Catholic School in Germantown and at Face-to-Face ministries in Germantown

CCD & OLMC School

OLMC “Race for Education” Oct. 18, 2019: Our school community will be participation in a 21-day healthy habits challenge to get ready for our Race for Education on October 18th. During this time, we will learn about and practice healthy habits in school and at home. We will be working to get ourselves ready to participate in our Walk-a-Thon fundraiser on the 18th in Burpee Park. Our generous donors and sponsors will help raise money for: 1) Updating iPads and Chromebook, 2) making enhancements to our music, art and physical education curriculum, 3) supporting continuing academic efforts and 4) purchasing new recess equipment. If you would like to make a donation to support our efforts please go to the following website: https://independent.pledgebrite.org/fund/olmcrace19

OLMC Basketball Registration is Open! We invite all children in the parish – grades 4-12 to participate and experience the atmosphere of the OLMC Bulldog Basketball. Registration is now open through our website www.olmccyo.org

Open house Oct 24 2019

CCD Registration Kindergarten thru 8th GradeAll CCD families:  To register new and returning students please come to the CCD office.  Online registration for '19-'20 is closed.   First Grade is a requirement for Sacrament Preparation. • A Bapsmal Cerficate is required for all newly registered students. Please call the CCD office at 215 345-7089 for tuition amounts and further information. “All Baptized children with disabilities have a right to a Religious Education and deserve a means to develop a relationship with God.” National Directory for Catechesis

*** CCD Ministry Offering a New Class for Children with DisabilitiesThe CCD Ministry of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish is planning to implement, for 2019-2020, a class for children of all ages with intellectual disabilities who are not mainstreamed. The Catholic Church firmly states that all children have the right to an education in the faith and to grow in relationship with Jesus to the best of their abilities.     If you are interested and have a child that would benefit from this educational setting, or have questions, please contact me; Cindy Balceniuk, Director of Religious Education This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 215 345-7089  *** Are YOU being called to help

Our Lady Mount Carmel SchoolLearn more about Our Lady of Mount Carmel "Blue Ribbon" School by watching this video.  Or simply contact Mrs. Michelle Stetler, Director of Institutional Advancement at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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SAVE THE DATE ~ Upcoming Activities and Events 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - A Retreat Day Sponsored by The Ladies of Mount Carmel. You are invited to join Susan Brinkmann who will present an enriching retreat that will affirm, uplift and empower women to realize their inherent dignity as daughters of God and how to use their unique genius to bring healing and hope into the world! Our presenter is an award-winning Journalist, author and frequent guest on EWTN. She is Director of Communications at Women of Grace® and is a member of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites. Retreat will begin with Mass at 8:00 and end at 2 PM.  For more information please call Maureen Casey @ 215-348-2659 OR Betty Margraff @ 215-248-3487 - Deadline for registration is October 11, 2019.

October 13th 9:00 am MASS Celebrated by Fr. David Friel   - Class of 1999:  Save -the- Date JOIN US SUNDAY October 13th 9:00 am MASS Celebrated by Fr. David Friel   - Class of 1999. ALL ALUMNI MASS Coffee, donuts & school tour following mass Kindly RSVP to Michelle Stetler This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 215-348-5907. 

Saturday, October 26, 2019 - Catholic Womens ConferenceNational Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown, PA

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hall: The Ladies of Mount Carmel Welcome Sister Dolores Burkhardt, S.S.J. as our Guest Speaker at our OPEN HOUSE, St. Mary’s Hall, starting at 6:30 p.m. All ladies of the parish and guests are invited. For more information, contact Nina Biller at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 215-348-3951.

Sunday, November 10, 2019 through Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - FORTY HOURS DEVOTION  We are very privileged to have one of our priest sons of the parish preach our Forty Hours devotion this year, Fr. Charles Zlock, Pastor of St. Monica Parish in Berwyn, PA.  Forty Hours begin Sunday, Nov. 10 and conclude Tuesday evening with a Candlelight Procession and Benediction.

November 23, 2019 – OLMC CYO Basketball ~ Fundraiser to benefit gym renovations. Live music and guest speaker. More information soon…

Oberammergau Passion Play Pilgrimage: Join Fr. David Friel on a 10-day pilgrimage to Bavaria & Alpine Europe. Dates are May 26–June 4, 2020, and the cost is $3490 (includes airfare, breakfasts, dinners, tours). Highlights will include the Oberammergau Passion Play (est. 1633), shrine of Our Lady of Altötting, Abbey of St. Gall, visits to 4 countries (Switzerland, Austria, Germany, & Liechtenstein), and daily Mass. This trip is specially designed for pilgrims of all ages and therefore includes many options in its daily program. Some may choose to hike in the Alps while others attend an opera or explore medieval castles. For more information, contact tour director Joseph Long by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or by phone (540-466-6070). More information at www.prorome.com/through-the-alps  

Adoration of the Blessed SacramentLet us draw near ... with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith ... Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess.             Hebrew 10:22-23

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is every Thursday after the 8:00 a.m. Mass.  Benediction to follow at 4:00 p.m.

Questions or to sign up for a specific time please call the Parish Rectory at 215-348-4190

                                                    

 Website last updated:  October 11, 2019 @ 3:39pm

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