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.


OLG Livestream Mass
Sundays
9:30 AM, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

Watch live at 9:30 AM or later at your convenience. You can watch here or use the following link. Our Lady of Guadalupe will continue to livestream the Sunday Mass each week at 9:30 AM until we are able to celebrate together in the church.

www.olguadalupe.org/2020-livestreamed-masses

Children’s Liturgy of the Word:  Please click on the attached Zoom link and join us for Children’s Liturgy of the Word. We look forward to seeing all the smiling faces Sunday, May 17 at 11 a.m. in the morning. Parents are welcome to join us as well.

  • To join the live Zoom, please click on the attached link at 10:55 to get set-up.
  • We look forward to seeing you and experiencing the readings with you.
  • Any Questions? Please call Sheila Duffy-Cyr 610-547-2239 of Cathy Wilson 267-897-0732.
  • https://zoom.us/j/3048095706

—————————————————————————————————————————————Please join me in CongratulatingMonsignor Charles H. Hagan – 50th Jubilee Anniversary of Priestly Service, Father Pascal Onunwa – 46th Anniversary of Priestly Ministry and Father Harold B. McKale – 10th Anniversary of Priestly Ministry.  Congratulations!!

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The Archdiocese of Philadelphia recently launched “Arise: Restoring Catholic Life After the Pandemic.” It is an initiative designed to invigorate parish life after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted ( archphila.org/arise ). This program provides parishes and Archdiocesan institutions with guidance and resources for worship, catechesis, evangelization, and communications to help clergy and faithful reintegrate into active, in-person participation in Mass and parish activities.

On Sunday, May 10th, the initiative will kick-off with the “Resurrection & Restoration: An Online Video Retreat for the Easter Season.” This seven part series will break open the mystery of the Resurrection of Jesus and his power to bring us new life in the midst of the pandemic. It is also designed to help transition back into in-person life in the Church as COVID-19 restrictions slowly lift.

Every night for one week, 15-minute videos available in English, Spanish and American Sign Language translations will be posted to Archbishop Pérez’s Facebook page . At 7:00 p.m. each night, installments will be posted to the Arise: Restoring Catholic Life after the Pandemic webpage , Vimeo , and CatholicPhilly.com , the official digital news agency of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. All of the videos will remain archived on all platforms after they are posted.

For videos interpreted in American Sign Language, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/deafcatholicphilly .

Please see the attached flyers available in English and Spanish for more information. To learn more about “Arise: Restoring Catholic Life After the Pandemic,” please visit http://archphila.org/arise . Please consider sharing this information broadly in your parish communities in the manner you deem most appropriate. Thank you

Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Msgr. Daniel J. Sullivan
Vicar for Clergy

Series:

  • May 10: The Power of the Resurrection to Restore Our Lives after the
    Pandemic, Meghan Cokeley
    May 11: Why Nothing Compares to Receiving the Sacraments in Person,
    Fr. Dennis Gill
    May 12: Restoring Our “In Person” Encounter with Christ in the Mass,
    Fr. Eric Banecker
    May 13: How Forgiveness Allows the Power of the Resurrection to Enter
    Our Lives, Sr. Sheila Galligan, IHM
    May 14: Helping Others Encounter the Risen Christ, Dan Tarrant
    May 15: For Families: Returning to Normal While Preserving What We
    Gained during the Pandemic, Damon Owens
    May 16: Allowing the Resurrection to Take Flesh in Our Lives, Megan
    Murphy

On Sunday, May 17th, we will be hosting a mobile Exposition of the Eucharist. We welcome your participation to be in the presence of Our Lord and Savior in a Eucharist Exposition In front of your home.

We recognize that weeks have past and most all our Catholics have been absent from the ability to receive Our Lord at Holy Mass. COVID-19 Pandemic has kept us from being able to be together to celebrate the Eucharist. So due to this challenge, we have chosen to bring Our Lord to you. We are inviting you to email Father McKale, frmckaleolmc@gmail.com, with the pertinent information listed below. Based on the response we will design a route to drive past all interested OLMC parishioners houses and bless them and their house. Because of social distancing, we cannot stop nor visit with you, though we would like to. We will email you an approximate time you will see us pass your house. The Knights of Columbus will be leading the mobile Exposition with an altar assembled on the back of a black Cadillac truck and Father McKale will be blessing the homes and your families with Our Lord in the Eucharist.

Please respond by Sunday, May 10th with the information below and we will include you in the mobile Exposition. Though this doesn’t replace being together in our beautiful church together, receiving the Eucharist, we hope having Our Lord come to your home, brings you the Hope, Faith, and Grace Our Lord, Christ Jesus promises.
May God Bless you and we hope to see your home and family on Sunday, May 17th, 2020.

Sincerely,
Msgr. Charles Hagan
Fr Harold McKale
Fr Paschal Onunwa

Please Give Further Thought to Online Giving

We readily acknowledge and appreciate the fact that many households will be experiencing a financial strain during this time. But, in light of the temporary suspension of public Masses throughout the Archdiocese and beyond, we respectfully ask that those who have not yet done so seriously consider the “Parish Giving” program that has been in place for a few years here at Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Parish Giving” is an electronic funds transfer program whereby you can make your church contributions automatically from your checking account or credit card. It’s times like this, as well as vacation times and other times away from home, that such a financial arrangement makes so much sense. We still have bills to pay (as you surely do, too). Know that your consistent and sacrificial giving to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish is never taken for granted. This is true now more than ever. God bless you for your generosity! Click HERE to sign-up online.”

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COVID19 Update – March 17, 2020

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez Announces The Suspension Of All Public Masses In The Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Effective At Noon Tomorrow – March 18th.
Today, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced that Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez has suspended all public Masses in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia effective at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18th and until further notice.
Last week, the Archbishop dispensed the faithful from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. Both decisions were made in response to the growing concern over the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the directives provided by government and health department officials at the local, state, and national levels. These measures will be re-evaluated pending future developments.

Editor’s Note: For comprehensive information about the pastoral and temporal response of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, please visit http://archphila.org/covid19/ (http://archphila.org/covid19/)

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3.18.2020 – Information needed for Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parishioners
On Tuesday, March 17th, Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez announced the suspension of all public masses in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia effective at noon on Wednesday, March 18th until further notice.

Updates on Services
Therefore, there will be no Masses, Confessions, Stations of the Cross or Adoration at the Church. However, mass intention will be offered privately by our priests.

THE CHURCH WILL BE OPEN FROM 8:00AM UNTIL 4:00PM FOR PRIVATE PRAYER. Please exercise “social distancing” wherever possible.

Please call the Rectory office 215-348-4190 regarding the scheduling of Funerals. You will leave a message with our answering service who will contact our priest on call. Please call Deacon George Corwell at (w) 609-989-1120 x16 or (h) 215-345-6117 regarding Baptisms.

The Rectory Office is closed until further notice.
Phone call messages and emails will be handled as soon as possible. Rest assured our answering will reach out to our priest on call.

Archdiocese of Philadelphia

www.archphila.org
https://www.facebook.com/ArchbishopPerez
https://www.facebook.com/ArchPhila

EWTN –Daily Mass at 8 AM, www.ewtn.com/tv

National Catholic Broadcasting Channelwww.youtube.com/channel/UCi6JtCVy4XKu4BSG-e2CHG

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Flocknote ~ OLMC:  Would 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.

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 benziesusan@gmail.com.

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Let 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