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.


Confessions
Good Friday, April 10, 10 AM to 12 Noon, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
There will be three confession stations. Please do not form a line and practice social distancing. One person waiting at a time.

Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa
Sunday 5 to 5:30 PM, Sunday 9:30 to 10:30 AM, Weekdays 11 to 11:45 AM

Wednesday, April 8, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Hilltown, PA
4 to 5 PM and 7 to 8 PM

Local Parishes Will Join OLG for Palm Sunday, Holy Week & Easter Liturgies

Monsignor Gentili is happy to announce a new and creative initiative, given our current circumstances, to follow the social distancing guidelines recommended by our local, state and national governments due to the pandemic. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia recently announced that all Easter Services will be private. In response, three local Marian parishes will be joining together for Holy Week. The priests and deacons of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Doylestown and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Hilltown will be celebrating private liturgies here at Our Lady of Guadalupe.

The following liturgies will be live-streamed from our parish. They will also be available on our parish website to watch at a later time. We are thankful to the all the clergy that are celebrating with us as well as the lectors and altar servers, the Arts and Environment Ministry for decorating our church, our parish Music Ministry, the parish staff and SunBlossom Entertainment for coordinating the videotaping and live-streaming.

Watch Live on the OLG Website @ www.olguadalupe.org
Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter

  • Palm Sunday, April 5
    9:30 a.m. Mass
    Main Celebrant and Homilist, Father Robert Ianelli
  • Holy Thursday, April 9
    Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7 p.m.
    Main Celebrant and Homilist, Father Michael Pawelko
    Our Lady of Sacred Heart Parish
  • Good Friday, April 10
    Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, 3 p.m.
    Main Celebrant Father Harold McKale and Homilist Father Paschal Onunwa, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish
  • Easter Vigil Mass, Saturday, April 11, 7 p.m.
    Main Celebrant Monsignor Joseph Gentili
    and Homilist Father Robert Ianelli
  • Easter Sunday Mass, April 12, 9:30 a.m.
    Main Celebrant Monsignor Charles Hagan and
    Homilist Monsignor Joseph Gentili

Watch Livestream Liturgical Events ~ Go to www.olguadalupe.org and CLICK the “Watch Live” link on the parish homepage. 

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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.”

COVID19 UpdateMarch 28, 2020

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez Announces The Launch Of “The Power Of Faith And Hope In A Time Of Uncertainty: A Virtual Lenten Retreat”
The six-day online retreat program is part of the ongoing pastoral and temporal response of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to the COVID-19 pandemic and offers a means for the faithful to prepare spiritually for the approach of Holy Week.

“Our Lenten journey has taken an unexpected turn with the worldwide outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). In an effort to impede the spread of the virus and to protect those most vulnerable among us, all of us have changed the way that we live. Life as we understand it has temporarily changed, but this too shall pass. We are people whose hearts are grounded in our faith and in our hope, that is the strength that helps us during this time of uncertainty.
Though we are living out concepts such as isolation, quarantine, and social distancing – as believers and followers of Christ we know we are never truly alone and that He is always by our side. It has been a painful, confusing, trying time for all of us, but in Christ and His triumph over the cross there is hope. Until we can safely be together again physically, we can pray together in spirit.

I am overjoyed to announce a new Lenten initiative, “The Power of Faith and Hope in a Time of Uncertainty: A Virtual Lenten Retreat.” Beginning Monday, March 30th I will share a video each night at 7:00 p.m. via my Facebook page. The series will extend to Palm Sunday and will include dynamic presenters from across our Archdiocese who will bring Catholic Families closer to Christ through scripture, reflection, and prayer. Six of the videos will be in English and American Sign Language and one will be in Spanish.

Please consider participating in this upcoming Lenten Video Retreat. Give this gift of hope to yourself. Christ is hope and through Him we’re a people of hope. I’m praying for you during this time of uncertainty.”

+Nelson J. Pérez
Archbishop of Philadelphia
 
Archbishop Pérez recently recorded videos introducing this initiative and released them on social media. To watch the video in English, please click here. To watch the video in Spanish, please click here.
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/
 

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
The 11 a.m. Sunday Mass celebrated at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul will be streamed live on the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s website as well as the Facebook pages for the Archdiocese and Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez.

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

Other Online/TV Options
Channel 6, WPVI TV – ABC, Sunday mornings at 5:30 am

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

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

Spiritual Communion
If you are unable to attend Mass you can make a spiritual communion. This is a devotion we can perform on our own whether we are at Mass and not receiving the Eucharist sacramentally or if we are anywhere else. This can be done while watching a broadcast of the Mass on the Internet or even in our morning or evening prayers.

We will continue to provide updates as they become available to us.

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ALL high schools, parish and regional elementary schools, schools of special education, PREP programs, and early learning centers in the five-county Archdiocese will close through Friday, March 27, 2020. The previous decision to suspend all extra-curricular and co-curricular activities including retreats, athletic events both on and off school grounds, field trips, and social events planned by elementary, secondary, and special education schools throughout the entire five-county Archdiocese stands. That suspension of activities will last through Friday, March 27th and be re-evaluated pending future developments.

3/25/2020 ~ UPDATE:  Archdiocese schools now closed until Monday, April 6th.

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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