Mission Statement

We, the parishioners of Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish, proclaim to all the good news of Jesus Christ who offers the light of faith to his followers.

Baptized into Jesus Christ, confirmed by the gifts of the Holy Spirt, and nourished by the sacraments, we joyfully share the light of the Roman Catholic faith with all, proclaiming the gospel of forgiveness and reconciliation to every person.

As believers in the teaching of Christ and as members of the body of Christ, the church, we offer to our community the gifts, services, and ministries of our faith.  Therefore, in fulfilling our mission we commit ourselves to:

  • Continue our strong faith through humility, fervent worship, constant prayer, and especially through the celebration of the Eucharist and all of Christ’s sacraments;
  • Serve our sisters and brothers by developing a social conscience and seeking justice for all;
  • Aid the poor and needy through generous acts of charity;
  • Bring comfort to the sick and elderly in our community by offering the sacraments, prayer, and a caring presence;
  • Teach and proclaim the gospel message and provide opportunities for personal growth for youth, young adults and older adults, deeper understanding, conversion, and personal witness to Christ;
  • Demonstrate our Christian ideals by being a community of hospitality and support,
  • Celebrate Christ’s love by basing our daily lives on his teaching and example and continue to ask the Blessed Mother, our patroness, to intercede for us.

We pray the Lord of light may guide us in our earthly endeavours and set our feet upon heaven’s path of righteousness.