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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[ACH Church Donation Form - Noted above] 3)  Completing an ACH form to have your desired amount contribution directly withdrawn from your financial institution by the parish on a regular basis.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:  There’s still time to take advantage of the “lazy, hazy days of summer”. Gather family and friends for a wholesome “movie night” and learn more about one of the most important of all the early Church “fathers” – St Augustine – as we celebrate his feast day this week.  In WATCH (Movies/Saints of History) Restless Heart (the story of St Augustine) OR In WATCH Catholic Heroes of the Faith: St Augustine Youth/Saints (Ages 8 & up)  ----  Already registered on fromed.org?  -------------  Go to: Ourladymtcarmel.formed.org/community   --- If you haven't yet registered for FORMED.org, first create you free personal log in.  For any problems connecting, contact our fellow parishioner, Sue at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Safe Environment Training - If you regularly participate in a parish ministry that involves Children and have not attended a Virtus session, please register for our class at www.virtus.org. Contact Nicole Breeze with questions: 215-348-4190 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   If you cannot attend OLMC’s session here are other local Sessions:  1) 8/22/19 Corpus Christi Parish (Lansdale) // 2) 10:00am 8/22/19 Corpus Christi Parish (Lansdale) // 3) 7:00pm 8/27/19 Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish (Hilltown) // 4) 6:00pm 9/5/19 St. Isidore Parish (Quakertown) 6:30pm. If you do not have access to the internet to register you can call the Office for registration.

Ministry Support Groups

Fulfilled - MONDAY MORNINGS FROM 9 A. M. to 11 A.M. HELD IN ST. STARTING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2019   Fulfilled explores the biblical roots of the Catholic Faith. It uncovers God’s consistent design for our worship of him and his relationship with us. Learn how the Old Testament Tabernacle can be used as a blueprint for the Catholic Faith and how Jesus fulfilled it in the New Testament. Part One focuses on the elements found in the outer sanctuary.       Please complete   REGISTRATION FORM and submit to OLMC Rectory with the Course fee of $35.00

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Doylestown, PA -- PART TIME JOB Description for Coordinator of Youth Ministry POSITION SUMMARY:  The Youth Ministry Coordinator provides vision and coordination for the parish’s efforts in ministry to young people from 9th through 12 grades. This includes high school sessions twice monthly, periodic service activities, liturgy preparation and faith formation.  ESSENTIAL DUTIES ANDN RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: (other duties may be assigned)   As a parish staff member the YMC will be responsible to:  (*) Communicate with parish at large about youth ministry activities via Sunday bulletin (*) Communicate with and seek staff input in planning youth ministry activities (*) Be a resource person to parish staff on issues related to youth and youth ministry.  (*) Serve as youth liaison with the pastor, clergy, parish staff and parish council.  For more information click here for a full description and qualifications for the roleOLMC PT JOB COORDINATOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY

Every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.:  Parent-to-Parent Support Network of New Hope, PA -- Meeting for parents with a teen or adult child in active substance use, addiction, or recovery.  We are a secular group on non-professional parents supporting parents.  Discussions are CONFIDENTIAL!  We meet every Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM in the chapel at Trinity Episcopal Solebury, 6587 Upper York Roac, New Hope.  Questions?  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

OLMC CROSS COUNTRY REGISTRATION ONLINE REGISTRATION (1st through 8th grade) GO TO: olmc.website.sportssignup.com - Please register by 8/26/2019. Come learn about the “Power of the Team”, the “Power of Effort” and the “Secret” to improvement and having fun. Questions contact—Jack Lafferty at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 215-207-6744

CCD & OLMC School

CCD Registration Kindergarten thru 8th GradeAll CCD families, new and returning, are now able to register for the 2019 - 2020 CCD year electronically. A link is located on the parish website, www.ourladymtcarmel.org, under CCD.  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 

Sunday, September 2, 2019 - Labor Day Coffee and Doughnuts! Please come and join the Peace & Justice Ministry of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel for coffee, doughnuts, and fellowship at St. Mary’s Hall after the 8:00 a.m. Mass on Labor Day, September 2 — in thanks for all of the work that you do!

Tuesday, September 10th, 7 PM at St. Mary’s Hall - The Ladies of Mount Carmel invite:  All Women of the parish to our September Program and Meeting. This month we are Featuring Julie Henning telling her story “By God’s Grace”! Come and (right) is an Amerasian born in South Korea during the Korean War. At age 13, she was brought to America by Pearl S. Buck and raised as her daughter. Julie will take us on a journey from her Amerasian root to her life with the famous author, and finally into the family of God. Her truly compelling: rags to riches” story will challenge your heart as you see God’s sovereignty at work in the life of one of His children. Join us Tuesday, September 10th, 7 PM at St. Mary’s Hall. Guests are welcome, Refreshments served, Business Meeting follows the program. More information, call Julie at 215-345-5463

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.

Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 3rd Annual OLMC Parish Picnic: (Immediately following the noon Mass) - For more information to follow.  Interested in assisting please Contact Tim Glasgow at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday and Sunday, September 21st & 22nd:  Mid-East Family Ties Ministry presents:  A Meet & Greet with Rev. Fr. Imad Twal.  Join us for receptions at St. Mary's Hall after Masses on September 21st & 22nd.  Snacks and refreshments will be served. "Raffle Drawing" Sunday September 22, 2019, during the Reception at St. Mary's Hall after the Noon Mass.  Winners will be..... Proceeds go to humanitarian ...CLICK HERE for more a information.

Monday, September 23, 2019 - Your Knights of Columbus's Annual golf outing at Pinecrest Golf ClubYou are all invited... A fun day for all golfers…lunch, dinner, adult beverages and prizes. All for a $150 donation to Knights of Columbus Council 4160. Golf not your thing...many ways for you to support and contribute:  Help Us …Help Others  Be a patron…$25.00…if you are a business get a full or 1/2 page ad in our ad book...$125. OR 92.50. Donate a gift card of $25 or more i.e. (WaWa) (Starbucks) for our auction items. All kinds of ways to get involved … allowing us to support Catholic Education in our Parish schools. All the info you could desire is available …just contact:   Tom Hendricks 215-534-1884   Wally Pattyson 215-262-5829   Ken Bucker 267-864-6706   Bob Farina 215-280-1938

Our Lady of Guadalupe - Smoky Mountain, TN trip - Sept. 21st - Sept. 26th $799 double occupany, $1018 single occupancy.  All are welcome!  For more information, contact Pat Price at 215-300-2153 or Jean Zielke at 215-794-1188.

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

 

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:  Aug. 23, 2019

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