Liturgical and Spiritual Life Committee:
Music Ministry :
Music Director, organist, and choir serve both parishes
Schedule for Mass, Sacraments, Devotions:
- Weekday Mass Schedule: M, W, F at 8:00 a.m (SR); W 12:10pm (SM); T, Th 8:00am (OLMC)
- Weekend Mass Schedule: Saturday 4:00pm, 5:30 p.m., Sunday 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:15 a.m. and 5:00pm
- Confessions: Saturdays before each Mass
- Various novenas and devotions through the week
Religious Education (w/Youth Group)
Combined program takes place at the parish center at St. Michael’s in Simpson — begins with 9:00am Sunday Mass and continues with class until 10:45am. There are 160 students, and current sacramental celebrations are proposed in keeping with the Yellow Phase guidelines, once Carbondale moves into that phase. (More details available through Office for Parish Life)
Parish Pastoral Council
Our Parish Pastoral Council worked diligently to analyze our strengths and weaknesses in the areas of word, worship, community and service and published an initial plan document in September of 2018, with our linked parish partner.
Parish Finance Council
Fully functioning; with active fund-raising annually
RCIA and Adult Faith Formation:
RCIA and adult education classes are available at both OLMC and St. Rose.
Parish Service and Social Concerns
Weekly food donations for Catholic Social Services, St. Francis Food Kitchen community meal each Thursday, Christmas Giving Tree, Upper Valley Project Hope sponsored by United Neighborhoods
Altar and Rosary Society
Holy Name Society
Heart of the Parish — Appreciation of their heritage
Traditions based on our Italian heritage are the heart of OLMC parish. The procession through the west side in honor of the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is a highlight of the year. It involves many people: the men who prepare the float, the young people who accompany the statue, those who walk in the procession, the neighbors who offer all kinds of treats as the procession makes its way along the familiar route, stopping at the homes of those who built the tradition and are no longer able to take an active role. Even twenty-first century fund-raisers reflect the heritage: the taralli sale, the spaghetti supper, Easter bread…all made with the recipes handed down from one generation to another.
Many of the parishioners were baptized in OLMC, as were their parents. It’s not unusual to hear a story about a Pastor who was here years ago or about “The Procession” in the early days or the role of someone’s mother in the formation of the Altar and Rosary Society. At the heart of the parish is an appreciation of those who have laid the foundation and brought us to this time.