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Love Jesus, Encounter Him & Find True Life

on Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:12


When we love Jesus, we will encounter him and find true life.  We hear in the Gospel, “As the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the to tomb.”  Their actions reveal their love for Jesus.  Unlike many others, the two Mary’s stayed with Jeus to the bitter end as he died on the cross.  And they were the first to come to his tomb in the early morning of the first day.  Their actions reveal their love for Christ.
What about us? Do we love Christ?  What do our actions reveal about our relationship with Christ?

April 27 is Divine Mercy Sunday

on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 12:02


During the course of Jesus' revelations to Saint Faustina on the Divine Mercy He asked on numerous occasions that a feast day be dedicated to the Divine Mercy and that this feast be celebrated on the Sunday after Easter.  This Feast was granted to the Universal Church by Pope John Paul II on the occasion of the canonization of Sr.

First Holy Communion: Sunday May 18, 2014 at Noon

on Wed, 03/20/2013 - 14:08


Our Lady of Mount Carmel’s second grade students’ First Holy Communion takes place on Sunday, May 18, during our 12 noon liturgy. Please keep these children and their families in your prayers!
The Sacrament of first confession & holy communion is the greatest gift in this life. St. Therese of Lisieux describes her first communion experience from Story of a Soul:
At last the most wonderful day of my life arrived, and I can remember every tiny detail of those heavenly hours: my joyous waking up at dawn, the room where we dressed -- and above all, our entry into chapel and the singing of

Sacrament of Confirmation: May 4, 2014 at 5 p.m.

on Wed, 03/20/2013 - 13:58
The Sacrament of Confirmation for both adults and high school candidates will take place at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church on Sunday, May 4, during our 5 p.m. Mass with Fr. Steve Sallot, Vicar General of the Diocese of Orange, as the main celebrant. Candidates, with their sponsors, are asked to arrive at 3 p.m. on May 4 for final instruction and practice.
Everyone is invited to this most joyful and sacred event!

Love is Stronger than Death

on Sun, 04/06/2014 - 12:14


By a show of hands, how many you are afraid of death?  How many are not afraid of death?  How many are not sure?  The raising of Lazarus is Jesus’ last miracle before his passion.  As we move closer to Holy Week, this weekend’s readings give us hope in the resurrection.
Jesus tells us that the death of Lazarus is an occasion for the manifestation of God’s glory.  Jesus’ delay in coming to the aid of Lazarus seems insensitive but necessary for a divine purpose.  There was Jewish belief that soul of a dead person may not leave the body for three days.

Pastoral Services Appeal 2014 - Sent to Serve

on Sun, 03/30/2014 - 13:46



As disciples of Jesus Christ, we are called to put our gifts at the service of our Lord. We are sent as disciples of Christ to serve in the name of the Lord.

Our gifts to the PSA do make a difference in many ways such as: serving the needy, the hungry, the homeless; serving our children and adults; serving those incarcerated; serving our parishes.
How will you prayerfully help to serve the Lord?
The Pastoral Services Appeal (PSA) is an annual fundraising appeal of the Orange Catholic Foundation that raises

Summer Tour of Ireland with Fr. Sean Condon

on Sun, 02/23/2014 - 19:59

Everyone is invited to join Fr. Sean Condon on an adventure back home to Ireland this summer.
On this 10-day tour (August 10-19, 2014) we will view the ancient “Book of Kells” housed in Trinity College, enjoy a pint of the “Black Stuff” at the home of Guinness, visit Ireland’s finest monastic sites like Glendalough, learn of Ireland’s Immigrants, take in the breathtaking view at the Cliffs of Moher and enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery.