Social & Service Ministries
Called to Protect
OLMC is in need of people willing to train the safe environment program Called to Protect. Safe environment trainers are comfortable speaking in front of large groups while discussing sexual issues. They are level headed under stress and compassionate towards others, they're willing to make a time commitment to become trained and able to offer a four hour block to train the parish 2 to 3 times a year. If you’re interested in joining this ministry please contact the ministry head.
(480) 967-8791 ext 228
Catholics Come Home
Catholics come home invites all those who have been away from the Catholic Church for any reason to take another look and consider coming home. If you’re interested in joining this ministry please contact the ministry head.
(480) 967-8791 ext. 209
Full Circle (Youth at Risk)
A ministry serving families with teens/young adults struggling with a range of issues that can challenge the very foundation of any household. Issues may include substance abuse, addictions such as (but not limited to) gambling or pornography, depression, promiscuity, or eating disorders. This list is by no means exhaustive, and is not meant to be exclusive. If you or someone you love is in pain, or just have questions about a particular matter, we here at Mt. Carmel would like to help. Often conventional help, be it advice, therapy, or rehabilitation, while well intentioned, allows young people to slip through the cracks. Our aim is to provide a program that provides families with support, responds to individual needs, affirms your strengths, and, above all, a program that will serve as a safety net so that our children will not fall through the cracks.
Chris "Garth" Sanning
The death of a loved one can be a trying and stressful time. At the time of loss it may be difficult to focus on planning the funeral for your departed loved one. However, the funeral can be a wonderful tribute to him or her, and it can be part of our memories which last forever. The funeral can also offer great comfort and solace to those who mourn. A Funeral Minister from the parish will assist you in this process. The Funeral Minister is also available to assist with prearrangements and address your questions and concerns. Please contact the church office if you want to make an appointment.
Diana Heilman, Funeral Coordinator
Humanly Possible is a community of men and women responding in mercy to the injustice of sexual immorality.
Read more here.
Meals for Moms
Meals for Moms Ministry serve OLMC parishioners‚ moms (and their families) in the time following the birth of their child. The ministry provides 7 nights of free dinners brought to their home. To request the service please call at least few weeks before your due date so we can be prepared.
Ministry of Care
Eucharistic Ministers of Care visit the hospital and the homebound in the name of Christ and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish. These visits include bringing the Eucharist, praying, supporting and comforting those members of our community unable to join us for our weekly liturgy. Minister of care training as well as Called To Protect training are required prior to participating in this ministry.
Ministers of Care bring Holy Communion to the sick at Tempe St. Luke's and the homebound of our parish. If you’re interested in joining this ministry please contact the ministry head.
The Moms Group reaches out to mothers within our parish and works toward creating a community of love, which will offer support, fellowship, and an opportunity to grow in our Catholic Faith.
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A council member is representative of the diversity of the parish and fosters full participation of the entire parish in the life and mission of the parish and the universal church. A member is a parishioner in good standing and helps with pastoral planning, policy, procedures and programs. If you’re interested in joining this ministry please contact the ministry head.
Fr. John Bonavitacola
The Carmelitas of Our Lady of Mount Carmel gather once a month in prayer and community to produce rosaries for distribution during outreach, during hospital visits, homebound visits and special events at Mount Carmel. If you’re interested in this ministry please contact the ministry head.
Motto: To Jesus Through Mary
Purpose: Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary
- To promote the spiritual and corporal works of Mercy
- To spread the Faith
- To contribute to the well-being of the parish
Types of things Sodality does:
- Assist the Pastor and/or Priests in what is asked of us
- Raise funds for various causes (Catherine Drake scholarship, Adopt-A-Family, Easter Candle, etc.)
- Come together for Benediction and a meeting once a month (Sept. – May)
- Socialization and interaction with other women who share the same values
- Provide the women of the parish an annual day of Recollection during Lent
- Provide prayers through our Prayer Angels
- Clean the Church
- Provide baptismal bibs
- Provide snacks for RCIA
- Clean and press the small altar linens
- Support each other in time of need
- Enjoy our Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show
- Support our Diocese of Phoenix Seminarians
Please join us. Our meetings are in McCready Hall on:
9/10/12 after 7 p.m. Benediction
10/1/12 after 7 p.m. Benediction
11/5/12 after 7 p.m. Benediction
12/1/12 Noon – Potluck luncheon
1/5/13 after 7 p.m. Benediction
2/4/13 after 7 p.m. Benediction
3/2/13 Noon (pot luck luncheon & fashion show)
4/8/13 after 7 p.m. Benediction
5/6/13 after 7 p.m. Benediction (installation of New Members)
St. Vincent de Paul
This ministry serves the poor, homeless and transient, providing food, counseling, transportation, clothing and housing related assistance.
Support is also provided for Diocesan programs including: medical/dental clinic; meals program; ministries to victims of domestic violence; the incarcerated and their families; Adopt-A-Family at Thanksgiving and Christmas; and youth back-to-school clothing drive.
Pantry (480) 966-1974
Unitas - Marriage Preparation
Unitas: Preparing for a Sacramental Marriage is the program base for the marriage preparation program. Unitas meets for seven consecutive Fridays from 7:00 -9:00 pm at Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Each session follows a general format: topical presentations followed by small group discussions, or discussions as a couple. Couples are assigned to a sponsor couple who help lead the small group discussions. Each couple receives a workbook, which contains activities and worksheets for in-class and homework assignments. In addition to the Friday sessions there are three rituals administered at Sunday mass. The program is designed to aid engaged couples in gaining additional insights into their relationship and involve them in the parish community.