Installation of Fr. Beeman

Bishop Knestout will celebrate the 5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday, August 24. During the Mass, he will officially install Fr. Dan Beeman as the pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.*

There will be a small reception immediately following the Mass. We hope to see you there!

*Incense will be used at this Mass.

Solemnity of the Assumption

August 15 is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a holy day of obligation.  Mass times for the holy day will be:

Wednesday August 14 at 6:30 p.m. (Vigil in English, incense will be used)

Thursday August 15 at 8:05 a.m. (English)

Thursday August 15 at 6:30 p.m. (en Español, incense will be used)

As stated in the Code of Canon Law, on all Sundays and holy days of obligation, the faithful are obliged to participate in Mass. Insofar as possible, they are also to abstain from those works and affairs which hinder the worship to be rendered to God, the joy proper to the Lord’s Day, or the suitable relaxation of mind and body (canon 1247).

Morning Retreat for Moms

Join Us… 
There will be a  morning retreat for mothers to end your summer on Thursday, August 8th from 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. After you drop off your kids at either the nursery (for children 4 and under) or at the playground (supervised by the youth ministry), you can make your way over to the adoration chapel to spend the first hour in prayer, adoring Our Lord. Regularly scheduled Confessions will also be taking place at this time, and you are encouraged to participate in the sacrament.

At 9:00 a.m., Mrs. Kathy McKenna will lead a discussion on Beauty in the Gathering Room.

We look forward to seeing you there! Please sign-up using the form below so we know how many people (mothers and children) to expect. If you have never used our nursery before, please feel free registering them in advance:

Morning Retreat for Moms

  • Please drop these children off at the Nursery.
  • These children will be playing on the swingsets and in the gym with volunteers from our youth and young adult ministry.

Children’s Faith Formation


At Gathered By Grace, adults and children come together twice a month. During each session, adults participate in adult presentations and discussions. At the same time, children are introduced to a new unit of study by catechists in age-appropriate groups. Parents then reinforce the unit theme with their children throughout the month.

Preparation for sacraments of First Penance and First Holy Communion is in addition to the Gathered By Grace Sundays. Please register for First Sacraments (Baptized Catholics from 2nd grade through 5th grade) at or by using this link:

The cost for Gathered By Grace is $25 per person for 1st grade through adults (children 5 and under are free).
Total fees for Gathered By Grace and sacramental preparation combined will not exceed $150 per family.

We ask families to pay what they can, when they can.
If you prefer to make periodic payments, feel free to do so via E-Giving or personal check.
Scholarships are also available on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Cristy Barton at or 757-595-0385, ext. 131 for more information.

Nursery (Ages 1-3) – Nursery (** Must also register for KidCheck. See link below.)

Pre-K/K (Ages 4-5) – Pflaum Gospel Weeklies Curriculum (** Must also register for KidCheck. See link below.)

Elementary (Grades 1-5) – Alive in Christ Curriculum

Adults – Adult Faith Formation

Register free for KidCheck (nursery, pre-K/ K) at here.

To register your family to Gathered by Grace, please fill out the following form HERE .

New Daily Mass Schedule

Effective Monday August 12, 2019, the new daily Mass schedule will be:

Holy Mass: 7:00 a.m

Holy Mass: 7:00 a.m.

Holy Hour w/confessions: 5:30 p.m.
Holy Mass at 6:30 p.m.


Holy Mass: 8:05 a.m.
Hora Santa con confesiones: 5:30 p.m.
Santa Misa en Español: 6:30 p.m.
(Eucharistic Adoration from after the 8:05 a.m. Mass until before the 6:30 p.m. Mass)

Holy Mass: 7:oo a.m.

New Processional Cross

Our new processional cross made its debut at the 10:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday July 21 as part of our parish feast day celebration.  The making of the new cross was a collaborative effort.  The corpus was purchased through a parishioner’s generous donation.  Made in Italy, it is cast bronze.  The cross and staff are white oak.  The cross was made by Bill Blomstrom and the staff by Jonathan Sargent, two very talented woodworkers in our parish.  The corpus and cross are very similar to those that make up the crucifix over the altar in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.  Many thanks to those who were so generous with their treasure, talent, and time.  This beautiful, new cross will enhance our parish’s liturgies for many years to come.

Welcome To Our New Priests!

Fr. Dan Beeman – Pastor
Fr. Dan Beeman, an Oklahoma native, was ordained a priest on June 2, 2007. He comes to Our Lady of Mount Carmel from his most recent assignment at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Norfolk, VA. Fr. Beeman grew up in a Methodist family with two older brothers, and made his way to Virginia from Oklahoma when he attended the University of Richmond for his undergraduate degree. He entered the Catholic Church as a freshman while there. Fr. Beeman worked in private sector banking prior to entering seminary.

In addition to his duties as pastor here at OLMC, Fr. Beeman serves Bishop Knestout as Vicar for Catholic Mission and Identity for Catholic Schools, as Chairman of the Diocese of Richmond Priests’ Council, and serves on the College of Consultors for the Bishop.

Father Dan is excited to be in a vibrant community, to serve both parish and school, and to work with a great staff and priests here at Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Fr. Miguel Melendez – Parochial Vicar
Fr. Melendez, a Virginia native from the South Western part of the state, comes to us after being ordained a priest on June 3, 2017 and serving as parochial vicar at Blessed Sacrament in Harrisonburg, VA for the past two years. Fr. Melendez grew up in a Catholic household and attributes his love for our Faith to this upbringing. Father went to the Coast Guard Academy with the idea of serving our country and doing something humanitarian, but started considering the priesthood his sophomore year. After finishing at the Academy and serving for five years in the Coast Guard, his vocation to the priesthood was affirmed and he entered seminary.

Fr. Miguel is excited to be at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, to continue to learn how to be a priest, and he is excited to get to know the people here and for all of us to get to know him as we walk together on a common journey toward the Lord. Fr. Miguel loves the water, loves to surf and is a big fan of seafood. Father is here for the whole community (both Spanish and English speaking).

Carmel Business Connect

Carmel Business Connect is a great way to network with Catholic business people from our parish, and hear from engaging speakers on how to bring Christ into the workplace. They meet the first Tuesday of every month in St. Michael Hall after the 7:00 a.m. Mass (7:40 a.m. start). Meetings last for an hour and breakfast and coffee is provided.

Contact Sharon Martin for more

Fr. Chris Masla at OLMC

Fr. Christopher Masla will celebrate his Mass of Thanksgiving at Our Lady of Mount Carmel on Sunday, June 9 at 10:00am.

A plenary indulgence is granted a priest celebrating his first Mass with a congregation on a scheduled day. The same indulgence is granted the faithful who devoutly participate in that Mass.

An indulgence is the remission in the eyes of God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose culpable element has already been taken away. An indulgence is either plenary or partial, that is, it frees a person either from all or from some of the temporal punishment due to sins.

In order to gain indulgences, the person must have at least the general intention of doing so, and beside the exclusion of all attachment to sin the requirements for gaining a plenary indulgence are the performance of the indulgenced work and fulfillment of three conditions: sacramental confession, Eucharistic communion, and prayer for the pope’s intentions.

Eucharist Series by Fr. Nick


Fr. Nick Redmond will be offering a four-part series on the Eucharist during the month of June. Sessions will be on Wednesdays June 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 6:30pm until 8pm in St. Michael Hall. All are welcome for any or all of the sessions. An email to would be helpful to make sure we are set up adequately.