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Sing with the Children’s Choir!

The school year is fast approaching and that means a new season of the OLMC Children’s Choir is about to begin! This year we are reformatting our program in order to better foster the skills of our children.

There are now two smaller choirs that make up the large Children’s Choir grades 1 through 12. Those in grades 1 through 3 will be in the Junior Choir and those in grades 4 through 12 will be in the Senior Choir. The Junior Choir will rehearse on Mondays 6:00pm-7:00pm. The Senior Choir will rehearse on Mondays 7:15pm-8:30pm.

The full Children’s Choir sings on the last Sunday of the month at the 10am Mass. They also come together for community outreach events such as singing at local nursing homes.
The Senior Choir sings one additional Sunday each month. Most excitingly, those children in the Senior Choir have the opportunity to participate in the 2020 Mid Atlantic Choral Festival and Mass in Baltimore hosted by the American Federation Pueri Cantores. This is a wonderful opportunity to sing and form friendships with other young Catholic singers throughout the region.

Registration for both sections of the Children’s Choir begins NEXT weekend after all Masses. A table will be set up in the Commons with more information. Parents and other music ministry volunteers will also be there to answer any questions you may have. For more information, please contact our Music Coordinator, Johanna Smith, at jsmith@olmc.org or by calling the parish office.

“Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good!
Sing to his name, for it brings joy!”
(Psalm 135:3)

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).

New Daily Mass Schedule

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

Mondays
Holy Mass: 7:00 a.m

Tuesdays
Holy Mass: 7:00 a.m.

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

Thursdays

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)

Fridays
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.

Incense at Upcoming Masses

Incense will be used at the following upcoming Masses:

Sunday June 2 (The Ascension of the Lord)at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Sunday June 9 (Pentecost Sunday) at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Sunday June 23  (The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ) at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

New Adoration Opportunity – Adorers Needed!

Eucharistic adoration will now be offered on all Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning on Wednesday June 12. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish will now offer a continuous period of Eucharistic Adoration following the 7 a.m. Mass on Wednesdays until 6 p.m. on Thursdays.  At least two committed adorers per hour  are needed, including the overnight hours.  If you would like to commit to an hour, please e-mail adoration@olmc.org.