Ladies of Carmel

The Ladies of Carmel are the women of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish. We are of varying ages, occupations, and marital status – everyone from stay at home moms to retired seniors. Our mission is to support our parish and the spiritual growth of all women in our parish community. We are a collection of small guilds that meet once a month from September through May. Meeting times and place vary, and it is not necessary to attend every meeting. The guilds vary in the age of their members and their particular interests, but all of them provide opportunities for faith, friendship, fun and support for their members. The smaller guilds come together to participate in various activities, projects and fund raisers throughout the year under the larger umbrella organization of the Ladies of Carmel. (Click here for a listing of guilds and meeting times)

The Ladies of Carmel support a wide variety of activities and ministries: Social Outreach, OLMC School and Peninsula Catholic, Women’s Retreat, Youth Ministry, dinners for CNU’s Catholic Campus Ministry students, the Poor Clare sisters of Barhamsville, St.Vincent’s Coat Closet to name a few. The Ladies of Carmel raise funds with Bake Sales, Garage Sales, Auctions, and Raffles. Through the years these fundraisers have made it possible for the Ladies of Carmel to meet many needs of the parish. We have contributed $60,000 to the Capital Campaign Fund, have helped to fund the Church Bell Tower, contributed $12,000 to the construction of a new school playground, $45,000 towards the St. Michael Hall, $5,000 for a new sound system for the church and $5000 for new Communionware, as well as provide furniture for the nursery, money towards the KidCheck system and $10,000 to assist newborns and their mothers in Pregnancy Outreach. We also collect coats and jeans for the homeless each year.

If you are interested in learning more about the Ladies of Carmel, we would love to hear from you. Contact any of the chairs of the local guilds shown on the Guild Page or send us an email at

Date Time Event Location
April 27 7:30 am – 11:30 am LOC Garage Sale OLMC School
June 9 10:00 am Mass
and immediately following
Mass for deceased LOC members followed by Spring Brunch and Installation Church

St. Michael Hall