We, the people of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel parish, believe in Jesus Christ and embrace His teachings. Inspired by the Holy Spirit, we embrace His call to be the Light of the World through Word, Worship, Community Building and Service to all.
NEW VISITORS TO OUR SITE
Please feel free to visit the pages of our Parish Site, learn about who we are as a community of faith and the services our parish provides. If you are thinking about moving to the Ridgewood area, we cordially invite you to make Our Lady of Mt. Carmel your parish home.
The parish community of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is offering a series of catecheses aiming to bring us into a deeper relationship with Christ and a maturation of our faith. It is often the case that as Catholics we have received some Christian formation before our 1st Communion and Confirmation and then after that it's sink or swim.
Often life throws us curveballs, unexpected problems arise, crises appear and we many times we might not have an answer to our sufferings and difficulties. These catechesis come to open our eyes to the fact that God exists! God is not indifferent to our sufferings and problems, but that he has responded to us in the person of Christ! Christ is alive and looking for each one of us. Come, meet him.
The catechesis will be held for a number of weeks on Mondays and Thursdays at 8PM - from January 30 to March 24 - in the basement of the church (accessible from the Passaic St. plaza). There is no sign up, no fee, no requirements.
Religious Education Registration 2017-2018 School Year (GRADES 1-6)
Religious Education registration for the 2017-2018 school year is starting soon. Registration is for students who are entering grades 1-6 this September. Please click here for important registration details. Please click here for a detailed description of each program. For any questions please contact the Office of Religious Education at 201-444-0211 Monday-Thursday 9-4.
"I was hungry and you gave me food." (Matthew 25:35)
Each Lenten Season we are called upon to PRAY, FAST and GIVE ALMS. This Lent we invite you to join in serving those who rely on the generosity of others.
Our Lenten Service Project was the idea of one of our high school teenagers, who witnessed something very powerful when he attended the National Catholic Youth Conference a year ago. His idea was to act both locally and globally to work towards eradicating hunger from the world by 2050 ( a goal set by the United Nations.)
On Saturday, March 25th in the Youth Center, we are asking parishioners of all ages to assist in bagging 10,152 meals for those suffering in Haiti. Working in conjunction with Rise Against Hunger (formerly known as Stop Hunger Now) we will bag rice, soy flour, dehydrated vegitables and vitamin packs and prepare them to be shipped to Haiti....and we will do it in less than three hours!
During our annual youth group mission trip, the teens of our parish work at the Fr. English Food Pantry in Paterson. Here, they feed 5,000 FAMILIES (13,500 people) each month. Every time we visit there, regardless of the time of year, their shelves are 75% empty. Our hope is to raise $7,000 to put enough nutritious food on their shelves to feed all these families for one month.
HOW CAN ALL THIS BE DONE?
We are asking families to donate $1 per meal we will pack for Haiti and then if you are able bring your whole family to fill the meal bags on March 25th. Each bag will hold six meals.
This would raise $10,152 enough to pay for all the supplies for the meals for Haiti ($3,152) and raise the $7,000 needed to stock the Fr. English Center for one month.
WHAT IF YOU CANNOT BE HERE ON THE 25TH?
No problem. You can still donate towards the meals and youth group members will fill the bags from your donation.
We are hoping entire families will come and put into action our Lenten call to service.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
CLICK HERE and print out the donation form. Indicate how many bags your family wishes to package or donate.
Each bag is a requested donation of $6 since each bag holds six meals.
Saturday, 5:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m.,
11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m.,
3 p.m. (Spanish), 6:30 p.m.
Monday thru Friday,
6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m.,
and 12 noon
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. only
Eve: 7:30pm (anticipated)
6:30am, 8:30am, and 12noon