Ministries & Societies
Faith Ministry Groups
We invite every Family and Parishioner to share their Time, Talent and Treasure with our Parish Community as we journey together in faith. Please consider the following opportunities. Please contact the Parish Office at (203) 756-8981 if interested.
Holy Name Society
Men are invited to join this Society to honor our Lord’s name through prayer and action. Meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of every month from September through June except for Election Day Tuesday in November. All meetings start at 7:00 p.m.
St. Ann Society
Women are invited to honor St. Ann, the Mother of Our Blessed Virgin Mary, through prayer and action. Meetings occur 4 times per year, generally March, May, September and November. The Society hosts a fundraising event in October to support the ministries of the Parish, as well as a Christmas celebration in December.
Forever Young Seniors
This senior citizen organization offers spiritual, educational and social activities for those ages 55 and older. The Society sponsors several activities throughout the year; a donation to the OLMC Knitting Ministry, a scholarship to an Our Lady of Mount Carmel School 8th Grade Graduate, a donation to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Annual Italian Feast, a Thanksgiving Day Dinner for approximately 85 nursing home friends, and gifts to Easter Seals children at Christmas, along with other Parish activities. The society meets on the 1st Monday of each month from 12 Noon to 3:00 p.m., for their Regular meeting and the 3rd Monday of each month for their Board Meeting from 9:30 a.m. to 12 Noonwith complimentary coffee and dessert. Guest speakers and/or entertainment are often scheduled.
This society is comprised of women and men of the parish. They prepare the Altar during the liturgical year for Holy Days, Easter, The Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas and weddings.
The mission of this ministry is to provide a prayerful environment for individuals to share their love of knitting and/or crocheting and to reach out to those in need of comfort, solace and prayers. The knitter and/or crocheter begins each prayer shawl/scarf/afghan with prayers and blessings for the recipient and when the creation is completed, it is blessed by the Priest before being presented to the recipient. Baptismal blankets are also created for all children baptized here at Our Lady of Mount Carmel. All creations are fee free and available to all who request them. Meetings are Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in the Church Hall. New Knitters are always welcome. Please contact Sr. Georgia at the Parish Office if interested.
Shawls…made for centuries, universal and embracing, symbolic of an inclusive, unconditionally loving God. They wrap, enfold, comfort, cover and give solace, mother, hug shelter and beautify. Those who have received these shawls have been uplifted and affirmed, as if given wings to fly above their troubles.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society
This Society of volunteers prepares, organizes and executes the planning and implementation of the Annual Feast and Procession honoring Our Blessed Mother. It is through the ongoing efforts of many Parishioners and Friends who have for decades made this annual celebration the success that it has become.
Knights of Columbus #0036
In service to One, in service to All. The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Founded by Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1882, it was named in honor of the mariner Christopher Columbus. Our Council Strives to improve our Church and our community with the following 3 principles of the order, Charity, Unity and Fraternity.