Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church is located in the historical seaside town of Bristol, Rhode Island. The Church was founded in 1917 following an 18 year tradition begun in 1899 by the Italian immigrants who came to this area honoring Mary, Queen of Carmel with a feast and procession each year on the 16th of July.Click here for details. This feast continues to this day in prayerful and joyous festivities. Come and visit us and give honor to the Blessed Mother of God as she leads us to Christ.
Remember O Most gracious Virgin Mary that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought they intercession was left un aided. Inspired by this confidence I fly unto thee O Virgin of Virgins my Mother. To thee I come before thee I stand sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate depsise not my petitions but in thy mercy hear and answer me, AMEN
Each year the Church gives us this sacred season of prayer, fasting and almsgiving to help us prepare well for Easter. Here at Mount Carmel there are a variety of ways for us to partake in this season:
ASH WEDNESDAY: Masses are at 7:00AM, 9:30AM,
12:10PM and 7PM
DAILY MASS during the season of Lent will be at 7AM and 12:10PM, Saturday morning at 9AM.
LENTEN MISSION: Beginning this weekend and continuing March 10-12. at 7:00pm. The preacher will be Fr. David Engo
RICE BOWLS are a way to assist with our almsgiving during Lent. Place your spare change/bills in the bowl each day. These monies will be collected as the second collection on PALM SUNDAY to assist Catholic relief Services in the great work that the agency does throughout the world.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION takes placeon the Fridays during Lent beginning after the 12:10 Mass and concluding with Stations of the Cross and Benediction at 7:00PM.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Each Friday evening at 7:00PM.
CONFESSIONS are heard every Saturday from 4:00PM to 4:45PM.. Likewise, on Monday March 24th from 6:00PM to
7:30PM, confessions will be heard. Eight priests will be available for confession.
FAST AND ABSTINENCE: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are to be days of FAST (only one main meal should be taken) and days of ABSTINENCE (no meat should be eaten) LIKESWISE all the FRIDAYS of LENT are to be meatless days.
FOR THE 2013 FEAST OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL ARE
MANNY & THERESA
THE THOMAS VENDITUOLI, FAITH IN ACTION AWARD WINNER:
We are very happy to announce that the winner of the
Thomas Vendituoli Faith in Action award,
given to a young person under the age of 30 who displays the qualities that
were so much a part of Tom Vendituoli's life
PHILLIP J. DUFOUR
PARISH HALL NAMED
MONSIGNOR JOHN W. LOLIO HALL
MAY 25, 2013
OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL CHURCH
is pleased to announce the naming of its parish hall, “The Monsignor John W. Lolio Hall.” This event took place on Saturday May 25, 2013 beginning with a concelebrated First Anniversary Mass in his memory at 5:00PM. Msgr. Lolio was pastor at Our Lady of Mount Carmel from 1980 to 1992.
MT CARMEL MISSIONARIES IN NICARAGUA
Check out these great pictures
2 Videos of the Missionary Trip
Interviews and actual Pictures and Videos
A MUST WATCH. Both are incredible. One is 9 Minutes One is 40 Minutes. Watch Both!!!! So Good!
COME AND VISIT OUR SCHOOLRegister your Child for a great education
with a Catholic Foundation
2014 MISSION TRIP TO
THE MUSTARD SEED
COMMUNITY AND ORPHANAGE IN NICARAGUA
CLICK HERE FOR JUNE 2013 VIDEO OF TRIP
Twenty Four of our young people, five adults and Fr. Dandeneau will be heading to Nicaragua next July, 2014 for the third time. They are in the midst of raising the $48,000.00 they need for the trip. Can you help???? If you wish to make a donation to the trip, you can do so by sending a check made payable to Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Please note the Missionary Trip on the Check. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Welcome to the Web Site of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Bristol, Rhode Island. Here at Mount Carmel we try our best to serve God and His Church with a lively faith, a steadfast hopefullness, and an abundance of charity. With an Italian Heritage as a foundation, the parish and our school, since the early 1900's, have grown in this journey of faith as we together proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. With God's grace, we will continue on this pilgrimage as we grow in the light of Christ.