Events

ASH WEDNESDAY, DAILY MASS & STATIONS OF THE CROSS during LENT

FEBRUARY 10th is ASH WEDNESDAY, the beginning of a 40 day journey with Jesus to Holy Week when we will celebrate the Last Supper, Death and Resurrection of Jesus and our oneness with him in the renewal of Baptism at Easter.

Ash Wednesday Masses at 7:45 AM; 9:00 AM (School Mass) and 5:30 PM. Ashes will be distributed at each Mass.

DAILY MASS at 7:45 AM during Lent

STATIONS OF THE CROSS 6:00 PM every Friday in Lent

Soup Supper following Friday Stations of the Cross in the Parish Hall.

Sign up at the doors of the Church to bring soup from home for the Friday Soup Supper or call Sister Kathleen Patrice at 969-4868.

* Prayer, fasting and almsgiving are the traditional practices of Lent. Lenten prayer meditation books with a daily reflection on the Scripture Readings for each day of Lent and a wonderful book by Matthew Kelly entitled "Rediscover Jesus" will be found at the doors of the Church this Sunday to help you on your spiritual journey with Jesus this Lent.

 * May each day of Lent be a time to die to self and live more for God and others! 

PASTOR'S MESSAGE FOR FEBRUARY 7, 2016

THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

How and where do we meet the living God?

Isaiah met God while praying in the Temple in Jerusalem as we hear in today's First Reading (Isaiah 6:1ff). Peter, James and John meet the living God in Christ Jesus as they are fishing on the Lake of Galilee (Luke 5:1-11). Peter is amazed and overwhelmed at the miraculous catch of fish and falls at the knees of Jesus saying: "Depart from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man." St. Paul tells us in the Second Reading that we meet the living God as we believe that Jesus died for our sins, is truly risen from the dead and has appeared to the first Christians (1Cor. 15.1ff).

In prayer, in work, in daily living, in openness of faith we can meet the living God. God is here and calls. Can we respond like Isaiah in the First Reading who said: "Here I am, send me" or like Peter, James and John in the Gospel who leave everything and follow Jesus?

* Wednesday of this week, February 10th, is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of a 40 day journey with Jesus to Holy Week when we will celebrate the Last Supper, Death and Resurrection of Jesus and our oneness with him in the renewal of Baptism at Easter. Masses on Ash Wednesday will be at 7:45 AM; 9:00 AM (School Mass) and 5:30 PM. Ashes will be distributed at each Mass.

* Prayer, fasting and almsgiving are the traditional practices of Lent. Lenten prayer meditation books with a daily reflection on the Scripture Readings for each day of Lent and a wonderful book by Matthew Kelly entitled "Rediscover Jesus" will be found at the doors of the Church this Sunday to help you on your spiritual journey with Jesus this Lent.

* We invite you to come to daily Mass at 7:45 AM in Lent and to the Friday Stations of the Cross at 6:00 PM followed by Soup Supper in the Parish Hall. You may sign up at the doors of the Church this Sunday to bring soup from home for the Friday Soup Supper or call Sister Kathleen Patrice at 969-4868.

* May each day of Lent be a time to die to self and live more for God and others!

UPDATE ON FATHER CARROL O'SULLIVAN

Father O'Sullivan has become very frail and feeble. He is in need of 24 hour care. For that reason he has moved to St. John of God Retirement and Care Center in Los Angeles run by the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God. He is now living in the St. John Grande Assisted Living Community. For the last 24 years Father O'Sullivan has lived, worked and served here at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church with gentleness and humble, loving service. He will be greatly missed. He has lived and served here in his own quiet, gentle way. He is not one for social parties or gatherings and, for that reason, there was no farewell reception or party.

Please keep Father O'Sullivan in your prayers so he can be blessed in his new home. You may write to Father O’Sullivan at his
new address:

St. John of God Retirement and Care Center
2468 S. St. Andrews Place
Los Angeles, CA 90018

TOGETHER IN MISSION ANNUAL APPEAL

* Many thanks to all who are responding to the Annual Appeal, Together in Mission. Your generous donation or four month pledge are very important for our parish to meet its goal of $43,000 for the Annual Appeal. A commitment envelope can be found in the pews or at the doors of the Church this Sunday. Your generous response helps provide ministry, education and pastoral services in 80 parishes and 63 parish schools in our own Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Many thanks and God's blessings on all.

OUR PARISH FINANCES

Many thanks to all for your generous contributions to our Church in the Offertory Collection each Sunday.
Here is the report for the Offertory Collection for Sunday, January 9th/10th:

Envelopes & Plate Collection* $7,667
Maintenance $2,025
Total $9,692

* Your contribution to OLMC may be made online using the 'Donate' button or by clicking the Giving tab along the top of our parish site. Your information is guaranteed secure using the site. You may select your giving preferences (contribution amount, date, and frequency of contribution, e.g., one-time or recurring)

Your generous giving in the Offertory Collection each Sunday is very important and funds all the parish worship, religious, educational and service programs of the parish and helps in making necessary repairs and continuing maintenance of the Church and parish buildings and grounds.

Take a moment to click the ‘Donate’ button to check-out how easy online giving is — this is an easy way to plan your donations when you are traveling.

Many thanks and God's blessings on you and your family for your generous giving to God and his Church. 

The M-4 Churches & Westmont College: Global Refugees - A Christian Response

Sunday February 28 6:00 pm

The M-4 churches along with Westmont College are hosting a forum on the causes and responses to the global refugee crisis with keynote speaker Rev. Steve Haas, Chief Catalyst from World Vision (WV). World Vision is well known for over 65 years of excellence in providing Christian humanitarian relief and development to impoverished communities worldwide.

Recently, World Vision discovered that out of the nearly 100 countries in which WV does its work, 31 could be considered as “fragile states.” There are 52 Fragile States globally that are characterized by fractured infrastructure, high infant mortality, poor sanitation, and health, flagging educational opportunity, insufficient water resources, civil conflict, injustice, and government corruption.

The two dimensions of the presentation will be what a Christian response is to the refugee crisis and how are we, as followers of Jesus, to engage with these insecure communities around our world. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. with a soup supper in the Peterson Family Life Center, with the presentation starting at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. This is for the entire community so please invite your friends to attend with you.

Corazon Information Meeting March 7th

Help build a home in one day! Travel with us April 16th or contribute for building materials.

Information meeting Monday March 7th 6:30 pm - Spiritual Library 

Join OLMC working wih Corazon, a non-profit, volunteer corporation designed to serve the poor.  

We travel to Tijuana on April 16th and your participation and contributions are most welcome - 

This is a truly special experience that changes the lives of the family we assist.  This project requires $9,000 of materials and your participation and contributions are vital.

Register on Corazon.org of call Sr. Kathleen Patrice (805) 969-4868 - Passport required. 

2016 is OLMC's 18th Year with Corazon! 

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Mass Schedule

Weekday — 7:45 a.m.
 
Saturday - 7:45 a.m.
Vigil Mass - 4:30 p.m.
 
Sunday - 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon
 
Holy Day - 7:45 a.m., 9:00 a.m. (school), 5:30 p.m.
Vigil Mass - 5:30 p.m.
 
Confession side chapel
Saturday - 3:30 p.m.  to 4:15  p.m.
 
Stations of the Cross - Fridays during Lent - 6:00 p.m. followed by Soup Supper in the Parish Hall
 
 
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church
1300 East Valley Road 
Santa Barbara, CA   93108

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phone (805) 969-6868
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May Our Lady of Mount Carmel be with you always. May she be the star that guides you and never disappears from your horizon. May she lead you now, throughout your life, and at its completion to a safe haven.
—Pope John Paul II