Throughout its history, St. Mary of Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament has enjoyed the activism of a dynamic congregation. Though a bit reduced in size and contributing members today, we recall with affection the many societies of the past and a few that are active to the present.
A Sunday morning book group will meet to discuss the book “The Shack, written by William Young. It is a fictional story (although presented as truth) about a man, Mack, whose daughter is abducted and presumably brutally murdered.
Altar serving sure has changed over the last few decades. Back in the dark ages of the 1960s (and earlier), altar boys (no girls allowed) had to face the altar (backs to the congregation), memorize and recite prayers in Latin, wear white tennis shoes so you wouldn’t make any noise walking, genuflect when the good Sister snapped her “clicker,” and had to be at the right place at the right time or get the death stare from the priest (no sense of humor back then).
We are seeking volunteers to help make the white robes/bibs used during baptisms. Simple sewing skills are needed. We have a pattern and an experienced sewer who has been making them for us for several years will guide you. Call Mary Beth in the parish office at 735-1482 to volunteer.
The diocesan Hope Appeal is well under way. We are grateful to the 235 parishioners/families which already have sent in their pledges or donations. We have 994 registered families, so we’re hoping to hear from the remaining families. To date we have received about $27,950 toward our assessment of $37,252.50.