OLMC is a vital part of the family of families that is the shrine and parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Waterloo. The school was founded before the parish to serve the Catholic educational needs of the people of the area that was known at that time as Irish Town. It continues that proud tradition of doing that very well for over a hundred and fifty years.

The school provides an opportunity to engage with parents and children that the parish may not get to meet otherwise. Both school and parish offer many opportunities for people, especially our children, to think about God and the place of faith in their lives, and to meet God in Word and Sacrament.