Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish
St. Mary Mount Carmel Church, Dunmore, PA 18512
Come, Adore on Bended Knee, an Advent service of Word and Song, will be presented at 6:30 PM on Sunday, December 10 at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Dunmore and at 6:30 PM on Thursday, December 14, at Holy Family Parish Church in Luzerne. The services are open to the public at no charge.
This annual service features the combined choir of 40+ voices from Holy Family and St. Ignatius Parishes and from the Dunmore parishes of Ss. Anthony & Rocco and Our Lady of Mount Carmel, featuring several soloists and an instrumental ensemble, under the direction of Linda Houck, Joseph Moffitt, and Geri Seitzinger. Mark your calendar now to make this service part of your preparation for Christmas!
December 23—Sunday Masses
4 PM Mass—St. Mary’s Church
5:15 PM Mass—St. Anthony’s Church
December 24—Sunday Mass
8:30 AM Mass—St. Anthony’s Church
December 24—Christmas Masses
4PM (SSAR children’s choir)–St Anthony’s Church
4PM (OLMC children’s choir) – St Mary’s Church
10 PM (combined adult choirs) St. Anthony’s Church
December 25 – Christmas Masses
9 AM – St Mary’s Church
11 AM – St Anthony’s Church
Please note: no single Mass will meet both
Sunday and Christmas Mass obligations.
Congratulations to Rev. David Cappelloni, who has been appointed as the new pastor to the linkage of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish and St. Anthony’s Parish. May You, the God of peace, equip our new pastor, Fr. Cappelloni, with everything good for doing Your will, and will work in him what is pleasing to You, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
Transition for the Linkage of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Saints Anthony and Rocco Parishes
The Transition Team met on May 24, 2023. Following prayer, both pastors spoke about the announcement by Bishop Bambera as he recently assigned Father Cappelloni as pastor of the newly linked parishes, Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Saints Anthony and Rocco. Father Doris offered his sincere congratulations. Father Cappelloni read a letter he drafted for both parishes and asked for input as he planned to share it with all parishioners. We created an extensive list of current ministries from each parish that encompassed the areas of Word, Worship, Service and Community. The lists will be given back to the Transition Team who together with the Pastoral Councils will look for opportunities of collaboration to grow together in wonderful ways as the “Catholic Church of Dunmore”. We continue to ask that you keep the work of the Transition Team in your prayers as well as all members of our newly linked parish communities as change unfolds and we begin to explore new ways to grow together as parish.
The Transition Team for our linked parishes consists of six members from each parish, along with Fr. Doris, Fr. Cappelloni, and Dc. Andy Fazio. Representing Our Lady of Mount Carmel are: Jerry Brazil, Dana Morris, Kristyn Polishan, Frank Rainey, Liz Sottile and John Loughney. Representing Saints Anthony and Rocco are: Frank Castellano, Juneann Greco, Fred Lewis, Richard Sabato, Gina Sheehan, and Ellen Strauskulage. Facilitating the process from the Diocesan Office for Parish Life are Ann Marie Cawley and Debbie Lyons.
The Heart of Stewardship
What else is there to give when one has already given away one’s body and one’s life? What more can one say or do to demonstrate love for another when all one had has been given to another? This total giving of self to loved ones cannot be trumped by flowery words or material gifts that are fleeting. This is the ultimate in love. This is the love Jesus had for us on the way to his Passion, at the institution of the Holy Eucharist. This is the love he has for us daily in the celebration of the Mass on altars in every church, in every city, in every nation on earth. No one can give more. No one can ask for more. This is the true heart of Christian stewardship.
If you take the time to gaze upon your God in the simplest of forms and begin to reflect on what has actually taken place with bread and wine becoming the presence of the Divine, then you can begin to understand true humility, sacrifice, and love. And when you have the privilege to take that Real Presence into your body at the meal where you are an honored guest, you become one with the One who is the embodiment of stewardship.
Then, you must ask yourself, “How can I even begin to reflect the love that I have encountered at this feast?” The answer is you can begin with the simple actions of the day: where will you go, whom will you meet, and in what work will you partake? Jesus Christ has shown that the greatest gift ever given can be disguised in this world in a piece of bread. By joining your body to his, he can now transform human hearts, not by grand acts, but by everyday acts, by everyday people, practicing Everyday Stewardship.
It gives us great joy to share with you that our parish now has a subscription to FORMED, a premier online platform filled with over 4,000 Catholic studies, movies, audio dramas, talks, e-books and even cartoons for our children. FORMED has content from over 60 apostolates, including Augustine Institute, Ignatius Press and the Knights of Columbus, with material that is professionally produced, engaging and solid in in its catechism. Best of all, this material is FREE to you. Our parish will be using the material on FORMED to support our ministries and provide continuing education for staff members and parishioners, as well as outreach for our sick and homebound members and parishioners. Much of the FORMED content is available in both English & Spanish. You have easy access to all of the material on FORMED to support your own faith journey and that of your family members. Are you hesitant to return to the Sacrament of Reconciliation after a long absence? Watch Forgiven: The Transforming Power of Confession. Would you like to be more confident in answering your teenagers’ questions about the validity of the Gospels? Watch Lectio: The Case for Jesus. Do you search for a reliable source of Catholic teaching on current issues? Tune in each week to The Augustine Institute Show with Dr. Tim Gray. You can enjoy FORMED on your computer or on your television with an inexpensive Roku device or Apple TV. You can even listen on your phone as you commute to work or do your chores. We hope and pray that the content of FORMED will enrich, deepen and inspire your faith. God bless all of you! To gain access to all of the content of FORMED, just follow these simple steps: Click on the link on our parish website, or go to https://signup.formed.org/ Enter our parish zip code, then enter your name and email address. That’s it! You’re in! Now you could get the free FORMED app for your phone by searching FORMED Catholic in your app store.
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St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Church
322 Chestnut Steet, Dunmore, PA 18512
By Phone: (570) 346-7429
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Mary of Mount Carmel School: (570) 346-4429
Crisis Pregnancy Hot Line: 1-800-543-3243
Pastor: Reverend David Cappelloni V.F.
Deacon: Deacon Andrew A. Fazio, Sr.
The Rectory Office will be open Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm. Friday 9am-12 noon.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Daily Mass: 12:00 pm Monday - Friday
Saturday: 4:00 PM
SS. Anthony and Rocco
Sunday: 8:30am and 11:15am
Deacon Andy Fazio will broadcast a prayer service Mondays-Fridays at 9:00 AM.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 3:15 to 3:45 p.m.
Baptisms are held the second Sunday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Parents are required to attend one baptismal class before the baptism of their child. Classes are held the first Saturday of each month in the rectory. One Godparent must be a practicing Catholic and in a valid church marriage, if married.
Please contact the priest at least six (6) months before marriage. Pre-Cana instruction is of obligation.
Pastoral Care of the Sick
Please notify the rectory whenever anyone is suffering severe or prolonged illness. In case of emergency, call anytime.
New members are always welcome. Any parishioner entering, leaving or moving within the parish should contact the rectory office.
Choir Members Always Welcome
Notice Regarding Reporting Sexual Abuse of a Minor
It is the policy of the Diocese of Scranton to report any allegation of sexual abuse of a minor to law enforcement. If you are a victim of sexual abuse committed by a priest, deacon, religious or lay employee or volunteer of the Diocese of Scranton, you are encouraged to immediately report the matter to law enforcement. If any priest, deacon, religious, lay employee or volunteer of the Diocese of Scranton has cause or reason to suspect that a minor has been subjected to any form of abuse, including child sexual abuse, the matter will be reported to law enforcement.
It is also the policy of the Diocese to adhere to all civil and state regulations. In accordance with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services Laws, reports of suspected child abuse should also be made immediately by phone to the 24-HourChild Abuse hotline (ChildLine) at 1-800-932-0313 or electronically at www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis . To this end, the Diocese is equally committed to adhering to the norms of the Code of Canon Law and to upholding the tenets of the USCCB Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, which includes supporting victims of sexual abuse in their pursuit of emotional and spiritual well-being. As such, information regarding an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor should also be reported to the Victim Assistance Coordinator Mary Beth Pacuska at 570-862-7551.