An Invitation to Ministry
The parish community of Our Lady of Mount Carmel welcomes your participation in the activities and ministries which are essential to the life of our parish family.
It is recognized in today’s church that all of God’s people are called to take positions of responsibility in the community. This call comes to us through our Baptism. Our identity as Catholic Christians comes with the expectation that each of us will take very seriously our personal roles in the community, and be willing to enter fully into the active life of the community.
Lay ministry is an important concept in the life of today’s church. Vatican II recognized that those lay Catholics who answer their Baptismal call to serve the church can indeed be considered ministers. These men and women serve the parish community in order to make this a better place in which to live.
Therefore I invite you to consider the various activities and ministries which are described on the following web pages. I urge you to step forward so that together we might build a vibrant and active Christian community at the service of all.
God bless you!
Rev. Fred Tillotson, O.Carm.