Welcome to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

A Catholic Community Inviting People to Follow Christ

Christmas Market Dec 16th

Doors open at 9am and close at 2pm.
Enter through Casey Hall doors.
Join us for some coffee and donuts, too!

Upcoming Events

Want to get involved? See the Groups page

Book Club Dec 16th

Join us on Sunday, December 16th at 1pm in the Parish Ministry Center to discuss the One Book, One Chicago’s selection of Philip Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

This novel, later adapted into the film, Blade Runner, takes place on a near-future earth devastated by a third world war. The book addresses complex emotions, including basic human feelings of empathy, love, and loneliness and provides insights into the nature of life, religion, technology, and the human condition. In short, he asks us to reflect on what makes a human, human.

Questions? Contact the Parish Office.

Christmas Market December 16th

The 2nd Annual OLMC Christmas Market in Casey Hall will be on Sunday, December 16. This year’s gift market will feature artwork, crafts, home and baked goods, clothing, and much more — just in time for holiday gift giving! Doors will open promptly at 9am and will close around 2pm.
Coffee & donuts will be provided. The market is open to all, so bring friends!
VENDORS: If you are interested in selling your wares, please fill out this google form as soon as possible. bit.ly/MarketVendor2018
Questions? Email OLMCcommunio@gmail.com

Regular Mass Schedule

doors open one-half hour before services

Weekday Eucharist

Monday – Friday 7:00am


Saturday 8:15am

weekday masses are celebrated in Eden Chapel located on the west side of the church building

Weekend Eucharist

Saturday 4:30pm
Sunday 8:00am




Archdiocesan Gay and Lesbian Outreach Sunday


Sacrament of Penance

Saturday 3:30 – 4:15pm
or appointment by calling (773) 525-0453

New to the Parish or not yet registered?

We invite you to register in the parish by stopping by the Parish Ministry Center (708 W Belmont, building west of the church) during weekday office hours (M-Thur 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-5pm) or visit the Parish Registration page.

Sacrament of Baptism

Baptisms are generally celebrated after the 11am Mass on Sunday. A parent baptism preparation session is required prior to the Baptism and takes place the last Monday of each month. Please call the parish office at (773) 525-0453 to sign up for the preparation.

Sacrament of Matrimony

Please call the parish office at least one year in advance to make arrangements at (773) 525-0453.

Mission Statement

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish is a diverse Catholic community of faith in East Lakeview. In union with the local and universal Church, we seek to glorify God by responding to the Gospel and promoting the human person through the celebration of the Eucharist, religious education and formation, and service programs. We care for and empower people to grow as individuals and as a community in the life and love of Jesus Christ.

Pastoral Staff


Rev. Patrick J. Lee


Associate Pastor

Rev. Phillip F. Cioffi, Orat.


Pastor Emeritus

Rev. Thomas I. Healy

Resident & Assistant

Rev. Jackson Colon


Edmund Gronkiewicz


Thomas Lambert



Richard Johnson



Our Lady of Mount Carmel Academy

Mr. Shane Staszcuk


Religious Education

Razia Khokhar


Liturgy Director

Stephen Palanca


Music Director

Paul French



Kelly Dobbs-Mickus

Business Manager

Anastasia Gomez-Vazquez


Admin Assistant

Denise Wagner


Evening Reception

Robert Kosticak