Worship

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

The process by which adults become members of the Catholic Church. Parish sponsors accompany the candidate during their preparation. 

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Assist in the distribution of the Holy Eucharist.

Readers

Assist in liturgical celebrations by proclaiming the Word.

 

Acolytes

Assist the priest and the congregation at the celebration of Mass and other liturgical functions. Grade 4 through adult.

 

Ushers

Facilitate seating and proper order during liturgies.

Music Ministry

The music ministry at Our Lady of Mount Carmel functions as an integral part of the parish liturgical life. The choirs and cantors help lead the congregation in worship with music from the rich heritage of the Western Church. Polyphony and Gregorian Chant are heard along with works of contemporary composers. The congregation is an active participant through their spirited singing of responsorial psalms, acclamations and a wide range of hymnody.

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Children ages 5 to 12 are formally dismissed from the 9:30 a.m. liturgy to hear Sunday readings proclaimed from the Children's Lectionary in adjoining Eden Chapel. Through listening and responding, the Liturgy of the Word is presented at an elementary age level. They return to the main assembly at the Preparation of the Gifts.