Where Young And Old Are Welcomed Into God's Family
Dedicated To All The Unborn
Where Families With New Borns Can Celebrate Mass
Sacred Chrism, Oil Of The Sick And Oil of Catechumens are stored
Tabernacle in Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Left Side Of Sanctuary/Altar
Gathering Place For Receptions, Partys And Meetings
Gathering Place After Mass To Socialize
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish community is administered by the Carmelite's and guided by the Bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento.
This Catholic community's mission is to create the opportunities and atmosphere for meaningful worship, sound teaching, spiritual growth, faith formation, and an active witnessing of the Gospel to surrounding areas.
In a spirit of Christian hospitality and friendship, the community follows the mandate of Christ to reach out to others especially in their time of need.
We encourage lay participation, and actively respond to the changing needs and demands of our time. May God give us the grace to fulfill this mission to the best of our abilities.
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Our Saint Vincent de Paul Society members work very diligently to help the local needy
with food and emergency needs. YOU CAN HELP TOO by bringing nonperishable
food donations & placing them in the donation box in the Dome lobby (outside of
the restrooms). Thank you!!! 707.422.5209
Perpetual Eucharist Adoration
Thank you to all who came, and prayers to those, that could not come......this
in accordance with the "Thank You's" at the beginning of the evening.
The meeting was well attended, and after opening prayers we went right down to business: We discussed the importance of having all spots, especially the early morning hours and the late night hours filled with two Adorers. Realizing, that this is not an easy task, we asked everybody to work on solutions: ask a friend, a family member, a co-worker, to come and sign up for one of these critical hours, or come with you, if you are not comfortable with being there all by yourself. To further lighten up this situation was the fact, that Fr. David had an Alarm System installed, which brings the Police right to the Chapel after you push one of the buttons, located at the entrance door and at the Emergency Exiit at the chapel room. We also hope, that we could defuse the rumor, that a Goast is in the house.... Furthermore, we made the group aware of the fact, that there is a working telephone in the bed room across from the chapel, to be used for Emergency calls only.
Another painful situation is that some committed Adorers are not showing up for their Holy Hour, or do not make arrangements to have their hour covered by some one else.It was claimed, that it takes a lot of effort to find someone to fill in, basically by not answering their phones or emails. We made it clear, that communication is a vital part for the functioning of Perpetual Adoration. It is important for all of us, to answer our phones and emails, to check them frequently, to be on the ball !! One day you might be the one to ask for help, and then you are the one waiting for answers. Make your arrangements early if possible, ask the people around your schedule (in all directions) for help, call your hourly coordinator, your division leader, the Substitute Coordinator, call me, Anita; we are all here to help you.
We talked about to pay attention when signing up for your Holy Hour: if you are a committed Adorer, use that sign up sheet. If you are a guest, please use the guest sheet..You are also a guest when you come outside your committed hour. Confusion arrises when we transfer the sign in sheets to another ledger desIgned for the Bishop.
We brought back to attention , and asked you to frequently check your Adorers Information Packet, which has an answer to all your questions. It says in there among other things: be on time always have replacements ready check your messages check the board in the chapel sign in at the right sheet
say your prayersquietly communicate, communicate communicate, communicate to not make extra work for the Pastor
no eating, drinking, cell phones, sleeping use common sense for all we do
Do not do to others, what you do not want
to be done to you.
We announced that the Librarians are working on a collection of Testimonials and Petitions, written by Adorers into the books that are available at the Chapel. Two or three of these testimonials will be published from time to time in the Bulletion or on the web site, to show to parishioners, who are not yet Adorers, what a powerful tool for Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration these statements are.. All this will be done with greatest respect for your privacy.
We talked almost about everything that was brought to our attention through your comments in the Suggestion Box. Here are a few more: Two of the Bibles in the library are not Catholic Bibles. They will be removed.
Suggestion: if you bring books into the Library, do not put them into the shelves; they will be marked and put into place by one of our Librarians. Do not bring publications from other organisations, please. There should always be a Suggestion Box...... Good idea. We will have a box in the Library, it will be checked every other week. Change the Chapel to sit sideways, not facing the door. Unfortunately, that is not possible. The chapel was designed to have room for the Blessed Sacrament and the red Light. The niche is just beautiful. And sitting sideways will make you turn your head to see who is coming in. That .would even be a bigger distraction.....
We ended the meeting with the hope, that most questions were answered, that PEA brings even more peace, understanding, patience and tolerance to our parish, and that we as Children of God are there for each other.
Book Of Life
BOOK OF LIFE
We NOW have a BOOK OF LIFE
to be utilized by all of our parishoners
since there are not enough
days for our MASS INTENTIONS
to be offered, subsequently, our
Book of Life will work in the
(1) All intentions, either for the living or the deceased,
can now be celebrated on the requested
date (i.e. a birthday, or an anniversary,
a special intention) and be entered in
this very viable Book Of Life.
(2) All Mass intentions will be honored as required
for dates already posted. This decorative
BOOK will be placed near the ALTAR
and all intentions will be added as needed.
(3) Please see Carol in the Parish Office to enter
your particular requests or if you have questions
about our Book of Life.
(4) A donation may accompany your request.