Community News, June 2022

Our Lady of Mercy Lay Carmelites

Community and Regional News — June 2022

  • Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel will be July 7-15, 2022. We will meet in the Governo House Dining Room and on Zoom for those who are not able to attend in person [Novena prayers]. The Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is Saturday, July 16. Please attend the 8:15 a.m. Mass is at Holy Spirit and wear your scapular. Plan for breakfast afterwards.
  • Regional Day of Recollection. There will be a Regional Day of Recollection on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 8:30am – 2:00pm. The Day of Recollection will take place at Carmelite House of Prayer, 20 Mount Carmel Drive, Napa, CA 94558. Registration is $25.00, to be paid at the door. Carmencita will be fully professed at this meeting. Please indicate to Marilou if you will be attending so we have a count and plan on carpooling. We need to submit our total count to the Regional Coordinator so they can determine the amount of food to provide.
  • No August Community Meeting. There will be no community meeting in August. Please attend the Regional Day of Recollection on Saturday, August 27 instead.
  • Regional Visitation. Our Regional Coordinator, Christine Campbell, and Regional Formation Director, Patrick Bowles, will be visiting our community on September 18, 2022 at around 2:00 pm.
  • Community Manual. We are still awaiting our printed copies of the revised Carmel’s Call, Twelfth Edition.


Next Meeting — July 17, 2022

July Community Meeting: July 17, 2022 in the Lower Conference Room (Church downstairs, left), from 2:00-5:00 p.m.

July Ongoing Formation Homework

  • Into Your Hands Father, Abandoning Ourselves to the God Who Loves Us: Let God Act, pages 83-87
  • Study questions: Study Guide, pages 20, questions 1-5.

July Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina for July 17TH community meeting is the gospel reading for the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary TIme: Luke 10:38-42.

Prayer Intentions

Please pray for all Carmelites, especially:

  • Our members who are ill
  • All Carmelites who are isolates
  • Our deceased members

More Information

  • Monthly Community Meeting
    Lectio Divina, dates, and locations for all meetings
  • Ongoing Formation
    Information about our current required reading and homework for each month of this year’s ongoing formation classes
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Catherine is a member of Our Lady of Mercy Lay Carmelite Community. “An apostle must pay with himself for those he wants to win [for Christ].” Divine Intimacy, 326,2