Community News, May 2022

Our Lady of Mercy Lay Carmelites

Community and Regional News — May 2022

  • Free Virtual Formation Session. Brother John Mark, Carmelo Retreat Center, will present another free formation session on Saturday, June 11, 2022, 10-11 a.m., via Zoom. This session is open to all Lay Carmelites. Please wear your scapulars and bring your Carmel’s Call. Zoom Link:
  • Regional Day of Recollection. There will be a regional Day of Recollection on Saturday, August 27, 2022, 8:30am–2:00pm, at the Carmelite House of Prayer, 20 Mount Carmel Drive, Napa, CA 94558. Registration is $25.00 — to be paid at the door. The fee is for the Speaker (one of the House friars), honorarium, facility rental, a light breakfast, lunch, and snacks. We have one member from our Community who will be fully professed. Please indicate to Marilou if you will be attending so that we have a count and plan on carpooling. We have been asked to submit our total count.
  • Community Manual. There is an update to the Community Manual: Developing Healthy Communities via “The Internet” / Websites: All email for our community will be sent out by the Director, Secretary, or council member designated by the council.
  • 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.


Next Meeting — June 26, 2022

June Community Meeting: June 26, 2022 in the Fireside Room, from 2:00-5:00 p.m.

June Ongoing Formation Homework

  • Into Your Hands Father, Abandoning Ourselves to the God Who Loves Us: Being God’s Instrument, Section 2, pages 80-83
  • Study questions: Study Guide, pages 19-20, questions 1-6.

June Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina for June 26TH community meeting is the gospel reading for Sunday: Luke 9:51-62.

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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Lourdes is the director (2022- ) of Our Lady of Mercy Lay Carmelite Community.