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The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001, a Series of Coordinated Suicide Attacks Carried out by the Islamic Extremist Group al-Qaeda

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Ridgewood NJ, join Ridgewood’s own Mary Jo-Ann Guinchard Monday 9/11 she will be the Cantor for the 7 PM EST Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 1 Passaic St. Ridgewood, NJ 
God Bless each and everyone! Never forget.

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church: “Wednesday Open Center”

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Ridgewood NJ, on September 6th , Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church held its first “Wednesday Open Center” for our youth group. 53 teenagers were present! We even had several new comers from the Class of 2027! Open Center is held every Wednesday night for all high school teens 7:30-9pm. The youth center is located in the school building. ( Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 1 Passaic St. Ridgewood ) .

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Cardinal Tobin, Archbishop of Newark Celebrates Palm Sunday Procession and Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, Cardinal Tobin, Archbishop of Newark, was the main celebrant at the 12:30PM Palm Sunday procession and Mass today.

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Did Candidates Winograd and Weitz Ever Apologize for the Anti Catholic “Hans Lehmann letter ”

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Ridgewood NJ, its amazing we have gone this far in the Village Council Election and no one has mentioned the infamous ,“Hans Lehmann letter ”. For those of you who are new to the Village , the “Hans Lehmann letter ” was an anti Catholic diatribe sent out in support by the Alexandra Harwin for Council campaign in 2018 . The anti Catholic tirade failed, Harwin  spent $40,135  and lost.

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Archdiocese of Newark to Reconnect with Disengaged Catholics Through New Initiative

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Ridgewood NJ,  The Archdiocese of Newark has just launched its new Vine and Branches campaign to inspire Catholics in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Union counties to return to Mass now that most pandemic-related restrictions have been lifted.

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Cardinal Dolan Says Judge Amy Coney Barrett “Is The Best Candidate Around” & Faces 3 Biases: Being “A Woman, Mother and Catholic”

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Ridgewood NJ, , The Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan spoke about Judge Amy Coney Barrett on his SiriusXM show “Conversation with Cardinal Dolan” and said “she takes her Catholic faith seriously, but that is not why she was nominated as a Justice to the Supreme Court is it? I think she is nominated because she is the best candidate around. I hope so. And from what I hear she is. So, lets hope for the best.”

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OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL : ANOTHER PHISHING SCAM USING FR. RON’S NAME IS CIRCULATING

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Ridgewood NJ, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, warns that ANOTHER PHISHING SCAM USING FR. RON’S NAME IS CIRCULATING. If you receive an email that appears to be from Fr. Ron or any staff member asking you to take some kind of unusual action (click a link or download an attachment you didn’t request, wire money to a specified account, purchase gift cards and reply with the serial numbers, or simply to reply quickly), DO NOT RESPOND OR ENGAGE THE SENDER.

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On Christmas Eve 1818, 200 years ago, Silent Night was sung for the first time!

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Ridgewood NJ, from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, On Christmas Eve 1818, 200 years ago, Silent Night was sung for the first time! Here is the origin of how this wonderful song came to be…

In 1818, a roving band of actors was performing in towns throughout the Austrian Alps. On December 23 they arrived at Oberndorf, a village near Salzburg where they were to re-enact the story of Christ’s birth in the small Church of St. Nicholas.

 

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Let’s Talk About Faith & Real Life with Adolescents

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Ridgewood NJ, Parents and all adults who work with youth have an opportunity to talk with and walk with young people to connect faith and life. Youth today are making big decisions about their lives, who to be with, where they are going, and how they will prepare for their future.

Young people in our parishes need someone to accompany them; they need faith companions. Parents of adolescents deserve support and tools for making the faith connection
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As Jesus walked with the disciples on the road to Emmaus, we can accompany youth, listen to their questions, witness to faith, lead them to encounter Jesus, and empower them for mission. Join us for this workshop to share the skills we can use to help our young people build on their faith as they journey through life.

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OLMC Participates National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry

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Ridgewood NJ, on Saturday, several OLMC parishioners attended a five hour training at the Archdiocesan Youth Retreat Center in Kearny. OLMC is one of twelve parishes in the country (yes, country) to be asked by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry to participate in a new pilot program for accompanying young people ages 15 through 25 in areas of faith.

The committee from OLMC will work together for the next eighteen months and will be developing a program to take place in our parish in early 2020. Stay tuned for more information in September!

Thank you to Tom East of the Center for Ministry Development for being our trainer today and for being the project’s overall coordinator.

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Cardinal Joseph Tobin Letter On Clergy Abuse

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February 13, 2019

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The revelations of clergy sexual abuse of minors throughout this past year have provoked feelings of shock, anger, shame, and deep sorrow throughout our Catholic community. Victims, their families, and the faithful are rightfully outraged over the abuses perpetrated against minors. Additionally, the failure of Church leadership to immediately remove suspected abusers from ministry is particularly reprehensible.

In an effort to do what is right and just, we are publishing the names of diocesan clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors in the Archdiocese of Newark. This list of names is the result of an extensive review of Archdiocesan records dating back to 1940. All names were previously reported to law enforcement agencies.

The Archdiocese of Newark has a zero-tolerance policy for any type of mistreatment or misconduct involving children and young adults. No member of the clergy with a credible allegation of sexual abuse of a minor remains in ministry.

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church : Confession Cancelled on Monday

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Ridgewood NJ, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, has  announced that due to severe weather conditions the next few days the Adoration Chapel will close from 6:15 pm Saturday night and will not reopen till Tuesday January 22nd .

Also sinners get a one day reprieve due to the Martin Luther King Holiday as well as the weather situation CONFESSION has been cancelled Monday night .

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Three Kings Arrive at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

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Ridgewood NJ, the Three Kings come to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Ridgewood, N.J.

DON’T FORGET…The Three Kings (Melchoir, Gaspar and Balthazar) and the camels will be at Our Lake of Mount Carmel Church tomorrow night, Friday, January 4th at 7:00PM!

All are invited to gather in the Church and await their arrival.Parents are invited to help their child(ren) prepare a letter for the Kingsin which the child asks for a small gift they would like to receive from the Kings. These letters will be collected by the Kings and the gift will be left in the child’s house on the Feast of the Epiphany – Sunday, January 6th. For more information contact Fr. Kevin at: 201.444.2000×202 or kwaymel@olmcridgewood.com

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel three day Mission Trip

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July 27,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, at Archdiocese of Newark Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry.

While on their three day Mission Trip serving those at the Fr. English Center, Paterson; St. Ann’s Soup Kitchen, Newark and Camp Sunshine right here in Ridgewood, our junior high teens met Cardinal Tobin as they were getting ready to depart for their day of service on Tuesday.

Cardinal Tobin was at the retreat center in Kearny to bless the new statue of St. John Paul II placed in front of the main building. Our teens were using the center as their main base of operations and met Cardinal Tobin as they were waiting for their bus!

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JULY 16TH – FEAST OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL!

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July 16,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, JULY 16TH – FEAST OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL! The word “Carmel” in Aramaic means “Garden of God” are refers to the mountain in northern Palestine where the Prophet Elijah defeated the pagan prophets. It is also where a community of Christian hermits lived in the early beginnings of Christianity. Later, after the group was exiled into Europe following the Crusades, this order of hermits was dying out. St. Simon Stock, the group’s leader at the time, received a vision of a woman dressed in a brown robe who gave him what is now known as the brown scapular. She instructed him to have the members or the order dress in the brown robes as she was and to distribute the scapular. In doing so, their group would continue to spread the Gospel message. When Stock asked who she was, the woman (who of course was Mary) stated, I am the Lady of Mount Carmel, referring to the mountain range where the group originated from. From that time forward the group wore the brown robes, distributed the brown scapular, and the order still exists to this day. We call them Carmelites! From that time forward May has had the title, Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
DID YOU KNOW…One of the most popular names for Catholic Churches in the state of New Jersey is OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL! There are twenty in the state with that name!