At OLMC we take the universal call to holiness (Second Vatican Council LG #39) seriously. Each one of us is called to grow deeper in our spiritual life. Prayer is a journey to an intimate relationship through the Son with the Holy Spirit to the heart of the Father. Here are several ways our parish helps each man and woman to grow in their spiritual life:
Our Adoration Chapel is open for private prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament on Saturdays from 9 AM to 3 PM. Please stop at the rectory for the entry code.
Mercedarian Third Order
The Mercedarian Third Order is an association of lay people integrated into the Mercedarian family, which participates in the Order’s redemptive spirit. Members of the Third Order know and cherish the Order's spiritual treasure so they can realize the Mercedarian ideal, according to the directives of the Church and of the Order, in keeping with their concrete circumstances. Candidates to the Lay Fraternity undergo a period of formation that teaches them about the spirituality, charism, history, and apostolate of the Order. There are many spiritual privileges attached to belonging to the Third Order. They also share in the merits of the prayers and good works of all the members of the Mercedarian Order.
Meeting Time: Last Wednesday of the Month, Marino Hall, 7:00 PM
Contact Person: Fr. James Chia, O. de M.
Email: [email protected]
Holy Name Society (men)
The Confraternity of the Most Holy Names of God and Jesus (Holy Name Society), a parish-based men’s group, promotes reverence for the Sacred Names of God and Jesus Christ, obedience and loyalty to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, and the personal sanctification and holiness of its members. Members are called to contribute to the evangelical mission of the Church and to make perpetual acts of reverence and love for our Lord and Savior. The apostolate of the society is to assist in parish ministries by performing the Corporal Works of Mercy.
Meeting Time: Second Sunday of the Month, School Cafeteria, 10:00 AM followed by 11:30 AM Mass
Contact Person: Ronnie Ezzo
Email: [email protected]
Sacred Heart Sodality (women)
This Sodality, a parish-based organization, promotes devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus; promotes the growth of holiness in the daily lives of its members; promotes the spiritual and social well-being of its members, and seeks to contribute to the common good of the parish.
Meeting Time: First Friday of the Month, Church, 6:00 PM
Contact Person: Beverly Ciocca 216-651-5043