Welcome to Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish!

You are now part of a caring and active parish family. We hope that your “newcomer” feeling will fade quickly with the warm welcome you received from our members.

We all have gifts and talents that we can use to build God’s kingdom.

We invite you to share your gifts and talents by becoming involved in the various parish ministries and organizations.

Again, welcome… We’re so glad you’re here!


Newcomer Questions and Answers

Q. Who is the pastor? How can I reach him and others on staff?

A. The pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is Rev. Hugh M. Guentner, OSM. In residence is Rev. Mark Franceschini. They can be reached at the main number 303-455-0447.

Q. Does Mt. Carmel offer any special programs for children during Mass times?

A. We believe that it is important for families to worship together so we do not offer any special programs
for children during Mass.

Q. Is there a nursery where I can leave my child during Mass?

A. We do not have a nursery and rejoice in all children who join their families during Mass.

Q. We’re having a baby and want to find out about baptism.

A. What wonderful news! Baptism is the foundation of every Christian Life and one of the three sacraments of Initiation. Baptisms are scheduled quarterly.  Baptismal classes that are REQUIRED are scheduled on Thursday’s at 6:00pm before the celebration of the Sacrament.  Consultation with a Priest or Deacon is also REQUIRED before attending the class.  Please call 303-455-0447 to set up an appointment with Fr. Hugh.

Q. There’s a wedding in my future. Can I be married at Mt. Carmel?

A. Congratulations! A couple planning to be married should contact the parish at least 8 months in advance.

Q. I am a Catholic, and would like to learn more about my faith.

A. Each year Our Lady of Mt. Carmel offers excellent Adult programs in faith formation programs.  Please call and ask for Fr. Hugh to sign up!

Q. I’m not a Catholic, but I might be interested. Where do I begin?

A. If you’d like to know about the process of becoming a Catholic, known as R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults), please call Fr. Hugh.

Q. What Does Mt. Carmel have for people in their 20s and 30s?

A. Right now, any age group can join our Altar & Rosary Society, Men’s Club, Saint Vincent DePaul Society,  Servite Secular Order, Our Beautiful Choir, and other organizations.  We also have a young parishioners group, please contact Crystal Peccia, 303-455-0447 x23, for more information.

Q. Do you have groups for people over 40? What about singles groups?

A.  At this time, we do not have a singles group.  As always, we do have our Altar & Rosary Group, Men’s Club, Saint Vincent DePaul Society, Servite Secular Order, Our beautiful Choir, and many other organizations.

Q. I need help and don’t know where to turn.

A. We are here for you. Please call the main office at 303-455-0447 so that we can help you.