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Praised be Jesus Christ

The Friends of Carmel JMJ is an organization committed to providing support and financial assistance to the Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph in Elysburg, PA, a convent of discalced Carmelite nuns who live a completely enclosed and contemplative life.

Become a "Friend of Carmel"

To register as a “Friend of Carmel”, visit our signup page and enter your contact information.

As a Friend you will be placed on our distribution list in order to receive the latest updates concerning the Monastery. Plus, your donation, if you choose to make one, will help us to help them keep their contemplative lives contemplative.

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Sad News Here in the Diocese of Harrisburg Today (5-2-13)

May 2, 2013: Bishop Joseph P. McFadden, 65, the Bishop of the Diocese of Harrisburg, passed away this morning unexpectedly. The Nuns of Carmel and the Board of the Friends of Carmel ask all of you to please pray for the peaceful reposed of his soul.  

Fidelium animae per misericordiam Dei requiescant in pace.  Amen  (And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.)

Eternal rest grant unto him oh Lord, and may the perpetual light shine upon him.


Diamond Jubilee Announced

Monday, May 13, 2013 @ 8:00 AM:  During the Month of May, one of the Sisters of the Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph will celebrate her Diamond Jubilee (60th Anniversary of her Solemn Profession of Vows).  To mark this momentous event, the Nuns of the Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph joyfully announce that The Most Rev. William Waltersheid, D.D., Auxiliary Bishop of Pittsburgh will celebrate a Solemn High Mass at 8:00 AM on Monday, May 13, 2013.

ALL ARE INVITED to attend this Diamond Jubilee Mass which will be offered in the Chapel at 430 Monastery Road, Elysburg, PA 17824.

For more information please contact the Friends of Carmel by clicking here.

Reminders to Friends

Greetings Friends of Carmel…

Reminder:All are invited to the Solemn Profession and Veiling Ceremony on Monday, April 8th, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at which the Most Reverend Joseph P. McFadden, Bishop of Harrisburg will preside.

Note:Daily Mass Times are now 8:30 A.M. on M-F and 8:00 AM on S/Su.These times are, for the immediate future, subject to change so it is best to check with us via email before making plans to attend.

Calendar:Please keep an eye on our Calendar on our home page for the latest in upcoming events.

Happy Easter and May God Reward You.

Please pray for our Bishop and the Holy Father

Contact Information

Friends of Carmel JMJ
430 Monastery Rd.
Elysburg, PA 17824

Telephone: 508-367-3201

Mass Times

Mass times:
  • Sunday: 8:00 AM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM
  • Weekdays: 7:10 AM

Selected Quote

Take care not to miss this wonderful opportunity. Say the 'Our Father' slowly without rushing. He is listening very close to you. This is the best way to praise and honor His name.
- St. Teresa of Avila

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