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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

Legal, Etc.


Friends of Carmel JMJ is a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation.  The Internal Revenue Service has  “determined” that our organization is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code effective as of May 12, 2011.  Click here for the proof of tax exemption.

Donations to Friends of Carmel JMJ can be made through PayPal (on this site) or by mail to:

c/o Treasurer, Friends of Carmel JMJ,  430 Monastery Road, Elysburg, PA 17824.

You may also make your contribution directly to the Sisters’ nonprofit corporation.  The legal name of that corporation is  “Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph in Elysburg, PA, Inc.“   Donations may be mailed  to the following address:

c/o Prioress – Carmel of Jesus, Mary  and Joseph,  430 Monastery Road, Elysburg, PA 17824.

PLEASE NOTE that the Sisters maintain their own nonprofit corporation.  The Friends of Carmel JMJ is a separate corporation whose main reason for existence it to provide financial, prayerful and active support to the Sisters by taking over most, if not all, of the fund raising efforts and thereby leaving them free to live their contemplative lives which are dedicated to our spiritual well-being.

Volunteer Work at the Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

The Sisters of Carmel greatly appreciate the many volunteers that contribute time, talent and treasure to making the Monastery run properly.  Volunteers should understand however, that the Sisters cannot assume liability for any injury that might occur while volunteering at the Monastery and are asking that volunteers assume the risk of their activities and that they expressly waive any and all causes of action which may arise by virtue of their volunteer activities.

The Pennsylvania Bureau of Charitable Organizations requires us to post the following statement in connection with making charitable solicitations in Pennsylvania:

“The official registration and financial information of Friends of Carmel JMJ may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999.  Registration does not imply endorsement.”



Selected Quote

The desires are like restless children who are always demanding this or that from their mother and are never contented.
- Ascent of Mount Carmel

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