How You Can Help
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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

How You Can Help

Five Easy Ways to Contribute

1. Donate by check:

Payable to: Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph*
Memo: “New Monastery Project”
Send to:    
430 Monastery Road
Elysburg, PA 17824

2. Donate through PayPal

Go to

Sign up for a onetime payment or for an automatic monthly donation as the Nuns do use the Internet they cannot receive payment through PayPal directly. In consequence we have set up a PayPal account under the name of Friends of Carmel JMJ. All the donation thus received are granted directly to the Nuns.*

3. Leave a bequest

In your will or add a codicil** to your will directing a certain amount be given to the Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph in Elysburg, PA, Inc. We will be happy to supply Pennsylvania residents with a codicil form so that your Pennsylvania will can be easily amended. Naturally, you should confirm with your lawyer that the codicil is acceptable before merely adding it to your will.

4. Help us network

By speaking to friends in your Church or family members to see if they would like to be added to our mailing list and/or make a donation or bequest as mentioned above. As we have deemed it incongruous with the nature of our organization to use popular social media, we depend on you spread the word about our new monastery project.

5. Send us information

If you know of any individuals or organizations that make contributions to these types of projects, please send us their name(s) and contact information.

For more information
, please call 717-329-9398 and leave a message or email us at

Note on Tax Deductibility:  Both the Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph in Elysburg, PA, Inc. and  the  Friends  of  Carmel  JMJ  are  Pennsylvania  nonprofit  corporations  and  are 501(c)(3) organizations so that a donation made to either organization will be  tax  deductible.  We will send out acknowledgement letters or emails for each donation.  A copy of  the  “IRS  determination  letter  for  the  Friend’s  organization  will  be  available  on  the Friends of Carmel JMJ website at: .

*“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.”

**A codicil is a document that modifies your will without the need to rewrite the will in its entirety.  For contributors outside of Pennsylvania, the form we have may or may not be acceptable in your state or country.  You should speak with your legal representative before proceeding with this course of action.








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