About Community Meetings

Our Lady of Mercy Lay Carmelite Community is the name of the Lay Carmelite community that resides in Fremont, California. It was founded in 1995 and our first members were professed in 1998. We are under the authority of the Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary. Our regular community meeting takes place on the third Sunday of every month. See the Community Calendar for exact dates. We are sponsored by Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Fremont, California.

Community Meeting: Third Sunday of the month
Location: Varies, for specific month-by-month location see this page
Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm


Following is the agenda for a typical monthly meeting:

Opening Prayer: Carmel’s Call, p. 139 (5 min)
Lectio Divina: Text: Gospel of the Day (30 min)
Ongoing Formation Overview (20 min)
Ongoing Formation (Phase 3) — SMALL GROUPS (70 min)
Break (20 min)
Regional & Community News (20 min)
Evening Prayer (20 min)

If you are located in the San Francisco Bay Area and are interested in finding out about the Lay Carmelites, please contact us. If you are located outside of the Bay Area, please contact the Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary for information about a community near you.

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Catherine is a member of Our Lady of Mercy Lay Carmelite Community. “An apostle must pay with himself for those he wants to win [for Christ].” Divine Intimacy, 326,2