Spaghetti Dinner

Spaghetti Dinner

Our Lady of the Mountains Annual Spaghetti Dinner, Big Basket Raffle and Bake Sale!
Save the date! October 12, 2014
11:30 - 5:00 PM
St. Mary's Church Cumberland

Dear Friends,

May the peace of the Lord be with you. Welcome to the website of Our Lady of the Mountains Roman Catholic Parish!

We are glad you stopped by for a visit. Our website is a “work in progress” as we refine and add to our format on a continual basis. We have a link to access our Sunday Bulletin, and we will have articles and feature stories each month with plenty of pictures. Plus we have links to the Archdiocese of Baltimore and the Catholic Review (our Archdiocesan bi-weekly newspaper), so we welcome you to visit us often to see what’s new.

We especially invite you to share in our worship at our daily and weekend Masses so we can meet in person. There are plenty of other activities going on in our great parish that you are welcome to attend. Please call or e-mail us for more information. We’d enjoy meeting you.

We invite you to share your comments and ideas with us as to how we can reach you and reach out to you better.

May you be blessed always!

Your Brothers and Sisters In Christ,
~Fr. Greg

 


Parish Mission Statement

We, the parishioners of Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Community, in union with the Archdiocese of Baltimore are called together by Jesus Christ to evangelize, worship, and serve as a community of faith. May the Holy Spirit be our inspiration and Mary our model of grace.

Our Lady of the Mountains Parish was established in 2011. It is a merger of five formerly independent parishes in Western Maryland: Saints Peter and Paul, St. Mary and St. Patrick (in Cumberland), St. Patrick (Mount Savage) and St. Ambrose (Cresaptown). For the past eighteen months, Catholic parishioners have been worshipping, serving, celebrating and collaborating to create what our former Archbishop, Edwin O’Brien, and our present shepherd, Archbishop William Lori, called us to become: “one united community of faith.” It has had its bumps and challenges to be sure, but we are getting there slowly, surely and faithfully every day.We have found that working on common projects like ministry to the sick; homebound and nursing home patients; ministry to youth and teenagers; and ministry to the poor and needy of our area have enabled us to become closer as a parish family. We have also celebrated traditional “fun raisers” and “fund raisers” at each site and have found ourselves working more closely together as a united group of Catholics who want to make our new parish “work.” Efforts by the Social Activities Committee, the Advertising and Public Relations Committee and the Evangelization Committee have had us working side by side to meet the needs of our parish and our local community.We have five noble histories and five wonderful stories to share together as Our Lady of the Mountains Parish. We are enriched by our diversity, blessed by our uniqueness and united by our common faith in our Lord, Jesus Christ and our Roman Catholic heritage as members of the Church of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

We invite you to worship with us, serve with us and share God’s “work in progress” here in Western Maryland.

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Here you will find all the current happenings going on in and around our
five parishes as well as noteworthy articles and the weekly inserts from our bulletin.

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Infant Memorial Service and Memorial Stone

Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Parish invites you to attend an Infant Memorial Service at St. Mary’s Cemetery on Sunday, October 5th at 2pm. Whether you or someone you know has experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death—last week or fifty years ago–; you are sincerely invited to attend this solemn service open to all. We will pray together, we will grieve together, we will honor their memories together.
The service will consist of scripture readings, song and silent reflection. Participants will be invited to record the name of the infant whom they honor in an Infant Memorial Book. If you are unable to attend the memorial service, you may still enroll the child’s name in the Infant Memorial Book by contacting the parish office. Contact information is below.

Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Parish also invites you to come and visit the beautiful Mountain Maryland Infant Memorial Stone at any time to pray, remember and reflect. It is located at St. Mary’s Cemetery off Uhl Highway in South Cumberland. Contact the parish office for more information.

Address: Our Lady of the Mountains, 201 North Centre Street, Cumberland, MD 21502.
Website: OLMCumberland.org.
Email: OLMCumberland@archbalt.org.

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Pizza Hut Fundraiser Night!
On Sunday, September 28th at Cumberland, LaVale or Frostburg Pizza Huts
Come help raise funds for OLM by participating with Pizza Hut in a Pizza Hut Fundraiser Night.

Please present the coupon that was in this weekends bulletin or stop by the Parish Office to get a copy!

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High School Faith Formation:

Our Lady of the Mountains would like to invite all 11th and 12th graders to continue their Religious
Education journey at our weekly Faith Formation Sunday classes this year. The class will be instructed
by our Administrative Assistant of Youth Ministry Brett Downey and will focus on the weekly Gospel
readings and how their message can be applied to young adult life. For more information please call
the parish office or e-mail Brett at brett.downey@archbalt.org . Orientation is Sunday, September 14th
from 10:15 AM -11:30 AM.

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Our Lady of the Mountains Parish is pleased to announce a new addition to our website called “Meet Your Fellow Parishioners.” We will begin by featuring our longtime (and in many cases, lifelong!) parishioners. We are grateful to those who have agreed to participate and hope to feature someone from each of the five church sites every couple of months. We hope you enjoy getting to know these extraordinary members of our parish family – they are treasures among us!

We are honored to introduce, as our second feature Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Zembower.
You can find their bio here!

If you missed our first bio of Mrs. Irene Grabenstein, you can find her bio here!