Congratulations to our 2017 First Communion parishioners.

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. If you like to become a Registered Parishioner please complete a Parish Census Form.

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

As children of a loving God, we are called to know Jesus Christ and share him with others.

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.

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Infant Remembrance Service 
 
Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Parish invites you to attend an Infant Remembrance Service at the Mountain Maryland Infant Memorial located in St. Mary’s Cemetery, 14201 Uhl Highway, Cumberland, on Sunday, October 1st at 2:00 p.m.  We will be remembering children who have died due to a miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death. You are invited to attend this prayer service whether your child’s death happened last month or fifty years ago. This special service is open to all. It is an opportunity to pray together, grieve together and honor your child’s memory.
The service will consist of scripture readings, song and silent reflection. Participants will be invited to record the name of the infant whom they wish to honor on our Infant Memory Card. The names of these precious infants will be recorded in our Infant Remembrance Book that is on Mary’s altar at the Shrine of Saints Peter and Paul. If you are unable to attend the memorial service, you may still enroll the child’s name by contacting the parish office. 
 
We invite you to visit the Mountain Maryland Infant Memorial at St. Mary’s cemetery any time the cemetery is open. You are welcome to pray, remember and reflect. There is also a box where you may place the name of your baby. These names will also be enrolled in the Infant Remembrance Book at the Shrine of Saints Peter and Paul.
 
Contact the parish office for more information: 301-777-1750

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The Our Lady of the Mountains Parish Community Picnic has been moved to the cooler month of September. The annual covered dish picnic at Marydale will be held on Sunday, September 10th from 12 Noon to 4 P.M. Save the date!

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Women’s Holy Hour
Please join us the second Tuesday of the month at 6PM at The Shrine of SS Peter and Paul for a monthly Eucharistic Holy Hour. For more information about this event please contact Fr. John Paul Kuzma at 45kuzma@gmail.com or Luann Hunsecker.

Men’s Holy Hour
Please join us the second Sunday of the month at 6PM at The Shrine of SS Peter and Paul for a monthly Eucharistic Holy Hour held by the Holy League. For more information about this event please contact Fr. John Paul Kuzma at 45kuzma@gmail.com or Rich Biancone at rrbjr@yahoo.com.

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In Loving Memory of
Fr. Bernard Finerty, OFM Cap.
July 31, 1935 – January 23, 2015

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Fr. Bernard we will miss you!