Congratulations to Trinity Hose and Deirdre Fisher.
Winners of the K of C Keep Christ in Christmas contest.

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.



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


As in years past Our Lady of the Mountains Parish will charter a bus for the March for Life on January 25, 2015. We will join over 600,000 marchers who come each year to witness the dignity and sanctity of all human life and who work and pray for an end to all that threatens it. Please call the Parish Office at 301-777-1750 or email Deacon John Paul at to save your post on the bus. We will need your reservation no later than December 12 and the cost is $20 per person.


Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest

Congratulations to the following winners of the poster contest: Deirdre Fisher, 2nd grade; 1st – 3rd grade category, and Trinity Hose, 4th grade; 4th – 6th grade category. They were both awarded a monetary gift from the Knights of Columbus. And, also! They both took first place in each of those grade categories for the local area! Their posters will be submitted for the state competition. Way to go and good luck Deidre and Trinity!!

Thank you to all the students that participated in the poster contest.


2014 Annual Giving Tree for Children in Need

OLM is again sponsoring the Christmas Giving Tree for needy children in the OLM Parish as well as the surrounding community. Name-tags will be available at all OLM churches beginning November 8th through November 30th. All packages should be turned in by December 7th so they can be sorted and distributed in time for Christmas. If you would like to volunteer contact Ruth Booth at 301-264-3990 or email at More information is available in the bulletin. Thank you for your generosity for this worthwhile and much needed program!


Recently our Faith Formation students made Christmas cards for the nursing home residents.



Our Annual Harvest Fest Dinner was a success! Thank you to everyone who volunteered and to those that came out and supported our Parish. The profit from the entire event was nearly $4,000!


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!