Our Lady of Mount Carmel
The Parish – Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
The Parish – Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is a center of genuine religious devotion to the Blessed Mother; a sacred place of prayer, recollection and spiritual refreshment with a full program of sacramental and pastoral activities. Our mission as an Archdiocesan Parish – Shrine is to promote devotion to the Mother of God – under the beloved title of Our Lady of Mount Carmel – to all its parishioners and to all communities within the Archdiocese of Chicago at large.
For over a century the image of Our Lady of Mount Carmel has been honored in Melrose Park by Italian immigrants and their descendants. Now the Parish – Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is a multi-ethnic place of pilgrimage and worship for all those who wish to honor Her.
Societies, Sodalities, Organizations
Since the image of Our Lady of Mount Carmel arrived in Melrose Park in 1894, devotion to the Blessed Mother has inspired the creation of many sodalities and societies that promote Her love and the love of Her Son. Some current societies and sodalities that come to the Shrine for various events include:
- St. Anthony Society
- Padre Pio Prayer Group
- San Biaggio Plantani
- Santa Maria Addolorata
- Madonna del Arco
- The Good Friday Society
- St. Michael Society
- St. Joseph Table
Join a Committee
For more information to be part of our parish, work with our committees , ministries or events, please call us or submit your inquiry through our contact form.