As we move through these troubling times during the Coronavirus outbreak, we are praying for all those who are suffering with the virus, all healthcare workers, those who have died and anyone caring for sick or elderly people. All Saturday confessions, weekday and Sunday Masses are cancelled until further notice. You may reach the Shrine office via email. All upcoming events, meetings and programs are suspended until further notice.
For everyone's safety, The National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is closed until further notice. God Bless You.
Carol Bezak, Shrine Director
Visits the Shrine March 21, 2020
Important Notice Regarding Mass Cancellation
The National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel was founded to encourage and perpetuate devotion to Mary and her scapular under the special title of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
Situated on 60 beautiful acres in the mid-Hudson region of New York State, the shrine is open 7 days a week, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm year around. Daily mass is celebrated Monday through Friday, 11:30 am and Sundays at 12 noon. A healing mass is also celebrated on the last Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm. All pilgrims are welcome to the Shrine. Here you can witness the importance of prayer in your life while deepening your commitment to God and devotion to Our Lady.
Visitors may participate in daily and Sunday liturgies, days of recollection, novenas and celebrations for Carmelite feast days, the sacrament of reconciliation and the outdoor Stations of the Cross. Our programs promote the spirituality of prayer, reflection, meditation and devotion to Mary and the Carmelite saints. Visit the Carmelite Gift Store, relax in the picnic grove or stroll along trails bordered by lakes and enhanced by a Cloister Walk with Carmelite Stations of the Cross and outdoor shrines.
The shrine is ministered by the Carmelite Friars of the North American Province of St. Elias, the St. Edith Stein Chapter of Lay Carmelites and The Friends of the Shrine.