Religious Article Store
Parish Gift Shop
The Parish Gift Shop is located in the vestibule of the church and is open on Saturdays from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m., and on Sundays from 9:00 to 11:45 a.m. and 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Immaculate Waters Lotion and Soap
In 1858 in Lourdes, France, Our Lady appeared to Bernadette Soubirous and said, “I am the Immaculate Conception, go drink at the spring and bathe in its waters”. Although no water was in plain sight, Bernadette began to dig in the area indicated by the Lady and a spring began to flow, which continues to flow to this day. Lourdes water became famous for the miraculous healings that have come to those who drank or bathed in it. Immaculate Waters hand and body lotions, bath and shower liquid soaps and bar soaps are made with water from the Grotto at Lourdes, and are
available in unscented and rose and lavender scents.
Fair Trade Coffee Fundraiser
Please consider purchasing a bag of fair trade organic coffee to help send out Confirmation kids on retreat this summer. When you invest in "A Cup of St. Joe," you're investing in the youth of our parish AND supporting fair trade! The coffee is available in Colombian, Breakfast Blend and Decaf and can be purchased in the gift shop.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel - July 13th
The brown scapular of Mt. Carmel came about in the 13th century. According to Carmelite tradition, the scapular–a small piece of rough wool cloth–was given in a vision by the Virgin Mary to the monastic Simon Stock in England. On July 16, 1251, he prayed to Mary that his order be saved from its oppression. She appeared with the scapular in hand, and told him: "Take, beloved son this scapular of thy order as a badge of my confraternity and for thee and all Carmelites a special sign of grace; whoever dies in this garment, will not suffer everlasting fire. It is the sign of salvation, a safeguard in dangers, a pledge of peace and of the covenant." Promises associated with the scapular are Mary’s protection of the Carmelite order and all those who wear the scapular, special help at one’s hour of death and the so-called “Sabbatine Privelege”, which Pope John XXII declared in 1322 meant early release from Purgatory for those who die in Mary’s care.
The Gift Shop carries The Printery House line of Christian greeting cards. You will find a good selection of birthday, get well, and sympathy cards, as well as cards for the special occasions of baptism, First Communion, confirmation, and marriage. We also have ordination and religious anniversary cards. Make us your destination for greeting cards at reasonable prices.
Immaculate Waters Lotion & Soap