First Penance And Holy Communion

The celebration of First Penance and First Holy Communion is one of the most joyful times in the life of the Catholic family.  As parents and Godparents present their children for these important Sacraments in the life of the Church, they offer them a new opportunity to know the Lord's forgiveness and generosity.

Baptized Catholic children may begin preparation for these Sacraments at the age of 7 or when they have begun the 2nd Grade.  Preparation for these Sacraments is satisfied with religious instruction at OLMC Catholic School, or by participating in our CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) program of catechesis.  In addition, there are required workshops for children and their parents for both the celebration of Penance and Holy Communion.

For information or to register, contact Cristy Barton at 757-595-0385 ext. 131 and/or

Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Catholic Church

100 Harpersville Road

Newport News, VA 23601


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The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

Saturday:  5pm

Sunday:    8am, 10am, 2pm (Spanish), 5pm

Monday:   7am

Tuesday:  9am

Wednesday: 6:30pm

Thursday: OLMC School Mass

Friday:  7am

The Rite of Penance (Confessions)

Saturday:  3:00pm

Wednesday: 5:00pm

The Most Blessed Sacrament is reserved behind the main altar of the Church and open for private prayer each day from 7:00am-7:00pm.