Dear Friends,

May the joy and peace of this Christmas season be with you and your family. It is with great joy that I get ready to celebrate my first Christmas at Our Lady of Mount Carmel. I look forward to offering Christmas Mass in this very beautiful Church, which is full of Christmas colors of green and red. But what I really look forward to is celebrating this most Holy day with my new Parish Family. I really am enjoying meeting many of you and learning about the great people here in this parish.

With Christmas coming, we are reminded about how the God of all creation emptied himself like a slave and became human like one of us. He did this as a sign of love and a way for us to have eternal life. What a great gift we have received! When we meditate on this, we really see that it is the season of giving. If only we would recognize the true value of God's gift.

The priests, sisters, and staff of Our Lady of Mount Carmel want to thank all of you for your prayers and support of our parish. You have truly been a gift to us. We all look forward to seeing you at our upcoming Christmas celebrations and we wish God’s blessing on you and your family in the New Year.

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Fr. Lawrence Seyer, Pastor
Msgr. Stephen N. Downes, Pastor Emeritus
Fr. Maurice O'Mahony, Pastor Emeritus

Mass Schedule

Weekday — 7:45 a.m.

Saturday - 7:45 a.m.
Vigil Mass - 4:30 p.m.

Sunday - 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon

Holy Day - 7:45 a.m., 9:00 a.m. (school), 5:30 p.m.

Vigil Mass - 5:30 p.m.

Confession side chapel

Saturday - 3:30 p.m.  to 4:15  p.m.

Stations of the Cross - Fridays during Lent - 6:00 p.m. followed by Soup Supper in the Parish Hall

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church
1300 East Valley Road
Santa Barbara, CA   93108

For driving directions, click map (corner at Hot Springs Rd. & East Valley Rd.)

phone (805) 969-6868


Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

May Our Lady of Mount Carmel be with you always. May she be the star that guides you and never disappears from your horizon. May she lead you now, throughout your life, and at its completion to a safe haven.
—Pope John Paul II