Doylestown, PA


Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Council 4160 was formed in 1940.  The council is part of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Doylestown, PA.  Our mission is to advance the principles of Unity, Charity, and Fraternity by serving the needs of our parish and our surrounding communities.

We welcome Practical Catholic Men who are looking for ways to serve God by assisting those facing hardships or in need of a helping hand.  If you are such a man, we would welcome the opportunity to talk to you about our mission.

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We’re are committed to witnessing God’s love and mercy by helping those in our community that need it. We partner with civic organizations, charities, humanitarian groups, religious service teams, and others to make our communities stronger. Council 4160 activities and events encompass working to raise money to support causes that aid individuals and families that need a hand, and to offer our time and talents to support those organizations in need of manpower.

Our Patroness

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

The devotion to Our Lady of Mount Carmel has its roots in the tradition of the Carmelite Order, a Catholic religious order that traces its origin to Mount Carmel in Israel. 

According to tradition, the Carmelite Order was founded on Mount Carmel in the 12th century by a group of hermits who dedicated themselves to a life of prayer and contemplation. These hermits, inspired by the prophet Elijah, built a chapel in honor of the Virgin Mary on Mount Carmel.

The title “Our Lady of Mount Carmel” is associated with an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary to St. Simon Stock, who was the prior general of the Carmelite Order in the 13th century. The most well-known version of the story relates that, on July 16, 1251, Mary appeared to St. Simon Stock and presented him with the Brown Scapular, a small garment worn by Carmelites as a sign of their devotion and consecration to Mary.

During the apparition, Mary promised special graces and protection to those who faithfully wore the Brown Scapular. The scapular became a symbol of the Carmelite Order and a popular sacramental among Catholics worldwide.

The feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is celebrated on July 16th each year, commemorating the apparition to St. Simon Stock. Devotion to Our Lady of Mount Carmel has spread throughout the Catholic Church, and many people continue to wear the Brown Scapular as a sign of their commitment to Mary and their desire to follow Christ more closely.

Some of the Organizations We Serve

“If we wish to serve God and love our neighbor well, we must manifest our joy in the service we render to Him and them. Let us open wide our hearts. It is joy which invites us. Press forward and fear nothing.”

     – St. Katharine Drexel