The call from God to Elijah (1 Kings 17:2-4), the spiritual father of the Carmelites, is also the call to those persons called to the Carmelite vocation. This includes a call to be: detached from things that we put higher than God; to move away from sin; to find solitude for prayer; to love; to contemplate; and to persevere. The Call to Carmel is achieved through a call to prayer, a call to community, and a call to service.
The Lay Carmelites of Christ the King Parish is a lay branch of the Third Order Carmelites. The community supports the members in learning and practicing Carmelite spirituality through monthly community meetings and formation instruction.
Anyone interested in finding out more about the Carmelites is encouraged to contact the parish office at 946-1675.