Parish News

The 46th Carey Ecumenical Christmas Concert is scheduled for Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. at the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, 315 Clay Street in Carey.  The choir is co-directed by Jack Gerding and Patricia Murphy, and the accompanists for the choir are Joy Orians and Ruth Coldwell.  Kate O’Reilly serves the choir as the secretary and rehearsal assistant.

This year’s choir is made up of 80+ singers from northwest and central Ohio.  Music for this year’s concert includes traditional melodies along with newly composed contemporary works based on traditional hymn texts.  A free-will offering will be collected during the concert to support the on-going ministry of the choir and the Shrine Cafeteria will be open for dinner immediately following the concert.

Come and prepare yourself for Christ’s birth as you listen to the music of Advent and Christmas in the stunning acoustics and majesty of this historic Basilica and Shrine.  For more information, please contact the Shrine at 419-396-7107 or visit


Christmas Bake Sale

December 16 and 17
Pies, Bread, Noodles, Spaghetti Sace, Potato Chips, Pizzas, Cookies


Advent and Christmas Schedule at OLC

Saturday, December 10
Ecumenical Christmas Concert
at 4:30 PM in the Basilica

Saturday, December 16
OLC Confessions 4:00 to 5:00 PM

Monday, December 18
OLC Confessions 10:00 to 11:00 AM

Tuesday, December 19
OLC Confessions 7:00 to 8:00 PM

Saturday, December 23
OLC Confessions 4:00 to 5:00 PM

Saturday, December 23
Vigil Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Advent
at 5:30 PM

Sunday, December 24
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Masses at 9:00 and 11:00 AM
No 2:30 Devotions

Family Mass at 5:30 PM
with the Children’s Choir

Solemn Midnight Mass
with music beginning at 11:30 PM
Shrine Chorale and Instrumentalists

Mass at 10:00 AM

Mass at 9:00 AM
Not a holy day of obligation this year