120 Prospect St.
Nutley, NJ 07110

Become a Member of our Parish

Mission Statement

Our mission as a holy parish is to communicate
and to celebrate the life and spirit of Jesus by our
word and actions in order to build a dynamic,
loving, caring and outreaching community of faith.


church sketchOur Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Nutley is renowned for its warmth and inviting spirit. The parish was founded in 1925 to serve the needs of the small local Polish community. Today the parish serves people from Nutley and the surrounding communities of Belleville, Bloomfield, Montclair and Clifton.

The present church, known as the “Little Church on the Hill” built in 1949, replaced the original church on Franklin Avenue. On the sanctuary wall, the Church features a wooden relief of the parish patroness, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, who presents herself predominantly and graciously to all who enter. The windows are traditional stained glass pictorial windows made by Heimer & Company whose family traces their origins to 19th century Munich.

The Parish strongly encourages the role of the laity in ministry and worship. Although we are a small parish, many parishioners give generously of their time, talent and treasure for the love of God and their parish.

Renovations were completed to refurbish the church in 2002. Besides expansion to increase seating, there were many other improvements including making the church handicapped accessible and barrier free; new flooring and air conditioning in the Church Hall. But the most striking feature of the “Little Church on the Hill” continues to be its warmth, charm and welcoming intimacy. Whoever comes, immediately feels at home.


Contact Information

Rectory: (973) 667-2580
(973) 661-1623
Fax: (973) 667-0648
Rectory Email: olmcnutley@optimum.net
Religious Education Email: olmcreligion@optimum.net

Office Hours
The Rectory is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., closed between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. The rectory is closed on Fridays in July through Labor Day.

Mass Schedule

Weekday Masses
7 a.m. and 8 a.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m.

Sunday Masses
Saturday Evenings: 5 p.m.
7:30, 9:15, 10:45 a.m., and 12:15 p.m.
Holy Days
As Announced


Infant of Prague Novena
Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

OLMC Novena
Wednesday following 7
and 8 a.m. Masses

First Friday Devotions
8:30 a.m.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Weekdays after the 8 a.m. Mass; Saturday from 4-5 p.m.


Please schedule at least one year in advance of your wedding. Pre-Cana and other instruction sessions are required.

Ministry to the Sick
Please notify the Rectory any time, day or night for sick calls and Communion calls. Please notify us if a family member is hospitalized.
We request parents attend a Baptism Instruction Session before the birth of their child. The Sacrament of Baptism is usually celebrated the third Sunday of each month, except during Lent (when we will not celebrate the sacrament until Easter).

For more information including guidelines for godparents, please visit our Sacraments page.