Dear MOMs,


            Welcome to the 2018-2019 Ministry of Motherhood at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church.  I am blessed and honored to serve you as President this year and look forward to embarking on my continued faith journey together with each of you every step of the way!   

Our theme this year is “Finding Gratitude for Our Faith & in Everyday Moments.” As a busy and often harried mother of two young elementary age children, I am more grateful than ever before for my enduring Faith and continual conversation and relationship with God. It is in these small “breaks” in the day – whether it be the five-minute drive home by myself from the fitness studio after teaching, or the ten minutes of quiet folding the laundry – that I find myself in dialogue with my constant companion who listens to my every thought, prayer, fear, yearning, and hope and is of continuous comfort. Each passing year, my gratitude for my Faith and the pivotal role this Ministry has made in it deepens as I evolve as a Wife, Mom, daughter, and friend. I am delighted that you will join us this year as we continue to live our mission statement:

                        Ministry of Motherhood (MOMs) is a group of women, both new and experienced mothers, striving to make Christ the center of their family life through supporting, sharing with, ministering to, and learning from each other.   

            Our year officially begins with our Kick-Off Meeting, which will be held Wednesday, September 12th, at 9:15 am in the parish center. As always, the morning will be a wonderful opportunity to catch up with friends, learn more about MOMs, and sign up for any of our 17+ Interest Groups, each of which provides a smaller focused community to grow our Faith. Please see the enclosed Interest Group overview for further details about these unique and varied gatherings, including Journal Group, Book Club, Nurturing Place, and the Advent dinner to name just a few! Also, please join us at the Parish Block Party on Sunday, September 16th from 1:30-5:00 pm behind the convent where there will be games, food, rides, and prizes for the whole family.  

            Enclosed are three forms for your review: first is a calendar of events for this year; second is an Interest Group and volunteer engagement overview page outlining each of the groups you will have the opportunity to sign-up for at the September kick-off meeting OR by emailing the contact lead if you can’t attend; finally, the registration form that can be mailed back to our membership team.   

I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to lead and equally be led and inspired by each of you as we live and grow our spirituality together as MOMs through opportunities to put our Faith into practice, provide service and charity to other Moms, and  build and strengthen our Christian community.  Have a blessed and safe end of your summer and I look forward to seeing you September 12th!



Jessica Warta 646.522.9882

Ministry of Motherhood (MOMs) President, 2018-2019










MOMs President’s Letter NP FALL FUNDRAISER


MOMs September Kick-Off Meeting