About our Ministry
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Old Catholic Church ministers
to the community of Specialty Hospital of Washington.
Specialty Hospital of Washington is a combination
Long Term Acute Care (LTACH)
and skilled nursing facility (SNF) that houses 160 patients, and close
to the same number of staff.
We provide pastoral care and coordinate worship opportunities
from a variety of faiths to the
patients, families, residents, staff and their friends.
It is a truly unique gift that the parish is able to give to
those who are at Specialty Hospital of Washington, as we follow
Christ's command to visit and care for those who are ill and
We hope you can join us and our community for worship,
fellowship, and love!
Our Rector, Archbishop Michael V.
The rector of our parish is Archbishop Michael V. Seneco.
Archbishop serves as the Director of Pastoral and Spiritual
Care, and visits with patients, staff, residents, and
families daily, and is on call for
emergencies 24 hours a day.
In addition to saying Mass daily and visiting
patients, the Archbishop and his staff coordinate religious volunteers throughout the
facility, and together they deliver over 60 hours of
spiritual support every month .
You will find religious service volunteers
ministering to the patients and residents every single day
of the week at Specialty Hospital of Washington.
During holidays, the Archbishop and his staff plan and
execute observances for all faiths, including Christian,
Muslim, and Jewish.
You can read more about the Archbishop by
visiting his website.