Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Old Catholic Church
A parish of the North American Old Catholic Church
Catholic Mass is offered:

Tues. & Thurs, 12:15 PM.

Sunday, 12:00 PM.

We are located at:

Specialty Hospital of Washington                   700 Constitution Ave NE Washington, DC 20002

The chapel is located on the first floor just off the main lobby.

Contact Us!



Mass times: Ext. 10

Rectors Office: Ext 11

For Pastoral Emergencies, dial extension 12.



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 lonely.

We hope you can join us and our community for worship, fellowship, and love!

Our Rector, Archbishop Michael V. Seneco
The rector of our parish is Archbishop Michael V. Seneco.

The 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.

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This parish is not in any way affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church, or under the control of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, DC.

Roman Catholic Canon Law (the rules of the church) allows Roman Catholics who "require, or a genuine spiritual advantage commends it" to receive communion and the sacraments from Old Catholic Priests.

In the Vatican issued document "Dominus Ieus, signed by Pope John Paul II, the Roman Catholic Church recognized us as a valid church.

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