The Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society is an independent nonprofit Catholic Organization formed in 1875 by Italian immigrants new to Hammonton, New Jersey, who took time to celebrate their safe journey to America and a successful harvest by giving praise and thanks to the blessed Virgin Mary.
From those beginnings, the Mt. Carmel Society has continued forward to this day. The Society consists of members of the town's Catholic Church Parish and Parishes beyond. Since its inception, membership in the society has generally passed from father to son. On occasion, as needs require, membership is increased to include extended family members or devout Catholics sponsored by a member in good standing.