Alleluia He Has Risen!
This Sunday, Passion/Palm Sunday begins the most significant and profound Liturgical week in our Catholic church — Holy Week. I hope you will join me during this sacred time where you will experience the opportunity for spiritual growth by listening to the Scriptures, pray and share the Eucharist, and walk along with the Apostles on this same journey with the Risen Lord.
I hope you will come to Church to witness the re-enactment of the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Thursday, April 13th at 7:00 p.m. followed by the reposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 9:00 p.m. This experience will give you the chance to spend time praying with Jesus as he invited his Apostles to do in the Garden of Gethsemane.
On Good Friday, April 14th we will experience the Passion Narrative and Veneration of the Cross along with Holy Communion beginning at 3:00 p.m. All are invited to bring a potted Easter plant to the tomb of Jesus as our sign of love for Him. On Holy Saturday, April Is' at 11:00 a.m. the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered. Our Easter Vigil will be celebrated at 8:00 p.m. that evening. Come, experience this glorious celebration of New Life filled with brilliant signs, symbols and traditions of our faith. The Adult Choir, under the direction of our Music Director, Jerry Di Pietro, will sing at this Mass accompanied by instrumentalists.
On Easter Sunday, April 16th our Easter morning Masses will be celebrated at 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. join us for this incredible experience of Our Risen Christ! Experience the sounds of angelic voices raised to God in praise from our Children's Choir, led by Sara Freiheit, who will sing before and during our 8:15 a.m. Mass with our Adult Choir and instrumentalists at Io:15 a.m. Mass.
May the Paschal Feast of Easter be an opportunity for renewal so that we can truly experience in our life, the joy of the Resurrection. Let us greet the day with the words of the psalmist: "This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad. Alleluia!"
Fr. Frederick M. Aniello, Pastor
Welcome to the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Since the formation of this Parish in 1923, it has strived to meet the spiritual as well as the social needs of the Italian community. Together let us continue in faith, hope and love to serve the needs of one another and in so doing lead others to Christ. In thought and prayer let us remember those who have gone before us and try each day to carry out the work they started. May the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel watch over and protect us on our journey.
-Fr. Frederick Aniello, Pastor
A PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL
O most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. O Star of the Sea, help me and show me that you are my Mother, O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Our Lady of the Brown Scapular, I am your child, clothe me with your own virtues. Have pity and protect me from all harm. Lord God, Father of all, may the prayers of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother and Queen of Carmel, protect all her children and bring us closer to Jesus Christ, Your Son. Oh, Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you. Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us.