Our Lady of Mount Carmel traveled to THE BASILICA OF THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, October 25, 2014. A group of our friends from our neighbor parish, St. Francis of Assisi joined us as we make this bi-annual spiritual journey in tribute to our Blessed Mother. We prayed for the needs of our diocese and our parish family but this year, we prayed especially for those Christians being persecuted in the Middle East. We were accompanied by OLMC Pastor, Msgr. Sean G. Ogle, V.F., and Parochial Vicars, Father Joe Pham and Father Peter Nguyen. Here is the group picture as we gathered around Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio. Pictures courtesy of Nina Carullo. For all pictures, please go to Photo Gallery.
“On a Wing and A Prayer”
Thursday, October 2, we will have multi‐lingual mass in the upper church, celebrated by Bishop Paul Sanchez at 7:30pm. From this point on Masses will again be celebrated in the upper church as in the past. We hope you will put our re‐ opening mass on your calendar. A general parish reception will follow in the parish institute.
A large number of our Spanish speaking community hails from near Puebla in Mexico, whose patron saints are St James the Apostle and Saint James of Alcala, “the two Santiagos.” For the first time, our Santiago Committee arranged a celebration on Saturday, July 26, 2014. The activities included a Rosary, procession, Mass and festival. Our parochial vicar of 32 years, Father Joseph Pham was our main celebrant assisted by Deacon Manuel Barahona. Close to 300 parishioners attended the festivities. Here are a few pictures, courtesy of Neida Martinez. For all pictures, please go to Photo Gallery.
Fiesta de Santiago Apóstol
Un gran número de nuestra comunidad Latina proviene de cerca de Puebla en México, cuyo patrón santos son Santiago Apóstol y San Jaime de Alcalá, "los dos Santiagos." Por primera vez, nuestro Comité de Santiago hicieron una celebración el sábado , 26 de julio de 2014. Las actividades fueron un rosario, procesión, misa y festival. Nuestro vicario parroquial de 32 años, el padre Joseph Pham era nuestro principal celebrante asistido por el Diácono Manuel Barahona. Cerca de 300 feligreses asistieron a las festividades. Aquí hay varias fotos, cortesía de Neida Martínez. Para todas las imágenes, por favor vaya a la galería de fotos.