The Mass of the Easter Vigil was led by our main celebrant and Pastor, Msgr. Sean G. Ogle, V.F. Con-celebrating were Parochial Vicars, Father Joe Pham and Father Peter Nguyen. Also joining in this celebration was Pastor Emeritus of Saint Margaret Mary, Father Ed Brady. They were assisted by Deacons Manuel Barahona, Christopher R. Heanue and Ruben Mendez with over 400 parishioners in attendance. One Baptism and two confirmations took place on this most glorious evening, Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the mother church of Queens, in Astoria, New York. Here are a few pictures. (click for entire album) Pictures courtesy of Joanna Hennessy and Neida Martinez. Video available on YouTube
At Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Astoria, New York, on Good Friday which this year was April 18, 2014, we contemplated on the Stations of the Cross and later in the day, the Passion of the Lord where the altar is completely bare on this most solemn day of the year. The Spanish Community reenacts the Passion starting at Mount Carmel and ending at Saint Margaret Mary. Here are a few pictures which are courtesy of Msgr. Sean Ogle and Joanna Hennessy. (Click for all pictures) Video on YouTube
The Sacred Paschal Triduum starts on Holy Thursday with the Lord's Supper. The bi-lingual Mass was celebrated in our church on April 17, 2014 with the main celebrant, Parochial Vicar Father Peter Nguyen, con-celebrated by Pastor, Msgr. Sean G. Ogle, V.F.; Parochial Vicar, Father Joseph Pham and Father Ed Brady. Deacons Manuel Barahona, Christopher R. Heanue and Ruben Mendez assisted. The Mass is highlighted by the Washing of the Feet of the Apostles, reenacted by Father Nguyen on twelve parishioners. Here is a picture taken during Mass. Video posted on YouTube.