Catholic Migration Dinner & Ceremony with parishioners re ceiving their Shining Star.” (Oct 3, 2014)
Msgr. Ogle along with Catholic Charities staff and community leaders on Catholic Charities Kids’ Fun Day along Newtown Ave. (August, 2014)
Father Brady blessing our fathers on Father’s Day along with Deacon Chris Heanue. (June 2014)
Msgr. Ogle with the Italian Community after celebrating mass in honor of St. Anthony of Padua. (June 13, 2014)
3 Year Lay Ministry Program - Spanish Track Class being commissioned by Bishop Octavio Cisneros at Immaculate Conception in Douglaston. (May 19, 2014)
A few members of the OLMC Filipino-American Committee along with Pastor, Msgr. Sean G. Ogle and Zumba leader, Josie Ongsiako after Zumba Mega Dance. (April 17, 2016)
Zumba on a Sunday night in the Institute’s gym. (April, 2016) 8)
Parishioners enjoying a wonderful lunch prepared by the Italian Community in celebrating the feast of St. Joseph. (March 19, 2016)
Beautifully decorated upper church on Christmas Day. (December 25, 2015)
OLMC English Choir during their annual Christmas Eve Con cert. (December 24, 2015)
Our 86 students after receiving First Communion pose for a picture after crowning the Blessed Mother. (May 16, 2015)
Rosary Society during their annual Communion Breakfast at RIccardo’s by the Bridge. (May, 2015)
Easter Vigil mass. (March 26, 2015)
Father Joe Pham retirement mass. (January 31, 2016)
Our oldest parishioner, Domenico , having his birthday celebrated by the Italian Community. (Nov. 9, 2014)
Adult Confirmation on Pentecost. (May 23, 2015)
OLMC'S annual luncheon for catechists on Catechetical Sunday. This year's theme is "Safeguarding the Dignity of Every Human Person." Pastor, Msgr. Sean G. Ogle blessed the catechists for the 2015-16 school. Also in this picture, sitting in the front row, middle seat is Father Ed Brady who retired from teaching CCD. (September 20, 2015)
Generations of Faith Committee with Bishop Nicholas Di Marzio at the Thank You Dinner at Russo’s on the Bay. (Feb, 2015)
Here is a picture of our 6 students after their First Communion from our Special Ed classes. In the picture along with Pastor, Msgr. Sean G. Ogle are: CRE, Nelly Espinal-Gutiérrez and teachers: Louise Walton, Len DiVittorio and Marie Dattero. (May 21, 2016)
Father Joe Pham after receiving his ‘Shining Star “” at the Migration Dinner & Ceremony. (October 3, 2015)
One of our two newest murals. This is the fourth Luminous Mystery, The Transfiguration of Jesus on Mount Tabor. This mural sits above the St. Joseph altar in our upper church.
The second of our two newest murals. This is the third Luminous Mystery, the Proclamation of the Kingdom of God and our call to conversion. This mural sits above Our Blessed Mother’s Altar in the upper church.
Deanery meeting with those who provide outreach service in our deanery. (Feb. 11. 2016)
Here are over 100 parishioners who attended the Apologetics Program in Spanish during 2016. (Feb. 13, 2016)
Msgr. Ogle with Nina Carullo at the Italian Community celebration of St. Joseph after mass. (March 19, 2016)
Our Easter Monday Baptism in our local nursing home -- our 80 year old Russian-born atheist-turned-Catholic Alexei, with Charmaine his godmother, a parish lay minister. God be praised! (April 4, 2016)
Bishop-elect Raymond Chappetto, native son, with Msgr. Ogle on his first visit to OLMC after being named an auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of Brooklyn. (June 2012)
3 Year Lay Ministry Program - English Track Class being commissioned by Bishop Octavio Cisneros at Immaculate Conception in Douglaston. (May 19, 2014)
Adult Confirmation at the Vigil Mass of Pentecost on Saturday, May 14, 2016
Confirmation Class of 2016 on April 16, 2016 surrounding Bishop Octavio Cisneros
First Communion on Saturday, May 14, 2016

The Italian Society in Astoria after celebrating Mass on July 15, 2012 in honor of the feast day of our Blessed Mother here in the mother church of Queens County. Pictures courtesy of Nina Carullo.


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Our Lady of Mount Carmel was so proud to celebrate Father Joe's 30th anniversary of outstanding service to our parish on Saturday, June 16, 2012! Father Joe led us in a Thanksgiving Mass with a reception that followed in the Institute.  Pictures courtesy of Nina Carullo.  Video of the celebration has been posted on You Tube.

Our fourth annual procession in honor of Corpus Christi on Sunday, June 10, 2012 took place.  Approximately 200 parishioners joined our Pastor, Msgr. Sean G. Ogle, Rev. Ed Brady and Deacon Manuel Barahona as we celebrated benediction at three altars.  The Italian Society, Vietnamese Apostolate and the Spanish Community each prepared an altar in their respective language.  We walked the four blocks around the church saying a Rosary in English, Italian and Spanish and concluded the procession with benediction on the main Altar of the church. Pictures courtesy of Nina Carullo.

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel is one of three parishes in the Diocese of Brooklyn to welcome the Pastoral Institute's Lay Ministry Program.   We will be home to close to 50 people for three years of study until they are commissioned as lay leaders to serve a number of parishes in the Diocese.  We are very happy to congratulate both our English and Spanish Groups who have completed the first of the three year program.

The mission statement of the Pastoral Institute:

Affirming the baptismal call of women and men to serve the Diocese of Brooklyn, the Pastoral Institute sponsors the Lay Ministry Program.  An integrated process of education and formation prepares participants for their roles as pastoral leaders and ministers for the New Evangelization.

For more information regarding this or other programs, go to dioceseofbrooklyn.com

Lay Ministry - English Track - Class of 2014

Lay Ministry - Spanish Track - Class of 2014

 

Catholic School Opportunities in our Area

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Early Childhood and Elementary Catholic Education is alive and well in Long Island City/Astoria/Woodside.  Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church is officially affiliated with St. Joseph Catholic Academy in Long Island City.  Please follow the link to learn more about the programs, registration information and tuition at the Academy.  Pastor, Msgr. Sean G. Ogle, serves on the Board of Members.


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