Holy Week/Easter Schedule


2018 Annual Catholic Appeal.


This week begins the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal.

We encourage all to watch the brief ACA Video online at:
The work and services made possible through your donation to the Annual Catholic Appeal 
help people in Brooklyn and Queens in ways that no one parish can alone.
We thank all who participated with a gift to the 2017 Appeal and ask that everyone 
prayerfully consider making a gift to the 2018 Appeal.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel/Saint Margaret Mary


prayinghandsBishop Nicholas DiMarzio has declared that in Brooklyn and Queens we will celebrate a “Year of Vocations,” starting Friday, August 4th, the feast of St John Vianney, the patron saint of Parish Priests. The theme of the year will be “Reawaken the Call.” The goal of the year is to inspire our young people, who are flooding our streets, communities, schools, parishes, youth groups by “Reawakening the Call” within them. And so, by extension “Reawaken the Call” in all of us who are living out our vocations; so that we may create a healthier environment for vocations to be considered, encouraged, nourished and responded. We encourage everyone to enter into this “Year of Vocations” with a commitment of an interior renewal for a stronger and more effective witness to the gospel in Brooklyn. We will have a variety of events during the year, please check the bulletin for information in our “Vocations Station” weekly feature for all events.

Please note that we will have a “Vocations Prayer Group” which will meet every Sunday for a year starting on Sunday, August 6th at 9AM in the upper church.




On Saturday, May 13th, we had one of our largest classes ever to receive First Communion... 75 children from our regular CCD Program and 3 from our Special Ed Program for a total of 78 children!
In the first picture is Pastor, Msgr. Sean G. Ogle surrounded by the students. Assisting during the mass... on the left side is Deacon Ruben Mendez, Parochial Vicar, Rev. Wlad Kubrak and Rev. Joseph Pham, retired. On the right side is Rev. Peter Nguyen, Parochial Vicar and CCD Program Moderator along with the teachers: Stacey Bravo, Sally O’Connell, Gina Caridi, Fatima Garcia, Elaine Rodriguez and Nelly Gutierrez, DRE.
For our Special Ed Program, here we have teacher, Louise Walton and Msgr. Ogle with the 3 students.  
Congratulations to all!  
Pictures by Reyna Cortes