JUBILEE HOLY YEAR OF MERCY

We are honored to have been selected as one of six parishes designated by the Diocese of Brooklyn to having a Holy Door for the Jubilee Holy Year of Mercy during our 175th anniversary year as a parish.

Our diocesan newspaper, The Tablet, sent reporter Maria-Pia Negro Chin to cover the blessing and opening of the Holy Door of Mercy which took place on December 13, 2015 with a beautiful mass led by our main celebrant, Bishop Octavio Cisneros.  Below is a picture of Bishop Cisneros opening our Holy Door.  Here is the link to the complete photo album:  (CLICK HERE)

Thank you to Mrs. Negro Chin and The Tablet for allowing us to post these pictures.

 

The Tablet Dedication Mass Pictures

Our diocesan newspaper, The Tablet, sent reporter Maria-Pia Negro Chin to cover the dedication mass on November 14, 2015. Below are three pictures from the album which appears in our Photo Gallery. Here is the link: (CLICK HERE).  Also, here is the link to the article as it appeared in The Tablet:
Thank you to Mrs. Negro Chin and The Tablet for allowing us to post pictures and article.

175th Anniversary Crest

To commemorate the parish’s 175th anniversary, we have replaced our crest with this version which we’ll utilize through the end of 2016.

On November 14, 2015 we celebrated a Dedication Mass for our new altar and renovated church.

Please click here which will take you to the explanation of our parish crest.

Dedication Mass and Opening of 175th Anniversary of OLMC

On Nov. 14, 2015, close to 500 parishioners attended the Dedication Mass and opening of the Dosquicentennial Anniversary for Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Astoria, New York. Joining Pastor, Msgr. Sean G. Ogle, V.F. and the Pastoral Team was former Pastor, Bishop Paul Sanchez as Main Celebrant and Consecrator along with favorite native son and Chief Concelebrant, Bishop Raymond Chappetto, V.G. An international food festival followed the mass in the Mount Carmel Institute. Here is the link to the album in the Photo Gallery (click here) and also a video in pictures was posted to you tube and here is the link for that: https://youtu.be/7vW3UV91d6M

Congratulations ANN BRUNO

What follows is the testimonial given by NYPD Captain Peter M. Fortune, Commanding Officer of the 114th Precinct to honor lifelong parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Ann Bruno, commemorating her 25th anniversary as President of the 114th Precinct Community Council.

Tonight we recognize someone who is very important to the 114 Precinct and our community.  Ann Bruno has served on the 114 Precinct Community Council in some capacity for 40 years.  In June of 1990 she assumed the title of 114 Precinct Council President; a title that she currently holds today.   She is one of the longest serving Council Presidents in the entire city serving the 114 Precinct for 25 years.  Ann is also mother to three sons, two of which joined the NYPD rising to the ranks of Sergeant and Lieutenant and a third son who served as a FDNY Fireman.

Ann Bruno serves as an invaluable link between the community and the 114 Precinct.  She is not only one of our biggest advocates, she also keeps the Precinct aware of community issues.  She is always willing to help others and acts as a constant link between the residents and the Precinct.  Her experience is invaluable and it’s very evident in how she conducts the Council’s monthly meetings.  Ann is a great example of what Astoria is all about.  It’s the sum of many great people who donate their time and effort to make their neighborhood better.  Ann is a beacon for all Precincts as to how a Community Council should operate.

Every year Ann organizes the 114 Precinct Community Council Breakfast.  As many of you know, it’s an event in which community members and Police Officers enjoy breakfast together in an effort to help foster better community relations.  The event is always a success and it could not be done without the effort of Ann and the Council.  Ann also hosts the annual Children’s Christmas Party for 200 underprivileged children.  Every child is provided with a bag of toys, hat, gloves, a McDonald’s gift card and candy.  For many children, it’s the only Christmas they will have.

Through all the years and the many changes that the 114 Precinct has seen, Ann has been a staple.  I am the 14th Commanding Officer that Ann has seen and it’s been an honor to serve this community with her. It is my pleasure to present Ann Bruno with this plaque for 25 years as the 114 Precinct Community Council President.

Here are pictures from the evening’s event.