A Summer Prayer
BEFORE SUMMER VACATIONS
Take time to claim your strength;
they are gifts of God.
Take time to have fun;
it's God's way of teaching you your strengths.
Take time to grow yourself;
only you can grow you.
Take time to trust yourself;
God trusts you.
Take time to be self-reliant;
it is better than being dependent.
Take time to share with others;
they will bless you, and you will bless them.
Take time to have hope,
you are a child of God.
Let's put ourselves into the hands of the Lord,
and pray that God will bless us and our families
during the wonderful months of summer.
May we all help make our home a place of relaxation,
joy, love, peace and safety.
May we be generous and considerate,
not thinking only about ourselves,
but helping others enjoy the blessings of a summertime.
Lord God, Creator of all things,
guide our steps and strengthen our hearts,
during these months of summer and vacation days.
Grant us refreshment of mind and body.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
[Source: Sunday Bulletin of June 29, 2008; Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.]
INAUGURAL ORGAN RECITAL
As you know, during our anniversary year our historic upper church organ, originally installed in 1871, was substantially re-built to last another 145 years. Master craftsman Tony Meloni of the firm of Meloni and Farrier carried out the work. Our organists Catherine Lankford and super-sub Lenny DiVittorio, in collaboration with our music director Lucille Mascia, have been delighting us liturgically with its majestic and mellow notes for the last 5 months, and I think we'll all agree the results have been wonderful.
In order to appropriately mark the arrival of this new musical resource and to demonstrate its technical and virtuosic capacities, we are proud to announce a formal inaugural organ concert in our upper church to take place on Sunday, May 7 at 3 PM. The soloist will be Jamie Hitel, Director of Music at Christ Church Greenwich, Connecticut, a widely-respected performer, composer, conductor and teacher. In addition, he maintains a busy solo organ recital career. Concert venues have included London's St Paul's and Westminster Cathedrals; New York's Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, Trinity Church, Wall Street; and Seattle's Saint Mark's Cathedral. Recent organ recitals in Germany have included concerts in Paderborn Cathedral, Rheda-Wiedenbrück and Braunschweig and as guest conductor of the Leipzig Baroque Orchestra in a performance at St Thomas Church, Leipzig, Germany. Please mark your calendar for this wonderful musical opportunity to celebrate the Easter season.
OLMC-Welcome to Holy Door of Mercy
OLMC-Opening of Holy Door-Dec. 13, 2015
OLMC-Blessing of Holy Door-Dec. 13, 2015
Video version of 2012 Living Via Crucis
Video of one particular station
Easter Vigil opening
Easter Vigil Adult Confirmation:
St. Joseph Feast Day Band
St. Joseph Procession March 18, 2012
Queens Catholics get in step 1/02/2012
Video Yearbook - Spanish
Video Yearbook - English
Queens mother church looks back at rich history 6/30/11
Corpus Christi 2011
See this year's RCIA folks from OLMC on Diocesan TV
Msgr Ogle reflects on the spiritual importance of church buildings
Currents Episode on Migration Day
NYer Of The Week: Senior Center Volunteer Provides Bingo Games, Support
Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration
NY1 Video of "Fun Day" for Kids
Breaking Bread visits Our Lady of Mount Carmel
2010 Annual Catholic Appeal Overgoal Video
Visit Our Lady of Mount Carmel Channel on YouTube - just click here.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Choir Christmas Concert
The Brooklyn Diocese held a special celebration at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Astoria, Queens for the Year for Priests:
Catholic Fellowship young adult meeting featured a speaker on chivalry and Christian manhood (final segment of program):
Our new elevator is dedicated by Msgr. Sanchez, our former pastor and current vicar.
World Priest Day Interview – 10/26/09 - Our pastoral year seminarian discusses Marriage Encounter and World Priest Day.
Our pastoral year seminarian and two priests in the house, Fr Brady and Fr Roden, just returned from Rome form the canonization of Joseph Damien and Jeanne Jugan. Sean - our seminarian- is featured serving in this video.
Check out the nightly news program on our diocesan TV from July 28-- a touching story about foster kids, a piece about Rome's history, and a bit on the 156th anniversary of the Brooklyn Diocese, featuring yours truly and Dr Patrick Mc Namara, another Cathedral alum, plus the nightly news highlights.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Choir 2008
Tapestry of Faith: Hispanic & Czech/Slovak Apostolates
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Overgoal Campaign (English)
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Astoria, NY
We welcome to our parish family all who are discouraged
and need hope
- all who mourn and need comfort - all who sin and need pardon.
We invite all worshipppers here to register as parish members and to use the offering envelopes. Parish registration helps strengthen identification with our parish family. The offering envelopes facilitate parish bookkeeping and also provide you with a record for tax purposes. Of course, your support is greatly appreciated.
Also please notify the Parish when a change of address or a move occurs.
The privilege of serving God's people as a priest, permanent deacon, religious sister or brother is personally fulfilling and spiritually exciting. Anyone who feels they might be interested in the priesthood, diaconate or religious life should speak to a parish priest.
The Brooklyn Diocese Vocation Director is Father Sean Suckiel, and his office's website is http://www.brooklynpriests.org/. They're also on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Brooklyn-NY/Diocese-of-Brooklyn-Vocation-Office/129099257107084.