We celebrated the re-opening of the upper church on the Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels, Thursday, October 2, 2014. We were honored to have Most Rev. Paul R. Sanchez, Auxiliary Bishop and Pastor of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs as the main celebrant. Bishop Sanchez, our former pastor, began the evening by blessing the restored images before mass.
Concelebrating: Pastor, Msgr. Sean G. Ogle, V.F.; retired Pastor of Saint Margaret Mary, Father Ed Brady; Parochial Vicars of Mount Carmel, Father Joseph Pham and Father Peter Nguyen. Father JosephJude Gannon, Pastor of St. Gerard Majella who served this parish in his first assignment after ordination; Father Michael Kerrigan, Administrator, St. John’s Parish in Kingsbridge, Bronx who grew up in Astoria and Father Antonin Kocurek, Parochial Vicar of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs who celebrates Mass for the Czech-Slovak community every week here, also joined in the festivities.
Assisting were Deacon Stephen Damato from St. Sebastian as Master of Ceremonies along with the Deacons who serve Our Lady of Mount Carmel: Christopher R. Heanue, Manuel Barahona and Ruben Mendez. Here are a few pictures from this wonderful event. Pictures provided by Nina Carullo, Barbara Daddario and Neida C. Martinez. For all pictures, click here to go to Photo Gallery to view the entire album.