“On a Wing and A Prayer”

Thursday, October 2, we will have multilingual mass in the upper church, celebrated by Bishop Paul Sanchez at 7:30pm. From this point on Masses will again be celebrated in the upper church as in the past. We hope you will put our reopening mass on your calendar. A general parish reception will follow in the parish institute.

Festival of St. James the Apostle

A large number of our Spanish speaking community hails from near Puebla in Mexico, whose patron saints are St James the Apostle and Saint James of Alcala, “the two Santiagos.” For the first time, our Santiago Committee arranged a celebration on Saturday, July 26, 2014. The activities included a Rosary, procession, Mass and festival. Our parochial vicar of 32 years, Father Joseph Pham was our main celebrant assisted by Deacon Manuel Barahona. Close to 300 parishioners attended the festivities. Here are a few pictures, courtesy of Neida Martinez. For all pictures, please go to Photo Gallery.

Fiesta de Santiago Apóstol

Un gran número de nuestra comunidad Latina proviene de cerca de Puebla en México, cuyo patrón santos son Santiago Apóstol y San Jaime de Alcalá, "los dos Santiagos." Por primera vez, nuestro Comité de Santiago hicieron una celebración el sábado , 26 de julio de 2014. Las actividades fueron un rosario, procesión, misa y festival. Nuestro vicario parroquial de 32 años, el padre Joseph Pham era nuestro principal celebrante asistido por el Diácono Manuel Barahona. Cerca de 300 feligreses asistieron a las festividades. Aquí hay varias fotos, cortesía de Neida Martínez. Para todas las imágenes, por favor vaya a la galería de fotos.


Our sixth annual procession on Corpus Christi Sunday took place on June 22, 2014. Over 250 parishioners joined our Pastor, Msgr. Sean G. Ogle, V.F. and Deacons Christopher R. Heanue and Ruben Mendez as we celebrated with a simple procession around the church property singing hymns in Spanish and Italian. We concluded the procession with benediction in the lower church. Here are a few pictures courtesy of Nina Carullo. For all pictures, please go to Photo Gallery. Video by Neida C. Martinez has been posted on You Tube.


OLMC Feast Day

As Mother Church of Queens and in celebration of our 173rd anniversary, we celebrated three masses throughout the day.  We concluded the day with an evening Mass in three languages (English, Spanish, Italian) to honor our Patroness, Our Lady of Mount Carmel on July 16, 2014. For our tri-lingual celebration, our main celebrant was Father Joe Pham who has been serving this parish for 32 years! He was assisted by Deacon Ruben Mendez along with lectors Rafael Gomez and Nina Carullo.
The feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel feast was instituted in the 14th century by the Carmelite Order to commemorate the anniversary of the day in 1251 when our Blessed Mother gave the brown scapular to Saint Simon Stock.  The Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy 205 states,  “The scapular is a sign of the relationship between the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother and Queen of Mount Carmel and those who entrust themselves to her protection, who have recourse to her maternal intercession, who are mindful of the importance of spiritual life and the need for prayer.”  The Preface for Our Lady of Mount Carmel, “The Blessed Virgin Mary watches unceasingly over the brethren of her Son, and lights us along our pilgrim way to the Mount of your Glory, our beacon of comfort, and the embodiment of all our hopes as members of the Church.” 
Here are a few pictures from the evening mass, courtesy of Neida C. Martinez. Go to the photo gallery for all pictures.


On Saturday, June 7, 2014, the Feast of Pentecost, our Pastor, Msgr. Sean G. Ogle, V.F. was privileged to anoint 7 people with the Sacrament of Confirmation, shown in the picture below. Also in the picture - Pastor Emeritus of Saint Margaret Mary, Father Ed Brady and Deacon Christopher R. Heanue. Pentecost is the one time in addition to the Easter Vigil that the pastor is given the faculty to confer the Sacrament of Confirmation. These candidates have been studying and preparing for this day to receive this third sacrament of initiation. May the Holy Spirit purify and illuminate these candidates as well as our entire parish so that we may grow in the holiness of the Lord. Video of the event has been posted on You Tube.