85th ANNUAL MOUNT CARMEL FESTIVAL
Just a reminder that our Annual Summer Festival will begin on Wednesday, July 18th and
run through Sunday, July 22nd. The hours will each day beginning with 11am – 2pm lunch
and then 5-11pm evening hours. Our Feast Day Mass will be at 4:00pm on Saturday, July 14th.
Please mark your calendars.
ENJOY ALL YOUR FAVORITE FESTIVAL FOODS:
Including Twists, Cheesepuffs, Sausage, Meatball, Chicken Parm, Fried Bologna and
Hoagie Sandwiches, Cavatelli, French Fries, Hot Dogs, Calamari, Smelts, Wings, Cannoli,
Apple Dumpling, Lemon Shakes, Pop, Beer & much more! Don’t forget our homemade Red,
Potato, and Spinach Pizza New This Year – WHITE PIZZA
Images from Easter 2018 at Mount Carmel Church.
Sometimes, two completely separate events can come together to create something truly beautiful. I trust many of you will agree that is what has happened here. First – the two events.  On the weekend of February 24th & 25th, I spoke about the importance of praying for the dead, and in particular, the importance of Mass Intentions. I mentioned how sad it is when particular Masses are no longer offered by family members. While there is the opportunity to enroll people in the Scared Heart Society, this is an annual enrollment, renewable each fall for the coming year.  The following Monday, I met with our Young at Heart group, and provided a talk about the stained glass windows of the Church, offering some historical aspects as to why particular windows were chosen for the building during the time of construction in the 1920’s. At that time, I also mentioned the addition of the six statues of saints located in the upper portion of the nave, and how prior to the 1967 renovation, those six niches were filled with statues of “trumpeting angels”. Now, with regard to the first matter, some people questioned if there is the possibility of a perpetual enrollment for Mass Intentions; and with regard to the second, some people have asked if we would ever add the trumpeting angels back to the Church. So here is where two events come together to create something truly beautiful, and lasting.
Changing Lives…One Family at a Time
Thank you to everyone who has made a generous commitment to the 2018 Bishop’s Appeal. We are at 102% of our parish goal of $49,081.00. This is fantastic. The general phase of the appeal concludes on Pentecost – May 20th, so if you have not yet made a pledge to the appeal, and would like to do so, please log on to www.doy.org and click on the appeal logo labelled “give now”.
Thank you for your support toward the work of charity.
A LOOK INSIDE
From the moment you step inside, the first thing you will notice is an entirely barrier free building. Stretching over 21,000 square feet "up the alley", the Mount Carmel Parish Family Center offers opportunities for prayer, education service and social gatherings. Beginning with the entrance way, there is a coat room to the right, as well as the daily Mass chapel to the left. Sponsored by our parish's Blessed Mother Society, this chapel will provide a sacred space for daily Mass, as well as other prayer experiences for our religious education students and parishioners alike. Directly ahead is the 400+ seat social hall, complete with two bar areas and an accessible staging area. Beyond the hall is a state of the art catering kitchen - designed to accommodate our festival preparation, parish dinners, and a variety of other events. Complete with ample restroom facilities and storage space, the complex then moves into a series of classrooms, which, with moveable walls, can be converted into larger meeting spaces. At the opposite end of the building is the religious education entrance, including offices, a space dedicated to youth and young adults, as well as additional storage space. Truly a structure which will allow us the opportunity to worship, educate, serve and celebrate as a parish family for generations to come. Let us work together to continue the incredible legacy of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish!
Click Here for New Parish Family Center Brochure
Click Here for New Parish Family Center Commitment Card