Sunday, July 16, 2017 is the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the patroness of our parish and Academy. Please join the entire parish community as we celebrate at 12:00 noon for a Mass of Thanksgiving celebrating the 50th anniversary of ordination of celebrations of two of our dedicated priests, former pastor, Fr.Ashley Harrington, O.Carm. and Fr. Michael Mulhall, O.Carm. Reception to follow in the Odyssey Theatre. Everyone is welcome. RSVP by Monday, July 10, 2017 to the Church Office at 201-568-0545 if you plan to attend the reception.
This feast was instituted by the Carmelites between 1376 and 1386 to celebrate their patroness. The feast was assigned to 16 July, because on that date in 1251, according to Carmelite traditions, the scapular was given by the Blessed Virgin to St. Simon Stock; it was first approved by Sixtus V in 1587.