Friday, June 22, 2018

Upcoming Events at Our Lady of Mt Carmel in NYC

On Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 5:00 pm, the Pontifical Shrine of Our Lady of Mt Carmel in New York City will host a group of priests from the Syriac Catholci Eparchy of Our Lady of Deliverance of Newark, for a celebration of the Qurbono Qadisho (“Holy Offering” or “Holy Sacrifice”) according to the Antiochian Rite of the Syriac Catholic Church. Attendance at this liturgy will fulfill the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday; following Holy Liturgy, the infirm are invited to approach the Altar Rail to be blessed. The church is located at 448 E. 116th St.
This Liturgy at Our Lady Mt Carmel is a part of the Pallottine tradition of presenting Eastern Catholic liturgies, especially during the Octave of the Epiphany, and now the Novena in preparation for the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

The Syriac Catholic Church is one of 23 Eastern Catholic Churches based in Syria; the Patriarch, His Beatitude Ignatius Ephrem Joseph III Yonan, has the Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and all the East of the Syriacs since his election on January 20, 2009, and resides in Beirut, Lebanon. The languages used for the sacred Liturgical Rites are Syriac and Aramaic, the languages Our Lord himself would have used.

ON Saturday, July 21, the Seventh Annual Traditional Mass Pilgrimage to the same church will take place, the culmination of the 134th annual feast of the Shrine and Parish’s Patroness, Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

At 10:00 am, there will be a sermon on the Virgin Mary, followed by the Holy Rosary will be recited. Thereafter, the children will sing and present to the Blessed Mother a gift of flowers. Penitents will be invited to process down the nave on their knees and or discalced. Solemn Mass will be offered at 11:15 am. At 12:30 pm, there will be a Procession with the Blessed Sacrament, Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament and the Veneration of the Relics of Ss Vincent Pallotti and Elena di Laurino. Pilgrims will be able to take part in a potluck lunch in the parish hall, or eat at one of many nearby restaurants. The pilgrimage concludes with the ceremony of clothing with the Brown Scapular at 2:30 pm. See the Facebook event page here.

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