Faithful Honor Our Lady of Mount Carmel


The solemn feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel was celebrated at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, on Carmelite Drive in Middletown, July 15 and 16. The July 16 celebration included an 11:30 a.m. Mass offered by Bishop Kevin Sweeney of the Diocese of Paterson, N.J., who is a native of Queens. A procession and crowning at the outdoor shrine followed. Attendees were asked to bring their own breakfast or lunch for an outdoor picnic.