Mass, procession celebrate Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Brooklyn

A mass in English and Italian, followed by a procession, took place this afternoon to celebrate the Feast Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Williamsburg.

The coronavirus pandemic cancelled the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the Giglio festival for the first time in 75 years.

Still, earlier this week, Monsignor Jamie Gigantiello, pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel-Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, presided over a virtual version of the celebration, which was watched live by 63,000 people on Facebook Live.

“The feast has taken place in Brooklyn for more than 100 years, and is very much a part of our faith community and summer in New York,” he said.

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