Bishop DiMarzio of the Diocese of Brooklyn elevates the Blessed Sacrament at the celebration of Mass for the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.
What was once a predominantly Italian celebration now attracts Catholics of all ages and ethnic backgrounds, which is typical of America’s Melting Pot, New York City.
Scapulars were worn by practically all of those in attendance.
Msgr. Jamie Gigantiello and Bishop DiMarzio give a blessing to all those processing.
NYPD Police Chaplain Msgr. Cassato blesses those gathered with holy water as the procession gets under way.
Msgr. Gigantiello hands out the Brown Scapulars as the procession moves through the streets of Williamsburg.
A little man and his dad get ready to follow the procession.
A group of devoted women follow closely behind the statue of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, praying the Rosary.
Despite the warm temperatures, these altar servers wear their cassocks and surplices for the entire 2+ hour procession.
Curious residents poke their heads out from apartment windows to shout their support for the procession.
Msgr. Cassato receives a baby to bless as the procession winds its way through the streets.
The scapular worn by a man united with his fellow Catholics in Faith
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