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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.
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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.
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Scapulars were worn by practically all of those in attendance.
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Msgr. Jamie Gigantiello and Bishop DiMarzio give a blessing to all those processing.
5/12
NYPD Police Chaplain Msgr. Cassato blesses those gathered with holy water as the procession gets under way.
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Msgr. Gigantiello hands out the Brown Scapulars as the procession moves through the streets of Williamsburg.
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A little man and his dad get ready to follow the procession.
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A group of devoted women follow closely behind the statue of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, praying the Rosary.
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Despite the warm temperatures, these altar servers wear their cassocks and surplices for the entire 2+ hour procession.
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Curious residents poke their heads out from apartment windows to shout their support for the procession.
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Msgr. Cassato receives a baby to bless as the procession winds its way through the streets.
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The scapular worn by a man united with his fellow Catholics in Faith