Our Lady of Mount Carmel RC Church

Update from Fr. Henry

May 22, 2020

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

We are currently making preparations for the celebration of Sunday Masses in the parish parking lot. The recent announcement by the New York Governor’s office, that religious celebrations could be held in a Drive-In style, has given us the opportunity to come together to worship, although greatly different from how we are accustomed.

We will be celebrating the Sacrament of the Mass in the parking lot beginning May 30th & 31st. With that being said, there are certain things that go along with this:

1) We will only be celebrating three (3) Masses on the weekend: 5pm on Saturday, 9am on Sunday, and 11am in Spanish. This is not a permanent change to the Mass schedule, but only to allow for the proper and safe flow of traffic.

2) No Communion will be distributed. This is a directive from the Diocese, and for the health and safety of everybody we cannot and will not go against it. At the end of each Mass, we will give a Eucharistic Benediction to everyone in attendance. Also, the sign of peace is not exchanged.

3) Everyone should remain in their cars, for those without vehicles please observe proper social distancing. This is a mandate from New York State. We are working on getting equipment that will allow the Mass to be broadcast to the cars’ FM radios. If we do not have it by the time we begin these Masses, we will have speakers set up, though these may be difficult to hear.

4) There is still a dispensation in effect, releasing everyone from their obligation to attend Sunday Mass during this time, and those who are sick or vulnerable should remain at home.

5) Now more than ever, exercise caution when entering, exiting and while in the parking lot.

Because of continued restrictions on size of gatherings, we are reviewing our ability to celebrate daily Mass schedule. These may occur outdoors, based on the weather.

I am attempting to see how I can hear confessions, based upon the protocol laid out by the Diocese. More on this as it progresses.

Through prayer and common sense, we should be able to return to some semblance of normalcy before long. In the meantime, we will do what we can with what we are handed.

In Christ,

Fr. Henry


Preparation for the Reopening of Public Mass

May 12, 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The Coronavirus has affected society and the Church in ways unlike anything we have experienced in our lifetimes. None of us could have imagined the impact on our families, our livelihoods, and our practice of the Faith. As treatments for the sick and potential vaccines are developed, it is important that we act prudently for everyone’s wellbeing, body and soul.

What has the Church been doing?    Continue reading…



How to make a Spiritual Communion   https://youtu.be/Gg0m9OLRzo

Knights of Columbus prayer for the pandemic   https://youtu.be/vD5Z1D1zwVQ

Divine Mercy Novena   https://youtu.be/p5TGfisOKMM

Glorious Mysteries   https://youtu.be/wLAmuyvXIgY

Joyful Mysteries     https://youtu.be/gcuMsQ3mTSw

Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary    https://youtu.be/cvnLfqT-qnM

Luminous Mysteries   https://youtu.be/dofLKtPIfkw

Spiritual Communuon   https://youtu.be/_JpE527VbFI

Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mar y  https://youtu.be/1zPBwOQ5OnQ

Hail Holy Queen Prayer   https://youtu.be/1wfp1prlbQU

Evening Prayer     https://youtu.be/eG8RAk6Ppmg

Virtual retreats from Ascension Press  , also on tube rub ehttps://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UxEYKAJXRRmkcWMp4oYTHA


Here’s a connection to the AA Online website. They have online meetings planned.
All weekday and weekend Masses, meetings and non-essential activities in our parish are suspended or postponed through Tuesday, April 14th.  See the announcement below.

     Please use all the COVID – 19 safety measures

No Religious Ed Classes or activities until further notice

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