Diocesan News

A Feast in Williamsburg (with slideshow)

For 12 days and nights, the streets surrounding Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Williamsburg, were alive with the traditions and spirituality of the ancestors of immigrants from Nola, Italy. The 126th annual festival in honor of the parish patroness and St. Paulinus, a fourth century Bishop of Nola, was held to the delight of tens of thousands. A six-story, eight-ton structure known as the Giglio was “danced” in the street. On July 16, the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio visited and led a procession throughout the parish. Msgr. Joseph Calise, pastor, and the Giglio band were on the platform as it was lifted. The final lift will take place this Sunday, July 21, beginning at 1 p.m.

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