Diocesan News

At Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Feast Honors St. Paulinus

Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish kicked off the 131st Giglio Feast in Williamsburg. Thousands came out for the first Sunday of the feast that runs July 5-16. To honor St. Paulinus
The 80-foot tall Giglio structure that weighs four tons is “danced” through the streets.
 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel’s pastor, Msgr. Jamie Gigantiello, cheers on the lifting of the Giglio
More than 100 men “dance” the Giglio as they lift it on their shoulders and process down the street.
Michael Barancato has been going to the feast for over 60 years and this year was joined by all his grandchildren.
Auxiliary Bishop Neil Tiedemann, C.P., and Msgr. David Cassato, pastor of St. Athanasius, Bensonhurst, prepare for the procession into Mass