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Only in Print: Parish Unites to Celebrate Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Parishioners proudly walked through the streets of Williamsburg accompanying the statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. (Photo: Jeff Bruno)

The Tablet Staff

WILLIAMSBURG – Faith and devotion are alive and well in the Diocese of Brooklyn

The COVID-19 pandemic couldn’t stop the determined parishioners of the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel from celebrating the feast day of their patron saint on July 16.

For the 133rd year, the statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel was carried through the streets of South Williamsburg as a band played.

The feast day is usually celebrated with the famous procession of the Giglio, a 7-story-tall, 4-ton statue that is carried through the street by dozens of able-bodied volunteers. The pandemic caused the cancelation of the Giglio procession this year. The church also canceled the 12-day street festival that usually takes place in July.

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