Welcome to our Preserve Our Lady Of Mount Carmel webpage

We are parishioners of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, working together as the MOUNT CARMEL PRESERVATION SOCIETY to Save our Church and Parish from being needlessly demolished. We represent over 100 caring, dedicated, loving parishioners, and supporters, in a battle to Preserve Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Church and Parish Community and to save the Church building from being demolished and our Parish from being dispersed. Stand Tall with us as we face a difficult challenge ahead to raise funds needed to strengthen our fight to “FIX the Church and Save the Parish” OUR EXCLUSIVE FUND RAISING SITE for DONATIONS is:
https://www.gofundme.com/23uc7q4 and our Petition / appeal to the Bishop and our Pastor to reconsider the life of this vital and active parish and our beautiful church building can be signed here: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/952/109/835/save-out-lady-of-mount-carmel-parish-and-community/. Our Faith is strong and so is our hope and trust that God, our Father, hears our prayers, through Jesus Christ, to accomplish our goal. We are well organized, working with civil and Canon Lawyers, Engineers and would like to work with our Church leaders if they are willing, however, whether they would be or not, we are determined to muster resources and the support needed to find a solution to Preserve Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and Parish. and now moving forward with a fund raising campaign to accomplish our goal. Will you be a Mount Carmel Angel and show us your support?

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FURTHER BACKGROUND

We are located in Worcester Massachusetts on Mulbury Street. Our Parish is over 100 years old. For generations we have been the epicenter for Community, Youth, Italian American Culture, and Religious activities. At Our Lady of Mount Carmel you will find well attended masses, and exciting catechism programming, CCD in action, Italian Cultural education programs, Language classes, Book clubs, Senior Clubs and Societies, Art Gallery, and coffee shop. We are an Anchor to the Restaurant District and a gateway to a developing downtown in the second largest city in New England.

Our Church building needs structural work from damages caused by a State Highway that was imposed too close to our building. After many years this expedited the wear and tear upon the building. Our Pastor and Bishop have closed the Church with less than 24 hours notice and they want to merge our parish with another on the other side of our City. We parishioners are dedicated to preserving both the Church and the Parish. Today we are working to save it and restore it to it’s former beauty. Join us as we “FIX THE CHURCH AND SAVE THE PARISH” we have formed a SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL. We sincerely hope you will join us.

A video Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4USRrJhf42Y&feature=youtu.be

May Our Lady of Mount Carmel Bless us ALL +
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Our Mission and Vision as THE MOUNT CARMEL PRESERVATION SOCIETY

MISSION:
MPS Mission and Vision Statement: The Mission of the Mount Carmel Preservation Society (MPS herein) is to FIX the Church and SAVE the PARISH on Mulberry Street. We have two priority goals to save it from demolition and to re-open the Church for Masses, to save our parish family and to continue to celebrate Catholic Masses on the Our Lady of Mount Carmel campus on Mulberry Street, in Worcester, MA. . The MPS expects to accomplish this through concerted parish wide fundraising programs, and to develop, suggest, and implement, if the Diocese is agreeable, a strong business plan that will address Our Lady of Mount Carmel Asset management and encourages an increase of parish member population, and also through educational programming and events that is focused upon preserving the Italian American Traditions, Historical significance, Italian traditions and values.

VISION:
MPS is a well-recognized organization playing an instrumental role in assuring the preservation of Our Lady Mount Carmel Church and Parish on Mulberry and also in maintaining a strong viable parish rooted in our Italian American Historical Heritage and traditions and Italian and Italian American Arts, History and Culture, while embracing a diversity of community participation.

June 2016

Grazie !