“At vigil, Mount Carmel faithful pray church will rise again”

Worcester Telegram & Gazette: At vigil, Mount Carmel faithful pray church will rise again:

WORCESTER – Parishioners hoping to save Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church from the wrecking ball are praying for a miracle this Easter season.

Opponents of the planned demolition of the historic Italian Catholic church held a prayer vigil Thursday in front of the shuttered landmark.

About 20 longtime members of the parish said the rosary in front of the chain-link fence barricading the front of the church on Mulberry Street, steps from Interstate 290.

“You gotta believe,” said Anna Gentile, 80, of Worcester, rosary beads in hand. “You’ve got to have faith. With God, everything’s possible, correct?”


Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church parishioner Royce Rodriguez, 4, of Worcester places a lily on the doorstep of the church Thursday. [Photo/Paul Connors]