Long Branch — Celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel has been a long standing tradition in the life of Holy Trinity Church of Christ the King Parish for as long as senior parishioners can remember.
How the feast was celebrated over the years, but certain elements have remained constant: plenty of people, plenty of food, procession and prayer.
This feast will be held on July 12, with Mass at 4 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church and dinner at 5 p.m. A drawing of a Super 50/50 will be held at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $100 each and you can buy shares.
A Triduum (three-day observance) will be held on July 9, 10 and 11, with a 7 p.m. Mass.
“This celebration is a testimony to the warm and vibrant community that is Holy Trinity,” said Mickie Gagliano, chairwoman. All are welcome.
According to the traditions of the Carmelite order, on July 16, 1251, the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Simon Stock, a Carmelite. The feast is celebrated in honor of that occasion. It is sometimes called the “scapular feast,” associated with the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, a devotional garment signifying the wearer’s consecration to Mary and affiliation with the Carmelite Order.