Mount Carmel parish rejoices in the naming of Brooklyn Diocese's two new auxiliary bishops yesterday by Pope Benedict XVI, both of whom have strong connections to our parish:

Monsignor Paul Sanchez, our pastor from 2001 to 2008, and currently Episcopal Vicar for Queens;
and Monsignor Raymond Chappetto, baptized, confirmed and graduated from here (class of 1959), currently pastor of Our Lady of the Snows in North Floral Park.

They are priests beloved of their people and highly respected by fellow priests. They will be ordained bishops on Wednesday, July 11 in Our Lady of Angels Church in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. We will invite each of them to come celebrate with us at Mount Carmel in the coming months. Please keep them and our diocese in your prayers in these challenging times.
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