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Parishioners honor patron saint in bergen Beach

The faithful flocked to the streets to hail their Blessed Mother as the Catholic Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel got underway in Bergen Beach with a street procession.

Worshippers stepped in line behind a parish consortium from St. Bernard’s Church, which transported an elaborate statue of the Mary Madonna along East 69th Street and Veteran’s Avenue.

The holy march was part of a four-day street spectacle, sponsored by the Gioiosa Marina Social Club, to honor the patron saint.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel is a title given to Mary, the mother of Jesus, in honor of her having presented the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel to Saint Simon Stock.

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