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Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Join us in the gardens of Mt. Carmel for the Annual Outdoor Novena.  


Mary and the Year of Mercy

The 68th Annual Outdoor Novena to the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel will be held in the Carmelite Monastery yard from Saturday, July 9-Sunday, July 17, 2016 inclusive.

The guest speaker this year is Fr. Gregory Ross, OCD, the rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower in San Antonio.


Marian Musical Prelude at 6:45 P.M. in the Chapel

   Rosary and Benediction at 7:15 P.M. in the Chapel

    Eurcharistic Liturgy at 8:00 P.M.


Celebrants and choirs for the Novena are:

  • Saturday, July 9: Fr. Tim Elliott, Filipino American Friendship Choir
  • Sunday, July 10:  Msgr. Timothy Cronin, St. Andrew Choir
  • Monday, July 11: Fr. Scott Scheiderer, Mr. Scott Kennebeck and St. Martin of Tours Choir
  • Tuesday, July 12:  Fr. Kent Pollman, Mr. Scott Kennebeck and St. Martin of Tours Choir
  • Wednesday, July 13: Fr. David Skillman, Eyes of the Heart and St. Gianna Choirs
  • Thursday, July 14: Fr. Conor Sullivan, Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus
  • Friday, July 15: Fr. Charles Samson, St. Augustine Parish Choir
  • Saturday, July 16: Fr. Gregory Ross, OCD, Crux Ave Choir
  • Sunday, July 17: Msgr. Mark Rivituso, Holy Infant Choir


O, Most Beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel,

Fruitful Vine, Splendor of Heaven,

Blessed Mother of the Son of God,

Immaculate Virgin,

Assist me in this, my necessity.

O, Star of the Sea, help me and show me herein

You are my mother.

O, Holy Mary, Mother of God

Queen of Heaven and Earth,

I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart

To succor me in this necessity.

There are none that can withstand your power.

O, show me herein you are my mother.

O, Mary, conceived without sin,

Pray for us who have recourse to you.

Sweet Mother, I place this cause in your hands.