The Feast


The Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

This is the oldest Italian Feast in honor of the Blessed Mother in the state of Rhode Island. It was established by the Italian immigrants that moved to Bristol in 1899.


Chief Marshals 2021

Walter and Salvacion Smith


Walter and Salvacion Smith have been members of our parish for 40 years and have been  married for 47 years. Walter is a Vietnam vet and taught English in the Providence Public school system for 33 years. A member of Big Brothers, was Big Brother of the Year and was on the board of directors. Feast worker, former school board member, past Grand Knight of the Bristol Knights of Columbus. Salvacion taught  elementary and high school in Ormoc City, Leyte, substitute teacher at OLMC in the 1980s, and clerked for a law firm for 20 years in Providence.  They are daily communicants here, members of the Nocturnal Adoration society, feast workers, and parish prayer group members. CONGRATULATIONS!

Tom Vendituoli Youth Faith in Action 2021

Katelyn Rensehausen

Katelyn, the daughter of Warren and Laura Rensehausen was born on July 26, 2003 and was baptized right here at Our Lady of Mount Carmel . She is a graduate of our school and is currently a senior at Mount Hope High School.   She was an altar server for many years here in the parish and twice went on our teen mission trips to the Mustard Seed Orphanages.  She along with 19 other young people are awaiting the next missionary trip.  She will attend Montana State University in the Fall studying Psychology.  We congratulate her for the example of faith in action she has given all her life !

Schedule of Events

Opening Feast Mass and Chief Marshal’s Reception: Sunday, July 11th 10:30a Mass, with reception to follow in the parish hall.

Triduum of Feast Masses: July 12th, 13th, and 14th at 7p.

Solemn Procession and Benediction: July 18th 2:00pm on the Town Common across the street from the church.

Triduum Mass Celebrants – To Be Announced…





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