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 2018

Ron and Jackie Armillotto


Each year at Easter, here at Mount Carmel parish in Bristol, RI, we announce the Chief Marshal for the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. The July 16th feast is the oldest Italian Feast in the State of Rhode Island, dating back to 1899. This year is the 120th Feast. Our Chief Marshals this year are wonderful parishioners of Mount Carmel. She was born in Bristol, he has lived here most of his life. Both attended Bristol High School, he went to the University of Bridgeport and she went to Bryant University and Roger Williams. Both worked at Raytheon. They were married here, at OLMC, by Msgr. John W. Lolio on May 21, 1983. Both are long time members of our choir and and long term volunteers at our feast. She is a member of the Rosary and Altar Society and the Nocturnal Adoration Society. He has been active in a number of fund raising events in the parish. We are happy to announce that the Chief Marshals for the 120th Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel will be Ron and Jackie Armillotto. We congratulate them and know they will lead us well in giving honor and praise to the Blessed Mother of God, Queen of Carmel!


Tom Vendituoli Youth Faith in Action 2018

We are happy to announce that our youth, faith in action
award in honor of Tom Vendituoli are a brother and
Catherine (23) is a graduate of Stonehill College, has been
a first communion teacher in our CCD program for years
and is a 3rd grade teacher at Holy Trinity School in Fall
Jeff (25) is a graduate of Worcester Poly Tech, was an
Altar Server, MC, Sacristan, and currently a lector. He is
a communications engineer at NUWC, in Newport. Both
are wonderful parishioners of our parish

Schedule of Events

Opening Feast Mass and Chief Marshal’s Reception: Sunday, July 8th at 10:30a

Triduum of Feast Masses: July 9th, 10th, and 11th at 7p. Rev. Phillip Dufour will be the homilist for all three Masses.

Tent Opens Up: Thursday through Sunday, July 12th-15th

Solemn Procession and Benediction: July 15th 2:00pm.


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