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Temperance, Michigan's Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Celebrating 50 Years in 2010

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					                                                                                  Contact
                                                                              Bonnie Berry
                                                                             419-266-3675
                                                                      bonnie@folkberry.com




          Temperance’s Mount Carmel Parish Celebrating 50 Years in 2010

      TEMPERANCE, Mich., April 6, 2010 – Several events are scheduled in the

upcoming weeks and months to celebrate the 50th anniversary for Our Lady of Mount

Carmel Roman Catholic Parish, Temperance, Mich.

      “As Our Lady of Mount Carmel has grown through the decades, we have tried to not

only share and teach the Word of God, but to practice it as Jesus taught his followers. The

events scheduled allow OLMC to renew our faith in Him, and to thank all parishioners and

the community for supporting our mission,” said Father Stephen Rooney, OLMC pastor.

      OLMC was established as a parish on April 13, 1960, by decree of then Archbishop

John F. Dearden and Chancellor Bernard Kearns. It was earlier, on Oct. 3, 1957, that a

mission church was established in Temperance. A month later in November, the mission

was named Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

      The parish will have a Golden Anniversary Mass with Celebrant Archbishop Allen

Vigneron at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 12. Following Mass, there will be a reception in the

parish hall where charter members of the parish will be recognized.

      Other events scheduled for June and July:

         June 13-15: OLMC hosts one of six Monstrances blessed by Pope John Paul II.
          The Monstrance will be in the Detroit Diocese for 15 days, and OLMC will
          receive the Monstrance on behalf of all parishes in Monroe County. The
          Monstrance, displaying the Eucharist for adoration, arrives at noon on Sunday,
          June 13, and leaves by noon Tuesday, June 15.

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                                                                                      Contact
                                                                                  Bonnie Berry
                                                                                 419-266-3675
                                                                          bonnie@folkberry.com




              o June 13, 12 p.m. – 9 a.m.: Eucharistic Adoration is to commemorate the
                50th anniversary of Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish.

              o June 14: Adoration open to all parishioners in the Monroe area and
                begins after the 9 a.m. Mass.

              o June 15 marks Fr. Rooney’s 25 years as a priest.

       “When we host the Monstrance, it will be the first time our parish has had that

honor,” Fr. Rooney said. “There are only six of them in the world. It will be a very special

way for the faithful to say prayers to and be thankful for Jesus’ sacrifice.”

          July 18, 2010 Parish-wide Family Picnic and Pig Roast

              o 12 - 4 p.m.: Fun activities, games, and fellowship

              o 1 – 3 p.m.: Pig roast and & pot luck dinner

       In addition, by late 2010, OLMC will produce a new parish pictorial directory, and

include a special 50th Anniversary history and celebration section.

       Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, 8330 Lewis Ave., Temperance, is a Roman

Catholic community of more than 1500 registered families and more than 4200

parishioners. Fr. Stephen Rooney has served as pastor since 2008. For more information,

visit http://www.mountcarmeltemperance.org/.

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Description: Several events are scheduled in April, June and July, 2010, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Parish, Temperance, Michigan.