NEW BEDFORD – This previous weekend, Our Woman of Mount Carmel Parish in New Bedford’s South Finish celebrated its annual feast, coming alive with leisure, actions, Portuguese meals and a Solemn Procession celebrating religion and its Portuguese roots.

The procession on Sunday afternoon featured 5 Portuguese marching bands from Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, along with a number of statues, quite a few non secular and civic organizations, and youngsters dressed as angels and saints.

The Our Lady of Mount Carmel Holy Ghost queen marches in the annual feast Procession.
The Clube Juventude Lusitana Band of Cumberland, R.I., marches in the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Annual Feast Procession.
Many children marched in the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Annual Feast Procession dressed as angels and saints, like this boy who portrayed Saint Peter.
A young lady dressed as Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
Rev. Christopher Peschel, pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in New Bedford, carries the monstrance during the annual feast Procession through the neighborhood July 31.

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