The 125th Annual Feast of

Our Lady of Mount Carmel



We are planning our 2018 Feast

We welcome new Vendors, Sponsors and Volunteers. To request information please click


Album OLMC Feast

Thursday, July 12th – Sunday, July 15th, 2018

Delicious Italian Food, friendly vendors, Family games, rides for children, live entertainment all four nights and more!

Friday, July 6th –  Saturday, July 14th Novena (7:30 pm)
Tuesday, July 10th – Banner Presentation (7 pm)
Wednesday, July 11th Rose Presentation (6 pm)
Thursday, July 12th Memorial for Deceased Feast Members (7 pm) / Feast Opening (5 pm)

Caliendo’s Banda Napoletana will march through the streets

Live Entertainment – DJ Alex

Friday, July 13th Live Entertainment – Jack Miuccio, and Music of Motown, Funk & Today with BBI
Saturday, July 14th (9 am) Car Show (1 pm) and Alive Rescue, dog rescue – come find your new puppy

Noon – Spanish mass venerating Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Live Entertainment – Johnny Maggio, Sam Savage Dance Party, and Tribute to Donna Summer starring Rainere Martin

Sunday, July 15th Street Procession of the Madonna/ Field Mass across street from church (noon)/ Statue returns to church for Benediction (4 pm)

Live Entertainment – DJ Alex, Sinatra Swing & Soul with the Nick Pontarelli Band, and Rosie & The Rivets

Sunday July 15th, Mass in English 7:00 a.m. Solemn Trilingual Mass celebrated by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich 9:00 a.m.

Festivities begin at 10 a.m. with the procession including the beloved statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Italian sodalities and family candle houses.

As it has for 124 years, the procession will wind through the streets of Melrose Park, Illinois. All are welcome to join us in this historic devotion to Our Lady!

For more information on the Parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel please contact us at (708) 344-4140 or email: [email protected]

(C) 2017 Our Lady of Mount Carmel 1101 N. 23rd Ave. Melrose Park, IL 60160                                                     

Roses. Bouquets of roses ordered through the Rectory by Wednesday, July 4:  $50 Roses requested in Church on the evening of Wed., July 11:  $1/each or $10/ per dozen

Masses. Masses request in Church during the Feast will be celebrated on the third Saturday, and Sunday of every month until the next Feast.

Messe richieste in Chiesa saranno celebrate il terzo sabato e domenica di ogni mese.

Current Members of the Feast Commmittee

Rev. Giovanni Bizzotto, C.S. Pastor           Angelo Colella, President

Rich Romeo, Secretary   Dan Adams, Treasurer   Mark Piscitelli, Vice-President

Anthony AbruzzoMario ColantonioVicente HerreroMark Rauzi
Dan AdamsAngelo ColellaAnthony IannaccoPaul Rauzi
Michael AdamsJoe ColognaBernardo LeónJaime Reyes
Robert AdamsGiacomo D’AmelioLuis MendezRich Romeo
John Babowice, Jr.Tony DiDomenicoJohn NardellaEmilio Scalzitti
John BattistoWoodrow Fisher, Jr.Victor NicodemoMatthew Szeghy
Hector CanestriniAntonio GodinezSonny NicoteraLuis Villegas
Joe CasalePascual GonzálezMark PiscitelliJoe Zuccaro
John Guy CervoneRon GoodVincent Piscitelli
 Anthony Hernandez Tony Prignano

Deceased Members of the Feast Commmittee

Remembering the members of the first Committee of 1896: Congrega di Maria Vergine del Monte Carmelo and the following known members of the Feast Committee, led by Emanuela Pellertiere DeStefano, who passed away on May 16, 1920:

Mario AbbateJohn GatesFrank MontinoLouis Russo
Michael AmrichGaetano GiacintiWalter NargieFrank Sacchetta
John Babowice 2014William GreenCarmine NunziatoJoseph Silanardi
Julius BabowiceEmil Impastato 1999Fred Nunziato, Sr.Dominic Sanservino
Frank BellineFred ImundoPat NunziatoNick Sanservino, Sr.
Richard Belltrame

Hector Canestrini 2018

John KisselStanley PabynskusNick Sanservino, Jr.
Julius ColognaStanley KolinskeBill PalmerCorky Santore
Gerry ConnellyFrank LaraiaFrank ParisiJohn Scanio
Jack CorsoJohn LecessiDom PatelloFelix Scopacasa
John CucciJoseph LeoneGeneroso PetruzziJoe Scudiero 2007
Firmin DalpiazDominic LisuzzoMichael Petruzzi, Sr.Anthony Silisky
Salvatore D’AnzaAnthony LoizzoJohn PitelloSal Tovello 2016

John Toveli 2018

Nello Di DomenicoBruno LoizzoEd PleitnerAnthony Velino
Woodrow Fischer 2005Vittorio MacinoFrank PulliaHenry Viruso
Peter Di FrancescaFrank Maidl 2014Sal PulliaDelindo Zanoni
Al Franch 2010

John Franch 2018

Michael MatteisSal QuattrocchiJoseph Zanoni, Sr. 1991
Lino Franch 2014Pellegrino MocciaPaul RatiniJoseph Zanoni, Jr. 2002
Robert FranchJohn ManginoJoseph Rauzi 1991Alex Ziccarelli 1967
Art Frulla 1996Nick Motto, Sr.Tullio Rauzi 2001

Lino Rauzi 2015

James Zitello

To become a benefactor or to order roses for the Feast, please click on the links below:

Ad Book and Benefactor form 2018

Rose presentation letter 2018

Check out the video from the 2018 Annual Award Dinner

Click here

We thank all our sponsors that purchased ads in the Annual Award Dinner Ad book.

Click here to view Ad book: Feast Ad Book 2018 Dinner

Click link to see the schedule and procession route: OLMC 2018 Sunday bulletin

We thank our sponsors that help us to cover the expenses of the feast.

We thank our Feast Benefactors!