March 21, 2018

A Look at the 2018 Missa Cantata for the Feast of Saint Joseph and Memorial for HRH Prince don Ferdinando Maria di Borbone of the Two Sicilies

After Mass, clergy, knights and servers take a commemorative photo
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
Monday evening, Knights of the Sacred Military Constatntinian Order of St. George joined the parishioners of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Newark, New Jersey to celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph and commemorate the anniversary of the death of the Order’s late Grand Master, HRH Prince don Ferdinando Maria di Borbone of the Two Sicilies.
Our late Grand Master HRH
Prince don Ferdinando Maria
di Borbone delle Due Sicilie
Mass was sung by celebrant and homilist Very Rev. Msgr. Cav. Joseph Ambrosio, Pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Chaplain of the Order. Monsignor was dutifully assisted by several servers and the OLMC Church Schola Cantorum. Chancellor Mayor Cav. Pasquale Menna, Vice-Chancellor Cav. Patrick O’Boyle, and Cavalieri Thomas Portelli and John Napoli were in attendance.
After Mass, we adjourned to the parish hall for some refreshments and fellowship. Guests enjoyed a delicious spread of southern Italian delicacies, including ziti al forno, melanzane all parmigiana and pasta con sarde. Needless to say, the meal was capped off with coffee and traditional zeppole and sfingi di San Giuseppe.
Thank you Msgr. Ambrosio, parish staff and all the members of OLMC family for your continued warmth and hospitality. As always, it was a great joy to visit your beautiful church and celebrate our faith and culture together. Evviva San Giuseppe!
(Above & below) Sung Mass was celebrated by
the Very Rev. Msgr. Cav. Joseph Ambrosio
 
Thurifer incensing the celebrant  
(L) Altar with veiled statues and Crucifix. (R) Unveiled for his Feast Day, the statue of San Giuseppe is adorned with flowers
Statues and Crucifixes were veiled for Lent
La Tavolata di San Giuseppe in the parish hall
An army of revelers line up for the celebratory meal 
Our delicious dinner was served up with love by Catherine and Michael 
It's always great to see our dear friend Anthony "Tony Mangia" Scillia
Partygoers were treated to an array of St. Joseph's zeppole and sfingi
Also see:
A Look at the 2017 Missa Cantata for the Feast of St. Joseph and commemoration of HRH Prince don Ferdinando Maria di Borbone of the Two Sicilies