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Welcome to the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel website! Our Pastor is Fr. Dwight Campbell, S.T.D., and Rev. Fr. Robert T. Mc Dermott is our Associate Pastor. Both are also appointed to the same positions at St Therese Parish in Kenosha. Fr. Campbell and Fr. Reese, (our former Co-Pastor) are Founders of a Society of Diocesan Priests called The Apostles of Jesus Christ Priest & Victim.
We the parishioners of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, both individually and collectively, dedicate ourselves to KNOWING, LOVING and SERVING our God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We strive to Know Him better by providing solid, Catholic teaching in our School, CCD Programs and Adult Education Programs.
We strive to Love Him more fully by the faithful and respectful celebration of His Sacraments, especially the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
We strive to Serve Him better by Service to our neighbors, young and old alike, especially those most unable to help themselves.
We pray that with the intercession of Our Blessed Mother Mary, under the title of Our Lady of Mount Carmel; St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse; all the Angels and all the Saints; we will be true to this mission until we gather again in Heaven with Jesus Christ our Lord.
We are a Christ-centered faith community that believes in Jesus’ love for all people, so hospitality is one of our core values. We are working hard to have a vibrant parish community that can offer something for everyone. We are in the midst of an exciting time. Please use the navigation links at the top of the page to learn more about our parish. You are welcome to join us!
5400 19th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140
1919 54th Street, Kenosha, WI 53140
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WHAT: MT. CARMEL FESTIVAL WHEN: JULY 8-9-10 2016
WHERE: COLUMBUS PARK KENOSHA 22ND AVENUE & 54TH STREET
TIMES: FRIDAY 8TH 6:00PM-11:00PM SATURDAY 9TH 4:00PM-11:00PM
SUNDAY 10TH 2:00PM-10:00PM
This year Mt. Carmel will be celebrating our 69th Annual Festival. Longer than anyone and something our Parish is very proud of!
* Our Home Made Spaghetti (Pasta) is second to none. A tradition that the Mt. Carmel's Ladies Society will spend 8 FULL days both making the Pasta and the Sauce. And it will be served both on Friday and Saturday from 4-8:00PM.
* Our Annual Procession through the Columbus Park Neighborhood will take place as always on Sunday the 10th starting promptly at 1:00PM in front of the Church. Only Parish in Southeast Wisconsin and probably the whole state for that matter that still has this wonderful tradition.
* Food/drink that will be available all 3 days include the following: Italian Sausage, Meatball and Italian Beef Bombers. Pizza (of course), Eggplant Strips, Mozzarella Sticks, Homemade Italian Donuts, Famous Homemade Egg Rolls, Hot Dogs, Pretzels, Nachos, Corn, French Fries, Homemade Fried Ravioli, Cannoli, Tiramisu, Homemade Genetti cookies, Homemade Taralli, Soda, Water, Beer, Wine.
* A whole area just for Kids. Games, Inflatables.
* Games for Adults
* The Fine Art Work by John Gehring for purchase
* Religious Booth
* A White Elephant Booth that sells used household items, (no clothing)
* Our MAIN RAFFLE has a Grand Prize of $10,000 and will be drawn at 9:45PM Sunday night.
* Off Duty Kenosha Police Officers are our Security 24/7 during the Festival days.
FRIDAY JULY 8TH
Opening for us this year at 6:00-7:00PM is HANNAH MROZAK. Hannah is an "American Idol" contestant who made it to Hollywood and was in the Final 48. A Beautiful, Outstanding young lady with an Amazing Voice. It would be well worth doing a separate article just on Hannah to find out what it is like to be an American Idol contestant. A Wisconsin resident as well..!!
Following Hannah from 8-11:00PM is the Best Beatle Tribute Band in the Mid-West. "THE CAVERN BEAT" If you can't see Paul McCartney in Milwaukee that night you might as well see this band for FREE. No one goes home disappointed if you are a true Beatle fan after watching these guys. When I say the Best Beatle Tribute Band because there are many out there.........these guys have the sound and look that matches anything the Beatles did.
SATURDAY JULY 9TH
For the first time playing a Church Festival here in Kenosha is "SERENDIPITY". Yes they are a Kenosha favorite now as they have played a number of Festivals in the Downtown area over the last few years. But now we introduce them to the Church Festival scene here in Kenosha. These 5 young ladies (college freshman this year) have matured both in their act and their voices to put on a great show. They cover many different bands/sounds and are great at all of them. The ladies will be on stage from 5-7:00PM.
From 8-11:00PM here is your ultimate party band. "FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE" Never heard of them. You will after you hear them. They have an extensive play list. But just to give you a hint of how good these guys are they have OPENED for the following acts, Santana, Kansas, B.T.O., Three Dog Night, Foghat, Survivor, Rare Earth, Cryin Shames, The Guess Who, The Buckinghams, The Grass Roots, Blood Sweat & Tears........you don't open for these bands unless you are great yourself.
SUNDAY JULY 10TH
From 2-3:00PM MACYN TAYLOR. Talk about talent. This young lady is a guitar prodigy. Graduating from college at 17 years old!! Macyn has won numerous awards for her playing and has played all over including Germany and Sweden.
Following Macyn is "YESTERDAY’S CHILDREN". These guys are a Kenosha Favorite and play music from when music was music. Cover all the greats, from Chicago to Sinatra. They have been a great addition to the Festival and we look forward to having them back. Great horn section. They will be on stage from 3:30-6:00PM
Closing out the Festival is a tradition for us with a little twist this year. "ROGERS RANDLE JR. & COMPNAY" will be on stage from 7-9:30PM. This is the band members of "The Real Deal" who have closed out our Festival for a number of years now but Steve Rainy, (who headed up The Real Deal) suffered a stroke last year and is still recovering. Mt. Carmel Parish has him in our prayers as Steve works his way back. Rogers has A WOW factor as you listen to their smooth soul sounds and horns, and wonderful male and female vocalists of the band. Music to your ears listening to them play.
On Friday morning, September 18th, 2015 Father Reese died at Mother of Good Counsel Home in St. Louis with Sr. Cordia Marie, his caregiver, at his side praying the Divine Mercy chaplet. His funeral took place on Friday, September 25th in Aspen, Colorado - at his home parish - with Fr. Campbell as homilist. Please see the video embeded below of Fr. Campbell's last visit with Fr. Reese, the day before he died, Thursday, September 17th. Those who would like to send Mass cards or other notes or condolences to Father's parents, please send to:
Jack & Beverly Reese
1340 Snowbunny Lane
Aspen, CO 81611
For those who have asked about donations, Father had requested that donations be made to Mother of Good Counsel Home (the nursing facility in St. Louis, where he was so well cared for these past months): Mother of Good Counsel Home, 6825 Natural Bridge Rd, St. Louis, MO 63121 http://mogch.org/