By Mauro DePasquale, President, Mount Carmel Preservation Society
Parishioners and Members of the Mount Carmel Preservation Society (MPS) support a vote to approve the Our Lady of Mount Carmel block as a local Historic District.
This is supported by the fund raising efforts of MPS, as well as by more than 12,000 petitioners who are asking the Bishop and Pastor to fix the Church and Save the Parish on Mulberry Street.
Preservation is about celebrating something that is precious, meaningful and good for ALL people, as it raises the aesthetic of our surroundings.
The act of preservation benefits everyone and is a form of unification.
Mount Carmel Preservation Society is dedicated to fixing one of the top seven most endangered historical resources in all of Massachusetts (Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Church).
The designation of a historical district will:
improve the status of the Mount Carmel neighborhood;
protect the area for community benefit;
improve the cultural vitality of our city;
and mark a significant and unique space for all to gather, to celebrate and share something special, of historical significance, with our Italian American community and all immigrant groups.
It will also provide opportunities for the Parishioners of Our Lady Of Mount Carmel to reinforce their sustainability efforts for the future.
This designation is about unification as it centers our collective heritage along with a unique historical building/resource and facing it into the future of Worcester’s identity.
This is the glue that cements true preservation, as we share and celebrate something meaningful with common purpose.
To counter this effort is an affront to the human spirit and those things we the collective community hold of value.
Approving the local historic district designation for the Our Lady of Mount Carmel block sends a message that Worcester cares and values its immigrant communities, old and new.
Fix our Church and Save our Parish on Mulberry St.
Worcester City Council contact info
Call our city councilors and ask them to VOTE YES! Thank you!
Mayor Joe Petty