On this date
Twenty-four chartered buses from places like Milltown, N.J.; Bridgeport, Pa.; Pittston, Pa.; Reading, Pa., and Rome, N.Y. converged on New Columbus to participate in Our Lady of Mount Carmel's 55th annual festival of the Shower of Roses. The festivities featured a bilingual Mass said in Italian and English by the Rev. Felix Losito, pastor of the Holy Rosary Church in Reading. Following the Mass, Bishop Joseph McShea dedicated and blessed a shrine honoring St. Therese in memory of the late Monsignor Agnello Angelini.