It’s official! Welcome to our new pastor, Father Miguel Briseño!
Father Briseño was installed at the 5:00 PM Saturday Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish on October 2, 2010. The Mass was celebrated by the most reverend Bishop Armando Ochoa along with Fr. John Curran, Fr. Briseño, and Deacon Hector Melendez. Father Briseño joins another new addition to Mount Carmel Parish – Vicar Fr. John Curran.
During the Mass, representatives of the parish staff, finance committee, pastoral council, parish youth, and the Tigua Tribal Council were presented to Fr. Briseño and the community. Bishop Ochoa explained how the parish staff would assist Fr. Briseño in the pastoral care of the people of this parish. He also assured Fr. Briseño that the pastoral council of Mount Carmel Parish would be the voice of the people and will counsel him as he administers the parish. War Captian Javier Loera dressed in traditional ceremonial attire, blessed both Fr. Briseño and Bishop Ochoa. Fr. Briseño was warmly received with a standing ovation during the installation. A reception in the parish hall followed the Mass
We all want to congratulate Fr. Briseño and Fr. Curran on their new assignments here at the Ysleta Mission / Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish. We all look forward to working together with them.
Parish Priest’s Prayer to Mary Most Holy
O Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ, crucified and risen,
Mother of the Church, a priestly people (1 Pet 2,9),
Mother of priests, ministers of your Son:
accept the humble offering of myself,
so that in my pastoral mission
the infinite mercy of Eternal High Priest
may be proclaimed:
O “Mother of Mercy”.
You who shared the “priestly obedience” (Heb 10, 5-7; Lk 1, 38),
of your Son,
and who prepared for him a worthy receptacle
by the anointing of the Holy Spirit,
keep my priestly life in the ineffable mystery
of your divine maternity,
“Holy Mother of God”.
Grant me strength in the dark hours of this life,
support me in the exertions of my ministry
entrust me to Jesus,
so that, in communion with you,
I may fulfil the ministry with fidelity and love,
O Mother of the Eternal Priest
“Queen of Apostles and Help of Priests”.
Make me faithful to the flock
entrusted to me by the Good Shepherd,
You silently accompanied Jesus
on his mission to proclaim
the Gospel to the poor.
May I always guide it
with patience, sweetness
firmness and love,
caring for the sick,
the weak, the poor and sinners,
O “Mother, Help of the Christian People”.
I consecrate and entrust myself to you, Mary,
who shared in the work of redemption
at the Cross of your Son,
you who “are inseparably linked to the work of salvation”.
Grant that in the exercise of my ministry
I may always be aware of the “stupendous and penetrating dimension of your maternal presence”
in every moment of my life,
in prayer, and action,
in joy and sorrow, in weariness and in rest,
O “Mother of Trust”.
Grant, Holy Mother, than in the celebration of the Mass,
source and centre of the priestly ministry,
that I may live my closeness to Jesus
in your maternal closeness to Him,
so that as “we celebrate the Holy Mass you will be present with us”
and introduce us to the redemptive mystery of your divine Son’s offering
“O Mediatrix of all grace flowing from this sacrifice to the Church and to all the faithful”
O “Mother of Our Saviour”.
O Mary: I earnestly desire to place my person
and my desire for holiness
under your maternal protection and inspiration
so that you may bring me to that “conformation with Christ, Head and Shepherd”
which is necessary for the ministry of every parish priest.
Make me aware
that “you are always close to priests”
in your mission of servant
of the One Mediator, Jesus Christ:
O “Mother of Priests”
“Benefactress and Mediatrix”
of all graces.