On January 23, Mount Carmel Academy celebrated their annual Multicultural Mass as part of Multicultural Week. This years' theme is "Celebrating 300 Years of New Orleans" in honor of the New Orleans Tricentennial. In the opening Mass processional, members of the Multicultural Club brought up various symbols representing unity. A globe represented the immense multitude of cultures on Earth, a Vatican flag represented the faith of the many cultures that have called Louisiana home, the Tricentennial flag represented the founding of the city of New Orleans and its multi-ethnic population. A portrait of Venerable Mother Henriette Delille, a free woman of color and one of the very few Americans honored by the Catholic Church, served as inspiration to help us continue to be a holy family. The Multicultural Banner celebrated the many different cultures and traditions of our Mount Carmel family, our city, our country, and our world. Father José Lavastida delivered an engaging homily and demonstrated the strength of being united and working together.
Multicultural Mass is just one event during Multicultural Week, a week sponsored by the Multicultural Club that spotlights the importance of diversity.