Hi, Mary —
- What exactly do you have to do to get invested into the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Brown Scapular?
As a lay person, I talked to a deacon of the church and he said he would bless it but I am not sure that's what I need.
First, a Deacon cannot do this; only a priest can. The Investiture prayer can be found in the Prayer of Blessings.
Preferable, as part of the investiture ceremony, the priest will put the scapular over the shoulder of the recipient(s) as the priest reads the investiture prayer.
Like Bob, I had my investment rite done in a private setting for the Five-Fold Scapular [Amazon] with another colleague of mine, Brian Bagley.
We run and maintain another web site I administer: HelpersOfTheHolySouls.com.
I hope this helps,