THE POPE AND THE PARISHIONER: NANCY GRANITI UNEXPECTEDLY COMES FACE TO FACE WITH FRANCIS

BY FRAN PERRITANO

Life wasn’t being kind to Nancy Graniti earlier this year.V“I was going through a difficult time with a personal loss when suddenly there was an unexpected illness in the family,” Nancy said. “I felt like everything was closing in on me.” So, she decided in July to return to the place of her birth – Italy.

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Parish teens receive Sacrament of Confirmation

At 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, Bishop Thomas Costello conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation on our parish candidates. We ask your prayers for the following young parishioners who have been preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation: Gabriel James Altamuro, Lorenzo Leo Colon, Alexa Anne Conley, Mariesa Cecilia Cozza, Nicholas Deon, David Isidore Dispirito, George Vincent Fanelli, Richard Joseph Ferraiola, Patricia Marguerita Mazzatti, Hayley Blaise Oliver, Vincenzo Anthony Panuccio, Michael Patrick, Peterson, Nicholas Joseph Sullivan and Abigail Claire Trunfio.

 

Diocese of Syracuse Catholic Women’s Conference

The fifth annual Syracuse Catholic Women’s Conference, titled “Our Catholic Faith: Know It, Live It, Share It,” will be presented on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Oncenter in Syracuse. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a morning snack and coffee provided.

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Parish Council welcomes 3 new members

The newly selected members of the Parish Council are: Rick Chainey, Bill Thibault and Patti Geary. Look for more on the council in the upcoming fall issue of “More Good News.”

Parish neighborhood has changed over decades

By A.J. VALENTINI

Neighborhood around Mount Carmel has changed dramatically since 1900s. The neighborhood surrounding Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament Parish hasn’t changed much over the last few decades. The church still is the focal point of the area, with the very-recognizable rectory sitting across the street from the church, with Six Nations apartments to the west and the Santa Rosalia Chapel immediately to the east. But did you know it wasn’t always that way?

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Parish Council seeks to compile Business Directory

The Parish Council would like to publish a Business Directory for our parishioners, in order to promote the services or businesses of our parishioners. For us to compile the directory, we need your help in gathering information about your business.

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Children focus of Christian initiation program

RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, is the process whereby an adult who has not been baptized or one who has been baptized but not received any other sacraments can learn and deepen their faith and become fully initiated into the Catholic Church.

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Meet the 2014-15 Faith Formation staff

As we begin a new Faith Formation year, we would like to thank the following men and women who continue to share the joy of the gospel with the young children and teens of our parish:

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