Faith Formation Registration is now underway for the 2014-2015 year. Registration forms can be found in church or at click on the Faith Formation link in the right column or click on the link below. Download the form, fill it out and return it.

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Stained-glass quilt to be raffled

The Social Committee announces the raffle of a stained-glass quilt that has been lovingly made and donated by Marie Bova. This quilt is 76-inch by 76-inch quilt has estimated value of $250. Tickets, at $2 each or three for $5, will be available after all Masses and at the parish office on Monday, Sept. 8. Proceeds will be given to Abraham House. Drawing will be at the Fall Bake Sale in November. The quilt will be on display at weekend Masses.

Training required for ministers to children

Any volunteer whose ministry brings them into contact with children and youth is required to attend a three-hour Protecting God’s Children (VIRTUS) training session. The training is free. If you anticipate any volunteer work in the parish where you will be working with our children, you will need VIRTUS training. Contact Terri Panuccio at 724-3950 for details.

Chicken barbecue on the grill for Oct. 5

On Sunday, Oct. 5, the Social Committee will sponsor a chicken barbecue at noon on the church grounds. Come and enjoy a delicious menu of a half-chicken, salt potatoes, coleslaw, roll, beverages and dessert for $12 per person. Tickets will be available beginning Aug. 30 after all Masses and at the Parish Office. Take-outs will be available, but you must purchase a ticket in advance.

Confirmation Direct Prep Classes begin Sept. 14

Classes for Confirmation Direct Prep will begin at the 10:30 a.m. Mass Sunday, Sept. 14, with students sitting as a class. The direct prep class will follow Mass. These students recently completed their 10th grade program here. Please keep them in your prayers as they begin their final journey toward receiving the sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday, Oct. 19.

Remember that special person with a memorial gift

A gift in the name of a loved one, a friend or colleague is a fitting expression of love and charity, a way to remember someone special while at the same time honoring their faith and benefitting the mission of St. Mary of Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament Parish. A memorial gift will help sustain the parish as the center of our faith community and support the parish’s many programs, worship and structures.

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Photo gallery: Second annual parish golf tournament

golf-2014-19Under a blue, sunny sky, the second annual Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament Parish Golf Tournament teed off Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at Stonebridge Country Club in New Hartford. More than 70 golfers took part in the event that raises money for the parish’s restoration fund. The golfers were treated to lunch and beverages at the turn and an Italian buffet dinner in the evening.

Learn about becoming commissioned lay minister

Are you being called to serve the church as a commissioned lay minister? The Formation for Ministry Program prepares individuals to exercise their Baptismal commitment to serve our parishes as commissioned lay ministers. This program offers courses, workshops, retreats and supervised field experience that prepare people to serve as commissioned lay ministers in a wide variety of ministries. Courses are offered five times a year throughout the diocese. For information, contact Father Vavonese at or call 470-1491.