We have once again completed a successful parish festival. Thanks to the many hard workers and the many parishioners, friends and neighbors who attended the three-day event. (Check out all the photos, videos and articles about the festival below.)

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Sign up for Aug. 10 parish golf tournament


The second annual Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament Parish Golf Tournament is Sunday, Aug. 10, at Stonebridge Golf Club in New Hartford. Registration is 10 a.m. with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. The cost is $75 per golfer, which includes lunch, drinks and an Italian buffet dinner. Captain and Crew format. For information or to participate, call the parish office at 735-1482. A brochure and registration sheet are available in church on at the rectory.

Vernon Downs Night Aug. 29

The Social Committee invites you to a Vernon Downs Night on Aug. 29. Sixty seats have been reserved at the Gold Cup Buffet on the second floor of the clubhouse. There will be a full night of racing followed by a fireworks display. The buffet includes non-alcoholic beverages (coffee, milk or soda) and a racing program. Cash bar. Tickets are $18 per person and will be available after weekend Masses or call Jackie or Bill Thibault at 732-3232.

First Friday devotion Aug. 1

Aug. 1 is the First Friday of the month. Mass and devotions will take place at 8:30 a.m.

Parishioners, bishop honor Our Lady of Mount Carmel


The annual nine-week novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel concluded on her feast day, July 16, 2014. Bishop Thomas Costello was the guest celebrant and homilist. Here are some photos from the ceremony captured by Tom Loughlin Jr.

Blood drive scheduled for July 31

It has been nearly five years that our parish has successfully sponsored American Red Cross blood drives, and we are in desperate need to increase our number of donors so we do not lose this very important way to save lives. Our next drive is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 31, in the gym. Call Julia Elacqua at 797-9773 to schedule your appointment.

Feast of St. Anne to be celebrated July 26

Saturday, July 26, is the Feast of St. Anne. At the 4:30 p.m. Mass, we will honor St. Anne in a special way. Following Mass there will be a veneration of her relic. Members of the St. Anne Society are asked to attend.

Godspeed to Sisters Mary Nicholas and Margaret

After having served our parish as visitors to the hospitals and homebound for several years, Sister Mary Nicholas and Sister Margaret will be leaving us. We thank them for their prayers, care and concern for our parishioners and promise that we will keep them in our prayers.

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