PARISH FESTIVAL COMING QUICKLY; WE CAN USE YOUR HELP PARISH GOLF TOURNAMENT TEES OFF AUG. 9 RACHEL SURACE LOVES TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE GRADUATION SEASON: FROM PARENTS TO THEIR CHILDREN

PARISH FESTIVAL COMING QUICKLY; WE CAN USE YOUR HELP

The dates for our annual parish festival are July 17, 18 and 19. Plan to be available to help set up, volunteer or attend. Here is some information you need to know. Download a volunteer form here.

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PARISH GOLF TOURNAMENT TEES OFF AUG. 9

Our third annual golf tournament will tee off Sunday, Aug. 9, at Stonebridge Golf and Country Club, 2340 Graffenburg Road, Sauquoit.

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RACHEL SURACE LOVES TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE

Rachel Surace only is 13 years old, but she already knows what she likes and what’s important. She has a passion for running, but she’s equally dedicated to helping others and volunteering whenever she can.

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GRADUATION SEASON: FROM PARENTS TO THEIR CHILDREN

With graduation season, many cherished young people are taking another important and significant step on the road of life. And good parents can feel some satisfaction in watching the progress of their kids.

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Hope Appeal needs everyone’s help

HOPE APPEALThe diocesan Hope Appeal is well under way. We are grateful to the 201 parishioners/families which already have sent in their pledges or donations. We have 994 registered families, so we’re hoping to hear from the remaining families. To date we have received $23,380 toward our assessment of $37,252.50.

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Summer Youth Program underway

SUMMERPROGRAM-1We will be joining with other parishes in our area in sponsoring a Summer Program for our teens in Grades 6-12. Program brochures are available in church and by clicking here.

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Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel

OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMELThe Annual Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel is underway. Each Wednesday, the 7 p.m. Mass will be preceded by recitation of the rosary. A homily will be given by our invited guest and novena prayers will be offered.

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‘Come to the Water’ leadership day Aug. 4

WATERStudents entering 10th grade to age 20 are invited to attend a leadership day 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Lake Delta Picnic Shelter No. 3 (rain or shine).

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Mount Carmel Class of ’66 hoping for reunion

CLASS REUNIONThe St. Mary of Mount Carmel Class of 1966 is hoping to host a 50-year reunion in June 2016 and needs to find some of its classmates.  In particular, we are seeking contact information for the following:

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Join Formation for Ministry

Lay MinistryFormation for Ministry is a two-year diocesan program that nurtures the baptismal call of lay women and men so they might serve as Commissioned Lay Ministers. Preparation includes classes, workshops, retreats, reflections and field work. Continue reading

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We want to acknowledge graduating seniors

Close up of a graduation cap and a certificate with a ribbonIt is graduation time and we would like to recognize our graduating seniors in the bulletin and online this summer. If your child is graduating from high school, please let us know. Continue reading

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Secret to a long life: Stay busy, work hard

PHIL 2Phil Cornacchia celebrated his 99th birthday in February. He has lived through World Wars I and II, Korea, Vietnam, two wars in Iraq, and Afghanistan. He was born just 13 years after the Wright Brothers flew the first plane and watched as Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon.

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