SOCIETIES BUILDING BLOCKS OF HISTORIC PARISH SECOND REGISTRATION WEEKEND SEPT. 12-13 MAKE YOUR DONATIONS ONLINE VIA CREDIT CARD, PAYPAL

SOCIETIES BUILDING BLOCKS OF HISTORIC PARISH

Throughout its history, St. Mary of Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament has enjoyed the activism of a dynamic congregation. Though a bit reduced in size and contributing members today, we recall with affection the many societies of the past and a few that are active to the present.

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SECOND REGISTRATION WEEKEND SEPT. 12-13

The second registration weekend for our Faith Formation programs will take place after all Masses Sept. 12 and 13. Stop in to the Salerno Room after Mass to register your child.

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MAKE YOUR DONATIONS ONLINE VIA CREDIT CARD, PAYPAL

Forget your envelope? Going on a vacation? Want to donate to your parish? You now can make a one-time or recurring donation online. Here’s how to do it:

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Sunday morning book group to discuss ‘The Shack’

the shackA Sunday morning book group will meet to discuss the book “The Shack, written by William Young. It is a fictional story (although presented as truth) about a man, Mack, whose daughter is abducted and presumably brutally murdered.

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First Friday, anointing Sept. 4

jesus sacred heartFirst Friday, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, will be Sept. 4. Mass and anointing will take place at 8:30 a.m. No noontime Mass will be offered this month.

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Parish young people are called to serve

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Altar serving sure has changed over the last few decades. Back in the dark ages of the 1960s (and earlier), altar boys (no girls allowed) had to face the altar (backs to the congregation), memorize and recite prayers in Latin, wear white tennis shoes so you wouldn’t make any noise walking, genuflect when the good Sister snapped her “clicker,” and had to be at the right place at the right time or get the death stare from the priest (no sense of humor back then).

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Children’s Liturgy of the Word needs leaders

children_heartWe are looking for several people to lead the Children’s Liturgy of the Word on Sunday mornings during the 10:30 Mass. What exactly do you do?

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Congratulations to our high school graduates

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Over the past few weeks, we have asked for information on high school graduates from our parish. We are happy to pass along the news of their accomplishments:

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Volunteers needed to make baptismal robes

baptismWe are seeking volunteers to help make the white robes/bibs used during baptisms. Simple sewing skills are needed. We have a pattern and an experienced sewer who has been making them for us for several years will guide you. Call Mary Beth in the parish office at 735-1482 to volunteer.

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Hope Appeal more than $9,000 short; please help

HOPE APPEALThe diocesan Hope Appeal is well under way. We are grateful to the 235 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 about $27,950 toward our assessment of $37,252.50.

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