2015 PHOTO ALBUMS

ADVENT / CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2015

Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament's Music Ministry presented its Advent / Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 20. Musicians, singers and parishioners joined in for a time of prayer, reflection and music five days prior to Christmas.

ALL SAINTS DAY 2015

Children from the Faith Formation program participated in the All Saints Day celebration at the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Nov. 1, by dressing up as some of the church's famous saints. The following images were captured by Terry Panuccio.

ALTAR SERVER PARTY 2015

Father Jim thanked all the altar servers with a pizza party Sunday, May, 31, 2015, in the social hall in the church basement. The servers were treated to pizza, drinks, cookies and games.

ASH WEDNESDAY 2015

Scenes from Ash Wednesday 2015. Photos are copryrighted by Mark DiOrio of the Observer-Dispatch and cannot be downloaded or reproduced.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 2015

Children and adults from the parish enjoyed the traditional Breakfast with Santa. Santa and Mrs. Claus treated the children to a pre-Christmas celebration.

CHRISTMAS ALTAR 2015

These photos of the Christmas altar and Nativity scene were taken by Tom Loughlin Jr.

CHRISTMAS GALA 2015

Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament's annual Christmas Gala took place at Daniele's Banquet Facility in New Hartford.

CONFIRMATION 2015

Bishop Robert Cunningham on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, administered the Sacrament of Confirmation on 14 young men and women of St. Mary of Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament Parish.

FESTIVAL 2015

The annual Italian Festival in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel took place July 17-19, 2015

FESTIVAL PROCESSION 2015

The procession in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel followed the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, July 19, 2015. Hundreds of people marched around the parish grounds to the Shrine of Our Lady, where Father Jim offered benediction and parishioners sang songs of praise.

FIRST COMMUNION ENROLLMENT 2015

The First Communion Class of 2015 participated in its official enrollment Mass Sunday, Jan. 25. Here are some of the photos courtesy of Terri Panuccio.

FIRST COMMUNION PREPARATION 2015

Many of the members of the First Communion Class of 2015 gathered with their parents Saturday, Feb. 21, for a very special preparation class. In addition to creating their chalices for First Communion, the students and parents listened to the words of the Rev. Francis Pompei, who was visiting Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament once again for a parish retreat.

GOLF TOURNAMENT 2015

Under a beautiful blue sky dotted with puffy clouds, more than 80 golfers teed off in the third annual Parish Golf Tournament at Stonebridge Golf and Country Club. Golfers were treated to treats and drinks in the morning, lunch and a steak dinner. Each received a goodie bag and were eligible for many gifts and other prizes that were raffled.

HOLY WEEK 2015

Images from Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil.

MAY CROWNING 2015

The annual May Crowning took place at the 4:30 p.m. Mass Saturday, May 9, and the 10:30 a.m. Mass Sunday, May 10. Here are photos taken by Terri Panuccio at the Saturday service.

VOLUNTEER BBQ 2015

On Sunday, Sept. 27, Father Jim treated more than 200 parish volunteers to a barbecue in the Scalabrini Center parking lot. This was Father Jim's thank you to all those who volunteer their time and talent to make Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament the vibrant parish it is. On the menu was pulled pork, chicken, hot dogs, cold slaw, pasta salad, beer, wine and soft drinks. Also, members of the parish made many different varieties of baked goods.

YANKEE STADIUM 2015

The annual parish bus trip to Yankee Stadium took place Sunday, June 7. Led by Bob and Angela Ferdula, Yankees fans enjoyed a beautiful day in New York City. One of the "highlights" was the "check engine" light on the bus came on and we had a half-hour detour in Schenectady until the bus fixed itself.