2019 PHOTO ALBUMS

ASH WEDNESDAY 2019

Images from the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

BLESSING OF THE THROATS 2019

On the feast of St. Blaise, the annual Blessing of the Throats took place on Feb. 2 and 3. These photos from the 4:30 p.m. Mass are courtesy of Tom Loughlin Jr.

CONFIRMATION 2019

Twenty-four young adults from Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament joined with other teenagers from the area and received the Holy Spirit through the Sacrament of Confirmation on Wednesday, April 24, at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes. Bishop Robert Cunningham of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse presided. Those confirmed from Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament were: Brooklyn Catherine Arabia-DeJesus Alana Gianna Batson Carly Cecilia Beasock Alexandra Gianna Beratta Gina Theresa Cittadino Dominic Gregory Clark Rocco Anthony Commisso Michael Anthony DeFazio Gianna Christina Fanelli Taylor Genesis Gerrer Danielle Elizabeth Getz Edmond Timothy Lewandrowski Carmen Vincent Marsala Kyaw John Min Hser Nay Mary Moo Joseph Michael Mosca Anthony Sebastian Nassar Daniel Lah John Nwee Abbigail Teresa Pape Anthony Nicholas Priore Joseph Francis Rizzo Matthew John Rycraft Zachary Francis Slade Matthew Christian St. Louis-Waldren These photos are courtesy of Tom Loughlin Jr.

EASTER VIGIL 2019

On Saturday evening April 20, the Easter Vigil was celebrated at Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament. The service began in the dark as the pascal candle was lit. The story of creation was read, along with other Old Testament readings, including the Exodus from Egypt. Two men were welcomed into the Catholic community through Baptism, Confirmation and First Communion. A third was confirmed.

FIRST COMMUNION 2019

During the 4:30 p.m. Mass on Saturday, April 27, 2019, 29 children received their First Holy Communion from Father Jim in front of family, friends and the parish community. These photos are courtesy of Debbie Chandler from DeeTales Photography.

FIRST COMMUNION ENROLLMENT 2019

The children in our First Communion class, along with their parents, were present at our 10:30 Mass Sunday, Feb. 10, to pledge their commitment to continuing their faith journey toward joining us at the Eucharistic table for the first time on April 29. On Saturday, Feb. 2, the children decorated fish that were hung on a net during our weekend Masses, as a sign of their commitment to “Following Jesus.” These photos are courtesy of Terri Panuccio.

FIRST COMMUNION WORKSHOP 2019

The children in our second-grade class, along with their parents, attended a workshop Saturday, March 30, as part of their First Communion preparation. They will join us at the Eucharistic table for the first time on April 27. We began our day as we listened to the Gospel by St. Luke where Jesus' disciples met Him on the Road to Emmaus. Then, with the help of their parents, they made a chalice out of clay and their pew banners. We ended our day together with a Church Search. These photos are courtesy of Terri Panuccio.

GOOD FRIDAY 2019

At 3 p.m. on Good Friday, the time we're told Jesus breathed his last on the cross, our parish commemorated His crucifixion and death with the reading of the Passion, the veneration of the cross and Holy Communion.

FIRST RECONCILIATION 2019

Twenty-nine children made their First Reconciliation on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, with Father Jim and Father John Buehler of Historic Old St. John's officiating. These photos are courtesy of Terry Panuccio.

HOLY THURSDAY 2019

On Holy Thursday evening, the parish community commemorated Jesus Christ's Last Supper with the traditional washing of the feet and the institution of the Holy Eucharist.

MAY CROWNING 2019

The annual May Crowing in honor of our Blessed Mother took place at all Masses on Mother's Day Weekend, May 11 and 12, 2019. The children of the First Communion class participated in the services. These photos are courtesy of Terri Panuccio.

PALM SUNDAY 2019

Children and adults in the parish commemorated Jesus' triumphant return to Jerusalem during the 10:30 a.m. Palm Sunday Mass on April 14, 2019.