2020 PHOTO ALBUMS

BAPTISM 2020

On Sunday, Jan. 12, Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament Parish celebrated all those children and adults who were baptized in 2019. This Sunday was the Feast of the Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist. In a special ceremony, the daughter of Anthony and Franca LaBarbera, Giada, was baptized in front of the congregation.

BISHOP 2020

Diocese of Syracuse Bishop Douglas Lucia visited St. Mary of Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament Parish for the first time and celebrated Mass on Sept. 22 and 23. Lucia spoke at weekend Masses and attended receptions in his honor after all services.

COOKIES WITH HEART 2020

Students in our fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade classes decorated 168 heart-shaped cookies for Valentine's Day to donate to the Rescue Mission. Thank you to Leigh D'Agostino, our fifth-grade catechist who oversees this wonderful project every year, teaching the children the importance of doing for others. Thank you also to our fourth-grade catechists Josette and Rick Bilodeau and our sixth-grade catechists, Tricia and Joseph Rizzo. These images are courtesy of Terri Panuccio.

ENGAGED 2020

Couples who plan to be married in 2020 gathered at the 10:30 a.m. Mass Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, for Engaged Couples Day. They were introduced to the congregation and received a blessing, with Bishop Douglas Lucia in attendance. After Mass, they were treated to lunch and participated in a retreat. These photos are courtesy of Terri Panuccio.

FIRST COMMUNION ENROLLMENT 2020

The children in our second-grade Faith Formation classes, along with their families, attended our 10:30 Mass on Sunday, Feb. 9, to begin the formal preparation to receiving their First Holy Communion in May. These images are courtesy of Terri Panuccio.

EPIPHANY 2020

Young people take part in the Feast of the Epiphany.

FIRST RECONCILIATION 2020

On Sunday, Feb. 2, 21 children celebrated God’s gift of forgiveness in the Sacrament of First Reconciliation. They processed in carrying an unlit candle, signifying that when we sin, Jesus' light goes out. After they went to confession, they came into the sanctuary with their parents to light their candle signifying the light of Jesus being restored through the confession of our sins, and each received a little lamb reminding them they are God's Little Lambs. A luncheon took place after to celebrate. Thank you to the Rev. Tom Servatius, pastor of Historic Old St. John's for helping Father Jim. Photos courtesy of Terri Panuccio.

POOR MAN'S LUNCH 2020

The annual Poor Man's Luncheon took place Friday, March 13, 2020, in the Salerno Room. A light lunch of soup and sandwich was served. Proceeds benefited the Abraham House. These photos are courtesy of Mario Scalzo.

VALENTINE TEA 2020

The Social Committee hosted its annual Valentine Tea on Sunday, Feb. 9, at Hart’s Hill Inn in Whitesboro. Terri and Gina LaBella hosted the event. More than 60 people were treated to fine cuisine and delectable deserts.