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Father Scott Vanderveer discusses why things happen, more

Former Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament  parishioner Father Scott Vanderveer of The Church of St. Patrick Ravena and St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Coxsackie, has offered his thoughts on many subjects. Take a look:

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For parents: Dealing with children’s fears during the pandemic

Anne Elacqua, Faith Formation coordinator for our junior-senior high students, has shared a “cheat sheet” for parents from Ministry to Youth on how to handle children’s fears in this challenging time. She requested it be shared with all parents in our parish community. Click here to read “Dealing with Fears.”

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Junior-Senior high students: This is for you

Attention Junior-Senior High School Faith Formation Students and Parents: Please check out the Faith formation website and click on the Jr/Sr High Current Course page to find helpful readings, links and videos to keep your faith journey on track during our time away from each other during this coronavirus outbreak. (You also can click on […]

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Father Jim: How to keep the faith while isolated

Father Jim shares some thoughts on how to maintain your faith while isolated at home. Video courtesy of Terri Panuccio. Posted by Terri Piazza-Panuccio on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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Our parish history: It all began nearly 125 years ago.

“More Good News” is highlighting the history of our parish leading to its 125th anniversary. Here is Part One. We mark a significant milestone in 2021 — the 125th year of the birth of our parish. Although the first Mass celebrated in our building was in 1896, we can trace our lineage as far back […]

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Vincent, Anthony know being twins is something special

Vincent and Anthony T. are twins. Some of their interests are the same, while others are different. What they both agree on is they have a special connection. Vincent: Your favorite hobby is arts and crafts, and for a year you have had a Facebook page called “Vincent’s Corner.” What’s the website all about and […]

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Bishop Lucia visits parish for the first time

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 delivered the homily at weekend Masses and attended receptions in his honor after all services.  Though it was his first visit to Mount Carmel / Blessed […]

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Parish second-grader wins diocesan poster contest

Congratulations to Gia, the winner of the Diocese of Syracuse Safe Environment Week coloring contest. Her poster was the winner from all the second-grade entries from across the diocese. It will be seen on the diocesan Facebook page and website (www.syrdio.org) throughout April as the diocese promotes the many ways that the diocese is committed […]

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With mom’s prayers, Jennifer Tran rediscovers her faith

Jennifer Tran was baptized Catholic as a baby and has been going to Mass all her life. She made her First Communion and was confirmed, but something was missing. She had her doubts about the faith. It wasn’t until she became a Eucharistic minister that everything fell into place and she found her way. You […]

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Bishop’s life changed after almost leaving seminary

On June 4, 2019, Pope Francis appointed Douglas Lucia to be the 11th bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse. He succeeds Bishop Robert Cunningham, who retired. The new bishop shepherds more than 220,000 Catholics who reside in seven counties of the diocese covering 5,479 square miles. It’s been quite a journey for a […]