Help wanted: New altar servers needed

Over the past several months, some of our older altar servers have “retired” and chose other ministries in our parish. That has left us in need of new young people to help out during Mass….


Rachel VanDeusen riding high in saddle

Rachel VanDeusen is a good student and altar server, loves playing sports and watching YouTube videos and enjoys spending time with her friends. But her real passion involves tall, four-legged creatures. Rachel is a lover…


Bob Fontana spreads a little sunshine

Bob Fontana has been a fixture in our parish for years. He went to school at Mount Carmel, he and his family are lifelong parishioners and he has been a part of the music ministry…


The music speaks to Michael Morrissey

Michael Morrissey grew up in a crowded home. He is the youngest of five children, but he’s been able to make his own mark at age 16. Though his family is “really big on sports,”…


Valentini revels in his Italian heritage

A.J. “Fred” Valentini’s life has been deeply immersed in his Italian heritage, much like that of our parish. He grew up in an Italian family, married into another, studied in Italy and taught the language…


Serafina makes every second count

It seems as though Serafina Sortino needs more than 24 hours in a day. A sophomore at Thomas R. Proctor High School, she is involved in numerous clubs and organizations. She also dances every day,…


New organ accentuates music ministry

Throughout the diocese and beyond, St. Mary of Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament Parish is renowned for many things. The beautiful church building with its glorious murals. Parishioners who give their time, talent and treasure…