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.
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.
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.
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.