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.
The seventh annual golf tournament took place Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, at Stonebridge Golf and Country Club in New Hartford. The day included a four-person scramble, 18 holes of golf with cart, coffee, lunch at the turn, steak dinner and beverages. There were prizes, optional skins, a chance to win a car and ATV with a hole in one. Money raised will be used for the restoration and preservation of our church and grounds. About 66 golfers participated.
Father Jim, along with Bishop-elect Douglas John Lucia and other priests and seminarians, played in the annual diocesan Men in Black softball game Sunday, July 28, 2019, at Notre Dame Junior-Senior High School. The Syracuse Diocese Padres, as the team is called, played a team of young people, supported in person by Father Joe Salerno. The game is played each year to promote vocations to the priesthood. It took place for the first time in the Eastern Region of the diocese and was well attended. Some images are courtesy of Tom Loughlin Jr.