One of the most exciting and anticipated events for the children of the parish every year is the annual Breakfast with Santa. The gym was filled with people enjoying pancakes, sausage, orange juice, hot chocolate, coffee, brownies and more. And, of course, the highlight of the morning was an appearance by the man in red.
The Rev. Jim Cesta, pastor of St. Mary of Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament Parish, danced interpretive samba fusion with Elizabeth Montana during the Good News Foundation’s “Dance the Night Away” fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at Hart’s Hill Inn Whitesboro. Photos courtesy of Terri Panuccio and Connie Watkins.
Father Jim Cesta was ordained a priest on May 18, 1974. Family, friends and parishioners of St. Mary of Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament Parish celebrated the 40th anniversary of Father Jim\'s priesthood on Sunday, May 18, 2014, with a special Mass and a celebration at Danielle\'s in New Hartford.
Under a blue, sunny sky, the second annual Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament Parish Golf Tournament teed off Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at Stonebridge Country Club in New Hartford. More than 70 golfers took part in the event that raises money for the parish\'s restoration fund. The golfers were treated to lunch and beverages at the turn and an Italian buffet dinner in the evening.