Last Updated on March 20, 2014 by Editor
The parish Social Committee conducted a holiday bake just before Thanksgiving in 2014.
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 annual Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament Parish Christmas Gala took place Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Daniele\'s Banquet Facility in New Hartford.
Our parish family commemorated the Feast of Corpus Christi the weekend of June 21 and 22. The feast celebrates the body and blood of Jesus Christ. Father Jim concluded the celebration with the traditional blessing of the neighborhood. Here are some images captured by Tom Loughlin Jr.
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.
The Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament Italian Festival took place Friday through Sunday, July 18-20.
St. Mary of Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament honored its patroness, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Sunday, July 20, 2014, with a special Mass followed by a procession around the parish grounds and benediction at the outdoor shrine.
Congratulations to the young parishioners who received the gift of God’s forgiveness in the Sacrament of First Reconciliation Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. These photos are courtesy of Terri Panuccio.
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.
The Junior-Senior High School Faith Formation students enjoyed a Halloween party Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. There was a lot of food, treats, pool, Foosball, dancing and music.
Some images from Holy Week and Easter 2014 captured by Tom Loughlin Jr.
Students from Notre Dame Junior-Senior High School presented \"Jesus Way of the Cross through the Eyes of Mary” March 28, 2014, at Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament. These images were captured by Thomas Loughlin Jr.
Children from the parish, including the First Communion Class of 2014, participated in the annual May Crowning on Saturday, May 10, 2014.
The annual nine-week novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel concluded on her feast day, July 16, 2014. Bishop Thomas Costello was the guest celebrant and homilist. Here are some photos from the ceremony captured by Tom Loughlin Jr.
On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament host a traditional Jewish Seder Supper. These photos were submitted by Thomas Loughlin Jr.
A group of parishioners from Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament spent the night Aug. 29, 2014, at Vernon Downs enjoying food, harness racing and fireworks.