On Sunday, Jan. 12, Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament Parish celebrated all those children and adults who were baptized in 2019. This Sunday was the Feast of the Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist. In a special ceremony, the daughter of Anthony and Franca LaBarbera, Giada, was baptized in front of the congregation.
Students in our fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade classes decorated 168 heart-shaped cookies for Valentine's Day to donate to the Rescue Mission. Thank you to Leigh D'Agostino, our fifth-grade catechist who oversees this wonderful project every year, teaching the children the importance of doing for others. Thank you also to our fourth-grade catechists Josette and Rick Bilodeau and our sixth-grade catechists, Tricia and Joseph Rizzo. These images are courtesy of Terri Panuccio.
Couples who plan to be married in 2020 gathered at the 10:30 a.m. Mass Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, for Engaged Couples Day. They were introduced to the congregation and received a blessing, with Bishop Douglas Lucia in attendance. After Mass, they were treated to lunch and participated in a retreat. These photos are courtesy of Terri Panuccio.
On Sunday, Feb. 2, 21 children celebrated God’s gift of forgiveness in the Sacrament of First Reconciliation. They processed in carrying an unlit candle, signifying that when we sin, Jesus' light goes out. After they went to confession, they came into the sanctuary with their parents to light their candle signifying the light of Jesus being restored through the confession of our sins, and each received a little lamb reminding them they are God's Little Lambs. A luncheon took place after to celebrate. Thank you to the Rev. Tom Servatius, pastor of Historic Old St. John's for helping Father Jim. Photos courtesy of Terri Panuccio.