2022 PHOTO ALBUMS

Last Updated on December 26, 2021 by Editor

ASH WEDNESDAY 2022

The Season of Lent 2022 began on Ash Wednesday, March 2. Three Masses with distribution of ashes took place in our parish. Here are images from the 8:30 a.m. Mass celebrated by Father Luis.

CONFIRMATION 2022

Fifty-five young adults received the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation Thursday, May 19, at Historic Old St. John’s Church in Utica. The teenagers were from five parishes in the city: St. John’s, St. Mary of Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament, St. Anthony-St. Agnes, St. Joseph & St. Patrick and St. Mark’s. Bishop Emeritus Robert Cunningham presided over the ceremony.

EASTER VIGIL 2022

Our parish celebrated the Resurrection of Our Lord during the Easter Vigil on the evening of April 16. The service included the lighting of the Paschal Candle; readings from the Old Testament, including a musical version of the Exodus; the welcoming of two new parishioners into the Catholic Church and our community; and the distribution of Holy Communion. All that was enhanced by the beautiful and moving music led by Peter Elacqua.

EPIPHANY 2022

The Feast of the Epiphany was celebrated in a special way during the Masses on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022. At the 8:30 a.m. Mass, Kyeh Rea, Kuhn Su and Francisco Royu represented the Three Wise Men. At the 10:30 a.m. Mass, La Aung, Ta Eh and Oo Shoo offered the gifts of the Magi.

FATHER ROSE'S TALK ON AGING 2022

The Rev. John Rose presented a program titled “Spiritual Wisdom in Our Aging Years” on Wednesday, May 11, in the Salerno Room. More than 40 people attended. Father Rose served as our pastor from 2003-2009. He is a 1964 graduate of New Hartford High School and is celebrating his 50th year as a priest. He is retired and is enjoying his wisdom years.

FIRST COMMUNION 2022

Congratulations to our 24 young parishioners who received their First Holy Communion on Sunday, May 15 during the 10:30 a.m. Mass. May God bless you all always and may this be the first of many Holy Communions with our Lord. Photos by DeeTales Photography

GOOD FRIDAY 2022

Our parish commemorated the passion and death of Our Lord Jesus Christ on Good Friday, April 15. The proclamation of The Passion took place, along with the worldwide intercessions, Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion.

HOLY THURSDAY 2022

Our church nearly was filled with worshipers on Holy Thursday, April 14, as we celebrated the Last Supper of the Lord. There was the traditional Washing of the Feet with 12 parishioners participating, the offering of Mass and Holy Eucharist, the procession with the Eucharist in the dark, and a musical meditation following the services.

JAZZ VESPERS 2022

On Tuesday evening, April 5, 2022, Chelsea Opera presented Jazz Vespers, a different but ancient form of prayer.

MAY CROWNING 2022

At the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 7, 2022, the annual May Crowning honoring Mary took place with the First Communion and Faith Formation children participating. This year, the crown was made of flowers honoring the people of Ukraine.

PALM SUNDAY 2022

Many people returned to church on Palm Sunday, April 10, 2022, to commemorate the Passion of Our Lord. As is the custom in our parish, parishioners, readers and servers processed around the church with palms as the music ministry sung "Jerusalem My Destiny." Several lectors and Father Jim took part in The Passion, and Mass was celebrated to begin Holy Week.