Last Updated on June 8, 2024 by Editor

St. Mary of Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament Parish

A community of faith since 1896

Pastor: The Rev. Jim Cesta

In Residence: The Rev. Luis Olguin

Address: 648 Jay St., Utica, NY 13501.

Telephone: 315-735-1482; fax: 315-735-9806.

Office hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Closed on Friday and national holidays.

Faith Formation and Scalabrini Center: 315-724-3950.

Email: stmaryutica@syrdio.org

Hearing impaired: Listening devices available in the sacristy.

Mission statement

The mission of St. Mary of Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament Parish is to create a welcoming diverse, Eucharistic community, which proclaims the Good News of Jesus Christ through loving service to all.


Trustees: Rocco Arcuri and Bill Thibault

Parish Council: Anthony Laria (president), Joe Furgal, David Struz and Carol Trinco

Parish Office Manager: Terri Piazza-Panuccio

Faith Formation K-6: Terri Piazza-Panuccio

Faith Formation 7-10: Anne Carlone-Elacqua

Music Director: Peter Elacqua

Website, bulletin and parish magazine editor: Fran Perritano (fperritano@syrdio.org)

Buildings and grounds: Lenny Jones


Please call the parish office to arrange a baptism. New parents are encouraged to attend the parent class before the birth of your child.


Couples must make arrangements six months in advance.


Adults or children 7 and older who never have been baptized, confirmed or received the Eucharist are invited to call the parish office for information about the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults program.

New parishioners

We invite you to become an active participant in our parish community. Please register by calling the parish office or by clicking here to download a registration form.