Last Updated on May 28, 2022 by Editor

St. Mary of Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament Parish

A community of faith since 1896

648 Jay Street Utica, NY 13501

Pastor: Rev. Jim Cesta

In Residence: Rev. Luis Olguin

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: Joanne Gerace, Maria Centollela, Christine Gray, Barbara Inserra and Anthony Laria

Faith Formation: Kindergarten through sixth grades – Terri Piazza-Panuccio; seventh through 10th grades – Anne Carlone-Elacqua

Music director: Peter Elacqua

Maintenance: Brian Chase

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


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.