LITURGY IN FOCUS

CALL TO WORSHIP & CENTERING PRAYERS

Call to worship As Jesus fed the crowds, he reminded us that we are called to satisfy the many hungers of our world, to offer all we have with love and generosity and not expecting any miracles for ourselves. To the point: What answer did Philip need to give Jesus to pass the test? When […]

LITURGY IN FOCUS

THE WORD OF GOD THIS WEEK

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection: The miracle of sharing By SISTER CAROL J. DEMPSEY I remember growing up in a family in the mid-1950s into the mid-1970s, and not until the mid-1980s did my parents have an empty nest after my sister and brother left home to marry. Our family was a one-income household, […]

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PREPARING FOR NEXT WEEK

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection “Manna?” By SISTER MARY McGLONE Manna sounds like a pretty nice treat, doesn’t it? Some parts of scripture make it appear like a near relative to milk and honey. Surprisingly, it got its name because when the Israelites first discovered it on the desert floor they said something like, […]

FEATURED

Pandemic forces major changes to anniversary plans

Above: From left: Gina Batson, Terri Panuccio, Father Jim and Terry discuss anniversary plans. By TERRY REALE and GINA BATSON When our 125th anniversary committee first met on June 3, 2019, we had grandiose visions of the events that might take place during our anniversary year, and we were fortunate to have a number of […]

PARISH NEWS

Congratulations to more high school and college graduates

We have a number of young adults who graduated from high school and college. We are featuring them in the bulletin and on our parish website. Alana Batson Parents: Jeff and Gina Batson High school: Whitesboro Awards: National Honor Society, graduated with honors, four-year scholar athlete, Edwin J. Wadas Scholarship, CBSA Scholarship, Carolyn Cooney Partyka […]

PARISH NEWS

Buona Fortuna winners: $14,500 awarded to 4 people

The following are the winners of the 2021 Buona Fortuna raffle: • $10,000: Ralph “Crash” Giovinazzo. • $2,500: Judy Ziobro. • $1,000: Mike Tennyson and Grace Decker. “Thank you to everyone who bought tickets for the Buono Fortuna Raffle,” said Leigh D’Agostino, chairwoman. “Once again, It was a very successful fundraiser for our parish community. […]

PARISH NEWS

Gallery: Parish celebrates its 125th anniversary and Our Lady

Parishioners celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the church’s 125th anniversary with a special celebration and a pasta dinner on Sunday, July 18. Father Jim concelebrated the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass with former pastor and native son, the Rev. Joseph Salerno, and former Mount Carmel parishioner and now pastor of Historic […]

LITURGY IN FOCUS

CALL TO WORSHIP & CENTERING PRAYERS

Call to worship Today we celebrate the 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time and the annual Feast Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, patroness of our parish family. In today’s Gospel, Jesus leaves his quiet resting place, moved by his concern for those who need his teaching and care. Today’s liturgy encourages us all to […]