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THE WORD OF GOD THIS WEEK

First Sunday of Advent Reflection: A glance into a possible future By SISTER MARY McGLONE “In the days to come.” These words set the tone as they invite us into Advent, 28 days of seeking to better perceive where and how God is active in our midst. Isaiah ushers us into Advent with his vision […]

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PREPARING FOR NEXT WEEK

Second Sunday of Advent Reflection: Judgment Day a day of jubilation By SISTER MARY McGLONE “The kingdom of heaven is at hand!” “In that great gettin’ up morning, fare thee well, fare thee well.” John the Baptist proclaimed the first of these statements, the second is from a traditional spiritual. Both refer to the coming […]

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Gallery: Giving thanks for all our blessings at Thanksgiving Mass

Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament offered its traditional Thanksgiving Mass on Thursday, Nov. 24. Parishioners and guests gave thanks for all their blessings and the gift of their faith. Special guest was Pastor Mike Ballman of Cornerstone Plymouth Bethesda Church on Oneida Square in Utica. At the end of the service, loaves of bread were […]

PARISH NEWS

Parish ‘Giving Tree’ to benefit children, families this Christmas

Our annual “Giving Tree” has ornaments on it with the names of children and families from Thea Bowman House. We hope that you will take an ornament (or several) and purchase the items that the child/family are wishing for this Christmas. Please bring the gift with the ornament attached to it — UNWRAPPED — and place it […]

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ALERT: Be aware of phony text message or email

About a year ago, there was a scam that Father Jim was asking for gifts cards for a needy person. Unfortunately, the scammer has return. If you receive a text or email such as the one below that was sent to Terri Panuccio, delete it. Father Jim is NOT asking for gift cards for anything. […]

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CALL TO WORSHIP & CENTERING PRAYERS

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Call to worship On this last Sunday of the Church year, we celebrate Jesus Christ, King of the Universe and Savior of the World. Christ is a king whose throne is the cross of love and forgiveness. To the point: “If you are King […]

LITURGY IN FOCUS

THE WORD OF GOD THIS WEEK

  The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Reflection: Jesus, the king of love By SISTER MARY McGLONE Once upon a time, a wicked queen asked, “Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who in this land is fairest of all?” Unfortunately, the magic mirror could only speak the truth; instead of naming […]