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PREPARING FOR NEXT 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 […]

PARISH NEWS

We’re more than halfway home with Hope Appeal pledges

The Hope Appeal is the annual giving campaign of the Diocese of Syracuse. So far, Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament parishioners have donated more than $19,480. If you haven’t pledged yet, please consider giving as much as you can to help us reach our assessment of about $35,000.  Every year, the programs and services supported […]

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CALL TO WORSHIP & CENTERING PRAYERS

33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time Call to worship As we approach the end of the church year, we reflect on the end of all things. As Christians, we do not fear the end. Instead, we are faithful to the work of establishing God’s Kingdom. To the point: Catastrophes, disasters, wars, insurrections, etc., are not signs […]

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THE WORD OF GOD THIS WEEK

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection: God is there when things look devastating By SISTER MARY McGLONE For Luke’s community, it was the Jerusalem Temple. Perhaps for us it’s the twin towers or COVID-19. Jesus warned people who were enthralled with the Temple’s majesty: “The days are coming when there will not be left a […]

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PREPARING FOR NEXT 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 the […]