Diocese of Syracuse Bishop Douglas Lucia visits parish for the first time

Diocese of Syracuse Bishop Douglas Lucia visited St. Mary of Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament Parish for the first time and celebrated Mass on Sept. 22 and 23.

Lucia delivered the homily at weekend Masses and attended receptions in his honor after all services. 

Though it was his first visit to Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament, the bishop said he was impressed.

“It’s a very beautiful church. I love the church, I love the wonderful parish community,” he said. “I feel very much at home here.”

Father Jim said it was an honor having Lucia here so soon in his apostolate.

“It’s an honor that he chose to visit Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament early in his career as our bishop,” he said. “He enjoys visiting a parish that is vital and attractive and dynamic.”

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  • Here are some photos from the bishop’s visit: