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PRAYER FOR LABOR DAY

O God, we hold before you the dignity of our labor. Bless and guide all who work and all who govern in our world. Be with those who are out of work or unemployed during this time of pandemic — those who are forced to be home with children who cannot attend school; those who […]

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Gallery: 4 children receive First Holy Communion

Four children in our First Communion class joined us at the Eucharistic table for the first time at the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Aug. 23, to receive Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. While this has been a very trying, and at times, scary year for so many, these children and our faith remind us […]

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More graduates added to our list for congratulations

Here are a few of our graduates who are going on to college or beginning the next chapter in their lives: Michael D’Accurzio Jr. Parents: Carol Ann and Michael D’Accurzio. Michael graduated with honors from Whitesboro High School. He was a member of the National Honor Society and a scholar athlete. His awards include: Kathy Holmes […]

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Triduum in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel: View all 3 ceremonies

This is the final part of the triduum in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel leading up to her feast day July 16. Parts 1 and 2 and novena prayers are below. Week 2 of the novena: Benediction Week 1 of the novena: The Living Rosary Novena Prayers to Our Lady of Mount Carmel […]

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Remembering MaryBeth LaNeve and a life well lived

By FATHER JIM You might enjoy the little “Wise & Otherwise” in this week’s bulletin about the “perfect priest.” There really is no priest or pastor that is totally perfect — no person would be found to be perfect. What I know is that our late parish secretary, MaryBeth LaNeve, has been much appreciated and […]

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Parish says thank you to those who helped keep faith alive

It was a difficult three-and-a-half months away from our Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament Parish family. No Mass. No First Communion or Confirmation. No Faith Formation classes. No social gatherings. Being away from church, however, didn’t stop a group of individual who worked tirelessly to help the rest of us strengthen our faith and feel […]

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Reopening letter: Important information you need to know

The following is a message from Father Jim dealing with our parish reopening the weekend of July 4 and 5. It also has been sent to all parishioners via mail: After several months of being isolated by COVID-19, we now are allowed to resume church services at reduced capacity. That’s about 125 people per Mass. […]

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Parish updates protocols for funerals in church during pandemic

Our church now is open for funerals, following the protocol listed below. Because of regulations imposed by our diocese and governor, in order to have a funeral Mass or a funeral service in church, we must ALL follow the protocol recommended here: Under current regulations, 125 people are allowed to attend the funeral Mass or […]

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Video: Fireside Chat focuses on mothers and their gift of patience

Father Jim offers another “Fireside Chat” with Terry Panuccio. This week he offers some thoughts on mothers, Mother Day and their extraordinary gift of patience. Posted by Terri Piazza-Panuccio on Friday, May 8, 2020

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Send us your email address to stay informed of parish news

Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament Parish is compiling a database of parishioners’ email addresses. This database will be used to contact parishioners in case of emergencies, important schedule changes or other pertinent information. The addresses and phone numbers will be used only by the parish and not shared with anyone. We ask all parishioners to […]