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Almost back to normal: Bishop discontinues most COVID protocols

After careful review of the CDC guidelines and the adoption of the guidelines by New York State, Bishop Douglas Lucia is announcing changes to our COVID protocols for Mass attendance. Here’s what will happen at Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament: All doors will be open to enter and exit. Registration at the doors and temperature checks will […]

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Parish comes full circle as it transforms once again into a center for the arts

During this 125th year of our parish jubilee, Utica native Leonarda Priore has offered to collaborate with us by connecting local talent with artists and musicians from New York City whom she has known through her work as president of Chelsea Opera. Throughout this year, we will offer a series of concerts and presentations in […]

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Bankruptcy court notice for the Diocese of Syracuse

 The Diocese of Syracuse has asked us to publish the following notice: UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK The Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse, New York Case No. 20-30663 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT on June 19, 2020, The Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse, New York, (“Diocese”) filed for protection under […]

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Parish children receive First Reconciliation

Please keep the following children in your prayers as they celebrate the Sacrament of First Reconciliation. • Vincent Edward Arena • Natalie Maria Bottini • Caleb Anthony Cosamano • Evelyn Paige Durr • Makenly Olivia Fernalld • Rocco Anthony Fernalld • David Martin George • Madison Rose Golding • Nicholas Ryan Helmer • Petrucci Hpo […]

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Video: Merry Christmas from our elementary students

This video was compiled by students, parents and catechists in Terri Panuccio’s K-6 Faith Formation program. It was edited and produced by Terri’s daughter Nicole.

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FATHER JIM TESTS NEGATIVE FOR COVID! RETURNS THURSDAY FOR MORNING MASS

Father Jim tested negative Monday morning for COVID-19 and plans to return Thursday morning for Mass. He says he’s feeling well and is extremely moved by the outpouring of well-wishes and prayers from the parish community. He wants to thank everyone for all the get-well cards that have been delivered to the rectory.

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Gallery: Children excited to see Santa, presents at drive-thru

The first “Santa Sleigh-Thru” drive-thru event took place Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. About 65 families signed up, and they drove through the parking lot and met Santa one car at a time. Santa gave the children presents and candy. This event was an opportunity for children to enjoy the season, though we were not able […]

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VIDEO: HONORING OUR BELOVED DECEASED

During November, we revere all the saints and pray for all souls. In our parish each year during this month, we honor all those who were buried from our church during the past year. This video pays tribute to those who passed in God’s hands from Oct. 1, 2019, through Sept. 30, 2020. We remember […]

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Meet our Faith Formation catechists for 2020-21 school year

As we begin a new Faith Formation year, we would like to acknowledge and thank our catechists who dedicate their time to share and teach our Catholic faith to the children and teens in our parish. Kindergarten: Graceann Guzski. First grade: Nicole Panuccio. Second grade: Lisa Hyatt and MaryLisa Vella. Third grade: Michelle Commisso. Fourth […]

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Father Jim: Life of priest challenging, but rewarding

Above: Father Jim blesses his parents, MaryAnn and Carmen Cesta, after his ordination on May 18, 1974. Brendan Foley is a seminarian preparing to be a priest in the Diocese of Syracuse. A graduate of Scranton University, he surrendered plans to be a physical therapist, and inspired by the example of clergy whose lives witness […]