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Weekday Mass schedule to resume Tuesday, July 7; masks a must

Father Jim has announced the weekday 8:30 a.m. Mass will resume Tuesday, July 7. The Mass schedule will remain the same as the past: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. There are differences, however. When you arrive at church, you must enter the center doors on Catherine Street, sign in at the lectern and then proceed […]

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Eighth annual parish golf tournament to tee off Aug. 9; register to play

The St. Mary of Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament Parish’s eighth annual golf tournament is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 9, at Stonebridge Golf and Country Club in New Hartford. Registration for the four-person scramble is from 10 to 11 a.m. followed by a shotgun start. The cost is $90 per person, which includes 18 holes […]

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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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Are you a graduating senior? Please send us your information

It is graduation time and we would like to recognize our graduating seniors in our bulletins and online this summer.   If your child is graduating from high school or college, please let us know. Send an email to Anne Elacqua at aelacqua@syrdio.org or text her at 315-941-7447 with the following information:  your child’s name, high school/college that […]

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Bishop Douglas Lucia’s letter on eradicating the sin of racism

The following was written by Bishop Douglas Lucia of the Roman Catholic Diocese in Syracuse:  A year ago, on the first Tuesday of June (June 4 to be exact), I was here in Syracuse for the announcement of my appointment as the 11th Bishop of Syracuse and my first news conference. I remember beginning to read my prepared […]

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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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Parish festival canceled; Buona Fortuna raffle will take place

For the first time probably since its inception, Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament will not have its annual Italian Festival this summer. Father Jim announced due to the Covid-19 pandemic and adhering to state and CDC guidelines, the festival will not take place. Many other festivals and gatherings around the region, state and nation have […]

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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 […]

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Our parish history: Mount Carmel Church founded nearly 125 years ago.

“More Good News” is highlighting the history of our parish leading to its 125th anniversary. Here is Part One. We mark a significant milestone in 2021 — the 125th year of the birth of our parish. Although the first Mass celebrated in our building was in 1896, we can trace our lineage as far back […]