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Pasta fagioli, mushroom stew on sale May 22 and 23

Next weekend, May 22 and 23, pasta fagioli and mushroom stew will be sold after all Masses in the gym. The cost is $5 for a 12-ounce container. Walk into the gym. Please remember to wear your masks and social distance.

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What does our parish mean to you? Please tell us for ‘More Good News’

The summer issue of “More Good News” that will be published in July is dedicated to the 125th anniversary of our parish as we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. We would like you to be a part of it. Please take a few minutes to answer the following question: “What does […]

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Year of challenges leads to joyful celebrations

By TERRI PANUCCIO Preparing children for their First Communion during a pandemic has proven to be a challenge — but ultimately very rewarding. From New York state being completely shut down, to slowly opening with restrictions in place, I had to rethink my approach to the Faith Formation program, not only in educating students in […]

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PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE: After 125 years, it’s time to look beyond ourselves

St. Mary of Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament Parish celebrates and recognizes its 125th anniversary in this year of 2021, we are reminded of the importance of not only looking back, but also looking toward the future. There is much to be proud and grateful. The significance of this Catholic parish in the lives, education […]

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We’re looking for volunteers to join our funeral service teams

Over the past several months, many of our parishioners have volunteered to help at our funeral services. We have formed a quartet of musicians, have several lectors who read when families are small or too burdened to find readers, have Eucharistic ministers at every funeral, and people who serve as greeters and registrants. Together, we […]

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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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Gallery: Easter Vigil celebrated for first time in 2 years

It has been two long years since our faith community has been able to gather for Easter and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. At the Easter Vigil on April 3, it felt like normal times once again as about 200 socially distant parishioners gathered to rejoice. Here are some images from the beautiful, meaningful […]

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Gallery: Commemorating the suffering and death of Jesus

At 3 p.m. Friday, April 2, 2021, Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament commemorated the suffering and death of Jesus Christ on that first Good Friday. The Passion was recalled, prayers were offered for the world, parishioners venerated the cross and received holy communion. Several of the following images are courtesy of Anne Elacqua and Terri […]

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Consider donating $125 to parish in celebration of 125th anniversary

Over the last 125 years, our parish has been cherished as a jewel in East Utica. It is a jewel with needs to be addressed as it continues moving into the years ahead. As with any Catholic parish, there are programs, upkeep of buildings and many other expenses that all need attention. As a part […]

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Immaculata Award presented to Joe and Laurie Siniscarco

Laurie and Joe Siniscarco received the 2020 Diocese of Syracuse Immaculata Award during the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, March 21. It was presented to them by Father Jim. The award usually is given out at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse, but the event did not take place last year due to […]