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Wear mask properly; it MUST cover mouth and nose

We have announced during our Masses that masks must be worn at all times by those in attendance. MASKS MUST COMPLETELY COVER YOUR MOUTH AND NOSE. NO EXCEPTIONS! We have received numerous complaints that people are not properly wearing their masks. People are very frightened over this as attendance has increased over the last month.  If […]

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Buona Fortuna returns next weekend; ticket sellers needed

The annual Parish Festival was canceled this year, but not our Buona Fortuna raffle. The annual tradition begins next weekend, Aug. 15 and 16. Tickets are $20 each. Top prize is $10,000, second prize is $2,500 and third prize is $1,000. Winners will be drawn at noon Sunday, Oct. 18. There also will be an […]

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Unmasked: Surviving at home during the pandemic

By FRAN PERRITANO Maria Quintal is quite talented. In addition to being part of the Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament Music Ministry, she has two black belts and is a retired state trooper. And now, during the early part of the coronavirus pandemic, she was helping others. “I have been sewing cotton surgical-style face masks […]

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Volunteers needed weekly to help beautify parish grounds

Our gardening project still is going on and we invite you to join our group at 6 p.m. every Monday, weather permitting (once the heat subsides, we will meet during the daytime). The weeds are ongoing and need our attention and we are preparing to plant for fall. No sign-up necessary; just bring your gardening […]

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We’re looking for computer-savvy people to help live stream Masses

We are recording our last online Mass and soon will be moving to live streaming the 4:30 p.m. Saturday Mass. We are looking for help from people who are computer savvy and are willing to work the software for the live stream. We would like to have several people available to set a schedule to […]

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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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Here’s what you need to know about weekend, weekday Masses

We have stopped registration for weekend Mass, but if you come to church you must sign in at the door. This is part of the contact tracing that we are required to perform. Should someone in attendance subsequently get diagnosed with COVID-19, we will be able to inform you of the potential exposure.  When you […]

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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 […]