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Many volunteers needed to make festival reality; get form here

The Italian Parish Festival will return in July after a two-year absence. The festivities are scheduled for 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 15 and 16, and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 17. Many volunteers are needed to make the festival a success. Father Jim has said that if we don’t get […]

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Gallery: 12 parish young adults and other teens receive Confirmation

Fifty-five young adults received the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation Thursday, May 19, at Historic Old St. John’s Church in Utica. The teenagers were from five parishes in the city: St. John’s, St. Mary of Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament, St. Anthony-St. Agnes, St. Joseph & St. Patrick and St. Mark’s. Bishop Emeritus […]

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Gallery: Father Rose talks about aging and spirituality

The Rev. John Rose presented a program titled “Spiritual Wisdom in Our Aging Years” on Wednesday, May 11, in the Salerno Room. More than 40 people attended. Father Rose served as our pastor from 2003-2009. He is a 1964 graduate of New Hartford High School and is celebrating his 50th year as a priest. He […]

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Novena to Our Lady continues Wednesday; bring canned goods

The nine-week novena continues every Wednesday through July 13. It begins at 7 p.m. in church, preceded by recitation of the Rosary. Former pastor, the Rev. John Rose, will celebrate Mass and give the homily on May 25. The Rev. Paul Angelicchio will officiate June 1, the Rev. John Beuhler on June 8, the Rev. […]

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Parents planning to christen babies must attend baptism session

Baptism is the first sacrament of initiation. It is a beautiful ceremony that welcomes the baby (or adult) into the Catholic faith and to free them from the original sin that we were all born with. It links you to the grace and love of God. Symbols of water, light and oil are used. We have […]

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Gallery, video: Easter Vigil and the Resurrection of Our Lord

Our parish celebrated the Resurrection of Our Lord during the Easter Vigil on the evening of April 16. The service included the lighting of the Paschal Candle; readings from the Old Testament, including a musical version of the Exodus; the welcoming of two new parishioners into the Catholic Church and our community; and the distribution […]

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Gallery, video: Good Friday and the passion and death of Jesus

Our parish commemorated the passion and death of Our Lord Jesus Christ on Good Friday, April 15. The proclamation of The Passion took place, along with the worldwide intercessions, Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion. Here are some images and livestream video from the services: Click here to watch Part 1 of the services […]