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Buono Fortuna raffle generates more than $10,000 in profits

The 2021 Buono Fortuna raffle profits were more than $10,000, an increase of 9.6 percent over the October 2020 raffle. Here are the details from chairwoman Leigh D’Agostino: 1,246 tickets were sold at $20 apiece, generating $24,920. $14,500 was awarded, which included a $10,000 grand prize, a $2,500 prize and two $1,000 winners. Net profit […]

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Pandemic forces major changes to anniversary plans

Above: From left: Gina Batson, Terri Panuccio, Father Jim and Terry discuss anniversary plans. By TERRY REALE and GINA BATSON When our 125th anniversary committee first met on June 3, 2019, we had grandiose visions of the events that might take place during our anniversary year, and we were fortunate to have a number of […]

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Congratulations to more high school and college graduates

We have a number of young adults who graduated from high school and college. We are featuring them in the bulletin and on our parish website. Alana Batson Parents: Jeff and Gina Batson High school: Whitesboro Awards: National Honor Society, graduated with honors, four-year scholar athlete, Edwin J. Wadas Scholarship, CBSA Scholarship, Carolyn Cooney Partyka […]

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Gallery: Parish celebrates its 125th anniversary and Our Lady

Parishioners celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the church’s 125th anniversary with a special celebration and a pasta dinner on Sunday, July 18. Father Jim concelebrated the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass with former pastor and native son, the Rev. Joseph Salerno, and former Mount Carmel parishioner and now pastor of Historic […]

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Our Parish Heritage, Part 5: 4 decades of change

This is the fifth in a series of articles highlighting the history of our parish leading to its 125th anniversary.  1950-1991 Father William Pizzoglio’s assistant, Father Joseph Berton, became Mount Carmel’s next pastor. Out of his 26 years of service, his most lasting contribution was the construction of the rectory on Jay Street. Despite the […]

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Summer Youth Program continues Sunday in New York MIlls

Every Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m., Sacred Heart / St. Mary’s Church at 201 Main St. in New York Mills, hosts Teen Nite Out with open recreation, food and a DJ. The program also consists of several road trips. Reservations need to be made one week prior to the trip. Reservations should be made […]

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Mural above the sanctuary inspired by Raphael

By A.J. VALENTINI Parishioners and guests always are impressed by the art-filled walls and ceilings when they enter St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church. Perhaps the most admired work in the church at Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament Parish lies in the apse over the main altar. This impressive painting is a reproduction of the […]

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Parish seeks new ushers; please consider joining this ministry

Our ushers took on added importance during the past year with helping to guide the faithful as we returned to Mass amid the pandemic. The parish now is seeking more ushers to carry on this important role of greeting those attending Mass, guiding them to their pews, taking up the collection and performing various other […]

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Events and activities to celebrate 125th anniversary

As we emerge from the pandemic, a number of anniversary events and activities are being finalized to celebrate our 125th anniversary. Though we won’t have the parish festival for the second straight year, our anniversary committee is hard at work planning despite the limitations of the past year. Here are some of the things that […]

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Mount Carmel historic cookbooks sold out; more on the way

In honor of our 125th anniversary, we have reproduced the popular Volume 1 “Italian-American Cookbook” from 1970 that was used as a fundraiser when our school was open. The first batch, so to speak, of the cookbooks sold out. More are being ordered. Reserve your copies by calling the parish office at 315-735-1482 from 9 […]