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Sign up for the Aug. 25 golf tournament at Twin Ponds

The parish’s annual golf tournament tees off Sunday, Aug. 25, at Twin Ponds Golf and Country Club in New York Mills. The four-person scramble begins at 11 a.m. with registration at 10 a.m. The cost is $120 per person. Registration forms will be available in church, the parish office and soon on the parish. The […]

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Congratulations to these young adults who graduated

The parish congratulates the following individuals who graduated this spring: Fallon Siniscarco Parents: John and Mary Siniscarco. Graduate: Summa Cum Laude from Utica University. Degree: Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences: Occupational Therapy. Future plans: Fallon is participating in her clinical fieldwork studies at SUNY Upstate and will complete her master’s degree in occupational therapy […]

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Gallery: Young adults receive the Sacrament of Confirmation

Bishop Robert Cunningham confirmed 50 young adults during ceremonies Thursday, May 30, at Historic Old St. John’s Church, including eight from Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament Parish. The following received Sacrament of Confirmation from our parish (Confirmation names are in quotation marks; sponsors follow each individual): Juliana “Francesca” Allen — Faith Barres; Matthew “Christopher” Kernan […]

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Galley, video: Parish celebrates Father Jim’s 50th anniversary of priesthood

Father Jim was honored on the weekend of May 18 and 19, 2024, on the occasion of his 50th anniversary of his ordination. At the 4:30 p.m. Saturday Mass, he was presented with a proclamation from state Sen. Joseph Griffo, was treated to beautiful music by members of the parish’s Burmese community, and parishioners celebrated […]

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Gallery: City dedicates ‘Father Jim Cesta Way’

In honor of the 50th anniversary of his ordination, the city of Utica celebrated the Rev. Jim Cesta by naming a street in his honor on Friday, May 17. Cesta, pastor of St. Mary of Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament Parish since July 2009, was ordained on May 18, 1974. “Father Jim Cesta Way” is […]

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Gallery: 14 children receive their First Holy Communion

On Sunday, April 14, 2024, 14 children received their First Holy Communion with their families and friends in attendance. The children, under the guidance of Terri Panuccio, K-6 Faith Formation director, received the Sacrament of Reconciliation in February and have been preparing for this day for months. The children receiving First Communion are: Liliana Rose […]

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Mass schedule changes coming in July; 4:30 p.m. Saturday service eliminated

Beginning the weekend of July 6 and 7, there will be important changes in the Mass schedules of Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament and St. Anthony & St. Agnes parishes. Father Jim, pastor of both parishes, has announced that the 4:30 p.m. Saturday Mass will take place at St. Anthony & St. Agnes. There no […]

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Gallery, video: Honoring Mary during the annual May Crowning

On Mother’s Day weekend, May 11-12, 2024, Mary, the Mother of God, was honored in our parish at the annual May Crowning. At all three Masses, children who recently received their First Holy Communion participated in the event that dates back decades in our church. Thanks to Terri Panuccio for putting it all together.  

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Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel continues every Wednesday

The annual Nine-Week Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel continues each Wednesday through July 17. There is a guest homilist each week. Recitation of the rosary at 6:30 p.m. precedes the 7 p.m. Mass and novena. Here is the schedule for the novena: May 22: Guest homilist the Rev. Joe Salerno. May 29: Guest […]