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Video: Merry Christmas from our elementary students

This video was compiled by students, parents and catechists in Terri Panuccio’s K-6 Faith Formation program. It was edited and produced by Terri’s daughter Nicole.

Antonio Ricco and his grandmother Phyllis Ricco
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Antonio Ricco a doer – and a thinker

Antonio Ricco is a busy young man attending college, participating in many activities and has hopes of going to law school. He does take time, however, to contemplate on the deeper meanings in life and society. You’re a sophomore at the College of the Holy Cross. Needless to say, it hasn’t been a typical year […]

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Ushers take on new role, responsibilities amid pandemic

(Above: Barbara Jo Carino is in charge of the parish ushers.) Barbaro Joe Carino wanted to become an usher more than 20 years ago. There was one obstacle, however, she encountered — she’s a woman. “I wanted to be an usher for a while, but ushers were only men,” Barbara Jo said. “Every week, (the […]

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Former parishioner writes children’s book on Italian immigrants

John Decio DeCotis, a former Utican and parishioner of Mount Carmel Church, has written a children’s book “Decio Comes to America.” John said the book book reflects the experiences of the Italian immigrants who came to the United States in the early 1900s and is based on his grandfather Decio DeCotis’ journey to Utica. These immigrants […]

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Video remembrance: Honoring our beloved deceased

During November, we revere all the saints and pray for all souls. In our parish each year during this month, we honor all those who were buried from our church during the past year. This video pays tribute to those who passed into God’s hands from Oct. 1, 2019, through Sept. 30, 2020. We remember […]

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Meet our Faith Formation catechists for 2020-21 school year

As we begin a new Faith Formation year, we would like to acknowledge and thank our catechists who dedicate their time to share and teach our Catholic faith to the children and teens in our parish. Kindergarten: Graceann Guzski. First grade: Nicole Panuccio. Second grade: Lisa Hyatt and MaryLisa Vella. Third grade: Michelle Commisso. Fourth […]

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$23,000 collected for Hope Appeal; we’re still short

So far, more than $23,000 has been collected for the 2020 Hope Appeal. But we’re still about $13,000 short of the parish’s assessment. We thank those who have contributed during this difficult time, and ask those that haven’t to please consider it. The Diocese of Syracuse’s appeal funds ministries, programs and services that help thousands […]

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As flu season arrives, don’t come to Mass if you’re not well

As the weeks go by, more and more people are returning to Mass in our parish. We thank you very much for adhering to our safety protocols, including wearing masks, signing in and social distancing. Now, we have to be particularly vigilant as the flu season is upon us and COVID-19 still is a serious […]

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Are you thinking about fully joining the Catholic Church?

Do you know someone who might be thinking about becoming a Roman Catholic and would like to know more about it? Or maybe that person was baptized in the Catholic faith but never has been confirmed or received the Eucharist. Or just maybe that person was baptized in another faith but wishes to become Catholic […]

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Getting married? Check out our parish’s Wedding Planning Guide

Congratulations! Your parish family at Mount Carmel/ Blessed Sacrament is very happy that you have chosen to have your marriage blessed before God within our parish community. Because you have chosen to celebrate this special moment in your lives in a church setting, only sacred music can be chosen for the wedding ceremony. One popular […]