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Bishop Douglas Lucia’s letter on eradicating the sin of racism

The following was written by Bishop Douglas Lucia of the Roman Catholic Diocese in Syracuse:  A year ago, on the first Tuesday of June (June 4 to be exact), I was here in Syracuse for the announcement of my appointment as the 11th Bishop of Syracuse and my first news conference. I remember beginning to read my prepared […]

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Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament Parish is compiling a database of parishioners’ email addresses. This database will be used to contact parishioners in case of emergencies, important schedule changes or other pertinent information. The addresses and phone numbers will be used only by the parish and not shared with anyone. We ask all parishioners to […]

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Our parish history: Mount Carmel Church founded nearly 125 years ago.

“More Good News” is highlighting the history of our parish leading to its 125th anniversary. Here is Part One. We mark a significant milestone in 2021 — the 125th year of the birth of our parish. Although the first Mass celebrated in our building was in 1896, we can trace our lineage as far back […]

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Vincent, Anthony know being twins is something special

Vincent and Anthony T. are twins. Some of their interests are the same, while others are different. What they both agree on is they have a special connection. Vincent: Your favorite hobby is arts and crafts, and for a year you have had a Facebook page called “Vincent’s Corner.” What’s the website all about and […]

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Diocese of Syracuse Bishop Douglas Lucia visits parish for the first time

Diocese of Syracuse Bishop Douglas Lucia visited St. Mary of Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament Parish for the first time and celebrated Mass on Sept. 22 and 23. Lucia delivered the homily at weekend Masses and attended receptions in his honor after all services.  Though it was his first visit to Mount Carmel / Blessed […]

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With mom’s prayers, Jennifer Tran rediscovers her faith

Jennifer Tran was baptized Catholic as a baby and has been going to Mass all her life. She made her First Communion and was confirmed, but something was missing. She had her doubts about the faith. It wasn’t until she became a Eucharistic minister that everything fell into place and she found her way. You […]

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Bishop’s life changed after almost leaving seminary

On June 4, 2019, Pope Francis appointed Douglas Lucia to be the 11th bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse. He succeeds Bishop Robert Cunningham, who retired. The new bishop shepherds more than 220,000 Catholics who reside in seven counties of the diocese covering 5,479 square miles. It’s been quite a journey for a […]

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‘A Parent’s Prayer:’ Words of wisdom for adults, children to contemplate

I have a vision. It is of all of us standing before the Lord on judgment day. And the Lord will say: “I was hungry and you fed me, thirsty and you gave me drink, naked and you clothed me, homeless and you sheltered me, imprisoned and you visited me.” Puzzled, we will respond: “When, […]

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Chris Gray loves to share her faith with young people

Chris Gray had a bit of a late start in her faith, but since her teen years she has been guided by God and her faith. She now shares those beliefs with others, especially young people. Mount Carmel was your parents’ original parish. You really started to attend church when you were a teen and […]