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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 […]

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Our parish heritage, Part 2 : Father Castelli builds church from ground up

This is the second in a series of articles highlighting the history of our parish leading up to its 125th anniversary. Read Part 1 here. 1896-1903 With large and small monetary donations, and the sweat of those unable to give a financial contribution, a plot of land stretching from Catherine Street to Jay Street was […]

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Emily puts her best foot forward in everything she does

Emily loves being involved in many activities, but the one she loves the most is dancing. She has made many good friends in dance, including teachers and other girls. Most importantly, it has taught to never give up. Note to readers: Diocesan guidelines prohibit the publication of last names, parents and siblings full names, and […]

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A conversation with Tony Leone: ‘I enjoy being involved’

It seems as if everyone knows Tony Leone. That’s probably because Tony makes it a point to get to know everyone he meets. And he meets a lot of people through the business he has operated for years, the political positions he has held, the community service he treasures and through the parish he loves. […]

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Unmasked: Surviving at home during the pandemic

By FRAN PERRITANO Maria Quintal is quite talented. In addition to being part of the Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament Music Ministry, she has two black belts and is a retired state trooper. And now, during the early part of the coronavirus pandemic, she was helping others. “I have been sewing cotton surgical-style face masks […]

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Here’s what you need to know about weekend, weekday Masses

We have stopped registration for weekend Mass, but if you come to church you must sign in at the door. This is part of the contact tracing that we are required to perform. Should someone in attendance subsequently get diagnosed with COVID-19, we will be able to inform you of the potential exposure.  When you […]

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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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Our parish heritage, Part 1: Mount Carmel 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 […]