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 […]


We’re looking for computer-savvy people to help live stream Masses

We are recording our last online Mass and soon will be moving to live streaming the 4:30 p.m. Saturday Mass. We are looking for help from people who are computer savvy and are willing to work the software for the live stream. We would like to have several people available to set a schedule to […]


Triduum in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel: View all 3 ceremonies

This is the final part of the triduum in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel leading up to her feast day July 16. Parts 1 and 2 and novena prayers are below. Week 2 of the novena: Benediction Week 1 of the novena: The Living Rosary Novena Prayers to Our Lady of Mount Carmel […]


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 […]


Remembering MaryBeth LaNeve and a life well lived

By FATHER JIM You might enjoy the little “Wise & Otherwise” in this week’s bulletin about the “perfect priest.” There really is no priest or pastor that is totally perfect — no person would be found to be perfect. What I know is that our late parish secretary, MaryBeth LaNeve, has been much appreciated and […]


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 […]


Send us your email address to stay informed of parish news

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]