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Please respect parking rules around parish campus

Now that the diocese has lifted most COVID restrictions and more people are returning to weekend Mass, now is a good time to review parish parking regulations: There is NO PARKING in the driveway in front of the garage near the Scalabrini Center on Jay Street. There is NO PARKING in the fire lane at […]

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Attention families: Altar servers are needed

Now that most COVID protocols have been lifted in our diocese and church, altar servers can return. Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament has a wonderful tradition of dedicated youngsters and young people who serve weekend Mass and special services. We only have a handful of servers remaining, and they have been sent an email about […]

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Gallery: 16 young adults receive the Sacrament of Confirmation

Sixteen young adults were confirmed by Bishop Douglas Lucia on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament. Here are those who received the gifts of the Holy Spirit through the Sacrament of Confirmation and their sponsors. Santino José Alsante —Anthony Alsante Ty Michael Bonner —Edward Bonner Paul Paul Caruso, Jr. —Michelle Koehler […]

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Year of challenges leads to joyful celebrations

By TERRI PANUCCIO Preparing children for their First Communion during a pandemic has proven to be a challenge — but ultimately very rewarding. From New York state being completely shut down, to slowly opening with restrictions in place, I had to rethink my approach to the Faith Formation program, not only in educating students in […]

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PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE: After 125 years, it’s time to look beyond ourselves

St. Mary of Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament Parish celebrates and recognizes its 125th anniversary in this year of 2021, we are reminded of the importance of not only looking back, but also looking toward the future. There is much to be proud and grateful. The significance of this Catholic parish in the lives, education […]

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We’re looking for volunteers to join our funeral service teams

Over the past several months, many of our parishioners have volunteered to help at our funeral services. We have formed a quartet of musicians, have several lectors who read when families are small or too burdened to find readers, have Eucharistic ministers at every funeral, and people who serve as greeters and registrants. Together, we […]

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Consider donating $125 to parish in celebration of 125th anniversary

Over the last 125 years, our parish has been cherished as a jewel in East Utica. It is a jewel with needs to be addressed as it continues moving into the years ahead. As with any Catholic parish, there are programs, upkeep of buildings and many other expenses that all need attention. As a part […]

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Immaculata Award presented to Joe and Laurie Siniscarco

Laurie and Joe Siniscarco received the 2020 Diocese of Syracuse Immaculata Award during the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, March 21. It was presented to them by Father Jim. The award usually is given out at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse, but the event did not take place last year due to […]

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Prayer in honor of St. Joseph

Oh God, you joined St. Joseph to the life of Mary in caring for the child Jesus. Joseph listened to you and to his dreams. He was able to discern the messages you sent to him and he followed your direction throughout his life. He led his family in holiness and in honest work. He […]

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Where Are They Now? Hayley Oliver making a difference.

We have a new feature in “More Good News” titled “Where Are They Now.” It highlights some of the “Next Generation” young people we have featured over the past 10 years. This issue catches up with Hayley Oliver, who we featured in the Fall 2014 issue. It’s been a little over six years since you […]