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Information session for deaconate, lay ministers planned

A Formation for Ministry/Deacon Formation Information Seminar will take place from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at Holy Trinity Church, 1206 Lincoln Ave., Utica.  Are you curious about Formation for Ministry? Are you thinking about becoming a deacon? Information sessions include an overview of the Formation for Ministry program leading to commissioning as a […]

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Parish children receive First Reconciliation

Please keep the following children in your prayers as they celebrate the Sacrament of First Reconciliation. • Vincent Edward Arena • Natalie Maria Bottini • Caleb Anthony Cosamano • Evelyn Paige Durr • Makenly Olivia Fernalld • Rocco Anthony Fernalld • David Martin George • Madison Rose Golding • Nicholas Ryan Helmer • Petrucci Hpo […]

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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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Interested in priesthood or religious life? Online group might help

Are you a man age 18 to 35 and who might be interested in the priesthood or religious life but aren’t quite sure? The Diocese of Syracuse is conducting Online Discernment Groups to help you in your decision-making process. They will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. April 12 and May 10. If you’re […]

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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 […]

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Gallery: First Communion children make ‘warm fuzzy’ crosses

This has been such a difficult year for us all, especially the children. Because of the pandemic we have our second- and third-graders who will receive their First Communion in May. On Monday, Feb. 8, some of the children (and siblings, too!) learned that just as our family members are there to make us feel […]

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Our Parish Heritage, Part 4: Pizzoglio a man of action

This is the fourth in a series of articles highlighting the history of our parish leading to its 125th anniversary. Previous articles and issues of “More Good News” are available at www.mountcarmelblessedsacrament.com. 1934-1950 When Father William Pizzoglio became pastor in 1934, the parish had 2,035 families and 12,700 parishioners. His first endeavor was to conduct […]

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125th anniversary: Embracing the past, envisioning the future

In the late 19th century, Italian immigrants in Utica longed for their own church. Brick by brick, they toiled to erect their dream. On Dec. 20, 1896, they celebrated the first Mass in Santa Maria di Monte Carmela in the basement of the unfinished church. Now, 125 years later, generations have called this place home. […]

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Why have your marriage blessed in church? Here are a few reasons

A church is so much more than simply a venue for your wedding. Unique and special things become part of your marriage — on the day of the wedding and beyond. A church wedding will add a spiritual dimension to your marriage. The ceremony includes God and looks to God for help and guidance. Seeking […]