Gallery, video: Celebrating the Feast of Santa Rosalia

Members of the Santa Rosalia Society, parishioners and friends celebrated the Feast of Santa Rosalia on Saturday, Aug. 27. The 4:30 p.m. Mass attracted many, and special music was sung in honor of Rosalia. A procession following Mass with the statue and Red Band traveled from the church to the renovated chapel at the corner […]


Gallery, video from the parish festival and procession

After a two-year absence, the Italian Festival returned to Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament. The event was blessed with beautiful weather and big crowds, who returned in droves to what once was an annual celebration until the pandemic hit two years ago. Here are some images from the festivities and a video of the Procession […]


Congratulations to these graduates from our parish

It’s that time of the year to congratulate and honor those young people in our parish who have moved on to the next phase of their lives. Mark VanDeusen Graduate: Westmoreland High School. Parents: Rob and Sandy VanDeusen. Degree, honors, awards: Advanced Regents diploma, graduated in the top 10 percent of his class with a […]


Gallery: 12 parish young adults and other teens receive Confirmation

Fifty-five young adults received the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation Thursday, May 19, at Historic Old St. John’s Church in Utica. The teenagers were from five parishes in the city: St. John’s, St. Mary of Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament, St. Anthony-St. Agnes, St. Joseph & St. Patrick and St. Mark’s. Bishop Emeritus […]


Gallery: Father Rose talks about aging and spirituality

The Rev. John Rose presented a program titled “Spiritual Wisdom in Our Aging Years” on Wednesday, May 11, in the Salerno Room. More than 40 people attended. Father Rose served as our pastor from 2003-2009. He is a 1964 graduate of New Hartford High School and is celebrating his 50th year as a priest. He […]


Parents planning to christen babies must attend baptism session

Baptism is the first sacrament of initiation. It is a beautiful ceremony that welcomes the baby (or adult) into the Catholic faith and to free them from the original sin that we were all born with. It links you to the grace and love of God. Symbols of water, light and oil are used. We have […]