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Leadership and planning expert to speak in diocese

By Katherine Long Editor Early on in his 30 years of social action ministry, Dan Ebener realized something important: “You can’t just lead the change that you want to see,” he said. “You’ve got to develop leaders who are going to span out and lead that change from multiple directions.”

Funeral Mass celebrated for Father William P. Gleba

By Dyann Nashton Contributing writer    UTICA — The Mass of Christian Burial for Father William P. Gleba was celebrated at Holy Trinity Church Feb. 23, bringing his story full circle to the parish where he said his first Mass in 1958. The service was punctuated by comments and hymns…

Mercy House opens

By Deacon Tom Picciano Contributing writer    ENDICOTT — “Got to see what my old house looks like,” Father Matthew “Matt” Wieczorek said with a smile as he entered Mercy House of the Southern Tier Feb. 28.

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Annual IGNITE Catholic Men’s Conference to be held March 19

Provided by IGNITE Catholic Men’s Conference Wanted: Catholic men, ages 16 and up, seeking to fire up their faith! The Syracuse Roman Catholic Diocese will host IGNITE 2016 Catholic Men’s Conference, on Saturday, March 19, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the SRC Arena and Event Center, Syracuse….

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Unity Acres Annual Dinner

April 14 • Unity Acres Annual Dinner at All Saints Church Parish Center, 1342 Lancaster Ave., Syracuse, 5:30 p.m. $50 per person. All proceeds benefit the Acres, a house of hospitality for men in need in Orwell, N.Y. Visit to learn more.

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Open House at Holy Cross Academy

March 6 • Open House at Holy Cross Academy, 4020 Barrington Rd., Oneida, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The school will offer an open house where families can meet teachers, students and parents and find out whether HCA is right for them. For more information call (315) 363-1669 or visit

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Endicott-Vestal Nocturnal Adoration Society

March 5 • Endicott-Vestal Nocturnal Adoration Society, Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 701 W. Main St., Endicott, 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Group meets the first Saturday of each month. Join the group and make this a special Lent. High school students, young adults, and families are especially welcome to…

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Chicken & Biscuit Dinner

March 5 • Chicken & Biscuit Dinner at the Church of St. Michael & St. Peter, 4782 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. To benefit sister parish in Haiti. Dinner is buffet style and take-out is available. $10 for adults; $5 for children under 10; and free for…

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“Singing in the Rain”

March 4 and 5 • “Singing in the Rain” presented by Bishop Ludden Jr./Sr. High School, 815 Fay Rd., Syracuse. Performances Friday, March 4 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 5 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Students and seniors $8; adults $10.