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Obituary Sister Theresa Ann Gehringer, DSMP

Sister Theresa Ann Gehringer, DSMP, 64, passed away on Oct. 7, in Lake Zurich, Ill. She was born on Dec. 3, 1950 to Lewis and Margaret Gehringer of Detroit, Mich. Sister Theresa Ann made profession to the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence on Aug. 15, 1975. She served those…


Pilgrimage to Ireland

Bishop Robert J. Cunningham and the Catholic Sun led a pilgrimage to Ireland Oct. 1 to 10, taking 47 pilgrims across the Emerald Isle to experience its rich spiritual and cultural history. From Shannon to Dublin to Belfast, we saw churches and cathedrals, ruins and relics, the birthplaces of saints…



Preparing for a MERCY-ful Advent, Christmas

By Dyann Nashton, Contributing writer It is never too early to begin thinking about Christmas. Even before Halloween, a luncheon was held at The Good News Center in Utica to discuss the topic of “Saints and Sinners” and preparing for this special time of Christ’s birth. The discussion followed Mass…



St. Anthony’s hosts family picnic

ENDICOTT — Despite a slight drop in the temperature, members of St. Anthony’s Parish enjoyed spending time together at the parish’s annual family picnic held on Sept. 20.  Attendees enjoyed great food, fellowship and entertainment, as well as games and crafts for children and adults. Pictured below (left to right)…


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Obituary Sister Mary Lourdes Donovan, OSF

On Aug. 17, 2015, Sister Mary Lourdes Donovan, OSF, passed away at the health care center of St. Elizabeth Motherhouse in Allegany. She was born Bernice Anne Donovan on Aug. 17, 1928, in Utica, the daughter of Gerald F. and Anne O’Hare Donovan of Utica Growing up in Utica, Sister…


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Diocesan PCA planning information night

Pastoral council members, pastors, pastoral leaders, members of the pastoral care area (PCA) planning groups, parish staff and parish program coordinators are invited to a diocesan “Road Show” information night to discuss the PCA planning process for collaboration among parishes.  Leaders in the office of Adult Faith Formation, Inter-Parish programs…


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Exploring Catholic Faith discussion series

UTICA — “Go therefore and teach…exploring the Catholic faith,” a new education series sponsored by Historic Old St. John’s Church in Utica, will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 20 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the parish center on John St. next to the church, 240 Bleecker St., Utica. The event is open…


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Sister Miriam James Heidland, SOLT, to speak at conference

By Sheila O’Connor-Ambrose, Ph.D. Our Lady of Lourdes, Utica Pope Francis, during his historic US visit last month, reminded us that God is restless for our hearts: “Jesus keeps knocking on our doors, the doors of our lives. He doesn’t do this by magic, with special effects, with flashing lights…