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CTK parishioners frost 70 dozen cookies for Rescue Mission

From our friends at Christ the King: Families at Christ the King Church in the Bayberry area of Liverpool gathered Sunday, December 3, to frost Christmas cookies for the Rescue Mission. Seventy dozen cookies were frosted in all. Following the frosting, our parish took part in the first-ever Bayberry Plaza Christmas…


Advent Reflection From Father Ken Kirkman: Week Two

Editor’s note: During Advent, Father Ken Kirkman will be offering weekly reflections at thecatholicsun.com to help us all prepare our hearts and minds during this season of anticipation and hope. This is the second reflection in the series. Read the first here. One of the refrains we will continue to hear throughout…





Advent reflection from Father Ken Kirkman: Week one

Editor’s note: Advent begins Dec. 3. Father Ken Kirkman will be offering weekly reflections at thecatholicsun.com to help us all prepare our hearts and minds during this season of anticipation and hope. This is the first reflection in the series. In the Gospel for the First Sunday of Advent, Jesus…


Teens from diocese attend ‘life-changing’ national gathering

By Katherine Long, Editor “An amazing experience to be with so many other young people that feel the way I do.” “A life-changing event.” “10 out of 10, would recommend to a friend.” “Filled with the Holy Spirit seeing faith running through the young Church.” “It was a great weekend; you…


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In memoriam: Msgr. James McCloskey

Msgr. James McCloskey, 96, died Nov. 25, 2017. A priest of the Diocese of Syracuse for 71 years, his ministry included service as parochial vicar of Our Lady of Pompei, St. Peter, St. Daniel, and St. Therese, all in Syracuse; and as pastor of Christ the King in Liverpool, Holy Family…


New home of Catholic Charities of Oswego County blessed

FULTON — Catholic Charities of Oswego County (CCOC) hosted a ribbon cutting and open house at its new location Nov. 9, with Bishop Robert J. Cunningham opening the event with a blessing. CCOC recently relocated its services to 808 W. Broadway in Fulton, the former Cayuga Community College and Center…