St. Mary’s students raise money to help a child in need By Pat Shea Associate Editor Second grade student Mario Citra, 7; first grade student, Nora Cass, 6; and kindergartener Luke Locke, 5, from St. Mary’s Academy in Baldwinsville have never met Layla Hughes, but they think about her and…
By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service BANGUI, Central African Republic (CNS) — Put down the weapons of war and work for justice, Pope Francis urged the people of the Central African Republic.
By Pat Shea Associate editor The Diocesan Pastoral Council (DPC), composed of pastoral council and ministry representatives from across the diocese, gathered at Bishop Grimes Jr./Sr. High School in East Syracuse Nov. 21 for its final meeting of 2015.
By Katherine Long Editor Pope Francis has spoken often about the beauty of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and he has made it an important part of the celebration of the Year of Mercy.
The Holy Door at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse was ceremonially sealed Nov. 22, in anticipation of its opening Dec. 13 in celebration of the Year of Mercy.
By Father Christopher Seibt Contributing writer Editor’s note: Pope Francis has declared an Extraordinary Jubilee, a Holy Year of Mercy, which will begin Dec. 8 and conclude Nov. 20, 2016. Father Christopher Seibt will explore various aspects of the jubilee in a series of Sun columns throughout the year….
On the occasion of the parish’s 50th anniversary, Father Joseph Clemente, Deacon John Bowden and Pastoral Council 50th Anniversary Celebration Committee members Ed Weber, Lori Rolince, Cheryl Michalski, Joe Mingin, Marie Iadanza and Paula Praskey share the story of Our Lady of Peace Church.
PHILADELPHIA — The Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools announced Nov. 10 that the Syracuse Diocesan Schools in Syracuse, N.Y., earned accreditation, the gold standard for measuring and evaluating school performance.
By Katherine Long Editor Andrea Marshall, the director of development at Bishop Ludden Jr./Sr. High School, and her daughter Ava, 7, are parishioners of Holy Family Church in Syracuse. Ava was adopted into her forever family with Andrea on Dec. 10, 2008, at seven weeks old. The Sun sat down…
Interview by Katherine Long Editor Jen Bryz-Gornia and Joe Denkenberger, parishioners of St. James Church in Syracuse, attended the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia Sept. 22 to 25 as winners of a diocesan-sponsored contest. The couple, married nine years, also brought their sons, Wally, 3, and John, now 1, to Philly.