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All Saints Church garden honors memory of children

Bronze statue of dove highlights contemplative spot By Tom Maguire Associate editor A moment of silence befits a Garden of Peace.    Three weekends ago, All Saints Church in Syracuse dedicated and blessed the little garden that honors the memory of children born and unborn.    After each of the three weekend…


St. Joseph’s plans renovations, expansion, new programs

Dr. Merola kicks off fundraising effort with $3 million gift Submitted by St. Joseph’s Health St. Joseph’s Health has kicked off its $20 million 150th Anniversary Capital Campaign. This is the organization’s most determined philanthropic endeavor yet, with key projects in three areas: cardiovascular, breast care, and nursing education.    St. Joseph’s…


Caring for the ill is priceless gift for society, pope says

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY (CNS) -— Cancer prevention programs and campaigns need to reach everyone, Pope Francis said.    “Spreading a culture of life — made up of attitudes and behaviors — is greatly needed, a true culture (that is) of the people, serious, accessible…




New pastoral appointments announced

The Diocese of Syracuse released the following June 24:   Bishop Robert J. Cunningham is pleased to announce the latest pastoral appointments. They are: • Father Clifford H. Auth, pastor of St. Ann Church in Manlius, has been appointed pastor of the linked parishes of St. Mary Church and St….


Class of 2017 Valedictorians & Salutatorians

Class of 2017 Valedictorian: Yunting Fang Daughter of Jisheng Fang and Xiaoyun Wang. Yunting will be attending Cornell University to study Chemical Engineering. Yunting is president of the Sustainability Club, co-captain of the Mathletes team, and member of the 2017 Regional Champion and State-Qualifying Mock Trial Team. She is also…


BG goes back

Last month, more than 20 graduating seniors from Bishop Grimes Jr./Sr. High School — dressed in graduation gowns — returned to their Catholic elementary alma maters for special visits with grade-school students and staff.    “It was a success beyond all words for both our students and the students at…


Holy Family School celebrates its Fathers

Text and photos by Mary Babbles, Holy Family School The Holy Family School community joined together for a very special prayer service and celebration June 12.    The celebration was two-fold: First, we celebrated “Father Jason Day” as we prepared to say goodbye to our beloved Father Jason Hage after…


Decades of dedication

Sister Anna Mae Collins, CSJ, retires as principal of Notre Dame By Katherine Long Editor For Sister Anna Mae Collins, CSJ, her path was clear: “I always wanted to be a teacher,” she recalled.    Over more than four decades, Sister Anna Mae’s path brought her from teaching in a…