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Eucharistic Ministers commissioned at Bishop Ludden

By Katherine Long Editor Continuing a longstanding tradition of faith and service at Bishop Ludden Jr./Sr. High School in Syracuse, a new class of senior Eucharistic Ministers was commissioned at the school’s All Saints Day Mass Nov. 1.    Father Dan Muscalino, who teaches religion, Latin, and Greek at Ludden,…




Holiday happenings at Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities agencies throughout the diocese serve the needs of their communities every day of the year, but the fall and winter months are times of special need. Listed below are just a few ways to find or offer support through Catholic Charities in the coming weeks. Broome County   …


Brewerton cartoonist makes America laugh

He’s ready to deliverhis lively talk at churches, schools By Tom Maguire Associate editor There is the Book of Life and then there are — one hopes — the not incompatible religious-cartoon books of Dan Reynolds, replete with puns and zany confessions — all of them forgivable.    The Brewerton artist’s…



‘Go forth’: Lay ministers commissioned

By Katherine Long Editor Two years of study and prayer concluded with contagious joy Nov. 4 as the diocese’s newest lay ecclesial ministers were commissioned by Bishop Robert J. Cunningham.    The commissioning ceremony at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception served as a graduation of sorts for the 22…


Deacon Falge preps prayer packets for vocations

Every year, he counts on the efforts of those who are homebound By Tom Maguire Associate editor The homebound, the elderly, and the sick have enormous power, Deacon John Falge says.     “Their prayers got me ordained,” he said. “What more could they ask? Like a big prayer to St. Jude…


Father Manno monitors seminarians’ progress

Radiating joy, he ensures that men conform to 4 pillars By Tom Maguire Associate editor One week in the fall and one week in the spring, Father John D. Manno heads to four seminaries to meet with diocesan men studying for the priesthood. He bears episcopal greetings and a message expressed mainly…