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Leadership and planning expert to speak in diocese

By Katherine Long Editor Early on in his 30 years of social action ministry, Dan Ebener realized something important: “You can’t just lead the change that you want to see,” he said. “You’ve got to develop leaders who are going to span out and lead that change from multiple directions.”

Funeral Mass celebrated for Father William P. Gleba

By Dyann Nashton Contributing writer    UTICA — The Mass of Christian Burial for Father William P. Gleba was celebrated at Holy Trinity Church Feb. 23, bringing his story full circle to the parish where he said his first Mass in 1958. The service was punctuated by comments and hymns…

Mercy House opens

By Deacon Tom Picciano Contributing writer    ENDICOTT — “Got to see what my old house looks like,” Father Matthew “Matt” Wieczorek said with a smile as he entered Mercy House of the Southern Tier Feb. 28.

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Annual IGNITE Catholic Men’s Conference to be held March 19

Provided by IGNITE Catholic Men’s Conference Wanted: Catholic men, ages 16 and up, seeking to fire up their faith! The Syracuse Roman Catholic Diocese will host IGNITE 2016 Catholic Men’s Conference, on Saturday, March 19, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the SRC Arena and Event Center, Syracuse….

Ireland pilgrimage: Glendalough and Dublin

Day four in Ireland was jam-packed. We started bright at early at Glendalough, exploring the remains of a monastic city. St. Kevin lived there as a hermit in the sixth century; eventually followers joined him, and a community grew up around them. The site holds remains of churches and other…

Ireland pilgrimage: Blarney

Just a wee post today. (Do I sound Irish yet? No, didn’t think so.) We spent the morning at Blarney Castle, where many of us kissed the Blarney Stone, said to bestow the gift of gab, the gift of eloquence or the ability to lie convincingly for seven long years….