2003 Archives

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Decades of Faith

Dec. 18, 2003Decades of FaithBy Kristen Fox / SUN contributing writersSUN photo(s) Paul FinchNeighborhood rosary group celebrates 25 years of coming together in prayer A group of women living in Syracuse have discovered a way to forge faith and friendships: praying the rosary. “The rosary brought us together,” said Helen…


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Gift of Giving

Dec. 11-17, 2003Gift of GivingBy Eileen Jevis/ SUN staff writerStudents at Seton Catholic Central spread cheer among their peers BINGHAMTON — When Kathy Pfaffenbach’s children came to her four years ago and expressed their concern about the lack of assistance given to teens in Broome County, she told them to…


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Leaving Footprints

Dec. 4-10, 2003Leaving FootprintsBy Kristen Fox / SUN contributing writersSUN photo(s) Paul FinchTrinity Catholic School strives to educate the entire child Oswego, NY — Small inspirational banners have decorated Trinity Catholic School since the school year began in September. They contain phrases like “Taste the soup,” and “We leave footprints…


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We Are All One

Dec. 4-10, 2003We Are All OneBy Kristen Fox / SUN contributing writersSUN photo(s) Chuck WainwrightAfrican Mass gives a glimpse of culture priests bring to the diocese A Solemnity of Christ the King African Mass was celebrated on Nov. 23 at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Syracuse. Father Edward Owusu Ansah,…


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Man with a Mission

Dec. 4-10, 2003VOL 122 NO. 43Man with a MissionBy Eileen Jevis/ SUN staff writerBrother Peter Daino, SM, believes in miracles. They are the foundation of his life. It is, in fact, the name of the mission that Brother Daino and his team of Marianists started in 1999 in Karonga, Malawi….


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‘Tis the Season

Dec. 11-17, 2003VOL 122 NO. 44‘Tis the SeasonBlessed Sacrament fifth grader Alanna Hurley,10, lights the Advent candle before the start of schoolBy Kristen Fox / SUN contributing writersSUN photo(s) Paul Finch“Make ready the way of the Lord, clear Him a straight path.” — Mark 1:3 It is easy to see…


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Homeless for the Holidays

Dec. 18, 2003Homeless for the HolidaysBy Eileen Jevis/ SUN staff writerSUN photo(s) Paul Finch“He who has compassion on the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his good deeds.” (Prov 19:17) The Salvation Army’s Emergency Shelter on Salina Street in Syracuse was a beehive of activity…


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Love of Life

Nov. 13-19, 2003Love of LifeBy Eileen Jevis/ SUN staff writerTeacher faces end of life with courage and strong beliefs The students at Bishop Ludden Junior/High School know what “P.B.U.T.C.” stands for. They’ve been hearing it recited to them day after day, year after year by religious education teacher Catherine Millington….


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Set Them Ablaze!

By Father John Donovan/ SUN contributing writerI will start with; I don’t like crowds! About fifteen years ago, while the Parochial -Vicar at St. Anthony of Padua in Endicott, I stated to the liturgy committee that I had an idea. My suggestion was to surround the church building, parking lot…


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The River of Life

By Father John Donovan/ SUN contributing writerGrowing up, the Susquehanna River was parallel to my street and perpendicular to the dead end of Shelby Street. Directly across the river was the sewage treatment plant. Although I was not allowed to go pass the last white house on the right, the…