2005 archives

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In the Works

Dec. 8-14, 2005In the WorksFather Stephen Wirkes , pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Fulton, delivers his presentation at the Dec. 3 kick-off breakfast for the 2007 Sacred Heart Family ConferenceBy Connie Cissell/ SUN editorSUN photo(s) Paul FinchDiocese will Host National 2007 Sacred Heart Family Conference LIVERPOOL — The Holiday…


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Rediscovering Lost Love

Dec. 15-21, 2005Rediscovering Lost LoveBy Claudia Mathis/ SUN staff writerSUN photo(s) Paul FinchRetrouvaille Program Offers Hope for Troubled Marriages VESTAL — Shawn and Kim Doyle know the Retrouvaille program works because it saved their marriage. They were on the verge of a divorce after 18 years of marriage and their…


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To Lourdes for a Weekend

Dec. 15-21, 2005To Lourdes for a WeekendBy Connie Cissell/ SUN editorLourdes Volunteers will offer a Retreat Weekend at Christ the King Retreat Center For those who want to experience a Lourdes retreat but who may not be able to arrange to fly across the Atlantic, a weekend retreat in early…


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Feeling the Pain

Dec. 15-21, 2005Feeling the PainBy Connie Cissell/ SUN editorThere is a Prayer Group within the Diocese that reports Mystic Happenings LIVERPOOL — As much as one might want to discount all stories about bleeding and oiling statues as myth, there are many other people who believe unconditionally that these things…


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A Matter of Orientation

Dec. 15-21, 2005A Matter of OrientationBy Luke Eggleston/ SUN staff writerLocal Clergy React to Controversial Church Document on Homosexuality The Vatican recently released a document concerning homosexuality and the criteria for admitting men into the seminary. The full title of the Vatican’s English translation is “Instruction Concerning the Criteria for…


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Credit Where it’s Due

Dec. 15-21, 2005Credit Where it’s DueBy Claudia Mathis/ SUN staff writerSUN photo(s) Paul FinchBishop Ludden Junior/Senior High School Initiates Student of the Month Program When John Bruzdzinski began working as assistant principal of Bishop Ludden Junior/Senior High School last July, he realized that something should be done to recognize the…


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Way Beyond A-B-C

Dec. 15-21, 2005Way Beyond A-B-CBy Our Lady of Lourdes School staff/ SUN contrubuting writerSUN photo(s) submittedOLOL School Uses Montessori Method to Prepare Children for Lifetime of Learning There is nothing more refreshing than a room full of eager little faces, brimming with questions and ready to learn. Of course, teaching,…


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In Sync

Dec. 15-21, 2005In SyncBy Claudia Mathis/ SUN staff writerSUN photo(s) Paul FinchCreighton Model FertilityCare System being Offered in the Diocese Joan Nolan is simply teaching what she has practiced for the last 26 years. As a fertility care specialist at the fertility center at Holy Family Parish in Syracuse, she…


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Angels in Disguise

Dec. 1-7, 2005Angels in DisguiseMembers of Christ Child Society have collected over 300 coats and 240 pairs of hand-knittedBy Claudia Mathis/ SUN staff writerSUN photo(s) Paul FinchChrist Child Society Provides Assistance to Needy Children in Oneida County Area UTICA — Members of the Utica chapter of the Christ Child Society…


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Shake, Rattle and Pray

Dec. 1-7, 2005Shake, Rattle and PrayBy Deacon Tom Picciano/ SUN contributing writerSUN photo(s) Kathryn DeuelSouthern Tier Parishes Combine to Present Noted Musician in Concert Endicott — Teens and their parents came together on Nov. 18 at Our Lady of Good Counsel to listen to a man dressed in a bright…