2008 Archives

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Beginning a new career within the diocese

By Claudia MathisSUN staff writer Jackie Schiano, former staff accountant at the Diocesan Finance Department, is wearing a new hat these days. Schiano succeeded Donna Dwyer as the Safe Environment Administrator of the Diocesan Safe Environment Program on Dec. 15. The Safe Environment Program is responsible for protecting children and…


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Help and healing

New coordinator is named to the Diocesan Victim Assistance Office By Claudia MathisSUN staff writer On Dec. 4, Nuala Collins succeeded Teresa Secreti as coordinator of the Diocesan Victim Assistance Office. Collins has brought extensive experience working with individuals and organizations, specifically in the area of crisis intervention, to her…


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2007 Year in Review

Compiled By  Luke eggleston & Claudia MathisSUN staff writers January• Sister Kathleen Marie O’Hare, OSF, died Jan. 3 at Jolenta Convent in Syracuse. Sister Kathleen ministered at Assumption School, the Convent School and Maria Regina College as well as St. Joseph Hospital before retiring to Jolenta Convent.• Father John Daley,…


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Saint James Middle School

More learning, more fun by george clancySUN contributing writer JOHNSON CITY — St. James Middle School is a spiritual and academic community based on the beliefs, practices, and traditions of the Roman Catholic faith.  We welcome all families who share our values and who seek a faith-based, scholarly education for…


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Jesus’ Gift

By Connie CissellSUN editor Much secular debate surrounds the Catholic Church’s teaching on the Eucharist. What appears to Protestants and other denominations to be a thin, brittle piece of bread and a cup of wine holds a much more significant meaning to Catholics. When a priest consecrates the bread and…


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A monument to service and education

New St. Ignatius statue at Le Moyne reflects college’s Jesuit identity By luke egglestonSUN editor Statues of St. Ignatius of Loyola are standard at Jesuit institutions throughout the world. Although a statue of the Jesuit order’s patron and founder stands in Grewen Hall on the Le Moyne campus, the school…


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Help at last!

St. Joseph/St. Patrick Church launches soup kitchen By Claudia Mathis  SUN staff writer UTICA — “It was the answer to our prayers,” said St. Joseph/St. Patrick Parishioner, Katie Koscinski. She was referring to the grand opening on March 17 of Mother Marianne’s West Side Kitchen, a soup kitchen serving the…


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Messenger for life

Leukemia survivor testifies to the value of cord blood treatment By luke eggleston  SUN staff writer Ten years ago, Stephen Sprague’s life was saved by what could have been considered — at the time — a miracle of faith and science. Although cord blood cells have been used to treat…