2012 News

Lighting the way

The “Rosary 10” are on a quest for peace By Dyann Nashton Sun contributing writer It started out as a song. Then it was two songs. Then with music resonating in their hearts, just a handful of Most Holy Rosary School’s children decided they could light up the world for…


Hungry for help

Without long-term support, Assumption Food Pantry faces closure Pasta, rice and canned vegetables were among the staples Santi and Januka Sapkot selected during their visit to the food pantry at the Franciscan Church of the Assumption on Syracuse’s north side Dec. 4. The items, the couple said, would help create…


‘Unsung heroes in our midst’

Honored with Immaculata Awards Lay volunteers from more than 60 parishes across the diocese were honored with Immaculata Awards  for service during a special vespers service and awards ceremony at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse Dec. 9.    Created and first presented by Bishop Robert Cunningham in…


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Assumption Food Pantry needs your help to stay open

 By Katherine LongSun editor    The food pantry at the Franciscan Church of the Assumption in Syracuse is in a “dire situation” and needs immediate support in order to stay open past Jan. 1, according to Brother Nick Spano, OFM Conv., who oversees the ministry.   The pantry has seen a…


St. Mary’s sends supplies

After Hurricane Sandy devastated communities downstate, St. Mary’s of the Lake Church in Skaneateles wanted to do something “to really help those in need,” said Maura Molnar, catechetical leader at the parish.    Parishioner Amy Neumann contacted the Church of St. Clare in Staten Island and learned of the needs…


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Shining lights

Catholic Schools Office to honor six individuals at Light the Way Dinner   Six individuals will be honored for their service to Catholic education at the seventh annual Light the Way Dinner at the Oncenter in Syracuse Jan. 25.    The event, hosted by the Catholic Schools of the Diocese…


Candy after Sandy

Students in Endicott send Halloween to New Jersey By Deacon Tom PiccianoSun contributing writer      ENDICOTT — Students at Seton Catholic at All Saints School in Endicott are reaching out to children at a school in New Jersey, where Hurricane Sandy passed through in late October. Some 6,000 pieces…



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Indulgences for Year of Faith announced

By Katherine LongSun editor    Pope Benedict XVI has granted plenary indulgences for Catholics who fulfill special requirements during the Year of Faith, Bishop Robert Cunningham has announced.    An indulgence is “a remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven”(Catechism of…


Our Lady of Good Counsel steps up

Endicott church gets a facelift By Deacon Tom PiccianoSun contributing writer    ENDICOTT — Father Michael Galuppi, pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel (OLGC), easily jogged down a set of new, dry steps in front of the church on a recent sunny afternoon. But even when the snows of winter…