2012 News

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Catholic schools raise the standards

It is time once again to celebrate our Catholic schools! The last Sunday of January marks the beginning of Catholic Schools Week, the annual recognition and celebration of Catholic education. During the week, we draw attention to the value a Catholic school education provides for our young people and its…


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Kalaupapa

Last October, the Diocese of Syracuse was privileged to host Bishop Larry Silva and a group of pilgrims from Hawaii making their way to Rome to celebrate the canonization of St. Marianne Cope. During the visit, Bishop Silva expressed his desire to return that favor. On January 12, I was…



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…


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Wrapping the sick in prayer

Quilting ministry brings comfort to those who are ill By Dyann NashtonSun contributing writer    ONEIDA — Among quilters, there is a saying: “Blankets wrap you in warmth. Quilts wrap you in love.” At St. Patrick’s and St. Joseph’s Parish in Oneida, quilts also wrap you in prayer.    A…