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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…


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…


FrancisCorps cleans up

FrancisCorps ’14 (FC14) volunteers are responding to Hurricane Sandy’s devastation in New Jersey and Staten Island with a cleaning supplies collection in Syracuse.    FrancisCorps, a yearlong Franciscan lay volunteer program, is headquartered at the Franciscan Church of the Assumption on Syracuse’s north side. It is currently directed by Friar…


A home, and hope

By Claudia MathisStaff writer       Bob Birchmyer, a former resident of homeless shelters, is the happiest he’s been in a long time. He now has a place to hang his hat, a real home. He has lived in The Possibilities Home on Midland Avenue in Syracuse for the last month….


Faith and fun:

Diocese hosts first middle school youth rally By Katherine LongSun editor St. Joseph the Worker Church in Liverpool was filled with nearly 200 young people when the first ever diocesan-wide middle school rally was held there Nov. 2.    “We wanted to provide an opportunity for the increasing amount of…


Leaves fallen, but not forgotten

By Katherine LongSun editor For more than 30 years, the Kateri Tekakwitha Committee at St. Lucy’s Church has sponsored the Fallen Leaves Mass, a special Native American memorial liturgy to honor loved ones who have passed away. But this year’s Nov. 3 Mass was particularly meaningful: it was the first…


Back to Basics: Faith from the Heart

Editor’s note: Throughout the Year of Faith, Rev. Mr. Christopher Seibt will offer a series of columns based on the reflection series “Catholicism Today” that he gave during First Friday devotions at St. James Church while on pastoral year. This is the second column in the series.   St. Marianne…




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13 ‘good habits’

Editor’s note: Members of the Sisters of Life recently spent several days in the diocese. Kelly Colangelo, Program Coordinator for Youth and Young Adult Ministry in the diocese, accompanied them during much of their visit. She offers her reflection on the time they shared here. The Sisters of Life share…