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Theology Uncorked event scheduled for July 11 in Utica

     A Theology Uncorked session with talk, food, and wine is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, on the back patio at Mohawk Valley Winery at 706 Varick St., Utica. The rain date is July 18.    It will be a casual gathering for adults 40-plus at the…


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All Saints School honors 3 retiring faculty members

     All Saints Catholic Elementary School in Endicott honored the careers of three retiring members of the staff with a luncheon June 21.    Teachers Cathy Paige (42 years of service), Cathy Hoeflein (25 years), and Carol Southard (24 years) were thanked for their years of service to the Catholic Schools of…


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Two programs slated at Dominican Retreat & Conference Center

    The Dominican Retreat & Conference Center in Niskayuna, N.Y., has two programs scheduled in July.    “Sung Vespers in the Spirit of Taize,” presented by the Dominican Sisters, is set for 7-8 p.m. July 20 at the center, at 1945 Union St. There will be a free-will offering….


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Obituary Sister John Loretta Sinnott, CSJ

   Sister John Loretta Sinnott, CSJ, 92, died Monday, June 12, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Provincial House, Latham. She had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 73 years.    Sister John Loretta, the former Shirley Elizabeth Sinnott, was born on Feb. 18, 1925, in Utica, the oldest…


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Annual golf day benefits Westside Kitchen in Utica

   Get your foursome together now for a golf day Sunday, July 16. It’s a Nolan Family Memorial to benefit Mother Marianne’s Westside Kitchen in Utica.    The St. Joseph-St. Patrick Church Annual Golf Event will be held at noon at Hidden Valley Golf Club in Whitesboro. Special guests will…


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Clergy training day to focus on healthcare for vulnerable populations

   The annual Clergy Day training session June 21 sponsored by Upstate University Hospital’s Center for Spiritual Care will focus on cutting-edge initiatives in healthcare for vulnerable populations.    The 25th annual Rev. Jerry Shave Clergy Day is free for clergy, seminarians, chaplains, and lay pastoral caregivers. It begins with registration starting…



Centennial for Cortland’s St. Anthony of Padua

St. Anthony of Padua Church in Cortland will hold a Centennial Mass of Thanksgiving at 9:30 a.m. June 11, with Bishop Robert J. Cunningham presiding.    The St. Anthony’s Festival will be held June 10 and 11. St. Anthony’s Feast Day Mass will be at 6 p.m. June 13.   …


CBA hosts UND coach Muffet McGraw

Submitted by Judy Salamone    Approximately 170 Christian Brothers Academy females in grades 7-12 recently attended a question-and-answer discussion, “Girls Compete, Women Empower,” with University of Notre Dame head women’s basketball coach Muffet McGraw and a panel of alumni from CBA and Notre Dame.    “The purpose of the discussion…


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Diocesan statement regarding Felix Colosimo

   The diocese released the following statement June 2, following a report published on syracuse.com that Matthew Strzepek had filed a lawsuit against the diocese and Felix Colosimo, claiming abuse by Colosimo when Strzepek was a child 30 years ago:    “The Diocese of Syracuse received an allegation of abuse from Matthew Strzepek against Felix…