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Obituary: Sister Carol Anne Porter, CSJ

     Sister Carol Anne Porter, CSJ, (Sister John Robert), 79, died Friday, December 22, 2017, at The Hospice Inn, St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany. She had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 59 years.    Sister Carol was born on July 26, 1938, in Albany, daughter of…


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Obituary: Sister Rose Ann (Rose Anthony) Renna, OSF

Sister Rose Ann Renna, OSF, went home to God on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Francis House in Syracuse, New York.      Sister was born in Jersey City, New Jersey to Ralph and Adeline (Carbone) Renna. She was 80 years old and had been a Sister of St. Francis for 62 years….


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Oswego parish holds Intergenerational Advent Event

Submitted by Patricia Barnett    On Dec. 3, the Embracing Families of St. Joseph and St. Stephen the King in Oswego celebrated their first Intergenerational Advent Event at St. Joseph’s Parish Center. The Faith Formation Office of the linked parishes has identified bringing families together as one of its primary…


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Diocese of Syracuse Deaf Ministry Interpreted Mass Schedule

The Immaculate Conception Church 400 Salt Springs Rd. Fayetteville, N.Y. 13066 12/24: 4 p.m. St. Peter’s-St. Mary’s 200 N. James St. Rome, N.Y. 13440 12/24: 10 a.m. 12/24: 5 p.m. St. Paul’s 16 Park Ave. Whitesboro, N.Y. 13492 12/24: 11 a.m. 12/24: 10 p.m. St. Thomas 150 Clinton Rd. New…


Ecumenical evening offers lessons and carols

Various cultures and traditions on display at St. Vincent de Paul Submitted by Carl M. Oropallo   On Dec. 3, St. Vincent de Paul Church in Syracuse held its annual Multi-Cultural Celebration of Lessons and Carols, an Advent Evening of Prayer. The celebration draws upon lessons common to the whole…


The Light will be On for You December 18

Submitted by the Diocese of Syracuse: Parishes across the seven-county Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse will participate in the annual Light is On for You campaign on Monday, December 18. Parishes generally offer extended hours for the Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) on one evening during Advent and Lent. Participating parishes…




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Bundles of goodness at Binghamton parishes

   BINGHAMTON — The Binghamton Parishes of St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Patrick offered gifts for parishioners and also needy families at Thanksgiving.    On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving volunteers bundled loaves of bread, candles, and prayer cards. A dozen volunteers assembled 160 bundles, which were blessed at the Thanksgiving…


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Father Joseph Salerno to speak at Theology Uncorked! session

   UTICA — Father Joseph Salerno, pastor of Our Lady of the Rosary and Our Lady of Lourdes churches, will be the guest speaker Dec. 12 at Theology Uncorked! at the Mohawk Valley Winery.    Theology Uncorked! is defined as a “conversation for the believers, the curious and the skeptics.”…