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Breast-cancer survivor to speak Oct. 2 at Holland Patent church

  October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and in recognition, Carol Hamlin Buczek, a local breast-cancer survivor, will be the St. Leo, St. Ann’s Altar Rosary Society’s guest speaker Oct. 2.   Buczek is actively involved with Making Strides against Breast Cancer, Relay for Life, and the American Cancer…


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Syracuse attorney wins Le Moyne Ignatian Award

Carl M. Oropallo very active at St. Vincent Parish  Staff report Carl M. Oropallo, a self-employed attorney in Syracuse, has always been open to helping distressed people. For his lifetime of charitable efforts, he recently received the Le Moyne College Ignatian Award for Community Service. “I was quite surprised and humbled when…


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Theology Uncorked!  set for Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Utica winery

  Father Sean P. O’Brien will be the guest speaker Oct. 10 at Theology Uncorked! in Utica. Father O’Brien is the pastor of the linked Parishes of St. Matthew, East Syracuse;  St. Francis of Assisi, Bridgeport; and St. Mary of the Assumption, Minoa. Theology Uncorked! is defined as a “conversation…


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Three CBA seniors named semifinalists in scholarship program

DeWitt — Christian Brothers Academy seniors Grace Getman, Hari Nanthakumar, and Katherine Toole were named semifinalists in the 63rd Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Getman, Nanthakumar, and Toole are among 16,000 students — a select group that represents less than one percent of high school seniors nationwide — who qualified…



Le Moyne College kicks off ‘Sustaining Earth’ fall lecture series Sept. 20

Submitted by Father George Coyne, SJ The McDevitt Center at Le Moyne College continues to promote the message of Pope Francis on the challenges to the earth by climate change and other ecological issues. The Pope’s encyclical, Laudato Si’, literally shocked many of the established political and economical interests throughout…


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Hope for Bereaved to hold two special workshops

By Tami Scott Submitted by HOPE for Bereaved   Hope for Bereaved is holding two special workshops this month: “Caring for the Caregiver,”  and “Exploring Traumatic Grief in the Aftermath of a Homicide.” The former, set for Monday, Sept. 18, will include a panel of four people that will discuss…


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Charismatic Day of Renewal and Charismatic Mass to be held

   The Diocese of Syracuse Charismatic Renewal Office is sponsoring a Charismatic Day of Renewal and Mass with Father Richard McAlear, OMI, and Father Amedeo Guida next month.    Father McAlear’s gifts of teaching and healing are powerful indicators of the healing love of Jesus Christ being poured out on…