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St. Marianne Cope Centenary Celebration at St. Joseph & St. Patrick

Submitted by St. Joseph & St. Patrick Church St. Joseph & St. Patrick Church, 702 Columbia St., Utica, will hold a St. Marianne Cope Centenary Celebration at St. Joseph & St. Patrick Sunday, Aug. 5, to commemorate 100 years since St. Marianne’s death Aug. 9, 1918. • 10 a.m.: Prayer service at…



Longtime educator Sigbieny retires

UTICA — Retiring after more than 41 years working in Utica-area Catholic schools, Cindy Sigbieny of Notre Dame Elementary has said goodbye to her last two pre-school classes.​ Sigbieny was honored for her years of service at the 2017 Light the Way dinner sponsored by the diocesan Catholic Schools Office….


St. James’s Lisa Matto tells Caz grads to show up, follow up

     Cazenovia — Lisa Matto, faith formation director at St. James Church in Cazenovia, gave the commencement address for Cazenovia High School on June 23 at Cazenovia College. The invitation, she said, was a testament to the youth-ministry programs at St. James as well as the relationships between the…


Milestone for Father Corcoran

St. James Parish in Cazenovia and St. Patrick Parish in Chittenango congratulate Father Kevin J. Corcoran on his 30th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood. Father Corcoran was ordained on June 4th, 1988. “We are so blessed to have him as our pastor,” said Lisa Matto, director of faith formation and…


Utica church offers tours in conjunction with bicentennial

  UTICA — Historic Old St. John Church, in cooperation with the Landmarks Society of Greater Utica, will offer tours of the church at 6 p.m. Monday, July 9. The event is being held in conjunction with the church’s bicentennial celebration.      Tour attendees will learn about the  church…


Obituary Sister Margaret Paul Scrodin, CSJ

   Sister Margaret Paul Scrodin, CSJ, 97, died Thursday, June 14, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Provincial House, Latham. She had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 75 years.    Sister Margaret Paul, the former Margaret Barbara Scrodin, was born in Hudson, N.Y., on Dec. 12, 1920, daughter…


Knights and Ladies of the Reading Table Society

   Fayetteville — The Immaculate Conception School third-grade class of Doreen Kabot culminated its reading program with the annual Knights and Ladies of the Reading Table Society. The students had to read a certain number of pages of books for the school year for them to be eligible. Above, the readers with their teacher.


Teddy Bear Picnic for kindergartners

Fayetteville — The Immaculate Conception School kindergarten class of Maureen Pierret and Julie Addonizio held the traditional Teddy Bear Picnic, the last get-together before graduation. Father Zach Miller gave blessings to the students’ teddy bears, Mary’s medallion, and prayer card. Principal Don Mills said prayers before the  picnic. The room…


Desserts with dad

   Fayetteville — The Immaculate Conception School Home and School Association hosted the first annual “Desserts with Dad” on June 15. Everyone gathered in the school’s multipurpose room before school started. Different kinds of cookies and muffins were served with orange juice. Father Zach Miller gave special blessings to all the…