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Sr. Lois Mary Paciello to speak April 10 at Theology Uncorked!

   UTICA — Sister Lois Mary Paciello, CSJ, the parish minister of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Utica, will be the guest speaker at Theology Uncorked! on April 10 at Mohawk Valley Winery, 706 Varick St., Utica. Her topic will be “Divine Mercy.”    The casual gathering for adults 40-plus,…


Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center gets a $1,000 boost

   Two volunteer board members of the Brain Injury Coalition of Central New York recently visited staff members of the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center at St. Camillus in Syracuse to deliver a $1,000 gift to help augment the specialized brain injury care programs at St. Camillus.    The gift will…


IC class presents Passion play

Submitted by Caroline N. Agor-Calimlim | Immaculate Conception School FAYETTEVILLE — The fourth grade class of Janet Kirkgasser and Doreen Conrad re-enacted the Passion of Christ March 26.  The play depicts the suffering and final hours of Jesus’ life, beginning with the Last Supper with the disciples, the agony in…


CBA students spend winter break on service trip in Jamaica

Submitted by Judy Salamone | Christian Brothers Academy DEWITT — Christian Brothers Academy faculty member Vin Horan, along with students Lucy Person, Madison Doane, Grace O’Connor, Joe Akl, Chad Charette, and Hannah Aldridge spent winter break on a service immersion trip to St. Vincent Strambi, a co-educational Lasallian school in…



Rome Catholic students ‘Step Into Seuss’

Submitted by Kelly Czajkowski | Rome Catholic School   ROME, N.Y. — March 23 was Step Into Seuss Day at Rome Catholic School. Teachers and staff members dressed up as Dr. Seuss characters and decorated their classroom doors. Numerous community members volunteered to read Dr. Seuss books to the students. Students…


‘Butterfly Room’ dedicated at St. Luke’s

Submitted by Kelly Sperling | Mohawk Valley Health System UTICA, NY — On Thursday, March 8, 2018, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), along with members of the Women’s Giving Circle, celebrated the dedication of the newly opened Butterfly Room, located in the Maternity unit at the St. Luke’s Campus. The Butterfly…


Notre Dame marks World Down Syndrome Day

Submitted by Sondra Nassar | Notre Dame Elementary School Students and teachers at Notre Dame Elementary School in Utica sported their bright, unique, and mismatched socks on March 21, World Down Syndrome Day. The socks were an invitation to start a conversation to spread awareness and knowledge about about Down Syndrome….


Holy Cross students donate to St. Jude

Submitted by Judy DeLorenzo | Holy Cross School As part of their Lenten Journey, the students in Kathy Laurenzo’s 4th grade class at Holy Cross School in DeWitt raised $185 to be donated to St. Jude’s Hospital. The students made beautiful cards for the young patients being treated there.


IC School takes first place in quiz

   The Immaculate Conception School Drug Quiz Team won first place at the diocesan competition held recently at Bishop Ludden Jr./Sr. High School. Pictured are L-R Audrey Schaefer, Ryan Hayden, Diego Garcia, Anthony Lisi, Razi Marshall, Addison Maliga, David Tyrel, and Peyton Woodcock. Patricia Schramm is the IC School counselor…