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Healing Weekend for separated and divorced Nov. 18 and 19

Dear Friends in Christ,    The weekend of November 18th & 19th, 2017, marks our 32nd Annual Healing Weekend for separated and divorced in the Diocese of Syracuse. Our theme focuses on God’s enduring presence to all who experience painful life transitions.    “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted,…


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Workshop day Nov. 11 for those who teach, share, study Scripture

    “Scripture for Today’s Disciple,” a day featuring Kevin Dowd, Ph.D., is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 11, in Syracuse.    The two workshops — “Recognizing and Responding to the New Atheist” and “Tools for Teaching a Catholic Reading of the Bible” — are geared to all those who teach,…


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Taste of Holy Family fundraiser set for Nov. 18 in Syracuse

     The eighth annual Taste of Holy Family, a fundraiser for the Syracuse church’s Life Teen Youth Ministry Program’s March for Life in Washington, D.C., is set for Saturday, Nov. 18.   Come and be the judge for the best appetizer, entree, side dish, and dessert. There will also…


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Help fill the fridge

   Thanks to a $3,225 grant from the Food Bank of Central New York, the St. Joseph-St. Patrick Church Mother Marianne Westside Kitchen was able to purchase a new stainless-steel three-door refrigerator.      The Westside Kitchen has been feeding hungry neighbors in Utica 365 days a year for nine years….


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Father Mark Kaminski to speak at Theology Uncorked! session

    Father Rev. Mark Kaminski, pastor of St. Anthony and St. Agnes Church in Utica, will be the guest speaker Nov. 14 at Theology Uncorked! at the Mohawk Valley Winery.    Theology Uncorked! is defined as a “conversation for the believers, the curious and the skeptics.” It is for adults…




Holy Family’s Service Projects Help Others

Submitted by Holy Family School Booker T. Washington said, “Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” The smiles on the children’s faces in these photos from Holy Family School‘s Helping Hands club perfectly illustrate that sentiment. The October school-wide service project was a sock drive, coordinated by…


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Father Mark Kaminski to speak at Theology Uncorked! session

  Father Rev. Mark Kaminski, pastor of St. Anthony and St. Agnes Church in Utica, will be the guest speaker Nov. 14 at Theology Uncorked! at the Mohawk Valley Winery. Theology Uncorked! is defined as a “conversation for the believers, the curious and the skeptics.“ It is for adults 40 and…


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Taste of Holy Family fundraiser set for Nov. 18 in Syracuse

  The eighth annual Taste of Holy Family, a fundraiser for the Syracuse church’s Life Teen Youth Ministry Program’s March for Life in Washington, DC., is set for Saturday, Nov. 18. Come and be the judge for the best appetizer, entree, side dish, and dessert. There will also be raffles,…