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Sept. 16 seminar to focus on 3 early Franciscan women

     UTICA — A Franciscan Day of Reflection on Saturday, Sept. 16, sponsored by St. Joseph Secular Franciscan Fraternity, will focus on three early Franciscan women and their relevance for the 21st century.    Open to the public, the seminar will run from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with…


Grimes collecting, making rosaries for Texas

From Bishop Grimes Jr./Sr. High School:   The priests in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston are in need of large quantities of rosaries as they continue to console and minister to the people of Houston, specifically many in the George R. Brown convention center where they are taking refuge. If you…




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Jesuit novices pronounce first vows

Submitted by Joseph Sands, S.J.    Seven Jesuit novices pronounced their first vows in the Society of Jesus on Saturday, Aug. 12, at Holy Cross Church in DeWitt.    About 350 people, including family, Jesuits, and friends, gathered to witness John Braithwaite, Brendan Coffey, John Pignone, Melvin Rayappa, Christopher Smith,…


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Annual pilgrimage set for Sept. 22-24 at church in Utica

     The annual Pilgrimage and Feast of Sts. Cosmas and Damian is scheduled for Sept. 22-24 at St. Anthony and St. Agnes Church in Utica.    Here are the activities on the 1500 block of St. Anthony Street:    Friday, Sept. 22: Healing Mass at 6:30 p.m. and fellowship…


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Obituary Sister M. Evelyn Howard, IHM

   Sister M. Evelyn Howard, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at the age of 89 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton.    She was born on June 26, 1928, in Johnson City, and given the name…


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CBA names Brillante as assistant principal for academic affairs

   Christian Brothers Academy has announced the appointment of Debra Brillante as assistant principal for academic affairs.    Brillante replaces David Roache, who will return to full-time teaching for the upcoming year.    “We are very pleased to welcome Debra Brillante to CBA’s administrative team for the 2017-2018 academic year,”…


Jesuit novices pronounce first vows

Submitted by Joseph Sands, S.J. Seven Jesuit novices pronounced their first vows in the Society of Jesus on Saturday, Aug. 12, at Holy Cross Church in DeWitt. About 350 people, including family, Jesuits, and friends, gathered to witness John Braithwaite, Brendan Coffey, John Pignone, Melvin Rayappa, Christopher Smith, Kenneth Tompkins,…


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Obituary: Sister M. Evelyn Howard, IHM

Sister M. Evelyn Howard, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at the age of 89 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton. She was born on June 26, 1928, in Johnson City, and given the name Catherine Lucille….