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Retreat center offers bevy of programs during September

The Dominican Retreat & Conference Center in Niskayuna, N.Y., has scheduled the following “Solitude on a Busy Highway” programs this month: Sept. 10, 7-9 p.m., Dream Group. Presenter: Sister Carol Davis, OP, MA, Counselor Emeritus. $25/class. To register contact Caroldavisop@gmail.com, (518) 393-5517. Sept. 11, 7-8 p.m., Scripture Series for Men…


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Historic Old St. John’s holds annual bazaar this weekend

  Historic Old St. John’s Church will hold its annual Charity Bazaar noon-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at 240 Bleecker St. (on the corner with John Street) in Utica.    Offered are a variety of ethnic foods — Spanish, Vietnamese, Italian — games, raffles,…


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Obituary: Sister M. Lisbeth Hartnett, IHM

      Sister M. Lisbeth Hartnett, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton.      She was born on May 22, 1921, in Beaverdale, Pa., and given the name Dorothy Marie….


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Obituary: Sister Jeanne Kelly, CSJ

     Sister Jeanne Kelly, CSJ (Sister Jeanne Monica), 93, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Provincial House, Latham. She had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 74 years.     Sister Jeanne was born on Nov. 23, 1924, in Syracuse, daughter of the late…


Nancy Wilson named principal at Rome Catholic School

The Diocese of Syracuse Catholic School Office has announced the appointment of Nancy Wilson as principal of Rome Catholic School. A Rome Catholic graduate, Wilson has taught in the Diocese of Syracuse for 20 years. “Nancy brings an attitude, creativity and enthusiasm that is welcome to the Rome Catholic community….


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Sacred choral reading session set Sept. 25 at Syracuse church

   A sacred choral reading session (Advent and Christmas music) will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Church of Our Lady of Pompei–St. Peter, 301 Ash St., Syracuse. It is sponsored by the Diocese of Syracuse.    A choral reading allows a group of musicians to get…


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Annual retreat for separated and divorced to be held Sept. 21-23

   This year’s annual retreat for the Separated and Divorced, titled “The Promise of God’s Love,” will be held September 21-23 at Christ the King Retreat House and Conference Center, 500 Brookford Road, Syracuse.    Father Joseph Phillips will deliver an uplifting keynote and Father Clarence Cerwonka will preside over…


Anne Costa strives to bring people closer to God

By Tom Maguire | Associate editor Anne Costa knows how to revive with fire. The Catholic wife, mom, and author presented a talk to “revive the heart” Aug. 8 at Holy Family Church in Syracuse. Sponsored by the John Paul II Center for Women at Holy Family, the talk focused on…


Utica concert draws standing ovation

Submitted by Andrew Siuta The Aug. 13 Monday Night Concert at St. Joseph–St. Patrick Church in Utica was a success. Organist Dominic Fiacco, 13, played tricky pieces exceptionally well: “Festmusikk,” by Mons Leidvin Takle, which sounds like a carnival and runs all over the keyboard; and a fantasia and fugue…