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Thanksgiving cards

   Students at Holy Family School in Syracuse, with the encouragement of art teacher Mary Babbles, submitted designs for cards to accompany the Thanksgiving baskets distributed by the parish.


St. Mary’s Academy students give thanks

   Students at St. Mary’s Academy in Baldwinsville conducted their yearly food drive to help two families have a special Thanksgiving. The students and parents brought in non-perishable food items throughout the month of November and then two baskets were made up for these families. All the excess donations were given…


IC School helps stock pantry

   Students from pre-K to sixth grade at Immaculate Conception School in Fayetteville brought in canned goods to be given to the FM Food Pantry. The sixth-grade class gathered all the boxes and loaded the IC Church vans with the non-perishable items collected. Everyone gathered in the school’s gymnasium together…


Cazenovia teens honor vets

   On Veterans Day, some of the teens from St. James Church, Cazenovia, spent the morning making breakfast and serving it to veterans on the eighth floor of the Syracuse VA Medical Center. The teens enjoyed meeting these brave individuals and spending time getting to know them. Before leaving they…


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Advent Eucharistic Adoration to be held at church in Utica

   St. Joseph-St Patrick Church, 702 Columbia St., Utica, will hold Advent Eucharistic Adoration following the 5:30 p.m. Mass on the Thursdays of Dec. 1, 8, 15, and 22.    The church invites people to spend time in the presence of Our Lord during this time of preparation for Christmas. The church will…


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Fall Sweepstakes slated for Dec. 3 at Bishop Ludden

   Bishop Ludden’s 4th Annual Fall Sweepstakes is set for 6:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.    Participants will have a chance to win up to $25,000 in cash. It’s a fun-filled night of raffles, 50/50 drawings, food and drinks, and the huge cash prize giveaway all for one $50 ticket.   …


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Catholic Charities of Broome County to hold annual Turkey Drive

   Catholic Charities of Broome County will hold its annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive at the Town Square Plaza Walmart in Vestal from Sunday, Nov. 13 to Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. The drive is part of Harvest For Hunger, a program of Catholic Charities that collects food and dollars to fight…


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Sweet Sensations takes the stage Nov. 12

   Franciscan Northside Ministries will present “Sweet Sensations” Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 at St. Daniel School Auditorium, 3004 Court St., Syracuse. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Free parking is available. Tickets are $25. To purchase tickets or reserve a table call 315-423-9961; tickets will be available at the door.    The cabaret will feature musical director…


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Scholarships available for ‘Autism in Faith Formation’ course

   The diocese’s Office of Faith Formation and Disability Commission are launching an initiative to support catechists, Catholic school teachers, and parents teaching faith formation to children with autism.    “Autism in Faith Formation” is an online course to be offered through the University of Dayton’s Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation…


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Nov. 5 event to benefit Most Holy Rosary School

 SYRACUSE — “Taste of Strathmore,” a benefit for Most Holy Rosary School, is scheduled for 5:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 5.    Advance-sale tickets are $20 per person; tickets at the door are $25.    Raffle tickets cost $20 for the Dozen Dinners Drawing. First prize consists of $100 gift cards (a…