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Diocese continues to share the joy of the Easter season via online calendar

By Nicole Ossevoort Diocesan Communications and Social Media Specialist    As the Diocese of Syracuse continues digital efforts to inspire, encourage, and evangelize, faithful are encouraged to visit the online Easter calendar, found at www.syracusediocese.org/being-catholic/easter.  The current calendar is a continuation of the daily Advent and Lent calendars — once…


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First Friday Mass, Day of Renewal scheduled 

   The historic occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Charismatic Renewal in the Catholic Church will be celebrated with a First Friday Mass followed by a Day of Renewal.    The First Friday Mass is at 6:30 p.m. May 5 at Sacred Heart Church in Cicero.  The Day of Renewal…


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Seton Catholic Central mock trial team vies for state title

   Seton Catholic Central’s mock trial team won four rounds of regional competition April 22 in Ithaca.  The team advanced to compete against eight other regional winners for the state championship May 22 in Albany.    Seton’s team members are Brendan Burtis, Tom Davis, Jacob Donlin, Christine Fang, Elisa Faughnan, Angela…


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Utica church’s Divine Mercy Sunday features

Deacon Prusko Submitted by Bob Stronach, OFS    St. Joseph-St. Patrick Church at 702 Columbia Street in Utica will celebrate its 28th annual Divine Mercy Sunday on April 23 with an afternoon of services.    The featured homilist, Deacon Richard E. Prusko, is parish deacon, music director, and business administrator at St….


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New York Mills parish raises $5,000 for Syrian Church

     The Pastor’s Pasta Dinner of the Church of the Sacred Heart & St. Mary, Our Lady of Czestochowa in New York Mills raised $5,000 for the Catholic Church of Syria.    The pastor, Father Arthur Krawczenko, suggested that this year’s dinner support the Sisters in Damascus who are…


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A Big Apple swing for Seton choirs

   The Seton Catholic Central High School choir groups went to New York City March 30-April 1 for performance workshops and the Big Apple Music Fest Choral Competition.    Music Fest Corp. is a national organization that sponsors competitions in the United States and Europe.    Upon arrival Thursday, members…


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‘Mr. Kinne’s Challenge’ raises funds for foundation

   The 2017 “Mr. Kinne’s Challenge,” a fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, projects that it will have raised more than $5,000 as a team once all of the donations are submitted.    St. Baldrick defines itself as a “volunteer-powered charity committed to funding the most promising research to find…


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Mountains of sandwiches in Utica

   Each Saturday in Lent, 20 to 25 parishioners of St. Mary of Mount Carmel-Blessed Sacrament Parish in Utica have gathered to make sandwiches for Mother Marianne’s Westside Kitchen at St. Joseph-St. Patrick Church in West Utica.    The kitchen serves food to people who are needy in the city. It is…


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St. Daniel Church offering pancake breakfast April 9

     St. Daniel Church in Syracuse will have a pancake breakfast with the Easter Bunny on April 9.    The hours are 8 a.m.-noon in the wheelchair-accessible gym, 3004 Court St. Offered are pancakes, sausage, hash browns, scrambled eggs, coffee, juice, milk, and door prizes.    Prices: adults $6,…


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‘A beautiful disaster’

   The Passion of Jesus finds a moving portrayal in the story presented by members of Life Teen annually on the evening of Good Friday at Holy Family Church in Syracuse.    The 40-minute presentation at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 14, is free and open to the public and…