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Directed retreat for clergy

   From Sunday, October 20 to Friday, October 25, Stella Maris Retreat Center  in Skaneateles will host a five-day directed retreat for clergy and pastoral ministers. The retreat will be silent and include meals and a communal Eucharistic celebration each day. Retreat attendees will have the opportunity to meet with…


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Drivers ed at Ludden

   Students who are 16 years or older by October 8, 2013 are encouraged to sign up for the fall semester of driver education classes at Bishop Grimes Prep and Bishop Ludden Jr./Sr. High School. The fee for classes is $435. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a…


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Fall Enrollment for Catholic Schools of Broome County

Fall Enrollment for Catholic Schools of Broome County •  Fall enrollment is now open for Broome County’s four Catholic schools. The Catholic Schools of Broome County operate three elementary schools — St. John’s, St. James and All Saints — and Seton Catholic Central High School (grades 7-12). Families interested in…


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Faith and food event for Gianna Center

Faith and food event for Gianna Center •    The Gianna Center for Women will be hosting an evening with Dr. Karen Dalton MD, NFPMC on Monday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m., at Coppertop Tavern, 3380 Milton Ave., Syracuse. Dr. Dalton will discuss the importance of pro-life medical care and…


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Youth in Ministry at St. Charles-St. Ann

   The parish of St. Charles-St. Ann in Syracuse has formed a new high school youth group named Y.I.M., which stands for Youth in Ministry. The teens voted on the name and have lived up to its mission.    This summer, the group went every Monday morning to the Matthew…


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Courage conference attracts widespread attendence

Submitted by Father Jeffrey Keefe, OFM Conv.    The 25th annual Courage Conference, held at St Mary’s University in Mundelein, Ill., July 25 to 28, attracted 325 members, mostly men with same-sex attraction, some women, a number of their parents, plus 40 priests of the Archdiocese of Chicago who took…


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New CSJ Province Leadership Team installed

Submitted by Sister Mary Rose Noonan, CSJ     On Aug. 3, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Albany Province, together with family, friends, clergy and religious, celebrated the affirmation and installation of their new Province Leadership Team in the chapel of St. Joseph’s Provincial House, Latham, N.Y. The members…


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Father Zareski appointed pastor in Cortland

   Bishop Robert J. Cunningham announced Aug. 14 that Father Joseph Zareski will serve as pastor of St. Anthony-St. Mary’s Parish in Cortland, effective Sept. 5, 2013. Father Zareski has served as pastor of St. John the Evangelist Church in New Hartford since 2002.


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Masses at the State Fair

   Great New York State Fair-goers are invited to attend Mass at Chevy Court at 9 a.m. on Aug. 25 and again on Sept. 1. Mass will be celebrated by Father Amedeo Guida on the 25th and by Father Michael Donovan on the 1st. Parishioners from Our Lady of Peace…


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Sacred Heart reunion

A reunion is planned for all students of Sacred Heart School, Syracuse on Oct. 4, 2013 at the Syracuse Polish Home, 915 Park Ave., Syracuse. To be included for this event, please email sacred.heart.syr@gmail.com and include your name, maiden name (if applicable), email address, year graduated from high school (no…