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Seton students named National Merit Scholarship finalists

   BINGHAMTON — Connor J. Kimiecik and Michael J. Powell, students at Seton Catholic Central High School, have been named finalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition.      “Connor and Michael have advanced to Finalist standing in the National Merit Scholarship Program of 2014 by demonstrating through distinguished performance high…


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Catholics at the Capitol set for March 19

   Each year the bishops of New York State and the New York State Catholic Conference collaborate on a public policy forum day in Albany, called Catholics at the Capitol. The day provides an opportunity for Catholics from across the state to gather for prayer and workshops and to lobby…


Spillett to receive 2014 SAMMY Award

   John Spillett has been selected to receive the Syracuse Area Music Awards (SAMMY) Hall of Fame Music Educator of the Year Award. A graduate of Bishop Ludden Jr./Sr. High School in Syracuse and a parishioner of Holy Family Church in Fairmount, Spillett has been a respected music educator for…


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K of C donates ultrasound

   NORTH SYRACSE — The Knights of Columbus Bishop Curley Council #3717 in North Syracuse, in conjunction with the Supreme Council, has donated funds to purchase a new ultrasound machine for New Hope Family Services in Syracuse. The Knights support a culture of life and New Hope Family Services provides…


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New meeting time for Endicott-Vestal Nocturnal Adoration Society

   ENDICOTT — The Endicott-Vestal Nocturnal Adoration Society has announced the group will now meet on the first Saturday of each month from 8 p.m to 9 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Church in Endicott. For questions please contact Tony Fiacco, (607) 754-3451. Please follow and like us:


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New appointments

   Bishop Robert J. Cunningham has announced two new appointments: Father Robert Kelly is appointed pastor of St. Joseph’s Church in Lee Center, effective Feb. 15. With this assignment, he will continue as pastor of St. Paul’s Church in Rome. He is succeeding Father James Tormey who resigned as pastor…


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Seton sports teams recognized for academic excellence

  BINGHAMTON — The New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s Scholar/Athlete Team Award program recognized all six of Seton Catholic Central High School’s varsity teams for academic excellence. The teams — golf, field hockey, football, boys’ soccer, girls’ soccer and tennis — were presented with Scholar Athlete Team…


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Hard as Nails presentation at St. Ann’s Church

 Hard as Nails Ministries will host “Love Them Anyway,” a program featuring testimonies and prayer that invites individuals “to lay your burdens down and commit to loving like never before,” on Feb. 23 at St. Ann’s Church, 4771 Onondaga Blvd., Syracuse, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Adoration and confession…


Catholic Charities receives food bank grant

BINGHAMTON ­— The Wal-Mart Foundation State Giving Program presented Catholic Charities of Broome County a $75,000 grant for the organization’s Monsignor Owens Emergency Food Pantry on Feb. 7. The grant will be used for Catholic Charities’ “Nutritiously Full” food program that offers fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grain products and…


CBA announces six Division I commitments

   DEWITT — Christian Brothers Academy is proud to announce that six student-athletes have signed letters of intent to continue their intercollegiate athletic careers at Division I institutions next year. Pictured above (L to R) are those students and their families: J.R. Zazzara, a Fayetteville resident, will play football at…