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One of the Lord’s servants a leapin’

One of the Lord’s servants a leapin’    Father Greg Kreinheder, pastor of St. Joseph’s and St. Stephen’s Churches in Oswego, accepted a challenge to beat the four fastest sixth grade students at Trinity Catholic School’s annual Sports Day. The event, held May 22 as part of National Physical Fitness…


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St. Joseph’s to host Festivale Italiano

Text and photo submitted by Brenda Zumwalt    The fun, food and festivities of Fourth of July will extend into the weekend with Festival Italiano, an annual festival held by St. Joseph’s Parish on West Second Street in Oswego, July 5, 6 and 7. The family-friendly event has been a…


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Mother/daughter tea and talk

   The diocesan Respect Life Office at The Good News Center in Utica held a mother/daughter program for 10-12 year old girls entitled “Beginning to Blossom” on April 21. The program was co-sponsored by the two groups and presented talks on changes that occur in adolescence, the gift of fertility,…


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Father Major honored with degree

   Father Peter C. Major, MHM was awarded the honorary degree of doctor of human studies by his alma mater, Le Moyne College, at the college’s commencement ceremony May 19.    Father Major attended law school in Albany and then studied for the priesthood at Mill Hill Missionaries in England….


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Bishop Cunningham accepts resignation of Christopher Mominey

Bishop Cunningham accepts resignation of Christopher Mominey, Superintendent of Schools; begins search    Bishop Robert J. Cunningham accepted the resignation of Christopher Mominey, Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Syracuse, on Monday, May 20. Mominey has been named Chief Operating Officer and Secretary of Catholic Education for the…


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Palm Sunday Vigil Mass with Deaf Community celebrated

Bishop Robert J. Cunningham celebrated the annual Palm Sunday Vigil Mass with some 50 members of the diocesan deaf community at Christ the King Retreat House in Syracuse March 23. Dinner followed the Mass.   Above, interpreter Trisha Schwartz signs as Bishop Cunningham celebrates Mass.


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Candlelight Vigil for Life

New Yorkers for Life will hold a silent protest of abortion expansion in New York State at 5 p.m. on April 15 outside the State Capitol in Albany’s West Capitol Park.            Members of the Diocese of Syracuse are invited to join others from across the state for this event….


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Career Day at St. Rose of Lima

Dr. Paul Blair, director of technology for the Skaneateles School District, was among the special guests at Career Day at St. Rose of Lima School in North Syracuse, where he showed students the inner workings of a computer. He is pictured above with first grade students (left to right) Nikki…


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Le Moyne Receives National Recognition for Community Service

   Le Moyne College has been named for the sixth consecutive year to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll that recognizes schools providing excellent service and leadership within their communities.       The award, presented by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the U.S. Department…


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Station of the Cross kick-off event held at Holy Cross

Catholic radio host and author Patrick Madrid (pictured at left) was one of the featured guests at the WTMI-88.7FM Station of the Cross Catholic Radio Network kick-off event held March 24 at Holy Cross Church in DeWitt.    The event, which also included talks from Bishop Robert J. Cunningham and…