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Utica to honor St. Marianne with renaming of street

On Aug. 9, the section of Varick St. between Columbia St. and Lafayette St. in Utica will become “St. Marianne Way.” The date marks the 95th anniversary of St. Marianne Cope’s death in Hawaii in 1918.   On August 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., St. Joseph & St. Patrick…


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Vacation Bible School

Assumption Church in Syracuse is hosting Vacation Bible School at the Parish Center from Monday, Aug. 19 to Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon. Children ages 6 to 11 are invited to attend and learn Bible stories, play games and enjoy activities and crafts. For more information contact…


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Directed retreat for clergy

From Sunday, Oct. 20 to Friday, Oct. 25, Stella Maris Retreat Center in Skaneateles, N.Y., 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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Unity Acres family picnic

On Sunday, Aug. 18, Unity Acres, a non-profit organization that provides housing for men who are homeless, will be hosting their annual family picnic at the grounds of their facility, 2290 County Route 2 in Orwell, N.Y. The event will begin with an outdoor Mass at noon, followed by a…


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Jubilarians celebrated

   Bishop Robert J. Cunningham celebrated a special Mass May 28 to honor religious sisters marking jubilees in 2013. The bishop and many of the jubilarians are pictured above following the Mass at Immaculate Conception Church in Fayetteville.


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Students send love to veterans

   The kindergarten students at St. Mary’s Academy in Baldwinsville, pictured above, recently made cards for patients at the Syracuse Veterans Hospital in honor of Memorial Day.


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St. Anthony of Padua Italian Feast Day Celebration

Submitted by Bill Matts      St. Anthony of Padua Church, 300 Odell Ave., Endicott, will hold its annual St. Anthony Feast Day Celebration on church grounds June 7 through 9.    The weekend will kick off June 6 with a Michael Bublé tribute concert performed by Scott Keo, direct from…


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Advocacy day in Albany

  The New York State Catholic Conference and New Yorkers for Life will hold a day of advocacy against abortion expansion in Albany June 12 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.    The Conference and other pro-life groups are encouraging broad participation from every corner of the state. “The day…


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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…