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St. Anthony’s Alumni Association marks 25 years

   The St. Anthony of Padua Alumni Association, founded in 1988, marks its 25th anniversary this year. The organization was founded “as a way of remembering and fundraising to support the school,” said founder and President Jim Wright, class of 1970, at the association’s annual Mass offered for deceased alumni…


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Mother-daughter tea

   “Beginning to Blossom,” a mother-daughter tea for 10- to 12-year-old girls, will be presented on Sunday, Nov. 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 47 Syracuse St., Baldwinsville.   This educational program is presented by the Diocese of Syracuse Respect Life Office to…


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November Confirmations

Bishop Robert J. Cunningham will celebrate the following Confirmations: Nov. 2: Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Endicott, 5 p.m.Nov. 3: St. Mary’s Church, Baldwinsville, 2 p.m.Nov. 7: St. John the Baptist Church, Rome: 7 p.m.Nov. 14: St. John’s Church, Bainbridge and St. Agnes Mission, Afton, 7 p.m.Nov. 16: St….


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Door-to-door evangelization

  The Legion of Mary at St. Joseph-St. Patrick Church in Utica engages in evangelization by going door-to-door in pairs throughout West Utica. They invite the unchurched to share the Catholic faith and welcome non-practicing Catholics to return to the Church. Mary Hallman, new diocesan director of the Evangelization Office,…


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Obituary Sister Catherine Bede Rupprecht, CSJ

Sister Catherine Bede Rupprecht, CSJ, 95, died Oct. 5, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Provincial House, Latham. She had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for the past 78 years.    Catherine Veronica Rupprecht was born March 4, 1918, in Green Island, N.Y., daughter of the late Joseph and…


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Service to Catholic Charities honored

   Catholic Charities celebrated the many years of service given by dedicated employees throughout the Diocese of Syracuse during their Annual Corporate Board Luncheon at the Bishop Curley Building in Syracuse Sept. 26.    Pictured (L to R) are Kelly Williams – Oneida/Madison County (25 years), Karen Cummings – Oneida/Madison…


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CBA graduates to be honored at inaugural Distinguished Alumni event

CBA graduates to be honored at inaugural Distinguished Alumni event  DEWITT — Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) will honor nine graduates of the school as Distinguished Alumni at a Nov. 2 dinner at the DoubleTree Hotel on Carrier Circle.   This inaugural award recognizes CBA graduates who have made significant contributions…


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Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe returns to Central N.Y.

The Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which has journeyed throughout the Americas to promote sanctity of the family, solidarity of the Church, a culture of life and a civilization of love, is returning to Central New York due to the efforts of Oswego resident Daun Symborski.   Symborski,…


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Back to school

Rome Catholic School held its back to school night Sept. 19. Students introduced their parents to teachers, gave tours of classrooms and showed off what they arelearning in library, music, art, robotics and technology classes. Everyone enjoyedcoming “back to school,” especially the students who won backpacks filled with school supplies,…


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First novena to St. Marianne Cope at St. Joseph & St. Patrick Church

  UTICA — Oct. 21 marks the first anniversary of the canonization of St. Marianne Cope, a Sister of St. Francis who was raised in Utica and who served throughout the diocese and then in Hawaii until her death in 1918. To commemorate this notable occasion, St. Joseph & St….