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Mid-year McDevitt grant reports due

   The Office of Stewardship & Development reminds all McDevitt grant recipients that mid-year reports are due on Thursday, Jan. 31. Report forms were sent to pastors and parish diocesan email addresses in November. They can also be found on the diocesan website at www.syrdio.org under Giving and Donations. Mid-year…


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Organ, carillon available

   Both a church organ and a carillon are available to a parish or non-profit organization in the diocese.     The organ, donated by Maria Martinez, is an Allen Model RC-1 special and comes with all the original owner’s and service manuals. Interested music directors and pastors can make an…


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New appointments announced

   Bishop Robert J. Cunningham has appointed Father John Canorro pastor of Holy Trinity Church in Fulton. He will remain pastor of St. Anne, Mother of Mary in Mexico and Christ Our Light in Pulaski. Father Canorro succeeds Father Stephen Wirkes, who served as pastor for twelve years. Father Canorro…


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Gael and grand marshals of Syracuse’s 32nd St. Patrick’s Parade announced

Syracuse’s 32nd St. Patrick’s Parade will march down “Nancy Duffy Lane” March 15, with Project Children host families and NewsChannel 9 as its grand marshals.    Janet Higgins, parade president, announced Jan. 16 at Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub and Restaurant that this year’s parade will honor organizations that “are a…


Holy Trinity youth group raising ‘dough’ for pilgrimage

Nineteen young people from the youth group at Holy Trinity Church in Utica will be making a pilgrimage to Rome, Italy Feb. 16-24, and they’re using a unique method to help raise funds for the trip: Each month, the group bakes and sells babka, a traditional Polish bread. At Christmas,…


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Obituary Sr. Mary Celeste Burke, MFIC

   Sister Mary Celeste Burke, 94, died at Our Lady of the Angels Convent in Tenafly, N.J., Jan. 4.   Sister Celeste was born Annie Burke on May 3, 1919, in Liswilliam, Ballyforan, Co. Roscommon, Ireland. Her parents were John Burke and Bridget Kilroy.   She entered the Missionary Franciscan Sisters of…


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Obituary Father Richard R. Thompson

   Father Richard Raymond Thompson, son of the late Raymond Charles Thompson and Viola Agnes Gerthoffer Thompson, went to his eternal reward with the Lord on Jan. 8 at the Westminister Towers Health Facility, Bradenton, Fla., where he has been a resident for the past six years.    Born on…


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Saint Stephen’s marks 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision

   On Jan. 21 and 22, St. Stephen’s Church in Phoenix will mark the 41st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision with Adoration and Mass.    In the past 41 years, over 55 million babies have been aborted. Join the parish as they pray together for those families touched…


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Seton to Host Section IV College Football Recruitment Day

   BINGHAMTON ­— Seton Catholic Central High School will be hosting a College Football Recruitment Day on Thursday, Jan. 16 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the cafeteria. College football representatives from 21 colleges throughout the northeast will be meeting with players from high schools in Section IV. Athletes…


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New appointments announced

  Bishop Robert J. Cunningham has appointed Father John Canorro pastor of Holy Trinity Church in Fulton. He will remain pastor of St. Mary, Mother of God in Mexico and Christ Our Light in Pulaski. Father Canorro succeeds Father Stephen Wirkes, who served as pastor for twelve years. Father Canorro…