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Christmas events at the Cathedral

Christmas carolers wanted   Singers of all ages are encouraged to be part of an ongoing tradition of singing Christmas carols in Syracuse’s Armory Square. Interested singers should meet at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Parish Center, located in the Bishop Curley Building, 421 S. Warren St., Syracuse, on Sat.,…


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Obituary Father Raynald Yudin, OFM Conv.

Father Raynald Yudin, OFM Conv., died peacefully at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse Dec. 10, 2013 after a long illness.    Born in Binghamton, he was the son of the late John and Frances (Kiley) Yudin.    Father Yudin was professed as a Conventual Franciscan Friar on Aug. 15, 1956 in…


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Telethon raises $21,000 to combat hunger

   On Dec. 4 and 5, Catholic Charities of Broome County hosted its annual telethon during WBNG 12 Action News to raise money for those in need this winter. Eleven priests from Broome County took financial pledges from the public over the phone during scheduled station breaks between 5 p.m….


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Little shoppers spread Christmas joy

   Students at Holy Family School in Syracuse had the opportunity to do their Christmas shopping and spread some extra Christmas joy during the school’s annual Little Shoppers event Dec. 5. The event was organized by the Holy Family PTO. Parent and family volunteers assisted the children in the selection…


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Celebrating St. Nicholas Day

  On Dec. 6, more than 60 children from Holy Trinity Parish in Utica were treated to a visit from a special guest: St. Nicholas. The parish hosts the annual feast day celebration for the patron saint of children, complete with food and presents.    “We wanted a chance to…


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St. Lucy’s annual Christmas Gift-Giving Day

   St. Lucy’s Church in Syracuse held its annual Christmas Gift-Giving Day Dec. 14. The event gave clients of St. Lucy’s food pantry the opportunity to select new Christmas gifts for themselves and their family members. Event coordinator Marie Rothbaler said nearly 250 children and nearly 700 adults were registered…


Sister Jean Cumings

Obituary Sister Jean Cummings, CSJ

Sister Jean Cummings, CSJ, (Sister Jean Magdalen), 86, died Nov. 15, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Provincial House, Latham, N.Y. Sister Jean had been a Sister of St. Joseph for the past 67 years.    Sister Jean was born in Syracuse, N.Y., on July 23, 1927 and was the daughter of…



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Seton students help those in need

    BINGHAMTON — Students from Seton Catholic Central High School in Binghamton donated more than 60 boxes of food, collected throughout the month of November, to support Catholic Charities of Broome County’s Thanksgiving Food Drive. Students collected a variety of food staples and holiday favorites from families and friends to…


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Catholics asked to consult on synod document; responses due Dec. 6

 Catholics in the Diocese of Syracuse are being invited to provide their input on the preparatory document for the extraordinary Synod of Bishops to be held in 2014.    Called by Pope Francis, the synod will address pastoral challenges to the family in the context of evangelization.    According to…