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Presentation on the role of the laity

   BINGHAMTON — On Feb. 4 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the St. Patrick School library, Sister Lois Barton, CSJ, will consider the Second Vatican Council’s Decree on the Apostolate of Lay People. In this session she will explore what the Council said about lay people and how…


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Catholic Extension asks young Catholics to ‘make some noise’

    In response to Pope Francis’ continual call since World Youth Day 2013 to “make some noise,” Catholic Extension is encouraging youth nationwide to extend to beyond himself or herself with a day of prayer, service or philanthropy, and to document their “good works” with a video. Good works can…


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Weekend retreat for troubled marriages

   On March 14-16, Retrouvaille, a program that focuses on teaching communications skills between marriage partners, will hold a retreat at The Good News Center in Utica. This weekend experience aims to help couples find a new way of looking at themselves and one another.    Retrouvaille has helped marriages survive…


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St. Patrick’s to host open house

   ONEIDA — Parents throughout Madison County and western Oneida County will have the opportunity to learn more about St. Patrick’s School during an open house Saturday, Feb.1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school. There will also be a carnival with a magician and games, food and…


Celebrating St. Marianne Cope

   Assumption Church in Syracuse held a special Mass and panel presentation Jan. 23 to mark the feast day of St. Marianne Cope. The evening of prayer and celebration featured presentations on St. Marianne’s life, work and legacy from (left to right above) Kate Mahoney, whose recovery from multiple organ…


Bishop Cunningham speaks at Theology on Tap

  Bishop Robert J. Cunningham was the guest speaker at Theology on Tap Jan. 16, held at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Syracuse. Theology on Tap is a monthly event hosted by the diocesan Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry that offers young Catholics in their 20s and 30s an opportunity…


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Presentations on morality of drones to be held

   What is the moral basis for our foreign lethal drones? Bishop Richard E. Pates, chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has posed this question.    The Diocese of Syracuse Presbyteral (Priests) Council responds with presentations on the morality…


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Register for Ignite 2014

   Ignite, the annual men’s conference sponsored by the Diocese of Syracuse, is currently taking early registrations for the 2014 event, “Return to the Lord.”    The conference will be held at the SRC Center on the campus of Onondaga Community College March 29 from 8 a.m to 5 p.m….


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Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet affirm new leadership team

The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet affirmed its new leadership team on Jan. 11 at a ceremony at the Motherhouse St. Louis.    The new Congregational Leadership Team members are Sisters Danielle Bonetti and Miriam Ukeritis from the Albany Province, Sister Barbara Dreher from the St….


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‘My Lucky Tummy’ to be held at the Alibrandi Catholic Center

  On Feb. 8 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., the St. Thomas More Foundation (Catholic campus ministry) at Syracuse University and the Silver Knight Foundation of Syracuse will co-host “My Lucky Tummy.” The food tasting event looks to Syracuse’s refugee and New American communities for culture, perspective and incredible…