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Comedy show is good, clean family fun

   Pat and John Shea, comedians from Long Island who specialize in clean, family-friendly comedy, and will perform at Christ the King Retreat House and Conference Center, 500 Brookford Rd., Syracuse, on March 29 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The evening includes the comedy show and dinner for $25….



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Catholic Charities of Onondaga County receives grant to assist refugees

Catholic Charities of Onondaga County was recently notified that the agency was selected for a New York State Refugee Social Services Program (RSSP) award in the amount of up to $3,019,010 for a 60-month contract term beginning April 1, 2014.   The RSSP grant will be administered through the New…


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“The Way of the Cross” Lenten play

   OSWEGO — The Franciscan Mystery Players will be performing “The Way of the Cross,” a dramatic multi-media presentation of the Passion and Death of the Lord, on March 28 at St. Paul’s Church, East 5th St., Oswego.    The performance is a living meditation on the Stations of the…


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IC wins innovation award

    Immaculate Conception School in Fayetteville recently won an Innovations in Catholic Education award presented by Today’s Catholic Teacher magazine.    The annual award in its 17th year was given to a total of 12 schools throughout the country for their innovation in five categories: marketing its Catholic school; promoting…


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Grant writing seminar

   On March 24, the St. Thomas More Foundation will be hosting a grant-writing seminar at the Alibrandi Center at Syracuse University from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for anyone who is interested in learning how to achieve this important skill. The class will be taught by Jana Hexter, an accomplished grant-writer and…


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Obituary Sister Ann Louise Beerhalter, OP

  Sister Ann Louise Beerhalter, OP, of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, Ossining, N.Y., died at her home in the Ossining Center of Hope at Mariandale on February 27, 2014. She was 91 years of age.    Sister Ann Louise was born Feb. 21, 1923 in Munnsville, N.Y., and was…


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Young adults mark First Friday with Mass, Holy Hour

   Dozens of young adults attended a First Friday Mass and Holy Hour for Vocations at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse March 7, celebrated by Bishop Robert J. Cunningham and sponsored by the diocesan Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry. Following the Holy Hour, young adults…


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Jugglers take section title

   The Notre Dame Jr./Sr. High School girl’s basketball team won the Section III Class B final 46-39 against Westhill High School March 1. The team then went on to beat Oneonta 50-44 in the Class B regional final March 8. They advanced to the Class B state semifinal and…


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St. Joseph’s Parish to honor feast of St. Joseph

   OXFORD — Once again, St. Joseph’s Church, 3 Scott St., Oxford, will honor its patron in the Italian tradition March 16. Begun in Sicily hundreds of years ago to help end a long and pestilent drought, St. Joseph’s in Oxford has adopted this time-honored tradition on or around St….