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Youth in Ministry at St. Charles-St. Ann

   The parish of St. Charles-St. Ann in Syracuse has formed a new high school youth group named Y.I.M., which stands for Youth in Ministry. The teens voted on the name and have lived up to its mission.    This summer, the group went every Monday morning to the Matthew…

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Courage conference attracts widespread attendence

Submitted by Father Jeffrey Keefe, OFM Conv.    The 25th annual Courage Conference, held at St Mary’s University in Mundelein, Ill., July 25 to 28, attracted 325 members, mostly men with same-sex attraction, some women, a number of their parents, plus 40 priests of the Archdiocese of Chicago who took…

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New CSJ Province Leadership Team installed

Submitted by Sister Mary Rose Noonan, CSJ     On Aug. 3, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Albany Province, together with family, friends, clergy and religious, celebrated the affirmation and installation of their new Province Leadership Team in the chapel of St. Joseph’s Provincial House, Latham, N.Y. The members…

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Father Zareski appointed pastor in Cortland

   Bishop Robert J. Cunningham announced Aug. 14 that Father Joseph Zareski will serve as pastor of St. Anthony-St. Mary’s Parish in Cortland, effective Sept. 5, 2013. Father Zareski has served as pastor of St. John the Evangelist Church in New Hartford since 2002. Please follow and like us:

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Masses at the State Fair

   Great New York State Fair-goers are invited to attend Mass at Chevy Court at 9 a.m. on Aug. 25 and again on Sept. 1. Mass will be celebrated by Father Amedeo Guida on the 25th and by Father Michael Donovan on the 1st. Parishioners from Our Lady of Peace…

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Sacred Heart reunion

A reunion is planned for all students of Sacred Heart School, Syracuse on Oct. 4, 2013 at the Syracuse Polish Home, 915 Park Ave., Syracuse. To be included for this event, please email and include your name, maiden name (if applicable), email address, year graduated from high school (no…

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Utica to honor St. Marianne with renaming of street

On Aug. 9, the section of Varick St. between Columbia St. and Lafayette St. in Utica will become “St. Marianne Way.” The date marks the 95th anniversary of St. Marianne Cope’s death in Hawaii in 1918.   On August 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., St. Joseph & St. Patrick…

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Vacation Bible School

Assumption Church in Syracuse is hosting Vacation Bible School at the Parish Center from Monday, Aug. 19 to Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon. Children ages 6 to 11 are invited to attend and learn Bible stories, play games and enjoy activities and crafts. For more information contact…

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Directed retreat for clergy

From Sunday, Oct. 20 to Friday, Oct. 25, Stella Maris Retreat Center in Skaneateles, N.Y., will host a five-day directed retreat for clergy and pastoral ministers. The retreat will be silent and include meals and a communal Eucharistic celebration each day. Retreat attendees will have the opportunity to meet with…

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Unity Acres family picnic

On Sunday, Aug. 18, Unity Acres, a non-profit organization that provides housing for men who are homeless, will be hosting their annual family picnic at the grounds of their facility, 2290 County Route 2 in Orwell, N.Y. The event will begin with an outdoor Mass at noon, followed by a…