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Thomas Merton Centennial three-day conference

   OLEAN — The life of Catholic contemplative, poet and Trappist monk Thomas Merton, will be the focus of a summer 2014 three-day conference entitled, “Coming home and going forth: Merton as mirror and model.” The event will be held at St. Bonaventure University, June 19-22, and celebrates the relationship…


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Mock Trial Team Advances to State Championship

   BINGHAMTON—Seton Catholic Central triumphed in the Mock Trial Regional Finals held in Binghamton.  Eight county champions competed in the event. Seton Catholic Central won four rounds which permits them to move on to the State Championship later this month. In round one, Seton, the Broome County champion, defeated Corning…


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Military retirement for Syracuse priest

   Father Gary M. Fukes, a priest for the Diocese of Syracuse currently stationed in Radcliff, Ky., within the Archdiocese of Louisville, has retired from his position as U.S. Army chaplain. Father Fukes has been chaplain for 13 years.    Prior to going on active duty in the military, Father…


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Obituary Sister Phyllis Wulforst, CSJ

Sister Phyllis Wulforst, CSJ, 83, died Saturday, April 26, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Provincial House, Latham. She had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for the past 20 years.    Sister Phyllis was born on May 24, 1930, in Scranton, Pa., daughter of the late Harry and Rose…


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CAP students hatch ducklings

   The Kindergarten class at Cathedral Academy at Pompei (CAP) has been anxiously awaiting the arrival of four ducklings for the past month. The duckling eggs, which provided a life cycle learning opportunity, were kept in an incubator in the Kindergarten classroom for 28 days until they hatched on April 3 to…


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Musical at Bishop Grimes

  The musical Once Upon a Mattress will be performed at Bishop Grimes Gymnasium, 6653 Kirkville Road, East Syracuse, on May 2 and 3 at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children and senior citizens. Concessions will be available during intermission. For more information call (315)…


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Syracuse James Joyce Club 2014 Writing Contest

   Through the generosity of Le Moyne College and Vi Baluyut, the Syracuse James Joyce Club (SJJC) will award a $2,000 grand prize for the James Joyce Club Scholarship Awards. These awards recognize the intellectual curiosity of young people while promoting awareness in schools of Joyce’s contribution to modern literature.  Runners-up…


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Summer driver’s education

   High school students 16 and older by July 1, 2014 are invited to participate in the Summer driver education program at Bishop Grimes Prep or Bishop Ludden Jr./Sr. High School beginning on July 1, 2014. The fee for the course is $435 and mail-in registration forms and more information…


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Guardian Angel Society breakfast

Guardian Angel Society breakfast    The third annual breakfast to honor and celebrate volunteers of the Guardian Angel Society will be held on May 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Cathedral Academy at Pompei (CAP), 923 N. McBride St., Syracuse. Guest speaker will be Margaret Martin, development director…


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CBA junior class visits Washington, D.C.

   DEWITT — The junior class at Christian Brothers Academy visited Washington D.C. March 13-15. During the trip, the class toured the various monuments, commemorative sites and museums set in the nation’s capital. While in D.C., students took a walking tour of the Vietnam War Memorial, the Roosevelt Memorial, the…