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Back to school

Rome Catholic School held its back to school night Sept. 19. Students introduced their parents to teachers, gave tours of classrooms and showed off what they arelearning in library, music, art, robotics and technology classes. Everyone enjoyedcoming “back to school,” especially the students who won backpacks filled with school supplies,…


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First novena to St. Marianne Cope at St. Joseph & St. Patrick Church

  UTICA — Oct. 21 marks the first anniversary of the canonization of St. Marianne Cope, a Sister of St. Francis who was raised in Utica and who served throughout the diocese and then in Hawaii until her death in 1918. To commemorate this notable occasion, St. Joseph & St….


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New diaconate assignments

   Bishop Robert J. Cunningham has made the following diaconate assignments, which were effective Oct. 3:    • Deacon Ken Money has returned to the diocese and will serve at St. Cecilia’s Church in Solvay.    • Deacon Ralph Jahnige has joined the diocese and will serve at Pope John…


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Do you remember Msgr. Charles Borgognoni?

   SYRACUSE — Syracuse University’s St. Thomas More Foundation (Catholic campus ministry) in conjunction with the College of Visual and Performing Arts is pleased to announce a collaboration to produce a documentary celebrating the life and work of Msgr. Charles Borgognoni (1923-2007). The film is expected to be released in…


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Donations needed for baby shower

 SYRACUSE — The Altar and Rosary Society of St. Cecilia and Our Lady of Peace Parishes in Syracuse is hosting a baby shower to help feed the babies of the community. Donations from the shower will benefit the Assumption Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen in Syracuse.    Those interested in…


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Obituary • Sister Julia Coyle, SA

  Sister Julia Coyle, 87, a Franciscan Sister of the Atonement from Graymoor, died suddenly Sept. 22, 2013 at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center, Peekskill, N.Y.      Sister Julia was born on July 19, 1926 in Utica, to Katherine (Buckley) and Timothy J. Coyle. Known in religious life as…


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Upcoming respect life events in the diocese

   • 40 Days for Life, Syracuse: 40 Days for Life, a prayerful vigil in front of Planned Parenthood, 1120 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, is planned for Sept. 25 to Nov. 3. For more information call Jeanie Owens (315) 956-7772 or Shannon Guy (315) 200-0255. Visit www.40daysforlife.com/syracuse/ or email syracuse40daysforlife@gmail.com….


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Father Maloney appointed pastor

  Bishop Robert J. Cunningham has appointed Father Kevin Maloney pastor of St. Patrick’s Church and St. Brigid’s & St. Joseph on Tipperary Hill in Syracuse. His appointment is effective Oct. 15. Father Maloney currently serves as pastor of St. Agatha’s Church in Canastota.


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William Crist appointed new superintendent of Catholic schools

SYRACUSE ­— Bishop Robert J. Cunningham is pleased to announce the appointment of William W. Crist as the new Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Syracuse. There are 22 schools in the diocese’s seven-county area, with over 5,000 students in grades pre-K-12.    Crist will begin his new…


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Roof raffle

   St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in Syracuse is holding its 1st Annual Sweepstakes Raffle to help raise funds for a new church roof.    The top prize is $12,500. Tickets cost $25. You will have 24 chances to win and all winning tickets are thrown back into…