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New appointments announced

  Bishop Robert J. Cunningham has appointed Father John Canorro pastor of Holy Trinity Church in Fulton. He will remain pastor of St. Mary, Mother of God in Mexico and Christ Our Light in Pulaski. Father Canorro succeeds Father Stephen Wirkes, who served as pastor for twelve years. Father Canorro…


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St. Joseph’s Hospital seeks volunteers

  St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, a non-profit, 431-bed hospital and health care system-serving patients in 16 counties in Central New York State, is seeking volunteers to fill a number of important positions. Volunteer opportunities exist in the Emergency Department, which include angels, information/wayfinding, ambassadors and information desk, as well…


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Obituary Sister Mary Agnes Kehoe, CSJ

 Sister Mary Agnes Kehoe, CSJ (Sister Helen Mary), 74, died Dec. 22, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Provincial House, Latham, N.Y. She had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for the past 56 years.    Sister Mary Agnes was born on March 21, 1939, in Summerville, Mass., daughter of…


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Barbara Kane named Parish Life Director for Southeast Broome County

   Bishop Robert J. Cunningham has announced that Barbara Kane of Binghamton will be appointed as Parish Life Director for the parishes of Southeast Broome County.    The four parish communities of St. Joseph, Deposit; St. Mary, Kirkwood; St. Joseph, Sanitaria Springs; and Our Lady of Lourdes, Windsor, have been…


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Diocese native ordained

   ROME, Italy — Nicholas Fisher, of Fulton, was among 31 men who were ordained to the priesthood by His Eminence Cardinal Velasio de Paolis, CS, Pontifical Delegate for the Legionaries of Christ on Dec.  14, 2013 at the Papal Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome, Italy. Of the…


CBA peer ministers spread holiday cheer

DEWITT — Christian Brothers Academy’s peer ministers spread holiday cheer this year by decorating local non-profit businesses including the Samaritan Center, Francis House and the Salvation Army, and by delivering toys and winter clothes to children at the St. Vincent de Paul Day Care and after school program.    To…


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Christmas events at the Cathedral

Christmas carolers wanted   Singers of all ages are encouraged to be part of an ongoing tradition of singing Christmas carols in Syracuse’s Armory Square. Interested singers should meet at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Parish Center, located in the Bishop Curley Building, 421 S. Warren St., Syracuse, on Sat.,…


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Obituary Father Raynald Yudin, OFM Conv.

Father Raynald Yudin, OFM Conv., died peacefully at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse Dec. 10, 2013 after a long illness.    Born in Binghamton, he was the son of the late John and Frances (Kiley) Yudin.    Father Yudin was professed as a Conventual Franciscan Friar on Aug. 15, 1956 in…


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Telethon raises $21,000 to combat hunger

   On Dec. 4 and 5, Catholic Charities of Broome County hosted its annual telethon during WBNG 12 Action News to raise money for those in need this winter. Eleven priests from Broome County took financial pledges from the public over the phone during scheduled station breaks between 5 p.m….


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Little shoppers spread Christmas joy

   Students at Holy Family School in Syracuse had the opportunity to do their Christmas shopping and spread some extra Christmas joy during the school’s annual Little Shoppers event Dec. 5. The event was organized by the Holy Family PTO. Parent and family volunteers assisted the children in the selection…