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St. Michael-St. Peter to host educational series

   During Advent, the Church of St. Michael-St. Peter in Syracuse will offer a three-week educational series focusing on the Church’s pro-life teachings.    The series will be held Dec. 2, 9 and 16 at the church, 4782 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Deacon Greg Cross will preside at the Liturgy…

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Utica parishioner publishes children’s book

   Constance Watkins, parishioner of St. Mary of Mount Carmel/Blessed Sacrament in Utica, has published MuShu, her fifth children’s book. The 28-page book was published through AuthorHouse.The colorful illustrations were created by Watkins and Arthur Henry.   The storyline consists of a young boy, Watson’s grandson Joey, and the tribulations and…

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Harvest for Hunger

   Throughout the month of December, Catholic Charities of Broome County will team up with local companies in an effort to raise money for the hungry.   Now through Dec. 24, Wegmans in Broome County will ask customers if they wish to donate $1, $3 or $5 to local food pantries….

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Coping with the holidays

There is no perfect time for grieving the death of a loved one, but the holiday season becomes even harder with family gatherings, memories of holidays spent together and the thought of “How will I survive this holiday season?” There is no wrong or right way to handle the holidays….

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‘Kids’ these days

  In keeping with New York State’s pre-K Foundation for the Common Core, Rome Catholic School pre-K students took a field trip to Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo in Rome Oct. 30. There they learned about the similarities, differences and categories of animals as well as plants; saw the different habitats…

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Celebrating at St. Anne Shrine

  Father Paul Machira of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Binghamton celebrated Mass on the main altar at the Shrine of Ste. Anne de Beaupre in Quebec, Canada Sept. 30. Father Machira traveled to the shrine as a member of the Anthony Memorial Group under the direction of Anne Marie Masterpole of…

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“Coping with the Holidays” panel to be held

 HOPE for Bereaved, Inc. and Thomas J. Pirro Funeral Home will sponsor two panel discussion groups to discuss coping with the holidays. People who have experienced the death of a loved one will share stories of how they handled the holidays. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to…

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CBA hosts Open House

 Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) in Syracuse hosted more than 1,200 people at its Annual Open House Oct. 27. Attendees and prospective students were given a chance to speak to current CBA students and their parents, tour the school and learn about the school’s fine arts program, extracurricular activities, athletic programs…

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Obituary • Sister Margaret Clarke, IHM

   Sister Margaret Clarke, IHM, (formerly known as Sister M. Emelia) of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died Oct. 31 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton, Pa.    She was born on April 29, 1921, in Providence, R.I., and was the daughter of the…

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Learn about Hospice

   LIVERPOOL — Hospice of Central New York will be offering an information event at its Liverpool campus at 990 Seventh North St. The events are designed to help first-time caregivers and people who have questions and concerns about caring for the seriously ill. The informational event will be held…