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Obituary Sister M. Evelyn Howard, IHM

   Sister M. Evelyn Howard, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at the age of 89 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton.    She was born on June 26, 1928, in Johnson City, and given the name…


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CBA names Brillante as assistant principal for academic affairs

   Christian Brothers Academy has announced the appointment of Debra Brillante as assistant principal for academic affairs.    Brillante replaces David Roache, who will return to full-time teaching for the upcoming year.    “We are very pleased to welcome Debra Brillante to CBA’s administrative team for the 2017-2018 academic year,”…


Jesuit novices pronounce first vows

Submitted by Joseph Sands, S.J. Seven Jesuit novices pronounced their first vows in the Society of Jesus on Saturday, Aug. 12, at Holy Cross Church in DeWitt. About 350 people, including family, Jesuits, and friends, gathered to witness John Braithwaite, Brendan Coffey, John Pignone, Melvin Rayappa, Christopher Smith, Kenneth Tompkins,…


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Obituary: Sister M. Evelyn Howard, IHM

Sister M. Evelyn Howard, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at the age of 89 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton. She was born on June 26, 1928, in Johnson City, and given the name Catherine Lucille….


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CBA Names Brillante As Assistant Principal For Academic Affairs

Dewitt-Christian Brothers Academy has announced the appointment of Debra Brillante as Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs. Brillante replaces David Roache, who will return to full-time teaching for the upcoming year. “We are very pleased to welcome Debra Brillante to CBA’s administrative team for the 2017-2018 academic year,” President Brother Joseph…


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Pompeian dinner and show set for Oct. 7 at Le Moyne

The 2017 Once a Pompeian, Always a Pompeian Dinner and Show is set for Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Le Moyne College Special Events Center, sponsored by Our Lady of Pompei/St. Peter Parish. This year the event honors the LeMura Family as distinguished alumni and beloved parishioners, and Mario DeSantis,…


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St. Joseph’s Church Festival Italiano 2017

Submitted by St. Joseph’s Parish    This year’s summer festival hosted by the good people of St. Joseph’s Church in Oswego promises to have something for everyone! Mark down the dates! Friday, Aug. 4: Festival, Rummage Sale, and BBQ Chicken from 5 p.m.–sunset! Saturday, Aug. 5: Festival, Rummage Sale, and…


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Bishop Cunningham to recognize Nathan Brooks as candidate for ordination

   Bishop Robert J. Cunningham will recognize seminarian Nathan Brooks as a worthy candidate for the priesthood on Sunday, July 30, at 11:15 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Utica. All are welcome to attend.    The Rite of Candidacy is a confirmation by the Church that a candidate for the priesthood has given himself…


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Theology Uncorked event scheduled for Aug. 8 in Utica

   A Theology Uncorked session with talk, food, and wine is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, on the back patio at Mohawk Valley Winery  at 706 Varick St., Utica.    It is a casual gathering for adults 40-plus at the same time and site every month. No commitment…


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Diocese announces assignments for four priests

   The Diocese of Syracuse has announced three reappointments of priests and one new assignment.    The following priests have been reappointed for an additional six-year term:    Rev. Christopher J. Celentano, reappointed as Pastor of Divine Mercy Parish in Central Square, together with the mission of St. Bernadette’s in…