Sun Briefs

The Light will be On for You December 18

Submitted by the Diocese of Syracuse: Parishes across the seven-county Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse will participate in the annual Light is On for You campaign on Monday, December 18. Parishes generally offer extended hours for the Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) on one evening during Advent and Lent. Participating parishes…




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Bundles of goodness at Binghamton parishes

   BINGHAMTON — The Binghamton Parishes of St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Patrick offered gifts for parishioners and also needy families at Thanksgiving.    On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving volunteers bundled loaves of bread, candles, and prayer cards. A dozen volunteers assembled 160 bundles, which were blessed at the Thanksgiving…


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Father Joseph Salerno to speak at Theology Uncorked! session

   UTICA — Father Joseph Salerno, pastor of Our Lady of the Rosary and Our Lady of Lourdes churches, will be the guest speaker Dec. 12 at Theology Uncorked! at the Mohawk Valley Winery.    Theology Uncorked! is defined as a “conversation for the believers, the curious and the skeptics.”…


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Musical performances set for early December at Le Moyne College

   SYRACUSE — Le Moyne College student musical groups will perform in early December:    Swing into the Holidays: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7. Join Joe Carello and members of the Le Moyne College Jazz Ensemble as they perform classic and contemporary big band selections and sounds of the season….


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Obituary Brother James Fitzgibbons, SM

     Marianist Brother James Fitzgibbons died Nov. 6, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas, at age 81. He had been a member of the Society of Mary (Marianists) for 61 years.    A Syracuse native, Brother Jim was a well-traveled teacher who served for many years at St. John’s Home…


Father Manno blesses restored statue of Holy Family

Years of loving touches from little (and big) hands, as well as fading due to normal wear and tear, had taken their toll on the once vibrant statue of the Holy Family that graced the main hallway at Holy Family School in Syracuse.    Earlier this fall, Father John D. Manno,…


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Spirit of Christmas in Bayberry

Families at Christ the King Church in the Bayberry area of Liverpool gathered Sunday, Dec. 3, to frost 70 dozen Christmas cookies for the Rescue Mission. Then the parish took part in the first-ever Bayberry Plaza Christmas Tree Lighting, assisting the Bayberry Community Association. Parish youth participated in a Living…


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CTK parishioners frost 70 dozen cookies for Rescue Mission

From our friends at Christ the King: Families at Christ the King Church in the Bayberry area of Liverpool gathered Sunday, December 3, to frost Christmas cookies for the Rescue Mission. Seventy dozen cookies were frosted in all. Following the frosting, our parish took part in the first-ever Bayberry Plaza Christmas…