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K of C Msgr. Meaney Council raises cash for food pantries

     Each year the Monsignor Meaney Knights of Columbus Council 9042, Elbridge, conducts a competition at Pearl Lakes Golf Course, Skaneateles, to benefit the Jordan-Elbridge and Skaneateles Ecumenical Food Pantries.    The recent men’s winners: Ray Miles, Ray Jesmer, Joe Miglionica, and Chris Perry. The mixed winners:  Marie Heck, Mary…


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Obituary Sister Dorothy Root, CSJ

    Sister Dorothy Root, CSJ (Sister Amelia Joseph), 91, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, in Albany Medical Center. She had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 73 years.    Sister Dorothy was born in Syracuse on Nov. 8, 1925, the oldest child of Frederick and Amelia Kirsch Root….


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Obituary Sister Mary Herman Marhafer, CSJ

  Sister Mary Herman Marhafer, CSJ, 91, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Provincial House, Latham. She had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 72 years, and she had taught for many years in schools in the Syracuse Diocese.    Sister Mary Herman, the former…


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St. John the Evangelist students celebrate month of the rosary

Submitted by St. John the Evangelist School On Monday, October 30, the children at St. John the Evangelist School in Binghamton celebrated the month of the rosary by participating in the Living Rosary. Older students had a younger prayer buddy and together they recited the particular prayer for their bead. The sixth…


Sisters take to social to evangelize

By Katherine Long, Editor With nearly 170 years of religious life between them, Franciscan sisters Mary Celestine McCann, Bernadette Joseph Kupris, and Marcia Barry have quite a bit of collective wisdom. But “sometimes, it’s just a lot of years,” Sister Marcia deadpanned recently, drawing gales of laughter from her fellow…


‘Taste of Holy Family’ to be served up November 18

Submitted by Holy Family Parish: The 8th Annual Taste of Holy Family will be held Nov. 18, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the school gym, 130 Chapel Dr., Syracuse. This fundraiser helps support the parish’s Life Teen Winter Retreat and March For Life trip. This year’s theme is “Tailgate Cook-Off.” The evening includes a…


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MHR hosts ‘Our Hearts and Hats to Hurricanes’

Submitted by Most Holy Rosary School   Most Holy Rosary School partnered with the National Catholic Education Association to help the Catholic school communities affected by the recent hurricanes. This student-to-student campaign was a great success. The Most Holy Rosary School community collected $309 to send to Colegio Catolico Nuestra Senora…


Help fill St. Joseph & St. Patrick’s fridge for the holidays

A call for support from St. Joseph & St. Patrick Church: St. Joseph & St. Patrick Church’s Mother Marianne’s Westside Kitchen has been feeding hungry neighbors 365 days a year for nine years. The average number of meals served monthly is 4500. Their guests range in age from two to 92. Volunteers open…


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Utica church honors Our Lady of Fatima

UTICA — Holy Trinity Church in Utica held a candlelight rosary procession Oct. 11 in honor of the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima. The three visionaries — St. Francisco Marto, St. Jacinta Marto, and their cousin Lucia dos Santos — were portrayed by, left to right, Rachel, Matthew,…