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In memoriam: Msgr. James McCloskey

   Msgr. James McCloskey, 96, died Nov. 25, 2017. A priest of the Diocese of Syracuse for more than 70 years, his ministry included service as parochial vicar of Our Lady of Pompei, St. Peter, St. Daniel, and St. Therese, all in Syracuse; and as pastor of Christ the King in…

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Bishop Grimes Christmas concert

Dec. 20, 7 p.m. in the Bishop Grimes gym, 6653 Kirkville Rd, East Syracuse. The concert will feature each of the performing ensembles under the direction of Jason Kammerer (instrumental) and Melissa Howe (vocal). Please follow and like us:

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Holy Family School Christmas tree sale

Fundraiser for Holy Family School, 130 Chapel Dr., Syracuse. Fraser firs 5 feet – 9 feet.  Sold weekends 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Nov. 24 – Dec. 24 or until sold out. Free full service. Delivery available. Call (315) 567-1103. Please follow and like us:

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Christmas Concert at St. Daniel

Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m. (snow date: Dec. 14), in the St. Daniel School Gym, 3004 Court St., Syracuse. The concert is free and sponsored by the Wisdom People, St. Daniel Senior Citizen Group. Featuring: The Lyncourt Community Band, conducted by retired longtime Lyncourt School Band teacher Tony DeAngelis and assisted…

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Hospital offers clinical pastoral education opportunities in 2018

     The Department of Spiritual Care at Upstate University Hospital is offering three clinical pastoral education (CPE) classes in 2018 for individuals with no prior CPE training and for those who have previous training but who wish to refresh their pastoral skills:    • Level I CPE program. Open…

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‘Coping with the Holidays’ at HOPE for Bereaved

A seminar during the holiday season for people who are grieving the death of a loved one. Dec. 4, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at HOPE for Bereaved, 4500 Onondaga Blvd., Syracuse. Free. No registration required. All are welcome. For more information, call 315-475-HOPE or visit Please follow and like us:

Six CBA students  to play sports at Division I schools

DeWitt — Six Christian Brothers Academy students have signed letters of intent for intercollegiate athletic careers at Division I institutions next year. Four girls lacrosse players will be studying at Ivy League schools: Alison Anderson, daughter of Thomas and Diane Anderson of Syracuse, Yale University.  Grace Hulslander, daughter of Kevin and…