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Mass to open school year celebrated

New principals Matt Martinkovic of St. James School in Johnson City, Patty Bliss of Rome Catholic School in Rome and Martha O’Leary (to Bliss’ left) of Holy Cross School in DeWitt present the gifts to Bishop Robert J. Cunningham during Mass to open the school year, celebrated at Holy Cross…


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New gym at Holy Cross School

After many months of planning, raising funds and renovation, a grand opening and ribbon cutting was held at the new gym at Holy Cross School in DeWitt. Parents who helped with fundraising and renovation were presented with a trophy and students passed out miniature cupcakes decorated with basketballs and sport…


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Caring for the caregiver

To the editor:       Your “Caring for the Caregiver” article [Aug. 8] was right on target. Caregivers are truly the unsung heroes of the healthcare world. They offer so much and lighten the load of those in need of care. As a people of faith, it is essential for…


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Fall Festival to benefit Assumption ministries

   Assumption Church in Syracuse will host a Fall Festival to benefit its ministries on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Hollow, 3735 West Seneca Tpk., Syracuse. Admission is $20 for a family of five, $5 per individual and free for children under two.   The…


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Directed retreat for clergy

   From Sunday, October 20 to Friday, October 25, Stella Maris Retreat Center  in Skaneateles will host a five-day directed retreat for clergy and pastoral ministers. The retreat will be silent and include meals and a communal Eucharistic celebration each day. Retreat attendees will have the opportunity to meet with…


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Drivers ed at Ludden

   Students who are 16 years or older by October 8, 2013 are encouraged to sign up for the fall semester of driver education classes at Bishop Grimes Prep and Bishop Ludden Jr./Sr. High School. The fee for classes is $435. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a…


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Fall Enrollment for Catholic Schools of Broome County

Fall Enrollment for Catholic Schools of Broome County •  Fall enrollment is now open for Broome County’s four Catholic schools. The Catholic Schools of Broome County operate three elementary schools — St. John’s, St. James and All Saints — and Seton Catholic Central High School (grades 7-12). Families interested in…


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Faith and food event for Gianna Center

Faith and food event for Gianna Center •    The Gianna Center for Women will be hosting an evening with Dr. Karen Dalton MD, NFPMC on Monday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m., at Coppertop Tavern, 3380 Milton Ave., Syracuse. Dr. Dalton will discuss the importance of pro-life medical care and…


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Youth in Ministry at St. Charles-St. Ann

   The parish of St. Charles-St. Ann in Syracuse has formed a new high school youth group named Y.I.M., which stands for Youth in Ministry. The teens voted on the name and have lived up to its mission.    This summer, the group went every Monday morning to the Matthew…


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Courage conference attracts widespread attendence

Submitted by Father Jeffrey Keefe, OFM Conv.    The 25th annual Courage Conference, held at St Mary’s University in Mundelein, Ill., July 25 to 28, attracted 325 members, mostly men with same-sex attraction, some women, a number of their parents, plus 40 priests of the Archdiocese of Chicago who took…