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All Saints auction

   ENDICOTT — All Saints School, 1112 Broad St., Endicott, will be hosting its fourth annual live and silent auction on March 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the gym. Seating is limited.    Donations for the auction include Disney World Orlando passes; tickets to the Yankees; an American Girl Doll;…


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Healing Our Wounds! Lenten Retreats for Catholic Women

Pope Francis once famously described the Church “as a field hospital after battle….Heal the wounds! Heal the wounds!”  This extraordinary image, often quoted, resonated throughout our weary world — and for good reason: Who among us is not sick and wounded and in need of understanding and mercy?    The…


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Ash Wednesday Masses at Destiny USA

   The Franciscan Place at Destiny USA, 9645 Destiny USA Dr., Syracuse, will offer two Masses on Ash Wednesday. Masses will be celebrated at 12:15 p.m. and 4:15p.m. on the Sky Deck (6th floor). Ashes will be distributed at both Masses.


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Conversation event to mark book release

  DEWITT — Rabbi Charles Sherman of Temple Adath Yeshurun in Syracuse and Msgr. J. Robert Yeazel of Holy Cross Church in DeWitt will hold a conversation event March 11 to mark the release of Rabbi Sherman’s critically acclaimed book The Broken and the Whole: Discovering Joy After Heartbreak.   In…


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Mother-daughter tea

   “Beginning to Blossom,” a mother-daughter program for 10-12 year old girls will be presented by the Syracuse Diocese Office of Respect Life Ministry on March 30 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Holy Family Church, 127 Chapel Dr., Syracuse. This program encourages communication between mothers and daughters and…


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St. Joseph-St. Patrick’s invites public to ‘St. Joseph’s Table’

  UTICA — St. Joseph-St. Patrick’s Church will be hosting a feast day celebration for St. Joseph, the Husband of Mary, on March 19. The event will begin with a Mass celebrated by Father Richard Dellos at 5:30 p.m. in the church, 702 Columbia St., Utica. A procession will follow…


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Share your thanks during National Catholic Sisters Week

   The inaugural National Catholic Sisters Week will be marked March 8 to 14. The Sun is asking readers to share their memories of and thanks to women religious who have made or are making  a positive impact in their lives. Have a story to share? Email it to catholicsun@yahoo.com…


Sisters create Valentine’s joy

The Carmelite Sisters at the St. Joseph Nursing Home went the extra mile for their residents and staff this past Valentine’s Day. Dressing up as teddy bears and clowns, the nuns delivered hugs and treats to the all the residents and staff members in honor of Valentine’s Day. Following right…


Glad grads

The graduation Mass for the Southern Region Loyola Institute for Ministry Extension (LIMEX) group was held at St. James Church in Johnson City Feb. 9.    LIMEX is a professional graduate-level certificate program and outgrowth of Loyola University, New Orleans, a Jesuit institution that helps prepare women and men for religious…


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Marching for life

To the editor:    I received the following letter from a couple who attended this year’s one-day diocesan pilgrimage to the March for Life in Washington, D.C. I’d like to share it with the readers of the Sun as an encouragement to those who may think about joining us next…