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Diocese of Syracuse Deaf Ministry Interpreted Mass Schedule

The Immaculate Conception Church 400 Salt Springs Rd. Fayetteville, N.Y. 13066 12/24: 4 p.m. St. Peter’s-St. Mary’s 200 N. James St. Rome, N.Y. 13440 12/24: 10 a.m. 12/24: 5 p.m. St. Paul’s 16 Park Ave. Whitesboro, N.Y. 13492 12/24: 11 a.m. 12/24: 10 p.m. St. Thomas 150 Clinton Rd. New…


Shrine rector sees Trinity Dome Mosaic as work of art, work of faith

By Mark Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In the years since its 1959 dedication, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception has had three main architectural focal points: on the exterior, its Great Dome and Knights Tower over the northeast Washington skyline, and in the…


My place in the sun

My Place in the Sun, December Advent Companions

Advent is passing quickly! This is often the case, but this year the four weeks of Advent are actually three weeks plus one day with the fourth Sunday of Advent coming on Christmas Eve.    I always find the Scripture readings during this sacred time rich and beautiful. They call…




More than 100 honored for service to parishes at annual Immaculata Awards

By Katherine Long, Editor Unsung heroes from parishes across the diocese had a well-deserved moment in the spotlight Dec. 10 as the 2017 Immaculata Awards for Service were presented by Bishop Robert J. Cunningham during the celebration of Solemn Vespers at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse. Instituted…


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…


‘A priest for all of us’

Hundreds mourn Msgr. McCloskey  in Fayetteville By Tom Maguire Associate editor The family always had good hands — holy and workmanlike too.    A gifted pianist, Msgr. James A. McCloskey also pursued golf, basketball, and tennis. Above all pastimes, though, he loved the Mother of God for his 96 years. Knowing this,…


Greene seminar attendees reflect on miracles

Prayer partners analyze the good works of Jesus Submitted by Mary Wentlent What brings 28 people together from seven different parishes? Why would these 28 people get paired up as prayer partners and find they have meaningful life situations in common? Could it be a “Miracle in the Making”?    That’s just…


No dispensation for this year’s Christmas Mass on Monday

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Although Christmas this year is the day after the fourth Sunday of Advent, Catholics looking to count a Sunday evening Mass Dec. 24 for both that Sunday obligation and Monday’s Christmas Mass obligation will have to think again. The U.S. bishops…