In everything give thanks

In everything give thanks

By Eileen Jevis Staff writer “We are honored to stand beside them in good days and bad; to let them know they are not alone.” — Mary Beth Frey, executive director of the Samaritan Center Those who enter the Samaritan Center, the former St. John the Evangelist Church...
Gabby & John are getting married!

Gabby & John are getting married!

Gabby gets ‘showered’ with love! By Dc. Tom Cuskey Editor “It was the best day ever, seriously!” To say that Gabby Gleason enjoyed her recent bridal shower would be to seriously underestimate the joy of the occasion. “It was so much fun. It just flew by. … I wanted it...
Advent Reflection Series; First Sunday, November 27, 2022

Advent Reflection Series; First Sunday, November 27, 2022

Tis the season of revival! By Dc. Tom Cuskey, Editor Happy New Year! No, not that New Year but our liturgical new year. The first Sunday of Advent, the new season, marks the beginning of a new liturgical year where once again (or perhaps for the first time for some)...
Father Kapral remembered as ‘very fulfilled in his priesthood’

Father Kapral remembered as ‘very fulfilled in his priesthood’

By Eileen Jevis Staff writer Father Richard (Dick) J. Kapral, of Utica and Camillus, died on Oct. 26 at the age of 78. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Bishop Douglas J. Lucia on Nov. 7 at Holy Family Church in Fairmount. Father Kapral had celebrated the 8...
Give thanks for Nicene Creed, Psalms and prophets

Give thanks for Nicene Creed, Psalms and prophets

As this edition of the Catholic Sun arrives in your homes, we are preparing for our national feast of Thanksgiving. It will be followed closely by the start of the holy season of Advent and the beginning of a new liturgical year. In this moment, I often think of the...
CBA student-athletes commit to D-1 schools

CBA student-athletes commit to D-1 schools

Pictured L-R are, front row, CBA’s Grace Fletcher, Luke Boule’ and Giselle Vlassis; back row, Will Harrigan, Joseph Papa, Andrew Kohlbrenner, Lloyd Ziparo and Casey Vaughn. (Photo courtesy Judy Salamone) DeWitt — Eight student-athletes at Christian Brothers...

All Saints celebrations around the diocese

The saints were marching in at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Parish in Utica! Some of the Faith Formation children in kindergarten to sixth grade celebrated the Feast of All Saints at the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Oct. 30 with their pastor, Father James Cesta....
Photos from St Marianne Cope Anniversary Mass

Photos from St Marianne Cope Anniversary Mass

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THE CATHOLIC SUN DIGITAL UPDATE FOR Nov. 17, 2022

The Catholic Sun Digital Update for Nov. 17 – Nov. 23 Preview edition In Everything, Give Thanks The Samaritan Center main dining area is housed in the former St. John the Evangelist Church on the Northside of Syracuse. Like many similar organizations in our...
Respect Life Month 2022: Called to serve Moms in need

Respect Life Month 2022: Called to serve Moms in need

 Part of the Respect Life team, from left: program coordinator Jennifer Brown, director Lisa Hall and program coordinator Kristin Dievendorf. By Dc. Tom Cuskey, Editor 2022 will go down in history as the year that Roe v. Wade was overturned, and the renewal of a...
Sway to go: Tuneful fest celebrates St. Marianne in Utica

Sway to go: Tuneful fest celebrates St. Marianne in Utica

Illuminated at St. Joseph and St. Patrick Church are the St. Marianne portrait and the “Utica Has a Saint” sign. By Robert Stronach, Contributing writer With a visible theme of “Utica Has a Saint,” Utica area churches celebrated the 10th anniversary of St. Marianne...
Vicariates & Vicars Forane of the Diocese of Syracuse

Vicariates & Vicars Forane of the Diocese of Syracuse

Bishop Douglas J. Lucia — seeking to “ensure that in various regions of the diocese there would be greater cooperation among clergy in service of the People of God, along with better communication with the Diocesan Bishop and the Diocesan Curia...
Act Now to Stop Most Extreme Abortion on Demand Bill Ever Seen

Act Now to Stop Most Extreme Abortion on Demand Bill Ever Seen

A Call to Action from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops In response to the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has scheduled another House vote to try to enshrine abortion on...

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