Building hope on a solid foundation

Building hope on a solid foundation

HOPE Appeal campaign is primed for a strong finish By Deacon Tom Cuskey | Editor Some of Beth Lynn Hoey’s friends have asked, “What exactly do you do for the Diocese? What is the Foundation?” She answers with a smile and an insight into a...
Looking within: A HOPE Appeal profile

Looking within: A HOPE Appeal profile

Donor pays it forward Gloria Palmiere of St. Matthew’s Church in East Syracuse retired after a 42-year career as a dental hygienist. Little did she know her real work was just beginning. “Father Peter Tassini got me involved in funeral ministry and then...
Synodal Listening Sessions continue in all shapes and sizes

Synodal Listening Sessions continue in all shapes and sizes

By Deacon Tom Cuskey and Tom Maguire Bishop Douglas J. Lucia continued this past week to move through the calendar of diocesan Listening Sessions in preparation of the Synod of the World’s Bishops in 2023. Notes and records from Listening Sessions held around...
Church organist Dominic Fiacco earns standing ovations in Utica

Church organist Dominic Fiacco earns standing ovations in Utica

By Philip Fiacco Dominic Fiacco, a 17-year-old organist from the Village of Poland in Herkimer County, gave a pipe organ recital Nov. 14 at Holy Trinity Church in Utica, as part of the parish’s 125th anniversary celebrations. Dominic is assistant organist at the...

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