Celebrating Faith and Service

Celebrating Faith and Service

By Eileen Jevis Staff writer Anyone who has a family member, friend, neighbor, colleague or leader who has served in the Armed Forces, knows the value they bring to those around them. They bring integrity, commitment and a unique perspective to their work and service...
Vocation Awareness Week: a time to encourage the young

Vocation Awareness Week: a time to encourage the young

In my last column, I spoke of the “universal call to holiness” and said that God has a plan for your life and my life. This plan mirrors the plan of the Son of God become Son of Man whose mission is to lead people back to God through the proclamation of the Good News...
Vocation Awareness Week spotlights a year-round diocesan effort

Vocation Awareness Week spotlights a year-round diocesan effort

By Deacon Tom Cuskey Editor “Without the priest there is no Eucharist…Pray for Vocations!” This is the headline from the 2022/2023 diocesan vocations promotion poster, and, in the Catholic faith, there is no truer or timelier plea. The director of the diocesan...
Vocations Sidebar: Religious Women and Men

Vocations Sidebar: Religious Women and Men

“The significance of a vocation to religious life today – as it is for the vocation to marriage, the single life, or the ordained ministry – is that it is one way of being a disciple of Jesus Christ, of living in faithfulness to him and to his teachings.”...
Vocations Sidebar: Permanent Deacons

Vocations Sidebar: Permanent Deacons

“The Holy Spirit is at work in the church calling all people, some young and some older, to vocations.“  With these words, Fr. Mark Kaminski, the director of diocesan deacon formation, describes the underlying intent of vocations awareness; everyone has a calling....
Ordination brings a vocational journey full circle

Ordination brings a vocational journey full circle

Meet Mark Kay, the newest deacon in the diocese  By Dc. Tom Cuskey Editor “The Lord is saying ‘Hold my hand and watch what happens!’” With those words, Mark Kay reflects on his formation journey that culminated in a special ordination Mass where Kay was received into...
Former Planned Parenthood manager tells how she found peace

Former Planned Parenthood manager tells how she found peace

Catholic radio and Divine Mercy Sunday play key roles in turnaround ByTom Maguire Associate editor She goes from city to city, denouncing her former Planned Parenthood job and promoting life. Ramona Treviño can’t calculate how many abortions she was responsible for in...
Scholarship winners honored at Masses for Life

Scholarship winners honored at Masses for Life

Winners of the Bishop James Moynihan ProVita Scholarship awards for 2022 were honored during Masses for Life held in October at diocesan high schools as part of Respect Life Month activities.  The annual ProVita Scholarship competition is open to any Catholic high...

THE CATHOLIC SUN DIGITAL UPDATE FOR Nov. 2, 2022

The Catholic SunDigital Updatefor Nov. 1 – Nov. 7 Preview edition It’s Trunk or Treat at IC School Fayetteville — The Immaculate Conception School Home and School Association hosted a Halloween Trunk or Treat event Oct. 22 at the school’s parking lot....
Lily of the Mohawks and symbol of hope

Lily of the Mohawks and symbol of hope

Celebrating 10th anniversary of canonization of  St. Kateri Tekakwitha By Eileen Jevis Staff writer Ten years ago, in October 2012 and more than 300 years after her death, Kateri Tekakwitha was canonized a saint by Pope Benedict XVI. She was the first American Indian...
Father Donovan elected president of canon-law organization

Father Donovan elected president of canon-law organization

Cicero pastor has one ear for pastoral ministry, one ear for legal matters By Tom Maguire Associate editor The globe noticed. Father John P. Donovan, JCL, of the Diocese of Syracuse had heard from five continents in the first week since being elected president of the...
Many ministries hinge on faithful’s response to HOPE Appeal

Many ministries hinge on faithful’s response to HOPE Appeal

At this time of year, individuals throughout the Diocese of Syracuse come together to bring HOPE to our diocese and hope for the future of our Church.  The HOPE Appeal supports 27 programs and ministries within the Diocese of Syracuse including Catholic Schools;...
Women seek a ‘Eucharistic Heart’ at 2022 conference

Women seek a ‘Eucharistic Heart’ at 2022 conference

By Nancy Huffaker “Such a blessing to finally gather together again!” was the overwhelming response of the attendees at the Syracuse Catholic Women’s Conference on Oct. 15. Over 450 women from across the diocese and beyond traveled to the Oncenter in Syracuse for a...
Jesus is in the chapel – really!

Jesus is in the chapel – really!

By Sister Constance Veit, LSP  When I was a kid, I was fascinated by magnets. I loved to watch the little magnetic skaters glide across a mirror in our family’s Christmas village at the flip of a switch and I enjoyed doing science experiments with magnets and iron...
Papal Nuncio visit is a family affair

Papal Nuncio visit is a family affair

Archbishop Charles Brown, Papal Nuncio to the Philippines, visited Binghamton and celebrated the weekend liturgies of Oct. 15 and 16 at St. Francis of Assisi Church. It was not an “official” visit, per se, but a family matter. Archbishop Brown’s brother, Peter, is...
New Berlin youth deliver the goods!

New Berlin youth deliver the goods!

Youth ministry members of St. Theresa of the Infant Jesus Church in New Berlin made an important delivery on Oct. 16. They celebrated the Crop Walk to recognize world hunger by walking from faith-formation class at the church to the local food pantry with a wagonful...

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