‘EMBRACE’ is all about post-Cana love, marriage

‘EMBRACE’ is all about post-Cana love, marriage

By Dc. Tom Cuskey, editor Chris and Linda Padgett are no strangers to love or marriage. As their website says, “after over 30 years and 9 kids of happily ever after, we’ve learned a thing or two.” It’s that knowledge and a lot of talent and experience as...
‘Color Run’ paints a picture of healing, hope and happy faces

‘Color Run’ paints a picture of healing, hope and happy faces

The fight against childhood cancer apparently comes in vivid, living colors, at least at St. Patrick’s School in Oneida.  On Friday, May 19th, students from the school held a Color Run in honor of Jennah Jbarah, a St. Patrick’s student who lost her life in 2017...
They answered the call: ‘Come Follow Me’

They answered the call: ‘Come Follow Me’

Transitional deacons one step closer to priesthood By Eileen Jevis Staff writer On Saturday, May 20, close to 40 priests and deacons and several hundred congregants joined Bishop Douglas J. Lucia to celebrate the ordination to the Sacred Order of Deacon at the...
‘It takes courage to answer that call’

‘It takes courage to answer that call’

World Day of Prayer supports vocations By Kathryne Rakowski Contributing writer This year marks the 60th year for the World Day of Prayer for vocations, and once again Bishop Douglas J. Lucia invited people to come together as a diocesan family for a Holy Hour for...
Finding a loved one

Finding a loved one

Diocese works on digitizing records in 16 Catholic cemeteries Dennis McCarthy – US Congressman and NY Lieutenant Governor. He was the owner of a successful salt works and for over 40 years, one of Upstate NY’s largest employers. He died in 1886 and is...
Holy Cross Academy walks for heart-health

Holy Cross Academy walks for heart-health

Students and staff at Holy Cross Academy walked 3 miles to raise funds and awareness for heart disease and stroke recently. The HCA Heart Walk was a part of the 2023 America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk for the American Heart Association. The senior health...
‘The Body of Christ’

‘The Body of Christ’

Above: Christ the King Church, Liverpool First Eucharist celebrations highlight month of May Celebrations of the Sacrament of First Eucharist have been taking place across the Diocese of Syracuse. We are happy to share these photos submitted to us by a number of...
‘The Lord has indeed called me to this’

‘The Lord has indeed called me to this’

Deacon James Buttner prepares for ordination to priesthood By Eileen Jevis Staff writer His passion is music, engineering, technology and his faith. James Buttner is a parishioner at Holy Family Church in Fairmount and a graduate of West Genesee School District. He...
Sacraments of Initiation celebrated across the Diocese

Sacraments of Initiation celebrated across the Diocese

Springtime, the month of May in particular, is closely associated with the reception of the Sacrament of First Holy Communion by young Catholics in churches across the Diocese. This is also a time for the Sacrament of Confirmation to be given to high school age...
CARING FOR GOD’S CREATION: Living Laudato Si’

CARING FOR GOD’S CREATION: Living Laudato Si’

Helping to bring Pope Francis’s encyclical to life in our community From the Diocese of Syracuse “Care for Our Common Home” Task Force Our relationship to God’s Creation By Elizabeth Fleury Contributing writer “The ecological crisis is a summons to profound interior...
Catholic Charities of Oswego County plans golf event July 14

Catholic Charities of Oswego County plans golf event July 14

Fulton — Catholic Charities of Oswego County (CCOC), will host its first golf tournament Friday, July 14, at Battle Island State Park. The format is captain and crew, and it’s $400 per team, said Mary-Margaret Pekow, CCOC executive director.    “We’re thrilled by the...

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