Going global with the Gospel

Delivering the message of God’s love near or far is everyone’s missionBy Jennika BainesSUN Assoc. Editor“The Church is either missionary or she is not faithful to the Gospel.”— Pope John Paul II to the National Directors of the...

Father Jay Booth Funeral

By Deacon Tom PiccianoSun contributing writer BINGHAMTON — Hundreds of people gathered at St. Patrick’s Church on Saturday, June 12 for the funeral Mass of Father John “Jay” Booth. The pastor of St. Patrick’s and St. Thomas Aquinas died...

Six diocesan priests retire

By Claudia Mathis Sun staff writer Father Jerome Katz, together with five other Syracuse Diocese priests, retired June 30. At the time of his retirement, Father Katz was serving as administrator at St. Patrick in Whitney Point and St. Stephen in Marathon....

Following in Francis’ footsteps

Secular Franciscan Order celebrates anniversaryBy Jennika BainesSUN Assoc. Editor For 150 years, the Secular Franciscan Order has kept the spirit of St. Francis alive in Utica. Katie Koscinski, SFO, the fraternity minister for the Secular Franciscan Order in Utica,...

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