St. John the Baptist Celebrates centennial

Story submitted ROME, N.Y. — Father John F. Hogan, Jr., pastor of Church of St. John the Baptist, recently received news that Bishop Robert J. Cunningham will be celebrating the 100th Anniversary Mass of the Church of St. John the Baptist, on Sunday, Aug. 16 at...

Hospitality and hope

Network of ministries survives despite parish closing by luke egglestonsun staff writer UTICA — The caterpillar’s transformation into a butterfly is a popular symbol for Christ’s life, death and resurrection. Although familiar with the before and the...

A shepherd for the shepherds

Father Dennis Hayes ministers to the men and women who protect by luke egglestonsun staff writer The Good Shepherd is a well known scriptural image for God as he oversees and protects His flock. Father Dennis Hayes has spent the last 20 years among a “flock of...

Following in their footsteps

St. Bartholomew Parish to celebrate patronal feast day by Claudia MathisSUN staff writer NORWICH —  Plans are underway at St. Bartholomew’s Parish for an eagerly-awaited festival — the celebration of St. Bartholomew’s feast day on Aug....

Body and soul

Theology of the Body examines the divine within the physical. by luke egglestonsun staff writer Pope John Paul II had a great desire to illuminate church teaching on marriage, the family and human sexuality. What became apparent to the pope, after much meditation and...

Coming to the aid of Southern Region Catholic Schools

by Deacon Tom Piccianosun contributing writer BINGHAMTON —- There’s a tough year ahead for many Catholic school students. The economic downturn is affecting spending on tuition, as many parents are seeking assistance to keep their children in the schools....