Tully parishioners make quilts for those in need

Tully parishioners make quilts for those in need

“Every child needs a quilt to cuddle,” says Florence Stanton from St. Leo’s Church in Tully. A few months ago, Florence got together with several ladies from St. Leo’s Parish and the parish youth group and decided to make a difference this...

Obituary Sister M. Jamesann McCue, IHM

Sister M. Jamesann McCue, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Nov. 26 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton, Pa. She was born on Aug. 15, 1928, in New York City and given the name Mary. She was the daughter of the late James and...

Angel Tree of Hope initiative distributes items in Oswego

Recently the Angel Tree of Hope program, established by the Catholic Community of Christ the Good Shepherd at St. Joseph’s and St. Stephen’s in Oswego, donated items to Morningstar Residential Care Center.    Morningstar received many items:...
Bishop confirms 63 at Holy Cross

Bishop confirms 63 at Holy Cross

Bishop Robert J. Cunningham confirmed 63 students on Oct. 21 at Holy Cross Church in DeWitt. Pictured counterclockwise from upper left are (including their Confirmation names) Erica Elizabeth Schwedes, Gabriella Gabriel Stickle, and Kristen Bernadette Soubirous...
IC liturgy on St. Francis’ Day

IC liturgy on St. Francis’ Day

Fayetteville — Immaculate Conception School celebrated the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. The fifth-grade classes of Madelyn Duffy and Corey Stone prepared the liturgy for the Mass, did the readings, served as altar servers, and brought the gifts. The...
Halloween fun at Trinity

Halloween fun at Trinity

OSWEGO — Trinity Catholic School in Oswego held its annual Halloween Carnival Oct. 26 in the school gym. Students and teachers dressed in costumes and played a variety of Halloween games, which were run by sixth-grade students and parent volunteers. One of the...
Obituary: Sister Janice Elizabeth O’Neil

Obituary: Sister Janice Elizabeth O’Neil

Sister Janice Elizabeth O’Neil (Sister Elizabeth Michael), 89, died Oct. 24 in St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany. She had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 66 years. Sister Janice was born on Aug. 6, 1929, in Saranac Lake, daughter of the late John...

A reminder: The Church is needed everywhere

Editor’s note: Father Peter Major, MHM, who grew up in Skaneateles, lives at the Church of Our Lady of Pompei-St. Peter in Syracuse. A member of the Mill Hill Missionaries, he worked in Borneo, Kenya, and Sudan. These days, he figures that he is the missionary...
Missionary moved by scene in South Sudan

Missionary moved by scene in South Sudan

As he serves the people, Father Bassano also takes note of nature By Tom Maguire | Associate editor Father Michael Bassano, MM, has resumed his missionary work in South Sudan at his usual brisk pace. Father Bassano grew up in Binghamton and was ordained...
Annual Healing Weekend for Separated and Divorced Nov. 3 & 4

Annual Healing Weekend for Separated and Divorced Nov. 3 & 4

Dear Friends in Christ, On November 3rd & 4th, 2018, we will celebrate our 33rd Annual Healing Weekend for those who endure separation and divorce in the Diocese of Syracuse. Our theme focuses on God’s hopeful promise to be with those who go through...
Restored statue blessed at IC School

Restored statue blessed at IC School

The statue of Mother Mary is now back at Immaculate Conception School in Fayetteville after undergoing restoration. Father Thomas Ryan offered the special blessing of the statue Oct. 10 in front of the faculty, staff, and pre-K to sixth-grade...
Assumption class reunion

Assumption class reunion

SYRACUSE — Assumption Catholic Academy’s Class of 1958 celebrated 60 years Oct. 14 with Mass at Assumption and a gathering at Tuscarora Country...
Nice autumn day on the farm for IC kids

Nice autumn day on the farm for IC kids

By Immaculate Conception School The Immaculate Conception School first-grade class of Mary Ellen Mitscher made a field trip Oct. 9 to Our Farm in Manlius. The pupils have been learning about pumpkins and farm animals in the classroom. Since 1985, the family-owned farm...
Church honored for its 200th anniversary

Church honored for its 200th anniversary

Submitted by Historic Old St. John’s Church On the occasion of its 200th anniversary, Historic Old St. John’s Church in Utica recently received a Papal Blessing from Pope Francis.  The church will culminate its yearlong  schedule of ...
Holly Day Fair set for Nov. 9 and 10 at church in Endicott

Holly Day Fair set for Nov. 9 and 10 at church in Endicott

Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Endicott will hold its Holly Day Fair 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10. Offered at the Parish Center, 701 West Main St., will be handmade crafts and gifts; holiday items; collectibles/home décor; quilt and basket raffles; bake...
IC students hit the woods

IC students hit the woods

Fayetteville — Students at Immaculate Conception School visited Baltimore Woods Nature Center for a day of walking and hiking Sept. 21. The students used nets to explore the pond habitat and see the fascinating adaptations animals and plants have made. Using...
St. Margaret’s School  in Mattydale plans  Halloween events

St. Margaret’s School in Mattydale plans Halloween events

“A Spooktacular night of fun” is set for 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in the gym: family $5, individual $2. Planned are “Your best guess,” a DJ, haunted house, trick-or-treating, games, costume contest, and musical chairs. The costume contest...

Catechists honored at St. Mary’s in Oswego

Maureen Wills was recently presented with her Associate of Faith Formation certificate at her home parish of St. Mary’s in Oswego. At the same Mass, the parish honored all its catechists, including Denise Pritchard, who has been a catechist for 25 years....

Blessing of the animals

In honor of St. Francis’ feast day Oct. 4, many schools and parishes hosted Blessings of the Animals. Here are just a few shared with us — share yours by sending to news@thecatholicsun.com. Kindergartners at Holy Family School in Syracuse brought some of...

New entrance blessed at St. Matthew’s

The people of St. Matthew’s Parish in East Syracuse celebrated Sept. 23 the opening, dedication, and blessing of the church’s new accessible entrance. Dedicated in memory of Mrs. Irene French, and paid for by the French family, the new entrance is a...
St. Margaret’s School helps the hounds

St. Margaret’s School helps the hounds

Mattydale — To celebrate St. Francis’ love for animals, the first-graders in Lisa Perla’s class at St. Margaret’s School took up a school-wide collection for Helping Hounds Dog Rescue. The first-graders did all the readings for the Oct. 4...

St. Peter’s organizing novena to St. Marianne for healing

St. Peter’s Church in Oswego, the former parish of St. Marianne Cope, is offering the opportunity to pray a novena petitioning St. Marianne to pray for the healing of our Church and all of its members. This novena will begin on your own Oct. 13 and culminate...

Obituary: Sister Diane Louttit, D.C.

Sister Diane Louttit, D.C., 72, a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul for 45 years, died Sept. 13, 2018, at St. Louise House in Albany. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Sept. 17, 2018, at DePaul House Chapel, Albany; burial followed at St. Agnes...
Honor for IC violinist

Honor for IC violinist

Fayetteville — Immaculate Conception School fifth-grader Eric Lee is the first IC student to be a member of the Symphoria Youth String Orchestra under the Syracuse Symphoria. He is pictured with Muriel Bodley, IC’s Suzuki violin teacher, who was one of the...

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