Why choose a Catholic school?

By Connie Berry SUN editor When a kindergartner begins attending a Catholic school, his or her first concern is not likely to be the graduation rate for seniors of Catholic high schools — which, by the way, is a whopping 99 percent reported by the National...

To Our Parents In The Catholic Schools: Thank You!

By Christopher Mominey Sun Contributing Writer One summer evening during a violent thunderstorm a mother was tucking her son into bed. She was about to turn off the light when he asked with a tremor in his voice, “Mommy, will you sleep in my room tonight?”...

Windows on the Past

St. Mary’s of the Lake reflects on its stained glass windows By Barb Canale SUN contributing writer SKANEATELES — There is a gem hidden in the heart of Skaneateles. It’s easy to see why it can be missed. When driving through the quaint town...

Homeward bound

Four years ago in August, Father Richard Morisette arrived home By Luke Eggleston SUN staff writer After leaving his hometown of Oswego and his home parish of St. Mary of the Assumption Church 52 years ago, Father Morisette had served in 13 different parishes....

Merchant of music

Ben Merchant is a music-maker on a grand scale By Barbara Canale SUN contributing writer Most people who enter a church are drawn to the altar with the center aisle leading the way. Perhaps they seek a closer inspection of the ornate paintings, statues and tapestries....

The best of all three

Three schools unite to form Notre Dame Elementary School By Claudia Mathis SUN staff writer UTICA — Camille Caulkins is very excited about the first day of school. After 22 years of teaching, Caulkins knows this year will bring with it some big changes. Her...

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