‘A father to us all’

Father Mannara lives out his calling By Claudia Mathis SUN staff writer Father Frederick Mannara, beloved pastor at Most Holy Rosary Church in Syracuse, realized he was destined for priesthood as an elementary school student in the 1940s. “In the simplicity of...

Following Francis

by Jim Creskey SUN Contributing Writer Sometimes a country’s best diplomats are the ones the foreign ministry never heard of. That was true of Francis of Assisi, who went on a personal peace mission to the Muslim ruler at a time when the rest of Europe was...

Reaching out

SPAR program assists people with disabilities By Claudia Mathis SUN staff writer The SPAR (Special Adult Religious) program has been enhancing the lives of developmentally disabled people in the Syracuse Diocese for the last four years. It got its start in the fall of...

Evangelizing, energizing

Evangelization is the DPC theme for 2009-10 By Connie Berry SUN editor The Diocesan Pastoral Council (DPC) met at Bishop Grimes Jr./Sr. High School on Saturday, Sept. 12. It was Bishop Robert Cunningham’s first meeting as bishop of the Syracuse Diocese. The...

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