Papal Nuncio visit is a family affair

Papal Nuncio visit is a family affair

Archbishop Charles Brown, Papal Nuncio to the Philippines, visited Binghamton and celebrated the weekend liturgies of Oct. 15 and 16 at St. Francis of Assisi Church. It was not an “official” visit, per se, but a family matter. Archbishop Brown’s brother, Peter, is...
New Berlin youth deliver the goods!

New Berlin youth deliver the goods!

Youth ministry members of St. Theresa of the Infant Jesus Church in New Berlin made an important delivery on Oct. 16. They celebrated the Crop Walk to recognize world hunger by walking from faith-formation class at the church to the local food pantry with a wagonful...
‘Taste of Strathmore’ to benefit MHR School

‘Taste of Strathmore’ to benefit MHR School

Most Holy Rosary School in Syracuse is hosting its annual fundraiser, “Taste of Strathmore,“  from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the MHR Parish Center. As always, the event will feature delicious dishes prepared by MHR supporters and restaurants, an...
IC School’s special reader visits kindergarten class

IC School’s special reader visits kindergarten class

Fayetteville — Immaculate Conception School Interim Principal David Wheeler visited the kindergarten class of Maureen Pierrett and read the book “Big Pumpkin” which teaches a lesson about friendship and cooperation. They had fun listening to the story and they were...
Fall Family Fun Days celebrate season

Fall Family Fun Days celebrate season

More than 125 people turned out for the Fall Family Fun Day sponsored by the diocesan Family/Respect Life Office, in collaboration with Our Lady of Sorrows parish Oct. 15 in Vestal.  Families enjoyed painting pumpkins; assembling fall crafts; music, cider and...
Big smiles all around at IC School

Big smiles all around at IC School

Fayetteville — Immaculate Conception School Principal Stu Amell welcomed all returning students and new families Sept. 6 on the first day of school. Along with the principal, IC Church Pastor Father Thomas Ryan also welcomed everyone and visited the classrooms....
Mass returns to the NYS Fair

Mass returns to the NYS Fair

After a coronavirus-caused absence the past couple of years, the celebration of Mass at the NYS Fair returned this year. A popular Sunday morning Chevy Court tradition among Fair attendees and workers, the Mass moved indoors this year at the Art & Home Center....
Oktoberfest at MHR in Broome County

Oktoberfest at MHR in Broome County

By Dc. Gary DiLallo Contributing writer After several months of Most Holy Rosary parish committee planning and coordinating, the 2022 Oktoberfest celebration has begun to take shape. This year’s event is scheduled for 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Most Holy...
CBA welcomes  new faculty and staff members

CBA welcomes new faculty and staff members

DeWitt — Christian Brothers Academy welcomes two new faculty members and three new staff members for the 2022-23 school year.  Joining the faculty are Roberto Perez (Spanish) and Chiara Corey ’17 (chemistry).  New staffers are Nicole Praetorius, academic intervention...
Dunking for Ukraine!

Dunking for Ukraine!

To say Father Zachary Miller has made a big splash at his Liverpool parishes would be an understatement. At the Pope John XXIII-Christ the King Linked Communities summer picnic, Father volunteered to go in the dunk tank with proceeds from donations going to the...
Utica parishes come together to celebrate Confirmations

Utica parishes come together to celebrate Confirmations

By Fran Perritano | Contributing Writer The Rev. Thomas R. Servatius, pastor of Historic Old St. John’s Church in Utica, said if there is one thing for the young adults who were confirmed recently in his church to remember it is “that God is nuts about them.” “God...
First Communion celebrated at MHR, Maine

First Communion celebrated at MHR, Maine

Most Holy Rosary Church in Maine, Broome County, recently celebrated the reception of First Communion for three young parishioners. The First Communion candidates, under the direction of their teacher Nichole Langton, participated fully in the Eucharistic...
May was sacramental at  St. John’s in Camden

May was sacramental at St. John’s in Camden

St. John the Evangelist celebrated both Confirmation and First Eucharist during May. Bishop-emeritus Robert J. Cunningham is pictured with the parish’s Confirmation recipients who joined with the students at St. Paul’s in Rome for their liturgy. Father John F. Hogan,...
First Communion in Oswego

First Communion in Oswego

Thirty Communicants received the Eucharist for the first time on May 7 with Father John Canorro officiating at Christ the Good Shepherd Parish int Oswego. It was the parish’s first full Communion rite since the COVID-19 pandemic...
First Eucharist celebrated at SEAS Parish

First Eucharist celebrated at SEAS Parish

Father Joseph O’Connor brings his homily to the people, literally. Seated front and center at the altar, the pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Baldwinsville is pictured with some of the young Catholics who recently received their First...
Father Werner celebrates 40 years of priesthood

Father Werner celebrates 40 years of priesthood

Parishioners and staff at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Binghamton recently celebrated their pastor’s 40 years of priesthood in the diocese. Father Jon Werner is pictured celebrating Mass and greeting well-wishers at a reception that followed. Congratulations —...
IC School celebrates Feast of Ascension

IC School celebrates Feast of Ascension

Fayetteville — IC School celebrated the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord with the first-grade students in Jennifer Centore’s class preparing the liturgy. This Mass was celebrated by Father Tom Ryan with Father Philip Hearn and a visiting priest from Boston...
First Communion in Mattydale

First Communion in Mattydale

St. Margaret Church in Mattydale, where Bishop Douglas J. Lucia serves as pastor, celebrated First Eucharist with a happy group of children pictured here with the Bishop. In the rear are Deacon David Losito, left, and Father Dennis Walker, parochial...
First Communion at Divine Mercy

First Communion at Divine Mercy

With hands folded in prayer and smiling faces, this happy group made their First Holy Communion earlier this month at Divine Mercy Parish in Central Square. They are pictured with Deacon Mark Berube, left, and Father Christopher Seibt,...

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