Bright Spots: Father goes bald for a cause

Bright Spots: Father goes bald for a cause

Father Chris Ballard, pastor of Our Lady of Hope Church in Syracuse, shaved his head live on Facebook and Instagram March 29, making good on a fundraiser promise. Father Ballard “braved the shave” after raising more than $4,000 in donations for the St....
Bright Spots: A message to all people

Bright Spots: A message to all people

St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish in Chadwicks has adorned its front doors with a word of encouragement. (Photo courtesy Kathy Poupart)   In the midst of this time of darkness, there have been many spots of bright light. Here are just a few. Share yours with the...
Virtual Masses a balm for viewers near and far

Virtual Masses a balm for viewers near and far

By Tom Maguire | Associate editor In a time of pandemic, virtual Masses are enjoying an unbounded viewership. “We’ve had people … who have reached out to us from California, Minnesota, Boston, Florida, New York City, Kansas, Texas,” said...
Sewing machines keep sisters’ ministry humming

Sewing machines keep sisters’ ministry humming

Congregation making masks, communicating with outside world Submitted by  Sister Mary Rose Noonan, CSJ In light of the serious and escalating nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and to keep their most vulnerable sisters as healthy as possible, St. Joseph’s...

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