Meet our Jubilarians!

Meet our Jubilarians!

Editor’s note: Over the next few weeks we will be publishing brief profiles on each of the participating jubilarians. Sister Katie Eiffe, the diocesan Vicar for Religious, shares that “it was inspiring to read their reflections on their religious...
Diocesan Schools are i-Ready for What’s Next

Diocesan Schools are i-Ready for What’s Next

It’s been almost two years since the term ‘covid-19’ entered our vocabulary, our society, and our lifestyles, and nowhere has that been more evident than in the education systems we trust to provide our children with needed skills and support tools....
Schools in Oneida hold procession to celebrate feast day

Schools in Oneida hold procession to celebrate feast day

Holy Cross Academy in Oneida celebrated its feast day on Sept. 14, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, with a procession from St. Patrick Church and School to Holy Cross Academy. Father Chris Ballard and Father Nathan Brooks led the procession, and third-...
New vicar general appointed

New vicar general appointed

Father John Kurgan will become vicar general of the Diocese of Syracuse July 1, Bishop Douglas J. Lucia announced May 17. Father Kurgan is the pastor of Holy Cross Church in DeWitt, where he has served since 2017; he will continue this ministry in addition to his...
First Communion in Oneida

First Communion in Oneida

Seven children from the Oneida churches of St. Joseph and St. Patrick received their First Communion May 2 at the 10:45 Mass at St. Patrick’s. They are (L-R front row) Emily Wright, Kendyl Sheedy, and Noah Mariano; (L-R back row) Alexandra Sanderson, Maryrose...
Learning about the faith is a family affair

Learning about the faith is a family affair

Catherine Mackey, Director of Faith Formation at St. Mary’s Church in Baldwinsville, gives a virtual lesson on bread to students preparing to receive their First Communion. Each week, Mackey offered students a video class called “Mondays with Mrs....
Tech proves vital in catechesis programs

Tech proves vital in catechesis programs

Over the last 10 months, many catechesis programs in the diocese built on — or built anew — digital offerings to continue serving students and their families. Above, a First Communion student from Immaculate Conception Church in Greene crowns a statue of...
The right Lenten fast for you

The right Lenten fast for you

By Anna Jones | Catholic News Service Each year in the days before Lent, my husband and I share a list of what we plan to give up that year. Last year, it took just a few moments for him to start to rattle off an exhaustive list of goals. Once I chimed in with my own...
Sacred Heart Church breaks ground for chapel

Sacred Heart Church breaks ground for chapel

Sacred Heart Church in Cicero broke ground for a Eucharistic Adoration Chapel Nov. 19. Pictured from left are Robin Sullivan, daughter of the major benefactor for the chapel, Ronald Stott; Jackie Fietkiewicz, trustee of Sacred Heart Parish; Ed King,...

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