The Catholic Sun
Digital Update
for Dec. 1 – Dec. 7

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‘A dream within a dream’: quest of a Ludden hoopster

Amarah Streiff signs to play for Colgate, pursues record and milestone

The “once in a blue moon” kid eclipsed her own coach’s scoring total and also grabbed a Division I roster spot.

Last season, when she averaged 22 points, Bishop Ludden basketball player Amarah Streiff surpassed Coach Carm Petrera’s career total for the Gaelic Knights. “She’s a generational kid,” the coach said. “It’s once in a blue moon you find a talent like Amarah Streiff. They’re rare. They are rare breeds…”


A time for pause, for simplicity, for hope.

We are sharing reflections from guest contributors during each week of Advent. For the Second Week, Theresa May, the Associate Director of Child and Family Catechesis for the Diocese of Syracuse, offers words to ponder. Click below to read the full post and to experience a little peace, a rare commodity in our world today.

At Cathedral Mass, Bishop Lucia evokes Thanksgivings of his youth

At the Nov. 23 Mass for Giving Thanks to God, Bishop Douglas J. Lucia recalled the scene around the Thanksgiving table of his youth.

He said whatever they had on the adults’ table, they also had at the kids’ table. To him it represented faithfulness and love, the same virtues that he saw on display at the Lord’s table in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception…


‘Rise Against Hunger’ Event Produces 20K+ Meals

Rise up and volunteer was the challenge, and they sure did at Church of the Holy Family in Endwell last month when volunteers packaged more than 20,000 meals.

Rise Against Hunger is an international nonprofit hunger relief organization that coordinates the packaging and distribution of food to people in need…

Events in our Diocese
week of Dec. 1 to Dec. 7

Here is a listing of a few events of interest happening in our Diocese. Visit here for a complete list.

We Believe: The Beauty of the Catholic Faith

December 1, 2022
St. Joseph Church – Endicott

First Friday Mass and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

December 2, 2022
Sacred Heart Basilica – Syracuse

George Frideric Handel’s Messiah

December 4, 2022
Mary, Mother of Our Savior Parish – Utica

Immaculata Awards

December 4, 2022
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

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