The Catholic Sun
Digital Update
for Thursday
Jan. 26 – Feb. 1

Preview edition

Two tragedies, one source of comfort

The week of Jan. 16 is one most in the greater Syracuse area will never forget. On Monday, 11-year-old Brexialee Torres-Ortiz was the unintended fatal victim of a drive-by shooting in her Syracuse neighborhood as she walked to her home from a nearby store. The community was in shock. As Brexialee’s life story unfolded in various media accounts, shock turned to a deep, profound sadness as many came to know what a wonderful young lady she was, a role model for living in peace, a voice of hope waiting to be heard.

On Friday, the pain of loss everyone felt was doubled. In Baldwinsville, northwest of Syracuse, a frantic morning welfare check at the home of 14-year old Ava Wood confirmed the worst fears. Ava had been shot and killed in her bed, the victim of an apparent murder-suicide by her father. As with

Catholic schools set the bar high for academics as well as faith!

As Catholic Schools Week 2023 is just days away from its kickoff, a local media outlet shared some great news about schools that focus on the ‘Good News.’

In a report published recently by and the Post Standard, six Diocese of Syracuse schools were among ten private CNY schools where at least 80% of their students scored as proficient on at…

Gabby and John are getting married … this weekend! You’re invited!

Ssshhhh! Listen … can you hear the wedding bells? 

If you’re a Catholic Sun reader, you know that we have accompanied Gabrielle “Gabby” Gleason and John Pattwell these past several months as they’ve prepared for their Catholic nuptials. This Saturday at 1 p.m., Gabby will walk down the aisle at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Vestal and you are invited to attend the celebration.

Huge turnout for fundraiser for Bishop Grimes Coach Bob McKenney

Several hundred people attend the event for the boys basketball coach who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. All he has ever wanted is to make a difference every day, and the evidence suggests he has succeeded. Even the referees have given him a donation. Read the full story in the next print edition of the Catholic Sun.

Events in our Diocese
week of 1/26 – 2/1

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

The Good News Foundation Grant Announcement

January 30, 2023
The Good News Center

Syracuse Frassati Fellowship: Young Adult Ice Skating

January 25, 2023
Sunnycrest Ice Rink

“Did you miss last week’s The Catholic Sun?”

CLICK HERE to visit our website and catch up on diocesan news and events!

Never miss a beat
Click here to subscribe to our updates!

Join our email list and enjoy bi-weekly updates between print editions,
bonus content and special editions at Holy Day and Holiday times.

Advertise in the Catholic Sun Today

Contact Mark Klenz to get more information on all our ways to advertise and expand public awareness of your products and services.

14 + 6 =

Website Proudly Supported By

Learn More