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for June 1 – June 7

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They answered the call: ‘Come Follow Me’

Transitional deacons one step closer to priesthood

By Eileen Jevis
Staff writer

On Saturday, May 20, close to 40 priests and deacons and several hundred congregants joined Bishop Douglas J. Lucia to celebrate the ordination to the Sacred Order of Deacon at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Syracuse’s westside. Transitional deacons Benjamin Joseph Schrantz and Pawel Lukasz Zmija were instructed by Bishop Lucia on the Office of Deacon and its responsibilities.

In his homily, Bishop Lucia told the deacons that their main task is the proclamation of the Gospel at all levels and forms. “It especially comes alive in your service at the altar of humanity where like Christ, you set the table for the feast and wash the feet of those who approach the Church, our Mother, to be fed.” …

‘EMBRACE’ is all about post-Cana love, marriage

Chris and Linda Padgett are no strangers to love or marriage. As their website says, “after over 30 years and 9 kids of happily ever after, we’ve learned a thing or two.” It’s that knowledge and a lot of talent and experience as Catholic program presenters that le

Finding a loved one

Dennis McCarthy – US Congressman and NY Lieutenant Governor. He was the owner of a successful salt works and for over 40 years, one of Upstate NY’s largest employers. He died in 1886 and is buried in St. Agnes Cemetery, Syracuse.

‘It takes courage to answer that call’

This year marks the 60th year for the World Day of Prayer for vocations, and once again Bishop Douglas J. Lucia invited people to come together as a diocesan family for a Holy Hour for Vocations, held May 3 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

‘Color Run’ paints a picture of healing, hope and happy faces

The fight against childhood cancer apparently comes in vivid, living colors, at least at St. Patrick’s School in Oneida.
   On Friday, May 19th, students from the school held a Color Run in honor of Jennah Jbarah, a St. Patrick’s 

Holy Cross Academy walks for heart-health

Students and staff at Holy Cross Academy walked 3 miles to raise funds and awareness for heart disease and stroke recently. The HCA Heart Walk was a part of the 2023 America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk for the American Heart Association. The senior…

First Communion: children across the diocese have received the Body of Christ

It’s been a busy month of May at parishes throughout the diocese as hundreds of children have come to the altar and received the Body of Christ for the first time in the Sacrament of…

Events in our Diocese
week of 6/1 – 6/7

Here is a listing of a few events of interest happening in our Diocese.

Visit here for a complete list.

First Friday Mass with Adoration

June 2, 2023
Sacred Heart Basilica – Syracuse

Priesthood Ordination

June 3, 2023
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

(PAL) Parents of Addicted Loved Ones

June 5, 2023
The Good News Cente

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