Lenten project to help Kenya children

With Lent fast approaching (Ash Wednesday is Feb. 14) we will be introducing a worthwhile destination for a portion of our parish’s Rice Bowl contributions to go.  We will be partnering with Cross Catholic Outreach’s…

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Leigh rewrites definition of retirement

Leigh D’Agostino has worked for nearly her whole life, including now in retirement. She was retail manager at the former Doyle-Knower and was tour manager at the F.X. Matt Brewing Co. She volunteers at the…


Congratulations to Immaculata Award recipient

Phil Cornacchia received the Immaculata Award on Sunday, Dec. 10, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse. This award is given to one person from each parish who generously and unselfishly volunteers time…


A few words about funerals, cremations

Because November is the month of All Souls, it may be of some value to consider the current trends in dealing with the commending, honoring and praying for those beloved among us who pass away….



More finding a home in our vibrant parish

The Roman Catholic Church has faced obstacles over the last several decades with fewer people identifying as Catholic and parishes merging or closing. According to the Wall Street Journal, roughly 81.6 million Americans — or…



World traveler knows he can come home again

Michael Wicks has traveled the four corners of the world during his time as a research scientist for the Air Force, as a professor teaching in foreign countries, and as a plain, ole tourist. But…


Anthony Ruggiero a natural-born leader

There is the old axiom that “there is no I in TEAM.” Anthony Ruggiero is a prime example of that. He loves sports, especially baseball, and works his hardest to make sure the TEAM comes…