PARISH NEWS

For Mari-Lea Gazzal, life is a grand adventure

Mari-Lea Gazzal has myriad interests including kayaking, swimming, fishing, four-wheeling, being very adventurous, singing and acting. And those are just a few. But what keeps her grounded is her faith, which she shares enthusiastically. You appear to be quite the outdoors woman, going to your family’s camp on Otter Lake since you were a child. […]

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Teenager Joseph Rizzo aims high in his life

If you’ve ever wondered what the phrase “well-rounded individual” means, take one look at Joseph Rizzo. He loves golf, swimming and the outdoors; plays three musical instruments; is studying Latin and Spanish, and loves math and science in school; is working toward becoming an Eagle Scout; and wants to be neurosurgeon and help people. Not […]

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Sharon Kukowski finds good in people (and animals)

Sharon Kukowski has many loves — pets (she has eight), primitive art, vintage movies, her family and her parish. She’s always looking for the good in everyone and treating everyone with dignity and respect. She learned a lot of that from her parents and family growing up in Utica, and now she passes it along […]

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John and Terry Reale Immaculata recipients

The Diocese of Syracuse recognizes and honors lay people whose service to their parish is extraordinary. The honoree is a person or couple whose love of the church has been shown through their devotion to the Holy Father, the diocese and their parish. This year, John and Terry Reale received this award at the Cathedral […]