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Take a personal tour of Italy with Father Jim

We all like to take vacations, and that includes priests who sometimes need to get away for awhile to re-energize – just like the rest of us. Father Jim has visited Italy often, but every time he goes he discovers something new. He last traveled to the “Old Country” in May. Where did you visit […]

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Kyaw Lay goes from refugee camp to U.S. Marines

From a refugee camp in Thailand to Utica, N.Y., Kyaw Lay has traveled a long road in the last 18 years. He’s now ready to graduate from high school and looks forward to his next step in life – becoming a U.S. Marine. You were born in a refugee camp in Thailand. Do you remember […]

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In the Pews: A conversation with Joe Briggs

Joe Briggs always is willing to help out, so much so that he became co-chairman of the 2017 Parish Festival. From his former job at Social Services, to his family, to his parish, Joe puts other people first. You worked in Oneida County Social Services for a number of years. What exactly did you do […]