Grief takes times, so give it some

It has been said “the measure of your grief is the measure of your love.” Popular culture can lead us to believe that we should have “moved on” by now, “gotten over it” and “gotten…


School supply drive includes clothing

In addition to our annual school supply collection of pencils, papers, crayons, markers, notebooks, folders, etc., we have had a request from teachers to also collect snacks: Goldfish, Cheez-its, fruit snacks (gummies), cereals (individual size)…


A 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…


Congratulations to our graduates

Here are some of our recent graduates. This information has been submitted to us by their families. James Carmine Franco is the son of Jim & Linda Franco. He graduated from Syra­cuse University summa cum…



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…