Hope Appeal still about $3,500 short of goal

Thank you to our generous pa­rishioners who have made a pledge to the annual Hope Ap­peal. If you have not yet re­sponded to the Hope Appeal, we ask that you prayerfully consider making a pledge…



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…


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…



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…



Power of faith: Stories of trusting in God

“You have cancer.” Three words no one wants to hear. “I have faith.” Three words we all hope we can say when confronted with that diagnosis. Mike Zasa, Laurie Siniscarco and Bob Piperata and his…


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…


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…