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CHILDREN & TEENS

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Isaiah 45:1, 4-6; Psalm 96:1, 3, 4-5, 7-8, 9-10; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5b; Matthew 22:15-21 For children I Am The Lord The Prophet Isaiah Isaiah’s Visions The Story of Isaiah Gospel Reading and Reflection For teens King Cyrus: God’s Instrument of Deliverance Overview 1 Thessalonians I Thessalonians Gospel Proclaimed The Question […]

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PREPARING FOR NEXT WEEK

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection When the Pharisees ask Jesus to rank the commandments and to decide which is the greatest, they reveal that their mentalities are limited and limiting. Jesus’ response embraces totality not limitation. And that totality is based on love- which defines all relationships — our relationships with God, our relationships […]

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OCTOBER SAINT: FRANCIS OF ASSISI

St. Francis of Assisi was born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone; Francesco d’Assisi (Italian); Franciscus Assisiensis (Latin) in1181 or 1182 and died on Oct. 3, 1226. He was venerated and known in his ministry as Francesco, an Italian Catholic friar, deacon, philosopher, mystic and preacher. He founded the men’s Order of Friars Minor, the women’s […]

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OCTOBER SAINT: TERESA OF AVILA

Teresa of Ávila, born Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada, is called St. Teresa of Jesus. She was born March 28, 1515, and died on Oct. 1582. She was a Spanish noblewoman who felt called to convent life in the Catholic Church. A Carmelite nun, prominent Spanish mystic, religious reformer, author, theologian of the contemplative life […]

SAINTS

OCT. 17: ST. IGNATIUS OF ANTIOCH

(Died c. 107)  Ignatius was born in Syria and converted to Christianity. He eventually became bishop of Antioch. In the year 107, Emperor Trajan visited Antioch and forced the Christians there to choose between death and apostasy. Ignatius would not deny Christ, and thus was condemned to be put to death in Rome. Ignatius is […]

PARISH NEWS

Junior-Senior High Faith Formation classes begin Nov. 1

Junior-Senior High Faith Formation classes begin at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, for whichever platform the students have chosen. Please note this is a week later than originally planned. Watch in the coming week for emails and letters with details. For information or to register, contact Anne Elacqua at 315-941-7447 or aelacqua@syrdio.org

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Delayed 2020 Hope Appeal underway; please give a gift

It’s been a difficult year, to say the least. Among things that have been affected by the worldwide pandemic is the annual Hope Appeal. That means many programs and people in our diocese are adversely affected, too. The Diocese of Syracuse’s appeal funds ministries, programs and services that help thousands across Central New York. You […]

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OCT. 16: ST. HEDWIG

(Died 1267) In the latter part of the 12th century, St. Hedwig was married to the Duke of Lower Silesia, Henry the Bearded. She soon became a mother, ultimately giving birth to six children. From the beginning, the young duchess was beloved like a beautiful queen, thanks to her prompt generosity, which always was ready […]