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Video: Merry Christmas from our elementary students

This video was compiled by students, parents and catechists in Terri Panuccio’s K-6 Faith Formation program. It was edited and produced by Terri’s daughter Nicole.

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FATHER JIM TESTS NEGATIVE FOR COVID! RETURNS THURSDAY FOR MORNING MASS

Father Jim tested negative Monday morning for COVID-19 and plans to return Thursday morning for Mass. He says he’s feeling well and is extremely moved by the outpouring of well-wishes and prayers from the parish community. He wants to thank everyone for all the get-well cards that have been delivered to the rectory.

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Gallery: Children excited to see Santa, presents at drive-thru

The first “Santa Sleigh-Thru” drive-thru event took place Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. About 65 families signed up, and they drove through the parking lot and met Santa one car at a time. Santa gave the children presents and candy. This event was an opportunity for children to enjoy the season, though we were not able […]

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VIDEO: HONORING OUR BELOVED DECEASED

During November, we revere all the saints and pray for all souls. In our parish each year during this month, we honor all those who were buried from our church during the past year. This video pays tribute to those who passed in God’s hands from Oct. 1, 2019, through Sept. 30, 2020. We remember […]

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Father Jim: Life of priest challenging, but rewarding

Above: Father Jim blesses his parents, MaryAnn and Carmen Cesta, after his ordination on May 18, 1974. Brendan Foley is a seminarian preparing to be a priest in the Diocese of Syracuse. A graduate of Scranton University, he surrendered plans to be a physical therapist, and inspired by the example of clergy whose lives witness […]

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$23,000 collected for Hope Appeal; we’re still short

So far, more than $23,000 has been collected for the 2020 Hope Appeal. But we’re still about $13,000 short of the parish’s assessment. We thank those who have contributed during this difficult time, and ask those that haven’t to please consider it. The Diocese of Syracuse’s appeal funds ministries, programs and services that help thousands […]

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Food drive-thru runs out of food fast, and we apologize

The good news: Our Famous Food Fall Drive-thru sold out in 45 minutes Saturday. The bad news: Our Famous Food Fall Drive-thru sold out in 45 minutes Saturday. This was our first attempt at a drive-by fundraiser so many organizations have done during this pandemic year. Needless to say, we woefully underestimated the response — […]

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Winners named for the 2020 Buona Fortuna raffle; profit exceeds 2019

Here are the Buona Fortuna winners: $10,000: Jennifer Musch (ticket 087). $2,500: Delores Evans: (ticket 326). $1,000: Scott Shaw: (ticket 381). $1,000: Jessica LaRoy (ticket 1060). Leigh D’Agostino, who chaired the raffle, said the profit beat last year’s income “by a mile.” She said 1,200 tickets were sold, and 39 people earned a free ticket […]

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Help us connect with older parishioners with early Christmas present

Many of the older members of our parish family are feeling alone and disconnected from church because of they can’t attend Mass due to the pandemic. There is a way you can help them feel closer to their church and faith. We have been recording Masses for several months and presenting them on our website and […]

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PRAYER FOR LABOR DAY

O God, we hold before you the dignity of our labor. Bless and guide all who work and all who govern in our world. Be with those who are out of work or unemployed during this time of pandemic — those who are forced to be home with children who cannot attend school; those who […]