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 […]


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 […]



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 […]


Triduum in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel: View all 3 ceremonies

This is the final part of the triduum in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel leading up to her feast day July 16. Parts 1 and 2 and novena prayers are below. Week 2 of the novena: Benediction Week 1 of the novena: The Living Rosary Novena Prayers to Our Lady of Mount Carmel […]


Remembering MaryBeth LaNeve and a life well lived

By FATHER JIM You might enjoy the little “Wise & Otherwise” in this week’s bulletin about the “perfect priest.” There really is no priest or pastor that is totally perfect — no person would be found to be perfect. What I know is that our late parish secretary, MaryBeth LaNeve, has been much appreciated and […]


Bishop Douglas Lucia’s letter on eradicating the sin of racism

The following was written by Bishop Douglas Lucia of the Roman Catholic Diocese in Syracuse:  A year ago, on the first Tuesday of June (June 4 to be exact), I was here in Syracuse for the announcement of my appointment as the 11th Bishop of Syracuse and my first news conference. I remember beginning to read my prepared […]