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With Appreciation

With Appreciation

| February 18, 2016

At a ceremony celebrating Veterans Day in November, 4th grader Mary Redmore presents a certificate of thanks on behalf of St. James School in Johnson City to a very special friend, Captain Douglas Story U.S. Navy (retired), who served from October 1956 to May 1994.

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Tiny Eagles Soar

Tiny Eagles Soar

| February 18, 2016

Some of the youngest students at Blessed Sacrament School in Syracuse are dubbed the “Tiny Eagles,” as part of the school’s 3-year-old early education program. Specially designed for 3 year olds, this unique program offers time and space for the children to imagine explore, create and play with activities like the Tiny Eagle Café, a […]

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Five New Principals Answer Call To Lead Diocesan Catholic Schools

Five New Principals Answer Call To Lead Diocesan Catholic Schools

| February 18, 2016

By Claudia Mathis The students of the diocese’s Catholic schools are benefiting greatly from the leadership of five new principals for the 2015-2016 school year. All are dedicated to providing a faith-filled environment in which to learn, and they bring a wealth of experience to their new positions. They each have specific goals they would […]

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Warm Hands, Warm Hearts

Warm Hands, Warm Hearts

| February 18, 2016

In Cortland, St. Mary’s School students and staff participate in many service projects throughout the school year. One recent project was a hat, coat, and mitten drive for Cortland Chenango Rural Services. Cortland Chenango Rural Services is a ministry of the Catholic Diocese that serves people in the rural areas of Cortland and Chenango Counties. […]

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The People’s Pope

The People’s Pope

| February 18, 2016

Pope Francis’ U.S. visit thrills, excites and inspires the faithful By Pat Shea When President of Catholic Schools of Broome County Richard Bucci and his wife won tickets from the Diocese of Syracuse to the Madison Square Garden Mass celebrated by Pope Francis in New York on September 25, 2015, they expected to be excited; but […]

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Turkey Trot

Turkey Trot

| February 18, 2016

Trinity Catholic School in Oswego held its 1st Annual 5K Turkey Trot in November. The event was organized by parent, Laura Bond, back row, second from left, and made possible through the generous sponsorship of Port City Chiropractic and several other local businesses. There were 177 participants at this timed event—including Catholic Schools Superintendent and […]

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Coach McKenney Finds Fresh Start, Faith on Grimes Court

Coach McKenney Finds Fresh Start, Faith on Grimes Court

| February 18, 2016

By Christy Perry If you follow Central New York high school basketball—and maybe even if you don’t—you have probably heard of Coach Bob McKenney. In the past 19 years, McKenney led one of the area’s largest public school districts to five state championships and won more than 500 games. Many of his player stand-outs have […]

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Faith First

Faith First

| February 18, 2016

The Catholic faith is thriving at Holy Family School in Norwich, as Grade 8 students and their teacher, Kathryn Conron, back row, prepare for First Friday Mass.

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P.J. Day to Feed the Hungry

P.J. Day to Feed the Hungry

| February 18, 2016

Students at Rome Catholic School donned pajamas for a day as incentive to participate in a food drive for the Mission of the Christ Child at St. Peter’s Church in Rome. All the students donated a non-perishable food item to the cause.

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Sr. Brigid O’Mahony and Seton Students

Sr. Brigid O’Mahony and Seton Students

| February 18, 2016

“Doing Whatever the Lord Gives Us to Do” on Haiti Mission Trips By Christy Perry More than five years after a major earthquake violently shook Haiti, one can still see evidence of the destruction. Rubble piles still litter the country and many structures have yet to be rebuilt. The human cost of that catastrophe is […]

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