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Bishop Grimes Spanish Students Put Faith in Action at City Schools

Bishop Grimes Spanish Students Put Faith in Action at City Schools

| February 13, 2017

    By Christy Perry Tuohey Students studying Spanish at Bishop Grimes Jr./Sr. High School in East Syracuse do more than just talk the talk (hablar). They walk the walk (camino). Their talk, of course, is in Spanish as they learn vocabulary, speaking and writing skills. Their walk involves planning service projects to benefit economically disadvantaged children here […]

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

How Does Your Garden Grow?

| February 13, 2017

    Students at Trinity Catholic School in Oswego, New York, excel inside the classroom, but they are learning some valuable lessons outside, too. Last spring during Earth Week, students and faculty, under the direction of parent Kristen Kelly, were introduced to the concept of composting with the assistance of Jean Bonhotal from Cornell University’s […]

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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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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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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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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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Driving Generosity

Driving Generosity

| April 16, 2015

Students at Immaculate Conception in Fayetteville present a check for $3,300 to Kevin Frank from the Brady Faith Center. The funds came from the school’s 7th annual car raffle. While money raised benefits school programs, a portion is given to a local charity annually.

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Update: Kelleigh’s Cause Soars to New Heights

Update: Kelleigh’s Cause Soars to New Heights

| April 16, 2015

BY CAROLINE K. REFF Last year’s edition of Pillars included a story about Kelleigh Gustafson, a young woman who has been living with arteriovenous malformation (AVM), a life-threatening vascular disease, since the age of 4. Kelleigh, however, has never been one to focus on herself. Instead, she has chosen to help others through Kelleigh’s Cause, […]

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Good Works at St. Patrick’s

Good Works at St. Patrick’s

| April 16, 2015

Kindergarteners from St. Patrick’s School in Oneida wrote to retired Bishop Thomas Costello and “adopted” him as their prayer pen pal for the school year. Below, students were excited to receive their first response from Bishop Costello.

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