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Former All Saints Student Sings with Vienna Boys’ Choir

Former All Saints Student Sings with Vienna Boys’ Choir

| February 18, 2016

By Claudia Mathis Matthew Beach, 12, has just completed a tour singing with the Vienna Boys Choir in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. A former student at All Saints School in Endicott, Matthew is having the experience of a lifetime. He is now in Austria and will perform with his singing group, Haydnchor, for a few […]

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Put to the Test: Pullano Family Holds Tightly to Faith and Family

Put to the Test: Pullano Family Holds Tightly to Faith and Family

| February 18, 2016

By Christy Perry The shrieks and giggles of just-home-from-school children echo through the halls of the Pullano home. We can hear their delightful noise through closed doors, as Karen and Bill Pullano, parents of nine children, chat with me in their cozy parlor. Hanging over the fireplace mantel is a large portrait of the entire […]

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Celebrating Science

Celebrating Science

| February 18, 2016

Most Rev. Robert J. Cunningham, bishop of Syracuse, and Catholic Schools Superintendent William Crist helped St. Margaret’s School in Mattydale celebrate the opening of its new science lab. St. Margaret’s is the first school in New York State to introduce LabLearner to its science curriculum complete with modern science equipment, supplies and a specified plan […]

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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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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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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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