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The Family That Prays Together, Stays (In Catholic School) Together

The Family That Prays Together, Stays (In Catholic School) Together

| February 4, 2014

He was a student in Central New York Catholic schools for 13 years. He now teaches French at Bishop Grimes Prep, where he won an award for his dedication to Catholic education. His wife also teaches at Grimes, and his two children are students at Blessed Sacrament. Pat Kinne attended Syracuse’s St Vin­cent’s, St. Lucy’s, Blessed […]

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Sister Nicolette Brings Drama to Blessed Sacrament School

Sister Nicolette Brings Drama to Blessed Sacrament School

| February 4, 2014

BY CLAUDIA MATHIS Sister Nicolette Vennaro, OSF, 3rd grade teacher and drama coach at Blessed Sacrament School in Syracuse, is somewhat of a legend. She is known for producing theatrical productions for the last 52 years at Catholic schools in New Jersey and the Syracuse Diocese. “I’ve always been interested in producing plays,” said Sister […]

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Thanksgiving Dinner at Holy Family

Thanksgiving Dinner at Holy Family

| February 4, 2014

In November 2013, Holy Family School in Norwich celebrated its annual Thanksgiving dinner. Families were invited to come together and give thanks for the school community’s many blessings. Over 200 moms, dads, relatives and friends were served, along with 180 students and staff members. The event is an annual fundraiser for the school cafeteria. In […]

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St. Marianne Cope Central to Ludden Grad’s Life Story

St. Marianne Cope Central to Ludden Grad’s Life Story

| February 4, 2014

BY DYANN NASHTON I am not my story and my story is not who I am. The story of Saint Marianne Cope, Kate Mahoney said, is not only the saint’s story or the story of those who worked toward her sainthood. It is not just the story of those who happened to survive due to St. […]

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Montessori

Montessori

| February 4, 2014

BY DYANN NASHTON Entering the new Montessori kindergarten at Notre Dame Elementary School in Utica, you may as well be walking into a Japanese Zen garden. It is that peaceful and orderly — even with the children in it. This is not surprising given that the Montessori philosophy holds that through order and self-discipline, a […]

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Every Penny Counted to Make Playground Happen

Every Penny Counted to Make Playground Happen

| February 4, 2014

BY CHRISTY PERRY St. Mary’s Academy 6th grader Max Lewis has a pretty big jar he uses to collect loose change. Judging from the way Max describes it, it’s about the size of a small barrel. Max felt that getting a new playground for his Baldwinsville school was worth donating half of the coins in his giant […]

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A Message From the Bishop

A Message From the Bishop

| February 4, 2014

Dear Friends, This year, the Church of the Diocese of Syracuse has committed itself to the New Evangelization. Simply put, the New Evangelization calls us to announce the Gospel with enthusiasm and ardor in the circumstances of our day using the most effective methods to us. We are called to take up anew the mission […]

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Connecting with Rome from Home

Connecting with Rome from Home

| February 1, 2013

Skype brings canonization to students in diocese By Katherine Long Standing in the middle of an ancient city full of history, Catholic Schools Superintendent Christopher Mominey used some of the most modern technologies to send the experience of a canonization in Rome, Italy, home to students in the diocese. “Hello St. Margaret’s!” he greeted the […]

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Pilgrims from St. Patrick’s

Pilgrims from St. Patrick’s

| February 1, 2013

By Katherine Long On a bus bound for Auriesville, N.Y., on September 21, 2012, one of the littlest St. Patrick’s School students leaned over to his teacher and said, “I have been waiting for this day for so long!” Having spent several weeks learning about soon-to-be St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Matthew Pennise and more than 100 […]

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Le Moyne Program Prepares Tomorrow’s School Leaders

Le Moyne Program Prepares Tomorrow’s School Leaders

| February 1, 2013

By Jennika Baines From bullies on the playground to backed up bathroom sinks, from New York state legislation to new technology for children with learning disabilities, a day in the life of a principal can incorporate an incredibly diverse set of challenges. To help prepare the next generation of principals to meet these challenges, the Syracuse […]

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