Catholic Courier

Southern Tier

March 29, 2017
Lenten activities are abundant in Tier
Lenten activities are abundant in Tier

Courier photo by Jeff Witherow

With Holy Week just around the corner, Catholics in the Southern Tier are immersing themselves in spiritual, service and social initiatives denoting the Lenten season.

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
March 28, 2017
Center fosters connections
Center fosters connections

While showing a visitor the many attributes of St. Catherine of Siena Parish’s new parish center, Father Joe Marcoux paused to make special mention of a short and seemingly simple walkway.

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
March 2, 2017
Parish youths participate in Souper Bowl of Caring
Parish youths participate in Souper Bowl of Caring

On the weekend of February 4 and 5, All Saints Parish Youth Ministry joined seven thousand other youth groups across our nation to fight hunger and poverty in our own back yards by participating in the The Souper Bowl of Caring

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Courtesy of Lauretta N. Beale
February 21, 2017
Tioga Living Stations: 40 years and counting
Tioga Living Stations: 40 years and counting

Since early January, 35 or so youths have convened twice per week at Apalachin's St. Margaret Mary Church to rehearse for Living Stations of the Cross. They'll also commit every Friday night during Lent to their dramatic depiction of Jesus' passion, traveling to several parts of the Southern Tier. 

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
February 21, 2017
Stations schedule set

Blessed Trinity/St. Patrick's annual Living Stations of the Cross will take place each Friday of Lent at the following locations. 

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February 21, 2017
Bishop Matano will speak at pro-life dinner

Bishop Salvatore R. Matano will be the special guest speaker at the fifth-annual Sharon Pearte Dinner. The event will take place Sunday, March 12, at 5 p.m. at the St. Mary Southside gymnasium, 224 Franklin St., Elmira.

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February 21, 2017
Ministry offers support for loss of babies

Emotional, spiritual and practical help is available in the Diocese of Rochester for people affected by miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss.

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February 21, 2017
Event keys on eating, heating
Event keys on eating, heating

Positive vibes were everywhere on Jan. 28 at "Eat for Heat'' -- an annual event so named because it raises funds to help folks struggling with utility costs.

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
February 21, 2017
Young adults live out call to mission

From Jan. 15-21, three students from Ithaca College and five from Cornell visited Nazareth Farm in West Virginia to perform volunteer labor for the rural poor. Then, on Jan. 27, three Cornell students took part in the March for Life in Washington, D.C., joining tens of thousands of people from across the United States. 

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
February 21, 2017
St. Agnes School students celebrate Catholic Schools Week
St. Agnes School students celebrate Catholic Schools Week

The week of January 30th – February 3rd was National Catholic Schools Week.

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Courtesy of Karen Fetzner
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