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August 1, 2016
Lake, church crowds swell in summer
Lake, church crowds swell in summer

Courier photos by Jeff Witherow

To what extent can weather impact the size of weekly church gatherings? At St. Gabriel Church in Hammondsport, the numbers speak for themselves.

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
August 1, 2016
Avon educator 'never wanted anywhere else'
Avon educator 'never wanted anywhere else'

In the late 1950s, while a third-grader at St. Agnes School, Vicki Rose -- then Vicki Annis -- first displayed signs that a career in teaching laid ahead.

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
July 19, 2016
Steuben agency seeks school supplies

Turning Point, a ministry of Catholic Charities of Steuben, is accepting donations for its ninth-annual Back to School Supply Drive that is taking place July 25 to Aug. 5.

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July 1, 2016
Deacon Defendorf meets, assists pope
Deacon Defendorf meets, assists pope

Deacon Ray Defendorf acknowledged a recent papal celebration for deacons in style -- by journeying to Rome, meeting Pope Francis and assisting him at Mass.

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
June 29, 2016
Prattsburgh church to mark 150 years

Bishop Salvatore R. Matano will visit the Finger Lakes region Aug. 14 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Prattsburgh's St. Patrick Church, which is one of Our Lady of the Lakes Parish's four worship sites.

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
May 23, 2016
Corning events target young people
Corning events target young people

Since becoming director of youth and young-adult ministry at All Saints Parish last summer, Lauretta Beale said she's had "a thousand ideas" for programming and events.

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
May 23, 2016
Parish embraces young family
Parish embraces young family

Even before Pope Francis released a key document on marriage and family life March 19, St. Mary Parish was already putting its principles into action.

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
May 10, 2016
Avon school wins regional competition
Avon school wins regional competition

St. Agnes School Page Turners team recently earned top honors at the Western New York Regional Page Turners Championship

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Courtesy of St. Agnes School
March 23, 2016
Theology on Tap slated in Corning

Theology on Tap, a popular discussion and reflection series for young adults, will make its debut in the Corning area with three sessions in April.

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March 9, 2016
Hornell hospital gets $54.9 million in state funding
Hornell hospital gets $54.9 million in state funding

With a March 4 announcement that it is to receive $54.9 million in state funding, officials of Hornell's St. James Mercy Hospital say they now have the financial means to build a new hospital.

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
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