The Catholic Courier celebrates the achievements and milestones of diocesan individuals and organizations in Tompkins and Tioga counties:
Art students from Immaculate Conception School, Ithaca, recently earned first place in the grades 3-5 class art category at the annual Tompkins County Human Rights K-12 Arts Competition. The event involved submissions from 16 schools and more than 850 students. Immaculate Conception’s winning entry was titled "A Scroll of Rights." The school was honored during an awards ceremony Dec. 10, on International Human Rights Day, at the Tompkins County Public Library.
Jeannie Barnaba, a parishioner of St. Catherine of Siena in Ithaca, recently received the Hospicare Volunteer Honor award based on her many years of service to Hospicare.
Tioga County Rural Ministry has received a $7,000 grant from the Tioga County Senior Citizens Foundation. Funds will be used to provide a wide range of services to the elderly.
A coffee hour was held Oct. 23 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Newark Valley to honor Deacon Warren and Marion Rutan, longtime members and leaders in Blessed Trinity/St. Patrick parishes in Tioga County, who were due to move to Florida at the end of October.