Sunday, March 26, 2017

‘Very Awesome’ Anniversary

Fr.  Richard Dellos
Fr. Richard Dellos
Having Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration in a parish may be a rare achievement.

But celebrating 25 years of 24/7 adoration "is very awesome," Fr. Richard Dellos declared.

The pastor of St. Joseph and St. Patrick Parish in Utica was addressing over 200 people on March 4 who gathered to celebrate the silver anniversary with Mass and brunch. They came from a host of parishes in the Eastern Region of the Syracuse Diocese, and they all spend an hour or more each week in the Adoration Chapel at St. Joseph & St. Patrick.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Brunch Celebrates Life of Fraternity

St. Joseph's Fraternity held its annual "Christmas" party on Jan. 8, with members, spouses and Franciscan-hearted friends gathering for the Sunday buffet brunch at the Radisson Hotel-Utica Centre.


Friday, October 7, 2016

Fraternity Has New Servant Leaders

Robert Stronach
Robert Stronach
St. Joseph Fraternity boasts a new servant leadership team.

Robert Stronach, OFS, (formerly vice minister) is now minister, succeeding Joanne Lockwood, OFS, who stepped down due to work commitments.

Others on the team are:

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

3 Make Profession into Order

New Professed Members
Walt Raymond, OFS; Doris Horton, OFS; Concetta Carcone, OFS.
UTICA, NY -- St. Joseph Fraternity and the Secular Franciscan Order have three new professed members. Concetta Carcone, OFS, Doris Horton, OFS, and Walter Raymond, OFS, made their professions during an afternoon mass Nov. 22 at St. Joseph-St. Patrick Church.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Member Elected Internat'l Councilor

Mary StronachFraternity member Mary Stronach, OFS, has been re-elected international councilor, representing the U.S. at the international level. Her election at the October national Chapter of Elections required her to step down as newly elected formation director of St. Joseph Fraternity. The Fraternity Council has appointed Secretary and Formation Team Member Roberta Mickey, OFS, as Formation Team leader.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Members Elect Fraternity Council

Sister Caritas
Sister Caritas
UTICA, NY -- Professed members of St. Joseph Fraternity elected their Fraternity Council for the next three years during their monthly gathering Sept. 20 at St. Joseph-St Patrick Parish.  They also welcomed Sister Caritas, a visiting Franciscan who operates an orphanage in Uganda.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Fraternity Celebrates Christmas

Twenty seven fraternity members and guests celebrated Christmas dinner together Sumday, Dec. 21, at Swifty's Restaurant in Utica.