Thursday, December 6, 2018

Christmas Party on Sunday, Dec. 16

Instead of the normal monthly gathering at the Parish Center this month, St. Joseph Fraternity will hold its Christmas Party at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, at Kitlas Restaurant at 2242 Broad St, Frankfort, 

Members and guests will be able to order off a special menu. To reserve a spot, contact Mary Stronach, OFS, at 315-796-9284 or

Friday, November 2, 2018

Fraternity Elects Servant Leaders

Servant Leaders Mary & Bob Stronach, Marsha Kistner and Katie Koscinski
Mary, Bob, Marsha & Katie
Professed members of St. Joseph Fraternity have elected servant leaders.

The minister is Robert G. Stronach, OFS. Other newly elected are:
  • Vice Minister: Catherine "Katie" Koscinski, OFS.
  • Secretary: Marsha U. Kistner, OFS.
  • Treasurer: Mary LaRocco, OFS.
  • Formation Director: Mary T. Stronach, OFS.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Celebrating 50 Years of Priesthood

Fr. LaFache and Fr. Dellos Secular Franciscans joined in the 50th Anniversary Celebration May 20 for Fr. Richard Dellos and Fr. Anthony LaFache of St. Joseph-St. Patrick Church, Utica, NY. Several Fraternity members even served on the 50th Anniversary Committee.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Regional Reps Visit Fraternity

Regional Councilor Linda Quaranto, OFS, and Sr. Pat Larkin, OSF, made a formal fraternal and pastoral visitation to St. Joseph Fraternity in January.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Franciscan Women for 21st Century

A Franciscan Day of Reflection on Saturday, Sept. 16, sponsored by St. Joseph Fraternity, focused on three early Franciscan women and their relevance for the 21st century.

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.