From the Pastor’s Desk:

Thank you for visiting our website—We welcome suggestions as to improve this site to serve the needs of people.

I am Fr. Peter Worn. I have been a priest in the diocese of Syracuse for over 42 years, having served in parishes in the Syracuse area, and as Campus Minster at SUNY Oswego, and Hospital Chaplain at Crouse hospital. I spent a year in Oakland, Ca working on a M.A. in Spirituality. Before I came to Camillus I had spent 12 years in Cazenovia, (and then 5 months studying in Sydney, Australia). I have been in the parish just over 7 years. In my estimation we are a parish of lively faith. Many are involved in the different ministries that encompass our attempts to live out our parish mission statement:

“We, the Roman Catholic Faith community of St. Joseph’s parish Camillus, welcome everyone in the Spirit of the Good News of Jesus Christ through prayer, liturgy, education, stewardship and service to all under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We want our parish to be a place where we all journey to the Kingdom of God and grow in our faith together”.

These past few years we have seen a lot of change in church participation due to various issues. As a parish we strive to deal with all aspects of church “head on”.  We are not a perfect group. We are a bunch of people who try to bring Christ to the forefront of our own lives, and live out Christ in any situation we are in.  As I frequently say right before Communion: “May the Body of Christ enable us to Embody Christ”.

My suggestion is that you “check us out” at weekend mass a few times, and if we seem a good fit for your faith journey, consider being signed up members. If you have any questions about any aspect of the parish life contact us –we may not have the immediate answers….but we will track down someone who does have the answer!

Sincerely Yours

Fr. Peter Worn

Please read the statement from Bishop Cunningham regarding the Pennsylvania Report

This will open up a PDF of the Bishop’s letter.

Please take some time to view the above video.  This is the Bishop Barron Q&A session regarding the Sexual Abuse Crisis that was quoted in last weeks bulletin.