Good News Center offers winter programs


The Good News Center at 10475 Cosby Manor Road, Utica, has several upcoming seminars planned for the community. For more information contact the center at 315-735-6210,, or go online to

• Grief Survivors is a non-denominational support group for those suffering the loss of a loved one. It meets bi-weekly to help you face the difficulty associated with losing a loved one. 

Zoom meetings are every other Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m. Upcoming meetings are Feb. 16, March 2 and March 16.

• The Good News Center will host Gerry McKeon, a Catholic Jesuit Priest in the Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus for a Lenten Retreat on Living Out a Spirituality of the Eucharist, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 20.

During the day of prayer, participants will explore what it means to embrace a “Spirituality of the Eucharist.” The Second Vatican Council speaks about how people’s worship and daily lives are meant to join together.

The day will end with a Mass at 4 p.m. Cost is $30 per person, and reservations are required due to limited capacity and social distancing. Call the center or go online to make reservations.

•  PAL – Parents of Addicted Loved Ones: The primary goal of the group is to provide hope through education and support for parents and other family members dealing with addicted loved ones by offering confidential peer support.

Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL) is a national organization founded in Arizona by a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor. The group will be led by Michelle Holliday, who has been trained by PAL. Some of the topics covered are: addiction cycle, traits and behaviors, delayed emotional growth, role of family and enabling behaviors. Zoom meetings are 6:30-8 p.m. every other Monday. Upcoming meetings are Feb. 22, March 8 and March 22.


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