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Monday, November 19, 2018

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  • Seniors’ lives are examples of service
    Elaine Mecier of Christ Our Light parish in Loudonville and Anne Tremblay of St. Mary’s in Crescent are two of the many dedicated parishioners in the Albany Diocese to receive this year’s Capital District Senior Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Hudson to dedicate chapel for perpetual eucharistic adoration
    Rebecca Romanchuk, who attends St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hudson, was the driving force behind the new Chapel of Our Lady of Victory, a perpetual eucharistic adoration chapel located at St. Mary’s Church in Hudson. It will be dedicated Nov. 17.
    ON NOV. 3, ABOUT 350 volunteers of all ages from Immaculate Conception parish in Glenville participated in their third morning of service. The event began with a prayer service led by pastor, Rev. Jerome Gingras.
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  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 8:30 AM
    Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger issued this statement on the crisis facing employees of the former St. Clare’s Hospital in Schenectady, who are facing the loss of their pensions.
  • Education consultants begin  assessing diocesan high schools
    Thursday, November 8, 2018 8:30 AM
    The Albany diocesan Catholic Schools Office has released the following announcement.
  • Miracle at a school assembly
    Thursday, November 1, 2018 8:30 AM

    On Oct. 26, Miracle Carter got the surprise of her life when she learned that her wish to go to Walt Disney World in Florida was being granted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast New York.

  • Bishop: ‘We will not let hate win’
    Thursday, November 1, 2018 8:30 AM
    Bishop Scharfenberger's statement on the Pittsburgh shooting.
  • Diocese to use interim parish teams to fill vacancies between pastors
    Thursday, October 25, 2018 8:30 AM

    A new development in pastoral planning for the Albany Diocese will help meet the needs of parishes that are in-between pastors. From now on, when a pastor retires or is reassigned, an “interim parish team” will be assigned to the parish.

  • Funeral homily promises peace for those lost in tragic accident
    Thursday, October 18, 2018 8:30 AM
    A funeral Mass was offered Oct. 13 at St. Stanislaus parish in Amsterdam for eight of the 20 victims of a tragic limousine crash in Schoharie.
    Remembered in prayer were the four King sisters, their husbands and the brother of one of the husbands: Mary King Dyson and Robert Dyson, Allison King, Abigail King Jackson and Adam Jackson, Amy King Steenburg and Axel Steenburg, and Richard Steenburg Jr.
  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 8:30 AM
    A prisoner of a Nazi concentration camp looked out through an opening in his cell as the dawn was approaching. Depressed and desperate, he then saw a light go on in a distant farmhouse. The thought came to him, “A light shines in the darkness.”
  • ‘Welcome, Father; we’ve  been waiting for you’
    Thursday, November 1, 2018 8:30 AM
    I've always kept in mind a very special memory of a former parishioner that took place on the day I arrived in that parish long ago.
  • Pray for seminarians who have ‘courage to try’
    Thursday, October 25, 2018 8:30 AM

    Virtue means little until it is challenged and lived. If I have no desire to act selfishly, then being unselfish requires little of me.

  • Ordained at tumultuous time, priest of 50 years reflects
    Thursday, October 25, 2018 8:30 AM
    Fifty years ago, my classmates here present and I were all asking the same question amid a world that was in turmoil. Before our ordination to the priesthood in 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated; right after our ordination, Sen. Robert Kennedy was assassinated.
  • The hidden horror of abortion
    Thursday, October 25, 2018 8:30 AM
    I went to see the new movie “Gosnell” recently. I asked a few friends if they wanted to join me. All responses were negative, with a few offering that they’d never heard of it and one suggesting that seeing Bradley Cooper in “A Star is Born” would make for a much sweeter evening.
  • Local Catholics reflect on attending Encuentro
    Thursday, October 18, 2018 8:30 AM
    I was privileged to be part of the five-member delegation from the Diocese of Albany to the National V Encuentro, held Sept. 20-23 in Gaylord, Tx. We joined more than 3,000 Hispanic ministry leaders who participated in the event, representing 159 dioceses and national Catholic organizations and groups.

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