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  • Bishop invites St. Clare's pensioners to Dec. 20 listening session
    Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00 PM
    A preliminary conversation concerning St. Clare’s pension program will be held Thursday, Dec. 20, beginning at 3 p.m., at the Sarazen Student Union (SSU) at Siena College in Loudonville. Sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, the listening session will be an opportunity for Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger to hear from those directly and personally affected by the pension crisis and identify needs.
  • One-day retreat focuses on healing the pain of loss
    Thursday, December 13, 2018 9:00 AM
    Early Saturday morning on Nov. 17, more than 35 people gathered at St. Kateri Tekakwitha parish in Schen­ectady for a one-day retreat for grieving parents seeking peace and comfort. 
  • Cathedral choir performs sacred sounds
    Thursday, December 13, 2018 9:00 AM
    The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception echoed with the gorgeous sounds of Haydn’s “Missa Cellensis,” performed by the Cathedral Choir on Dec. 7.
  • Crescent parish offers booklet to aid faith formation for families
    Wednesday, November 21, 2018 8:30 AM
    St. Mary’s parish in Crescent is helping faith formation students — and their parents — to practice their faith with the parish’s first catechism booklet, titled, “Knowing Our Faith: A Guide to the Assessment of Catholic Basics.”
  • Cuomo restores aid to schools
    Wednesday, November 21, 2018 8:30 AM
    After vetoing similar legislation last year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill that restores a standard for calculating state reimbursement of administrative mandates placed on Catholic and other religious and independent schools.
  • Hudson to dedicate chapel for perpetual eucharistic adoration
    Thursday, November 15, 2018 8:30 AM
    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.
  • Thursday, December 13, 2018 9:00 AM
    I love the dark. Not the depressing, foreboding, frightening dark. I mean the creative dark that serves as messenger of insights; the humble dark that hangs as backdrop of brilliant lights.
  • Sacred signs at the kitchen table
    Thursday, December 13, 2018 9:00 AM
    Lighting the Advent wreath each night for prayers before dinner has long been my family’s tradition. The flickering candlelight growing brighter with each passing week mirrors the interplay of darkness and light we see outside our kitchen window at this time of year.
  • What shall we do? Rejoice!
    Thursday, December 13, 2018 9:00 AM
    Our continuing journey of Advent can seem so brief, and it is hard to imagine that in just over a week we will be celebrating the great feast of Christmas together.
  • Thursday, December 6, 2018 8:30 AM
    At no time of the year is Christian faith more under siege by the secular, anti-Christian and consumerist world than in the Advent season. This is the time of year which is make-or-break for the purveyors of want rather than need. The pressure to entice us to its false values is at its highest.
  • Thursday, December 6, 2018 8:30 AM
    I bought a few tickets in the recent big lottery. Before the numbers were pulled, visions of sugarplums danced through my head.
  • On the mountain, marveling at God’s creation
    Wednesday, November 21, 2018 8:30 AM
    Have you ever noticed that, when God has something important to tell us, it is often on a mountain?
  • Local woman sees a sign from God in request to be godmother to niece
    Thursday, December 13, 2018 9:00 AM
    As a teenager, Terri Voss wasn’t ready to be confirmed. “I was just a young girl,” she explained. “For my confirmation, we needed to go away on a retreat and I had never been away from my family before.”
  • Stamford ecumenical fundraiser serves local families in need
    Thursday, December 13, 2018 9:00 AM
    George Bergleitner is bringing Christmas to the town of Stamford a little early this year with the help of the 46th annual Christmas Feeling Fund.
  • ADVENT IN AVERILL PARK
    Thursday, December 6, 2018 8:30 AM
    PARISHIONERS OF ST. HENRY'S Church in Averill Park had a "boxwood tree party" last weekend, decorating small boxwood shrubs as the countdown to Christmas continues. (Nate Whitchurch photo)

  • Seniors’ lives are examples of service
    Thursday, November 15, 2018 8:30 AM
    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.
  • GLENVILLE SERVICE
    Thursday, November 15, 2018 8:30 AM
    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.
  • CATHEDRAL RELIC  PROJECT CONCLUDES
    Thursday, November 8, 2018 8:30 AM
    The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany just held a prayer service that included a rededication and exposition of the relics it has, as well as exaltation and veneration of its relic of the true cross.






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