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A diocesan Catholic Charities program that started last December is still coming to the aid of Herkimer and Montgomery County residents affected by June 2013 flooding.


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Televised Christmas Mass
The Christmas Mass will air:

•  for most of the Albany Diocese, on CW-45 (Time Warner Cable channel 15), at midnight on Christmas Eve...


Thursday, December 11, 2014
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St. Peter's to help again with Code Blue Saratoga
As wintry weather arrived early last month and Catholic communities across the Albany Diocese turned their attention to collecting coats and staffing food pantries, an emergency shelter program that debuted at St. Peter's parish in Saratoga Springs opened for a second season.

Thursday, December 4, 2014
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Catholic schools tackle regulations for school lunches
Many children in diocesan schools are eating their vegetables, whole grains and fruits - or, at least, seeing them on cafeteria trays. Whether the food actually makes it into the students' bellies is up to them.

Thursday, December 4, 2014
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Little Falls parish recovers from fire
Parishioners of Holy Family Church in Little Falls are heading back to their own parish for this weekend's Masses, after a Nov. 20 fire necessitated holding liturgies at Ss. Anthony and Joseph parish in Herkimer temporarily.

Thursday, December 4, 2014
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Opinion
Week III: Rejoice, the Lord is near!
Our continuing journey of Advent can seem so brief; it is hard to imagine that, in just over two weeks' time, we will be celebrating the great feast of Christmas together.

Thursday, December 11, 2014
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Week II: 'Prepare a way for the Lord'
Last week, we began a series of reflections to guide us through the short season of Advent. We reflected on how the season is like a journey, a structured time to help us prepare for the coming or "advent" of Jesus Christ. We were also given our first signpost on this journey: We are to watch and wait for the Lord.

Thursday, December 4, 2014
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Musing on migration and Mother Cabrini
A few weeks ago, we celebrated the memorial of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, the first American citizen to be canonized. As I listened to the words of the Responsorial Psalm, I could not help but think of what the response of the Catholic Church has been toward immigrants through the work of people like Mother Cabrini.

Thursday, December 4, 2014
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Sign language is crucial to the life of the Church
When potential seminarians first apply to the Albany Diocese, we go through several interviews with members of the diocesan Vocations Board in an effort for them to get to know us.

Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Features
Termites can't bring down Watervliet church
Immaculate Heart of Mary parish in Watervliet is turning lemons into lemonade - or, rather, termites into tasty treats.
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Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Catholic Charities' mentoring program matches college students and children
One girl worries about her parents' imminent divorce. Another is anxious about her grandfather moving in. A boy doesn't like hearing his father yell at his stepmother. But on Saturday afternoons on the campus of Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, these children can escape their worries and just be kids.

Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Manna meals draw Catholic volunteers
Volunteers tend to flock to food pantries and soup kitchens in November, but Catholics in the western part of the Albany Diocese serve hungry people all year long.

Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Siena, on sacred spaces
Siena College in Loudonville has also been focusing on adults lately: The Hayyim and Esther Kieval Institute for Jewish-Christian Studies at Siena held its annual colloquium Nov. 2.

Thursday, November 13, 2014
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