On Sept. 8, St. Henry's parish in Averill Park is having a dinner and selling t-shirts to benefit young CHARLOTTE WERGER and her family as she struggles with lymphangiomatosis....

Holy Trinity parish in Cohoes will have a "blessing of backpacks and talents" Sept. 17 during its fall welcome weekend celebration for students in grades K-12....

SISTER ROSEMARY CUNEO, CR, is the new pastoral associate for youth and young adult ministry for St. Madeleine Sophie and St. Gabriel's parishes in Schenectady/Rotterdam. She was previous pastoral associate for parish ministries at St. Henry's in Averill Park and has served on the diocesan Vocations Team, been campus minister at Russell Sage and Hudson Valley Community Colleges in Troy, and taught at several schools....

Young people from St. Michael's parish in Troy had a spontaneous car wash and raised $120 to help support Project: Dawn, serving people who are homeless in Rensselaer County. Parishioners also made bagged meals and delivered them at Troy's Riverfront Park, Barker Park and St. Anthony's parish, along with clothing....

The late REV. MICHAEL CLEMENTE, a native vocation of the formerly named Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish in Gloversville - now Holy Spirit parish - left more than $750,000 to the parish. As he expressed his concern for the school building, which he attended as a child, the parish is repairing it to better serve faith formation needs for youth and adults. The building may be memorialized in his honor, as well....

The Amsterdam Knights of Columbus Council No. 209 sponsored an annual festival for the feast of the Assumption Aug. 26, with a Mass, car show, food, games, music and visits from Batman and Elsa (of the Disney movie "Frozen").