As he moves on from St. Clement’s parish in Saratoga Springs, music director JEFFREY HALSTEAD will perform a farewell concert of “songs and stories inspired by Scripture” Sept. 13, 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors; proceeds will benefit the students of St. Clement’s School....

Music director ANTHONY MARCELLA of Mater Christi parish in Albany is pursuing a call to the priesthood. Mr. Marcella formed a teen choir at the parish that will continue....

The DANIEL J. PALM Teen Center run by Sacred Heart parish in Stamford, just profiled in The Evangelist (see www.evangelist.org), is having a workshop for all ages on “What to Do and What Not to Do with Your Car” Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m. It’s at 66 Main St., Stamford....

St. Mary’s parish in Waterford has a new “St. Mary’s Moms” group for Catholic mothers starting, guided by pediatrician MEG MEEKER’S book, “The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers.” Call MARIA OLMSTEAD, (518) 328-0925....

At Immaculate Conception in Glenville, LUKE WINTERS is pursuing his master’s degree in geographic information sciences at the University of Denver on a full scholarship....

Youth from St. Michael’s par­ish in Troy went to the bus stop by Riverfront Park recently to hand out free bottles of water to keep people hydrated. The bottles had a message attached to them: “Those who drink of the water I [God] give will never be thirsty again”....

St. Mary’s parish in Oneonta is taking over campus ministry on the Hartwick and SUNY-Oneonta college campuses. A committee has been formed to work on it. St. Mary’s is welcoming college students with a barbeque Sept. 9 following 10:30 a.m. Mass; more information about the Newman Catholic Community is at www.stmarysoneonta.org/campus-ministry.
ANDREW BAKER, as part of his Eagle Scout service project, made planters for the church parking lot and receptacles for food pantry donation. St. Mary’s is getting a new tabernacle in September....

JOSH ZLOTNIK of Our Lady of the Snow Church in Grafton, a mission of Our Lady of Victory parish in Troy, is the parish’s newest Eagle Scout. As his service project, he refurbished the steps that connect the lower and upper parking lots at OLS....

St. Paul the Apostle parish in Schenectady is offering RCIA for children, a program designed for kids six-18 years old who are unbaptized or baptized in another Christian tradition and whose parents, guardians or themselves desire want to become Roman Catholic. It’s also for children baptized in the Catholic Church who have had little or no religious education and want to receive First Communion or confirmation. Sessions are held on Sunday mornings 9:30-10:30, starting in October; monthly “Growing up Catholic” Sessions provide an opportunity for a child and parent or guardian to attend a class together. Contact ARLENE PARISI, (518) 377-0506 or arleneparisi@nycap.rr.com.
St. Paul’s also noted that CYO sports director SCOTT GANNON is stepping down from his post....

At Our Lady of Fatima parish in Delanson, the new GIFT intergenerational faith formation season will start Sept. 29 after Mass. Participants will study POPE FRANCIS’ encyclical letter, “Rejoice and Be Glad.” GIFT is now seasonal, running from September through December, with two gatherings and six small-group discussions. The parish website will also be updated to include YouTube videos and discussion questions after the first gathering for parishioners unable to attend....

Immaculate Heart of Mary parish in Watervliet planned to celebrate Grandparents’ Day Sept. 9....

St. Pius X School in Loudon­ville donated 30 older computers that were replaced to residents at the Schuyler Inn Homeless Shelter in Menands for help with kids’ homework and adults’ job searches....

A fallen tree damaged a playground structure at Christ the King parish in Westmere, Albany, that kids at Christ the King Early Childhood Center use....

St. Vincent’s in Cobleskill is welcoming BISHOP EMERITUS HOWARD J. HUBBARD as the presenter for an adult family faith formation session Sept. 9; adults and high-school youth are invited to attend....

St. Isaac Jogues parish in Che­ster­town/Hague/North Creek had a picnic Aug. 26, with Stations of the Cross at St. James in North Creek, followed by a gathering at the nearby Ski Bowl with pony rides, a balloon toss, sack races, face painting, a pinata and more....
Mater Christi parish in Albany is having a family fun day with a pie-baking contest Sept. 8. Homemade pies brought to the parish school’s field will be judged by a VIP....

St. Mary’s in Glens Falls has a women’s Bible Study offered Thursday evenings and is seeking more volunteers for its child care ministry to make the program accessible to mothers at home with young children. “Perfect for older moms who miss holding their babies, homeschooled teens and college-age young adults looking for service hours, or the seasoned mother who can recall those ‘in the trenches’ years and would love to reach out and help,” the parish promised. Contact KATHY MCNULTY, (518) 502-3974 or at kmcnulty5@hotmail.com.