St. Edward’s Hosanna charismatic prayer group in Clifton Park meets Thursdays at 7 p.m. for song, praise and sharing. Anyone wishing intercessory prayer for healing or special needs can come at the start of the meeting when members of the group will pray with them privately, after which they can stay for the meeting or leave....

REV. SCOTT VANDERVEER of St. Patrick’s parish in Ravena and St. Mary’s in Coxsackie noted “something very touching” that happened between the two parishes: A member of St. Mary’s parish asked if he could be a member of the St. Patrick’s 100th anniversary committee. (St. Patrick’s began as a mission of St. Mary’s in the 1850s and was established as an independent parish in 1890.) The St. Mary’s community life committee, which for many years has sponsored a St. Patrick’s Day corned beef and cabbage dinner, suggested that, since Patrick is Ravena’s patron saint and since this is their  anniversary year, the dinner could be held this year in Ravena and involve a cooperative effort between the two parishes.

“Do you realize how beautiful a gesture like that is? Would you like to celebrate this incredible sister-parish relationship?” asked Father VanDerveer. “Please come to the dinner after the 4:30 Mass March 17 at St. Patrick’s parish center in Ravena. Because that’s what sisters do.”

St. Patrick’s in Ravena is also asking parishioners to save the date for a June 10, 4 p.m., Mass celebrating the anniversary of the first Mass at St. Patrick’s in its new church....

St. Mary’s parish in Glens Falls, Our Lady of the Assumption in Queensbury and St. Michael’s in South Glens Falls announced two new Knights of Columbus: REV. DESMOND ROSSI, parochial vicar at St. Mary’s; and TIM DUFFY from OLA. “Call 518-792-1667 to learn how to become a knight,” the K of C noted....

St. Michael’s parish in Cohoes thanked ED TWISS for his dedicated volunteer work on the church bulletin for the past 10 years. St. Michael’s also wished a happy belated birthday to MARY SAVAGE, who turned 100 years old on Feb. 26....

St. John’s in Greenville announced that parishioner JOSEPHINE SCHERMER turned 100. Parishioners were trying to send her 100 birthday cards. There was a party March 25 at the Greenville Public Library. St. John’s also congratulated BILL HOTTER, named 2017 “Legionnaire of the Year” by Greenville American Legion Post 291....

Holy Trinity parish in Cohoes thanked REV. RICK TESTA, a retired priest who was part of the parish for more than a year. At 85 years old, he celebrated Mass every Friday morning and led adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Due to health reasons, he had to move into assisted living in Connecticut. The morning Mass group took him to breakfast to let him know how much they care about him.

Holy Trinity parish also noted that REV. LAWRENCE MCTAVEY, retired priest who serves at the parish, lost his sister, KATHLEEN, March 5 at age 91....
St. John the Evangelist and St. Joseph’s parish in Rensselaer announced that JOE CURRO retired as superintendent of Holy Sepulchre Cemetery after more than 18 years, succeeded by DON TERRY. BRIAN REYNOLDS is the new custodian....

St. Mary’s parish in Nassau announced the loss of two long-time parishioners: PATRICIA KILLEEN was 91; BETTY BOREY, 92. The latter was a lector almost to the end of her life....

The seniors’ group at Christ the King parish in Westmere, Albany, is having a meet-and-greet April 23, 5:30 p.m., for seniors interested in social activities and travel. Contact TINA BOSCO, (518) 456-8030 or dipierno8@gmail.com....

LUCY AND HOLLIS STRAUT installed a railing by the steps of the church sanctuary at Sacred Heart in Margaretville for REV. GREGORY WEIDER’S benefit, and the parish thanked him for “breathing new life” into the community. He’s continuing to minister there through May....

St. Mary’s in Granville noted that the former All Saints parish property has been sold. The faith formation program can be accommodated in the current parish hall....

On April 28, 7:30 p.m., choirs from Immaculate Conception parish in Glenville, First Presbyterian Church in Glens Falls and the Burnt Hills Oratorio Society will sing “Requiem” by JOHN RUTTER at Immaculate Conception parish. The program will be repeated April 29, 4 p.m., at First Presbyterian. Presented with a chamber ensemble and soprano soloist EDDA ROEMELT, the program will also feature JANE MARSHALL’S “My Eternal King,” STAINER’S “God So Loved the World,” the instrumental selection “Gabriel’s Oboe” and local composer AL FEDAK’S “Spring Bursts Today.” The suggested donation is $10; contact DEREK STANNARD, (518) 399-9168 or music.icglenville@gmail.com.

Immaculate Conception par­ish in Glenville is once again announcing the $2,000 CLAR­ENCE NEUMANN scholarship, sponsored by the Glenville Knights of Columbus, for a graduating high school student entering college this fall. Entries are judged on community service, extracurricular activities, academics and an applicant’s written statement. Applications are due April 30....

On April 21, 7 p.m., Our Lady of Grace parish in Ballston Lake will host “The Progression Ensemble,” consisting of musicians ROCCO JERRY, MICHAEL RONSTADT and ERIC DESPARD playing accordion, cello and guitar. Their music will be paired with ‘live-code’ computer graphics by internationally-acclaimed video artist SHAWN LAWSON. Norwegian composer BJORN BOLSTAD SKJELBRED will host the concert and a discussions. A free-will offering will benefit the parish....

On May 5, 7:30 p.m., the Dorothy Welch Choral Society will present “Let There Be Music,” a concert of pop tunes, at All Saints on the Hudson parish in Mechanicville....

St. Matthew’s parish in Voor­hees­ville will welcome the Hilltown Players to present “Sketches and Skits from the Carol Burnett Show” May 6, 3 p.m. Tickets are $10; contact PEGGY MCQUADE, (518) 765-2805, ext. 14, or St.mattswelcome@gmail.com.

The Capital District African Violet Society will hold its annual show and sale April 21, 1-4 p.m., and April 22, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at St. Matthew’s. Admission is $3. St. Matthew’s men’s association, in conjunction with the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy, scheduled April 28 for their annual trail maintenance day at the Kelleher Preserve in Berne, followed by a four-mile hike....

St. Paul’s and Our Lady of Mount Carmel parishes in Schen­­ectady are mourning ED LAWLESS, a eucharistic minister, usher, festa volunteer and member of the men’s society, pastoral council, finance committee and Re-Igniting Our Faith campaign committee. He also helped to coordinate the relocation of the organ and removal of pews at St Paul’s....

The parish office for St. Jude the Apostle in Wynantskill is temporarily moving to the rectory until its new building is completed (read a previous story at www.evangelist.org)....

On April 15, REV. MATT WETSEL did a “walk through the Mass” with sixth- through 10th-graders and their families at Holy Spirit parish in Gloversville. The parish also congratulated students from Holy Spirit who were inducted into the National Honor Society at Gloversville High School: SAMANTHA ANTI­PUESTO, KRISTIN FARLEY, CHLOE ATTY, KATHERINE HASTINGS, RILEIGH BALDWIN, KIMBERLY HASTINGS, EVAN BARKER, MADELINE JONES, SOPHIA DANISE, NINA LOMANTO, SIDNEY DEMAGISTRIS, JULIA ROBARE and LUCIANO DEMAIO.