St. Joseph’s/St. Michael’s/Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish in Amsterdam has new trustees: ANN MARIE D’ADDIO and ANDREW IANNOTTI succeed REGINA CASSETTA and MICHAEL D’ADDIO. The par­ish had a class in making Italian pepper biscuits, lemon knot cookies and biscotti, sponsored by the Christian Women’s Society; the bakers were VICKI DISCENZA, TINA ROSSI and ANTOINETTE CARBONE....

On May 31, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany will offer a “brown bag lunch and learn” program, with a tour of the New York State executive mansion and a multimedia presentation at the cathedral on Catholic governors of New York, including campaign artifacts. The event is free, but attendance is limited; contact (518) 463-4447 or CICAlban@rcda.org....

Sacred Heart parish in Troy is ending its Monday-morning Mass as of June 25....

As Our Lady of the Valley in Middleburgh planned renovations to its hall, parishioners were invited to take home unneeded games and craft supplies. Starting May 19-20, OLV’s Saturday vigil Mass will be offered at 5:45 p.m. at Middleburgh United Methodist Church; Sunday Mass will be offered at 9:30 a.m. rather than the normal 9:45 a.m. to accommodate the Methodist church’s regular service. Daily Masses will also be offered at United Methodist. The hall work should be completed by October....

St. Francis of Assisi parish in Albany announced that DAVID GORDON, the GED coordinator for St. John’s/St. Ann’s Outreach Center, was honored by Trinity Alliance for tutoring and mentoring students. KATHY ENGEL is the center’s new assistant program manager....

MIKE WALTERS of Holy Spirit parish in Gloversville was named Lexington Center’s volunteer of the year. He also serves at Mass each week, works bingo every Saturday, is active in the Holy Names Society, works at food events, decorates the church, cleans the grounds and has sung in the choir....

St. Michael’s in South Glens Falls is beginning a practice that, when candles on the altar are lit 10 minutes before Mass, conversations conclude so everyone can prayerfully prepare for Mass. Parishioners are also asked not to leave church right after receiving communion....

St. Jude the Apostle parish in Wynantskill held its annual healing Mass April 28. On Memorial Day, parishioners are invited to attend the North Greenbush Memorial Day parade wearing parish polo shirts.....

KEVIN RAFFERTY AND DAVE WILSON of Blessed Sacrament parish in Bolton Landing were commissioned at a recent Mass as extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist. They are administering communion at Masses and, when needed, bringing the sacrament to the sick and homebound....

St. Mary’s parish in Crescent congratulated TED AND PAM CRAVER on their 50th wedding anniversary....

Beginning the weekend of May 27, the liturgy team at St. Madeleine Sophie in Schenectady is inviting parishioners to pray for vocations, including taking home an “Elijah cup,” a chalice to use as a focal point for prayer....

Notre Dame-Visitation in Schuylerville noted that REV. MARTIN FISHER and 15 parishioners were making a pilgrimage along the Camino in Spain....

ALLAN KING of St. Patrick’s in Ravena, pastoral council chair, was seriously injured at work; parishioners are helping the family through a fund at the National Bank of Coxsackie....

Knights of Columbus from St. Edward’s parish in Clifton Park hosted Peter Bowden of Hewitt’s Garden Center at a meeting to talk about choosing the best plants for one’s landscape....

St. Gabriel’s in Rotterdam is in phase three of a capital campaign, planning to replace flooring and the front steps of the church....

Parishioners of St. Cecilia’s in Fonda helped park cars at nearby fairgrounds one weekend to raise money for the parish....

St. Stanislaus parish in Amsterdam has new trustees: PATRICK HOMA and JUDY NEWLAND, replacing ED NISKI and GRETCHEN BRAUN....

SISTER PEG SULLIVAN, RSM, social ministry coordinator for Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s parish in Albany, has been elected to the leadership team of the Sisters of Mercy — but she’ll be based in Rhode Island, so she will have to leave her parish ministries....

Annunciation parish in Queensbury alerted parishioners needing more pew space for canes, crutches, strollers or wheelchairs that its first church pew on the left has double the space of the others....

St. Adalbert’s in Schenectady noted that REV. CHRIS PODSTAWKA, who spent several summers at the parish, is celebrating 25 years of priesthood May 29....

Parishioners of St. Vincent’s in Cobleskill were invited to help pastor STEFFEN ZEHRFUHS of nearby Bethany Lutheran Church in Central Bridge celebrate his retirement after 42 years of service....

St. James parish in Chatham alerted parishioners about its OutReach furniture exchange program: “If you have furniture that you no longer need, will expedite delivery to other families. All transactions are confidential. This week, household furnishings from a residence in Kinderhook are being transacted from the donor to recipients through our furniture exchange”....

St. Isaac Jogues Chapel on Saratoga Lake will reopen for the season May 27, with Sunday Mass at 10 a.m. offered by REV. ROBERT HOHENSTEIN, a retired priest of the Diocese, each weekend through Labor Day....

Our Lady Queen of Apostles parish in Frankfort and Annunciation in Ilion wished a happy 90th birthday to MARY GREEN. Also, Our Lady Queen of Apostles hosted an ecumenical prayer service in early May to mark the National Day of Prayer...

The youth ministry at Sacred Heart in Castleton is having a “dining to donate” event May 22, 5-9 p.m., with 15 percent of the proceeds from dinners at Recovery Sports Grill in East Greenbush going to support the youth program....

REGINA NEWELL is stepping down as music director at Sacred Heart parish in Lake George after 16 years.